Catherine E. Hartman, 88, of Shrewsbury


Obit Catherine E. HartmanShrewsbury – Catherine E. (Doppman) Hartman, 88, of Shrewsbury, died Thursday, May 7, 2015, surrounded by her loving family, in Holy Trinity Eastern Orthodox Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Worcester. Her husband, Coburn M. Hartman, died in 2005.

She leaves her children, Anne C. Hartman of Phoenix, Ariz., Mary S. Davis and her husband Kevin of Wilbraham, and John C. Hartman and his wife Athena of Shrewsbury; four grandchildren, Daniel and Jenna Hartman, Caitlin Davis and her fiancée Branden Patitucci, and Caroline Davis; and many nieces and nephews. Her brother, John L. Doppman, and her step-mother, Mary L. (Downey), predeceased her.

Catherine was born and raised in Springfield, daughter of the late John L. and Catherine (Egan) Doppman. She graduated from Cathedral High School and later from Regis College with a Bachelor’s in English.

After college and before she met and married her husband, Coburn, Catherine began her working career as a manager for New England Telephone. She started working again at New England Telephone when her children started school and maintained a position as a service representative until she retired.

She loved being with family, especially her grandchildren, and took an active part in their lives as they grew. She was an avid reader and birdwatcher and always enjoyed her time with her husband at their home in Brewster.

The Hartman family wishes to thank Holy Trinity Eastern Orthodox Nursing and Rehabilitation Center and the Holy Trinity Hospice for all the compassionate care that was given and shown to Catherine and her family during her stay there.

Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Catherine’s family Tuesday, May 12, from 5-7 p.m., in the Britton-Shrewsbury Funeral Home, 648 Main St. Her funeral will be Wednesday, May 13 from the funeral home, with her funeral Mass celebrated at 10 a.m. in Saint Anne’s Church, 130 Boston Tpke., Shrewsbury. Burial will follow at Mountain View Cemetery of Shrewsbury.

Memorial donations can be made to F.A.E.S. (Foundation for Advanced Education in the Sciences), John L. Doppman Memorial Fund, 10 Center Dr., Room 1N241-MSC, 1115 Bethesda, MD 20892-1115.

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