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Cathy J. Towle

January 9, 1956 November 29, 2019
Cathy J. Towle
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Obituary for Cathy J. Towle

WHITEFIELD – Cathy J. Towle, 63, of Jefferson Road, died Friday evening, November 29th, 2019, at the Jack Byrne Center, Lebanon, after a long battle with cancer.

Cathy was born in Lancaster on January 9, 1956, the daughter of Emmett and Gail (Allen) Towle. She was raised in Lancaster and Dalton, and was a 1974 graduate of White Mountain Regional High School. After acquiring a degree at Hesser College she dedicated her life to her profession and will be remembered as a devoted employee. She was employed by Joel Bedor and Wayne Presby for many years, originally at Joel Bedor CPA, then moving on to work at Bretton Woods Ski Area and The Mt. Washington Hotel. She worked at Waste Management, AHEAD, and most recently the Mt. Washington Cog Railway. It was deeply important to her to make a difference in the lives of others through her profession and personal endeavors. Cathy tapped into her natural artistic talents at a young age through drawing and in adulthood took up photography, winning awards and selling her work. In her free time she enjoyed making jewelry, crafting, gardening, doing reiki, and most of all, spending time with her grandchildren. She was also an avid concert lover. Cathy was a devoted mother and grandmother, beloved daughter, sister and aunt. She was a loyal friend, who will be remembered for her kindness, optimism, encouragement and steadfast nature.

Surviving family members include her daughter Kelly Smith and fiancé James Fuller of Lancaster; grandchildren Madeline and Evan of Lancaster; her father Emmett E. Towle of Whitefield; two brothers, Jeffrey Towle of Whitefield, and John Towle of Brownfield, ME; five sisters, Judy Ramsdell and Jim of Dalton, Penelope Buell and Franklin Skinner of Jupiter, FL, Debby Towle and Mark Howard also of Jupiter, FL, Nancy Washburn and Malcolm of Whitefield, and Beth Kenney and Mike of Franconia; a step-sister Betty Stapleton and Kevin of Clermont, Florida; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her mother Gail Towle, step-mother Eldeen Towle and step-brother Raynard Dupont of Northumberland.

The Celebration of Life for Cathy will be held on Sunday, December 8 from 1-4pm at the McIntyre School Apartment Building Function Room. At 2:00, there will be a time to share stories, memories, or anything you'd like to share about her. Burial will be held at the convenience of the family in Forest Vale Cemetery, Jefferson.

In lieu of flowers, we are asking for donations to be made to her Relay for Life Team Heart and Soul Mates in her memory. All proceeds go direct for cancer research with the American Cancer Society. Checks can be made out to Heart and Soul Mates and mailed to Kelly Smith, 96 Prospect St, Lancaster, NH 03584 or you can go directly to Passumpsic Bank and make the donation to their account.

Arrangements are under the direction of Bailey Funeral Home, 210 Main Street, Lancaster. For more information or to send an online condolence please go to

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Celebration of Life




1:00 PM 12/8/2019 1:00:00 PM - 4:00 PM 12/8/2019 4:00:00 PM
McIntyre School Function Room

16 Highland Street
Whitefield, NH 03598

Time of sharing at 2:00 PM

McIntyre School Function Room
16 Highland Street Whitefield 03598 NH
United States

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