Catherine “Cathy” A. Benway

Benway, CathyHUDSON FALLS – Catherine “Cathy” A. Benway, 65 of Hudson Falls, passed away peacefully, at her home, surrounded by her loving family and friends on Friday, November 3, 2017.

Born on July 18, 1952 in Glens Falls, she was the daughter of Joanne (Cadotte) Moffitt and the late James Moffitt.

Cathy was a 1970 graduate of Hudson Falls High School, where she was the “best ever” Tiger cheerleader.

Following high school, Cathy loved to travel, visiting her brothers all across the country as they installed cable.   This love of travel continued throughout her life.  For 15 years, the Benway family travelled to Ocean City, Maryland to enjoy the ocean and wonderful times.   As a family, they also loved boating and camping on the islands of Lake George.   A couple of Cathy’s favorite things were eating fried whole belly clams in Maine and especially her Sunday dinners with family.   True to Cathy’s nickname “Martha” for Martha Stewart, her dinners and her home were something that could be in a magazine.

As you could imagine, the center of Cathy’s life was her family and friends.  Her granddaughter, Justice held a special place in “Meme’s” heart.

Cathy loved people.  Her job as a waitress fit her personality perfectly.  She always made the dining experience a truly wonderful time, as Cathy made sure that everything you needed was at your table, most importantly her kindness.

For the past 18 years, Cathy’s workplace and second home was at the Anvil Inn in Fort Edward, where she was loved by every patron and especially her work family.   Other restaurants she worked at over the years included the Portage in Fort Ann, the Blacksmith Shop in Queensbury, and Pudgy’s Pub in Hudson Falls.   She also worked at many of the Moran brother’s businesses including Henry G’s Restaurant and Moran’s Sporting Goods.

Cathy was a beautiful person inside and out.  She had the most loving smile that would light up a room and instantly made you fall in love with her.  Cathy gave such love and support to her family and friends. She had the ability to make those around her feel so very important that when you left her presence, you were the one with the smile on your face.

Cathy was a communicant of St. Mary’s/St. Paul’s Church in Hudson Falls and close to her heart was her involvement in Naranon and Friends of Recovery Warren and Washington.

Besides her father, Cathy was predeceased by her brother, Michael Moffitt.

Survivors include her loving husband of 35 wonderful years, Patrick Benway; her mother, Joanne “Nana” Moffitt of Hudson Falls; her son, Ryan Benway and his partner, Chris Batkay of Hudson Falls; her daughter, Andrea Benway of Hudson Falls; the love of her life, her granddaughter, Justice Harris of Hudson Falls; two brothers, Steve Moffitt and his wife, Connie of Bolton Landing and Gary Moffitt and his wife, Patricia of Westminster, MD; several nieces, nephews and cousins; and the wonderful friends and family that gave their amazing support throughout her entire life.

Cathy’s family sends their many thanks to Southern Adirondack Independent Living, the many Doctors and Nurses at the Glens Falls Hospital, High Peaks Hospice and her family at the Anvil Restaurant.  With the love, support and prayers from her family, friends and the entire community, Cathy and the Benway family knew that they were not alone.

Friends may call on Tuesday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., 68 Main Street in Hudson Falls.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Wednesday at St. Mary’s/St. Paul’s Church in Hudson Falls.

Following the Funeral Mass, everyone is welcome to the Idle Hour Club in Fort Edward.

The family suggests that in Cathy’s memory, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Friends of Recovery Warren and Washington, 10 LaCrosse St., Hudson Falls, NY 12839.

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28 Responses to Catherine “Cathy” A. Benway

  1. Linda Gleason Michaud says:

    Oh My Dear Friend Cathy,
    We have known one another for what seems like a life time; we shared so much. Many laughs and many tears; but we knew that is what life was all about. I have so many mixed feelings knowing you have gone home to be with our Higher Power, whom we have chosen to call Jesus Christ – but also, I, like some many will grieve you. I know this would never be your wish. If anything, you’d want people to know how hard you worked to fight addiction is a disease just as your cancer. There has to be and end. Rest in Peace my friend. Addiction is not something people should whisper about; it’s way too real. Cathy was fighting the fight; please someone; join in too. Love & Peace to all.


  2. Mike Nadeau says:

    Sending my condolences to Pat and Cathy’s entire family for the loss of a great Lady and friend. Cathy will be surely missed, her wonderful personality and upbeat nature. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. God Bless you all and please know that you are not alone in your grief.

