Niagara Gazette

June 23, 2013

Cathryn Grace Harris

Niagara Gazette


Cathryn Grace (Campbell) Harris, 35, of Niagara Falls, peacefully went home to be with the Lord, June 22, 2013 after a long and brave battle against breast cancer. Born on March 2, 1978 in Niagara Falls, NY, she was the youngest of four children blessed to Robert C. Campbell of Youngstown, NY and the late Loretta F. (Simone) Campbell.
Cathryn grew up in the LaSalle district of Niagara Falls, attending local schools, and graduating from the former LaSalle Senior High School in 1996. She met her devoted and beloved husband, Gregory Harris, when they were both in their teens, and the two were married July 10, 1999. Together, Cathryn and Greg had three beautiful children, William Raymond (14), Victoria Loretta (12), and Christopher Gregory (8). She was also "Mama" to her Dachshund, "Molly", German Shepherd, "Sam", and the family cat, "Buddy".
Cathryn began her working career at Delta Sonic in Niagara Falls, where she worked for many years with her brother, Rob. She eventually became the manager for Delta Sonic's Subway location. Most recently, she obtained a degree at Niagara County Community College for Business Medical Bookkeeping. She was last employed through Phymedco in Tonawanda, where she was well respected and highly favored. She enjoyed spending time with her family, attending her children's school events and extra curricular activities, gardening, and reading. Cathryn loved to laugh, and loved living life to the fullest. She especially enjoyed riding with her husband on the back of his motorcycle, as well as annual camp outings with her family.
Cathryn was always ready to help out where needed, never hesitating to do whatever she could for family and friends in need. When faced with a difficult challenge, she always met it head on, refusing to give up no matter what the circumstance. She loved Jesus with all her heart and enjoyed reading her Bible. At times, Cathryn was affectionately referred to as, "Boo" and "Aunt Boo-Boo" by members of her family.
In addition to her father, husband and their three children, Cathryn is survived by two sisters, Adele (Richard) Previte of Niagara Falls; Beverly (Mark) Boyer of Youngstown; a brother, Robert (Beth) Campbell of Niagara Falls. She is also survived by six nieces and one nephew, Ashley, Amanda, Jennifer, Jillianne, Winter, Kelsey, and Joe; two aunts and uncles, Vincent and Sharon Simone of Niagara Falls; and Kenneth and Cheryl Glennon of Indiana; along with several cousins.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 2-4 PM and 7-9 PM at the M.J. COLUCCI & SON NIAGARA FUNERAL CHAPEL, 2730 Military Road, Niagara Falls, NY, where prayer services will begin on Thursday, June 27th at 9:15 AM followed by a funeral service at 10:00 AM at First Assembly of God Church, 9750 Niagara Falls Blvd., Niagara Falls, NY with the Rev. James Vigil officiating. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery, Niagara Falls, NY. Memorials can be made to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure, 2421 Main St. Suite 125, Buffalo, NY 14214.
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