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The Telegram
  • Sally F. Devins-Catinella

  • Mrs. Sally F. Devins-Catinella, 82, a former resident of Prindle Apartments, Ilion, passed away on Monday, December 31, 2012, in Mohawk Valley Healthcare Center. At the time of her passing, she was  surrounded by her loving and devoted family.

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  • Mrs. Sally F. Devins-Catinella, 82, a former resident of Prindle Apartments, Ilion, passed away on Monday, December 31, 2012, in Mohawk Valley Healthcare Center. At the time of her passing, she was  surrounded by her loving and devoted family.
    Sally was born on October 9, 1930, in Binghamton, a daughter of the late Philip and Alice (Martin) Fahy. She was educated in Utica and was a graduate of Utica Catholic Academy. On May 3, 1952, she and Philip Devins were married in Utica. Philip passed away in 1965. On August 5, 1967, she and Leonard J. Catinella were married. Leonard passed away on December 31, 1989.
    Mrs. Catinella was employed as an Assistant Manager of Woolworth's in Herkimer. Prior to this employment, she worked for the telephone company.
    Sally was a faithful parishioner of the Church of the Annunciation, Ilion, a member of Court of St. Bridget, a lifetime member of the Knights of Columbus Auxiliary, Ilion, and a past member of the Mohawk American Legion Auxiliary.
    Sally is survived by her loving family: daughter, Patricia Miller and her husband, James, of Newport; sons, Philip Devins and his wife, Sherri, of Wisconsin, Donald Devins and his wife, Tammy, of Newport, Edward Devins, Sr., and his wife, Shelly, of Lipan, TX; and daughter, Lauretta Fischer and her husband, David, of Ilion; a brother, William Fahy and his wife, Sally, of Watts Flatts; and sisters, Frances Peters and her husband, Vincent, of Utica, and Margaret Burns (husband William, deceased), of Clinton. Also surviving are her beloved grandchildren, Matthew Miller, Virginia Devins, Angie Olawole, Donald Devins, Jr., Sarah Devins, Edward, Schuyler and Sterling Devins, and Jon and Bryan Fischer; great-grandchildren, Isabelle Gray, Hailey Stafford and Jordyn Olawole; in-laws, Mary Clydesdale, of Colorado, Margaret and Jack Bowen, Eleanor and Gene  Benman, of Whitesboro, and Paul and Jackie Devins, of Florida; along with many nieces and nephews. Sally was predeceased by her parents, Philip and Alice Fahy; husbands, Philip Devins and Leonard Catinella; children, Thomas, Alice and Sally Devins; a grandson, Erick C. Miller; and sister and brothers, Mary Appler and Philip, Jack and Larry Fahy.
    In accordance with Sally's wishes, there are no calling hours. Relatives and friends are invited to her Funeral Mass to be celebrated by the Reverend Leo Potvin, assisted by Deacon James Bower, on Thursday, January 3, 2013, at 10:00 a.m. in the Church of the Annunciation, West Main Street, Ilion. Burial will take place in the spring in St. Mary's Cemetery, Clinton.
    Sally's family would like to extend a special thank you to her extended family at Prindle Apartments and to Rosemary and Marge for their daily phone calls to mom. Also, thank you to the second floor staff of Mohawk Valley Healthcare Center and the Herkimer Dialysis Group.
    In lieu of flowers, kindly consider a contribution in Sally's memory to the Village of Ilion Ambulance Svc., 1 Central Avenue, Ilion, NY 13357, National Kidney Foundation, 30 E. 33rd Street, New York, NY 10016, or a charity of choice. Envelopes will be available at the church the morning of the funeral.
    Page 2 of 2 - The family is being cared for by Kevin E. Enea, Funeral Director, Applegate-Day & Enea Family Funeral Home, 4309 Acme Road, Ilion.
    To leave a message of condolence, please visit our website at www.applegateandday.com.
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