Catherine (Kitty) Stillman
June 23, 1922 - December 23, 2015
Catherine Stillman, age 93 died Wednesday December 23, 2015. For 60 years she was the loving wife of the late James Wilfred Stillman.
Catherine was born on June 23, 1922 in Consett, Co Durham, England, the daughter of Patrick McClafferty of Dunlewey, Donegal, Ireland, and Julia McClafferty (nee Watson), of Wooler, Northumberland, England. She was a life-long learner, and at the Age of 72, graduated her Bachelor’s Degree (Hons), in Liberal Arts, from the Open University in England.
After moving to Norwalk in 2006, she has been an active member of St. Matthew’s R.C. Church, Norwalk, and their New Horizons Group, The Darien Senior Center, where she loved to play Bridge and meet with many dear friends, and Norwalk Community College where she enjoyed a wide range of classes.
Catherine is survived by a large devoted family including her children, Robert Stillman and his wife Dominique, of Surrey, England, Philip Stillman and his wife Ann, of Uxbridge, England, and Julie Bonner and her husband Joe, of Norwalk, CT. Also, her beloved grandchildren, Joanna Zachos and her husband George, of Sandy Hook, CT., Blain Stillman, Louise Butler, Sarah Stillman, Lily Stillman and Macauley Stillman of England. Also much loved great grandchildren, Ryan Zachos, Summer Zachos, and Erin Butler.
A service to celebrate and give thanks for the life of Catherine will be held on December 30th 2015 at 10:00am at St Matthew’s Church, 216 Scribner Avenue, Norwalk. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Sisters of St Thomas of Villanova at Notre Dame Convalescent Home, 76 West Rocks Road Norwalk.