  3. John and Debbie Barbieri says:

    So sorry for your loss. Sending thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

  4. mary jane bocchi says:

    Dear Joanne and Patrick:
    My deepest sympathy goes out to you and your family. Cathy was truly one of the sweetest people I have known. She will always be
    remembered for her glowing smile and warm personality. Cathy
    will be missed by many.
    Mary Jane Bocchi

  5. Nancy OSick says:

    I am so very sorry for your loss, I hope your family and friends can help to get you threw this time of sorrow and sadness

  6. Tere Benway says:

    Patrick, I am so very sorry for the loss of Cathy. Such a beautiful soul, your marriage was one everyone dreams of. God bless you and your family. ❤❤❤

  7. Scott and I are so very sorry for your loss Pat…. if you need anything…

  8. Paula Shipley says:

    I’ve known Kathy for the past probably 25 years we work together at the blacksmith shop every time I ran into her her contagious smile you had a smile with her I know she she’s at Heaven’s Gate and should be in good hand. I send my love to your family I send my condolences and I said prayers for everyone involved everyone who knew her and loved her

  9. Ken Pfeiffer says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with Pat, Steve, Jo from Gerays and the rest of your family.

  10. Joseph and Kimberly Viele says:

    Pat and Family, I am so sorry for your loss. Many condolences from myself and the team at Finch.

  11. Mary Morgan says:

    Oh, Cathy, you will be so missed. You were always so kind. Another of Hudson Falls’ finest has left us too soon. Peace to you, my friend.

  12. Gretchen Taylor says:

    Dear Pat & Family,
    I’m so sorry to hear of Cathy’s passing. She was a light & she will shine on through her family & Friends. Prayers to you all. She will always be with you!

  13. Kathy Brown says:

    Dear Family of Cathy,
    We send our deepest condolences at this sad time. Cathy was a beautiful woman who showed Christ’s Love in everything . Sending strength to those dear ones she loved so much .
    .John and Kathy Brown

  14. Larry and Claudia Allen says:

    Pat, we are so very sorry to hear of Cathy’s passing. You and your family have been in our thoughts and prayers.

  15. Carla and John says:

    God bless you all.Kathy will be missed.Remember your friends and family are here for you.

  16. Bunny Pugliese says:

    Patrick and family, I am deeply saddened by the news of Cathy’s passing. I pray that God will grant you strength at this very difficult time. Find comfort in knowing she is at peace now and with Michael. My most sincere condolences.

  17. Kristy Maille says:

    Pat: Steve and I are SO very sorry for your loss. Cathy was such a dear sweet friendly person and will be deeply missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and you family in this difficult time. God be with you and watch over you until you meet again. God bless. Kristy and Steve Maille

  18. Ann Powers says:

    Dear Jo Ann, Patric and family. My deepest sympathy + prayers in the passing of Cathy.She always ment me with a smile and a hug. I enjoyed working with you’s at Pudgy’s. Rest In Peace Cathy, suffer no more.

  19. Steve and Debbie Tucker says:

    Pat and family: Steve and I are so very sorry to hear about the passing of Cathy. We send our deepest condolences and prayers to all.

  20. Ruth (Barot) Keller says:

    Pat, I am so sorry for your loss. My heart and prayers are with you and your family, during this very difficult time. I hope you find peace in your loving memories of Cathy…..

  21. John Whittaker says:

    Pat, I’m very sorry for your loss. You are in my prayers as you go through difficult time.

  22. Dave Covey says:

    I knew Cathy through friends and her Anvil Inn family. She was always the brightest light in any room and any gathering. She will be greatly missed. My sincerest thoughts are with you all.

  23. Kent & Carol Kilburn says:

    Pat, We send our deepest sympathy to you and your family. We just want you to know your loss is shared by many. God bless.

  24. Erna & Ed Arzberger says:

    Joann, Patrick and family, I met Cathy and Patrick recently at the hospital — what a courageous person. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all, Erna and Ed

  25. Andrea says:

    💔 I love you Mom!!!

  26. Maureen Stacy says:

    Pat and family. So very sorry of hearing of Cathy’s passing. I have such fond memories of her and your family while we lived up there. With deepest sympathy and condolences to all of you
    Maureen (breeyear) Stacy and family

  27. Alida Kahn says:

    Pat, I sent a note to the house I hope you got it. Haven’t been able to reach you ..lap top is broken. I’m so heartbroken for your loss and pain. I’ll be thinking of you and the family, and I am praying for you. Love you guys, Alida

  28. Barbara Stephens says:

    Sweet girl always with a smile; you have be blessed with such a good mom, wife and friend. We pray God’s comfort for all of you. Steven and Barb Stephens

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