Catherine A (Gaysac) Niemi

Born: Fri., Oct. 22, 1920
Died: Sun., Sep. 10, 2017


Visitation

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Tue., Sep. 12, 2017
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Tue., Sep. 12, 2017
Location: Robert A Billick Funeral Home, Inc.


Blessing Service

9:30 AM Wed., Sep. 13, 2017
Location: Robert A Billick Funeral Home, Inc.


Funeral Mass

10:00 AM Wed., Sep. 13, 2017
Location: Epipany of Our Lord Church


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Catherine A Niemi 96 of Monessen on Sunday September 10 in the Gardens of Lincoln Court N. Versailles. Born in Monessen on October 22 1920 she was the daughter of the late Nicholas and Magdalena Kozan Gaysac. A 1937 Graduate of Monessen High School and the Douglas Business School. Kay retired as the payroll clerk for General Motors Fisher Body Plant. She was a member of the Epiphany of Our Lord Roman Catholic Church. A former member of St. Anthony's Church where she served as Eucharistic Minister, CCD program administrator and as President of the Ladies Guild. She served as Historian for the Diocesan Council of Catholic Women. She was a member of the Croatian Fraternal Union Lodge 194 where she organized and served as the first President of the Monessen Croatian Ladies Auxiliary. Kay also served as a volunteer with the Monessen Meals on Wheels. Besides her parents she was proceeded in death by her husband Leo, three sisters Barbara Cernic, Helen Baker and Elizabeth Persin. Two half brothers Alphonso and Leonard Ritmanich. She is survived by seven Nephews Donald Baker, James (Mary Ellen) Baker, Jonathan (Angelika) Baker, John (Patricia Kennedy) Zoretich, Gregory Persin and Martin and Leonard Ritmanich. Three nieces Barbara Persin Black, Roxanne (Louis) Manderino and Veronica Ritmanich Pierce. A God Child Kathy Zupan Nicolls. Friends will be received on Tuesday from 2 until 4 and 6 until 8 pm in the Robert A. Billick Funeral Home Inc. Grand Blvd and Marion Ave. Monessen www.billicksfuneralhome.com a Blessing service will be held on Wednesday at 9:30 am in the Funeral Home followed by a 10 and Funeral Mass in the Epiphany of Our Lord Church 44 Penna. Blvd. Monessen with Fr. Michael Crookston Officiating interment will follow in Grandview Cemetery. As per Kay's requests memorial contributions can be made to the Epiphany of Our Lord Church

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Rose (Zupan) Wilson
   Posted Mon September 11, 2017
I will always have the fondest memories of our Kuma Kay. She inspired me in many ways. Love and hugs to all that are celebrating and remembering Kuma.