Catherine Meczkowski of Buffalo, a retired dispatcher for Homemakers Upstate Group, died Sunday in Hawthorn Health Multicare Center after a long illness. She was 84.
Born Catherine O'Connell in Buffalo, she graduated from South Park High School.
During and after World War II, Mrs. Meczkowski worked for Bell Aircraft and Composite Electrical Assemblies. She also worked for 25 years at Homemakers Upstate Group, retiring recently.
Her 15 nieces and nephews remembered her as a hardworking, self-sufficient woman who was devoted to her siblings.
Her husband, Stanley, died three decades ago.
A Mass of Christian Burial was offered today in Catholic Church of the Holy Family after prayers in Nightengale Funeral Home. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Lackawanna.