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Catherine (Cathy) M. Traylor, 84, of Windsor passed away on February 5, 2018 at Maine Medical Center in Portland with her children and grandchildren by her side.
Cathy was born at home on October 25, 1933 in Bronx, New York to the late Joseph and Grace (Enright) McCrain.
She worked several jobs while living in New York and New Jersey. Once she married and began her family, she chose to be a stay at home mom.
Upon moving to Maine in 1984 she worked as a custodian for many years at Windsor Elementary School. She built lasting relationships with the staff and community members. The students loved her dearly as she did them. They looked up to her and always appreciated her beautiful smiles and warm caring hugs. To this day the past students remember her and share their stories of her and how much they loved her.
Catherine was always there to lend a helping hand no matter what. She was a very beautiful person, inside and out. Her beautiful blue eyes stood out from across the room. She prided herself on using Ponds Cold Cream to keep her looking young, and that it did!
She enjoyed going to church, shopping at Wal-Mart, and watching TV. She absolutely adored her two cats, Pat & Cat, but more than anything she cherished her time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, who she loved unconditionally.
Cathy was member of Saint Michael’s Parish, attending Saint Augustine’s Church.
She is survived by three sons, Robert Burns and his partner Karen McCarthy of Windsor, Richard Burns and his wife Andrea of Berwick, Patrick Burns of Augusta; two daughters, Catherine Bell and her partner Douglas Medina of Palermo, Therese Barrett and her partner Albert Knights Jr. of Vassalboro; three sisters, Lois Ozga of Dumont, New Jersey, Patricia Stone and her husband Warren of Ringe, New Hampshire, Dorothy Pierce of Bronx, New York; two brothers, Joseph McCrain and his wife Joyce of Coram, New York, Edward McCrain and his wife Mary of Albertson, New York; two step-daughters, Gail Traylor-Garcia of Tampa Bay, Florida and Cindy Traylor Housman of Tom’s River New Jersey; grandchildren, Kelly, Pamela, Michael, Keith, Christina, Nikole, Amber, Mollie, Richie, Allison, Nicole, Brad, Brooke, Katie, Nikki, Douglas, Matt, Austyn, Annika, and Michayla; several great grandchildren as well as many nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her parents; her husband, Emmett Traylor; a daughter Grace Theresa Burns; three brothers, William McCrain. James McCrain and Thomas McCrain; three sisters, Eileen Baer, Grace Calvano and Joan McCrain; her all-time favorite son-in-law, Dick Bell; her step-daughter Gloria Traylor; her dog Jake and her two precious cats, Buttons and Garfield.
A Mass of Christian burial will be held at Saint Augustine’s Church of Saint Michael’s Parish on February 24, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. A celebration of Cathy’s life will follow at the American Legion Post 179, South China, Maine from 1:00-4:00.