December 16 1934 September 24 2019
Mrs. Catherine M. Menard, of Pittsfield, passed away on Tuesday, September 24, 2019. Born in Pittsfield, MA, on December 16, 1934, the daughter of the late Oscar and Bertha Young Menard, she graduated from St. Joseph High School in 1952. She attended St. Luke’s School of Nursing and then went on take classes at Berkshire Community College. After school, Catherine traveled the world, following her first husband, Thomas Lawson, on his journey with the United States Air Force. Together they went from Turkey to California, and then to Great Barrington, MA., where they settled. Catherine was a devoted mother who was always there for her children. She enjoyed farming very much. She enjoyed farming very much. She was the proud owner of the well-known Chanticleer Christmas Tree Farm, where she was born and raised. She also dabbled in the poultry farming (she was a tough ‘ole bird). Amongst many other things, Catherine was a lifeguard at Springside Park and a girl scout leader. She spoke two languages, loved the ocean,rollerskating, and her eccentric personality could always put a smile on your face. Ms. Menard was a member of St. Mark’s Church. Besides her children; Thomas “Woody” Lawson III, Beth Lawson Rothweiler, Greg Lawson, and Christopher Lawson, she is survived by her grandchildren; Brittney Rothweiler, Mia Rothweiler, Greg Lawson Jr., and Levi Lawson. Catherine was predeceased by all her siblings. Funeral Notice: Funeral services for Ms. Catherine Menard will be Saturday, October 5, 2019 at 1 p.m. at the Dwyer Funeral Home, with Rev. Christopher Fedoryshyn, Administrator, officiating. Burial will be at a later date. Calling hours will be held at the funeral home prior to the service, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Red Cross in care of the Dwyer Funeral Home, 776 North St., Pittsfield, MA 01201 in her memory. Donations CANNOT be made online, but may be made through the Dwyer Funeral Home. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Ms. Catherine M. Menard please visit our Sympathy Store.
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Catherine Menard December 16 1934 September 24 2019.
Death notice for the town of: Pittsfield, state: Massachusetts