Catheryn M. Mudgett

Jun 12, 2018
Catheryn Mudgett

Clark Island — Catheryn M. Mudgett, 97, died peacefully, surrounded by family, Friday, June 8, 2018, at Knox Center for Long Term Care in Rockland.

Cassie Caven was born at Clark Island, April 23, 1921, the daughter of William John and Elizabeth Johnson Caven. Educated in Clark Island schools, she was 1932 graduate of St. George High School.

Following high school, Catheryn moved to South Portland at the onset of World War II. There she worked at the South Portland Shipyard, building Liberty Ships. While working at the shipyard, she met her future husband, Claude Mudgett, at the Union Train Station. The two were married May 11, 1946.

Returning to Clark Island during the early years of her marriage, she drove a mail delivery route in the Clark Island District of St. George. Later she worked for a few years at Sylvania in Waldoboro and, in the late 1960s, drove a school bus in St. George.

Her most fulfilling experience has been as a planner. Catheryn served several years as chairperson of the St. George Planning Board. She also served on the Mid-Coast Planning Commission, many of those years as chairperson. Passionate about her involvement with the planning commission, she helped write much of the shoreline ordinance now in existence.

In her downtime, Catheryn enjoyed making Christmas wreaths, collecting the brush with her children from her own property. She was an avid sailor, and was involved in the development of a small sailing club in Rockland. She loved the sea, and could often be seen beachcombing near her beloved home. When sitting quietly, she enjoyed knitting and completing crossword puzzles. She loved to bake, especially blueberry pies for her family, and took great joy in cookouts with her family. She will be sadly missed.

Predeceased by her husband in 2002; her siblings Ralph Caven, Frances Hagen and Doris Rush; a son-in-law, Ronnie Myers, and a granddaughter, Lacey Fournier, Catheryn is survived by her children, Elizabeth Myers, Jeffrey Mudgett, Christopher Mudgett and his wifem Cynthia, all of Clark Island; a stepson, Lyndol Mudgett, of Connecticut; a cousin, Alice Fowlie, of Glen Cove; three nieces; and a nephew; as well as 12 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

Family and friends are invited to visit from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, June 14, at Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home, 110 Limerock St., Rockland, where a celebration of her life will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, June 15. Interment will follow at North Parish Cemetery, Snow’s Point Road, Wiley’s Corner, St. George.

Those who wish may make memorial donations to St. George Firefighter and Ambulance Association, P.O. Box 249, Tenants Harbor, ME 04860.

To share a memory or condolence with the Mudgett family, visit their Book of Memories at

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