Catherine Latt

Obituary of Catherine L. Latt

ILION – Catherine “Cathy” L. Latt, age 86, of Old Forge Rd., Ilion, passed away peacefully, on Friday, January 14, 2022, at home, with her family by her side. She was born on December 22, 1935, in Etowah, TN, the daughter of Clifford and Margie (Houck) Rowland. Cathy attended E. Frankfort and West Winfield Central Schools. On May 1, 1954, she was married to Frederick “Fred” A. Latt, in Ilion. He died in March of 1996. At one time, she worked at Prine Cleaners. Cathy also was employed as a Waitress, at the Wagon Wheel Restaurant, Empire Diner and Brookside Tavern, as a Prep Cook. She also was an Activities Aide, at Herkimer ARC. She attended St. Augustine’s Church, Ilion. Mrs. Latt enjoyed bowling in the State Editions League and was a member of the Ilion Women of the Moose. Cathy enjoyed spending winters in Florida, with her brother, “Skeeter” Cathy took care of family members and friends, in her home and outside of her home, for many years. She loved to sing and dance, including the Jitter Bug. When she worked in ARC and Senior Citizens, she would take her clients out to events and treated them like family. Cathy was very good at motivating her family and friends. Most importantly, she was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. Cathy’s daughter, Bonnie Coniguliaro has cared for all of her mother’s needs 24/7 for the past 3 ½ years at the family home with much love and compassion, supported by the help of Cathy’s other four daughters, when needed. Surviving family members include her 5 daughters: Debra Polisse and her husband, Larry, of Norway, Cindy Treen, of Herkimer, Susan Fobare and her husband, Gregg, of Ilion, Lori Countryman and her significant other, Bob Sommer, of Cedarville and Bonnie Coniguliaro and her husband, Paul, with whom Cathy resided, in Ilion; 13 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her mother and father; her husband; and her brothers, Clifford “Chub”, James “Jimbo”, Louis “Skeeter” and Robert “Bobby” Rowland. A Celebration of Cathy’s Life, Memorial Service, will be held later this spring, of 2022, at a date and time to be announced, at the convenience of the family. Anyone wishing to share a memory of Cathy, or add to her online memorial, may go to In lieu of flowers, as an expression of sympathy, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice & Palliative Care, 4277 Middle Settlement Rd., New Hartford, NY 13413, or Herkimer County Humane Society, 514 State Route 5s, Mohawk, NY 13407. Cathy’s service arrangements and supervision were prearranged and are entrusted to her long time friend and Family Funeral Director, Don Applegate, of the Applegate-Day & Enea Family Funeral Home’s original location, at 102 West St., Ilion, NY (315-895-7722).
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