Cathleen C. Snyder
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Cathleen C. Snyder, 78, of Bonita Springs, FL, died on February 10, 2022 at Naples Community Hospital, with her husband by her side. Cathleen was born on July 19, 1943 in Syracuse, NY, the only daughter of Charles J. Curran and Mary O'Toole Curran.
As a young girl she spent her summers on Martha's Vineyard, MA and continued to do so throughout her life. This Island she found beautiful and magical.
She was a graduate of The Convent School in Syracuse, NY and in 1965 received a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing, from D'Youville College in Buffalo, NY. After completing college, she moved to Detroit, MI where she held various nursing positions. There she met her future husband Dr. Michael C. Snyder. They were married in 1967 and moved to Springfield, IL.
In Springfield, Cathleen was very active in her community and was a member of numerous organizations. For many years, she was a nursing consultant for the State of Illinois Disability Determination Services. She was very involved in P.E.O. Sisterhood and Questers International in both Springfield and Bonita Springs.
She was a member of Blessed Sacrament Parish in Springfield and St. Leo the Great Church in Bonita Springs. Cathleen was an accomplished porcelain china painter. She enjoyed traveling the world with her husband. She created a gracious home and leaves behind a myriad of friends and family who blessed her life and brought her great joy. Recently she and her husband endowed the Dr. Michael and Cathleen Snyder Perpetual Scholarship Fund for a medical student in need of financial assistance at the Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, PA.
She is survived by her beloved husband of 54 years, two daughters, Amy M. Ervin and her husband Mark of Saranac Lake, NY, Susan L. Heberts and her husband Nathan of Weston, VT, her granddaughter Lily Ann Ervin, and her brother Charles J. Curran Jr. and his wife Sharon of Charlotte, NC.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday. March 8, 2022, at 10:30 AM at St Leo the Great Church, 28300 Beaumont Rd, Bonita Springs FL. Additional services will be held on Martha's Vineyard, MA, with burial at Sacred Heart Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory can be made to the P.E.O. Chapter IH Scholarship Fund, at 881 Carrick Bend Circle #101, Naples, FL 34110.
To sign her guest register or to leave online condolences please visit www.ShikanyFuneralHome.com.
Arrangements are being handled by Shikany's Bonita Funeral Home (239) 992-4982.