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DUNKIRK:  Catherine “Casey” M. Fabritius, 88, a resident of Chautauqua Nursing & Rehab Center, Dunkirk, died, Friday, January 5th, 2018 at her residence.  She was born in Dunkirk, on March 6, 1929, the daughter of the late John Clayton and Ruth Sarah (Higgs) Cleland.

Mrs. Fabritius was a graduate of Cassadaga Valley High School, Class of 1946 and worked as an Office Manager for the former Meister Contracting Company, Dunkirk, for 18 years.  She was a life member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles and enjoyed collecting antiques & traveling.

Survivors include a daughter, Nancy Knight, of Fredonia; a son, Richard (Rebecca) Armella, of Fredonia; and a sister, Helen Larson, of Sinclairville.  Also surviving are 2 grandchildren: Vincent Armella and Claire (Davon) Ottey, 2 great grandchildren: Mason & Adrienne Ottey and several nieces & nephews.  Besides her parents she was predeceased by her husband James P. Fabritius, who died October 11, 2002 and a brother-in-law Alvin Larson.

Friends are welcome to call at Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, 39 Main Street, Forestville on Wednesday from 2-4 PM, from where Funeral Services will follow at 4 o’clock, with Rev. Alan Jones, nephew of the deceased, officiating.  Private Interment will be at the convenience of the family in Evergreen Cemetery, Sinclairville.

The family suggests memorials may be may be made to the Charity of one’s choice.  To post condolences go to


2 Comments on Obituary Notice- Catherine “Casey” M. Fabritius

  1. carmen quinones says:

    Jeb and I send our love and strength. Death is a transference of Energy; a return To The Garden. During this rite of passage may you be comforted by many. Love and Light.

    • Becky & Rich Armella says:

      Thank you Carmen and Jeb. Your words are beautiful and comforting at this time. We appreciate Jeb’s call and are sorry we missed talking to him.

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