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Catherine Fetters Parvis

February 19, 1932 ~ July 16, 2021 (age 89)


Catherine “Kate” Fetters Parvis, age 89, of Wilmington, Delaware died on Friday, July 16, 2021 surrounded by her family.  Catherine was the daughter of the late Sarah Gilson Fetters and William Isaiah Fetters.  She was predeceased by her husband, William E. Parvis; her brother, William J. Fetters; her sisters-in-law, Mary E. Fetters, Eileen C. Parvis and Margaret P. Kelly; her brother-in-law, Robert F. Parvis.

Catherine graduated from St. Elizabeth’s High School and went to work at the DuPont Experimental Station, from where she retired after 35 years as an executive secretary.  Catherine was a lifelong member of St. Ann’s Parish.  She enjoyed traveling and family gatherings.  She loved music and, for many years, sang in the choir at both St. Ann and St. Joseph on the Brandywine Churches.  She also loved opera and supported the Delaware Symphony.  Catherine was a season ticket holder and fan of the Wilmington Blue Rocks.

She is survived by her nephews and nieces: William J. Fetters (Judy), Elizabeth “Lisa” A. Dawson, Robert J. Fetters (Martha), Sarah “Sally” C. LaRocco (Tom) and Brien J. Fetters (Peggy); many great nephews and nieces and great –great nephews and nieces.  In additions, Catherine is survived by Janet and Jim Lafferty, Thomas M. Parvis, Mary Lou Parvis and Thomas Kelly.

The family would like to thank the nurses and staff at Sunrise Assisted Living and Seasons Hospice for their compassionate care and support.

Family and friends may visit at the Doherty Funeral Home, 1900 Delaware Avenue, Wilmington on Friday, July 23 from 9:00-10:00AM.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Ann’s Church, Gilpin Avenue and Union Street at 10:30AM, immediately followed by interment at St. Joseph on the Brandywine Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Catherine may be made to St. Ann’s Church, 2013 Gilpin Avenue, Wilmington, DE 19806 or the Emmanuel Dining Room, 121 N. Jackson Street, Wilmington, DE 19805.

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July 23, 2021

9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Doherty Funeral Home - Wilmington
1900 Delaware Avenue
Wilmington, DE 19806

Mass of Christian Burial
July 23, 2021

10:30 AM
St. Ann Church
2013 Gilpin Avenue
Wilmington, DE 19806

Interment following Mass
July 23, 2021

St. Joseph on the Brandywine Cemetery
10 Old Church Road
Greenville, DE 19807


St. Ann's Parish
2013 Gilpin Avenue, Wilmington DE 19806
Tel: 1-302-654-5519

Emmanuel Dining Room
121 N. Jackson Street, Wilmington DE 19805

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