Catherine W. Andries of Plymouth Meeting died May 4 at 102 years of age. Born Oct. 17, 1909 to the late Thomas and Mary (nee Brophy) Woods, Andries graduated from Misericordia Hospital School of Nursing in 1931.
She served as a registered nurse at Fitzgerald Mercy Hospital from the time it opened in 1933 until her marriage to the late Raymond M. Andries, M.D., on St. Valentine’s Day, 1942.
Andries was well known throughout the community for devotion to the Catholic faith, commitment to the pro-life movement, and as a volunteer for Sacred Heart Hospital and her parish. Her Irish humor, optimism and wisdom were treasured by friends and family.
She is survived by her daughter Rosemary A. Horstmann, M.D. (husband Joseph P., M.D.), and son, Raymond C., M.D. (wife Ruta G., M.D.) three granddaughters Anne M. Horstmann, Catherine M. Horstmann, and Daina C. Andries; and her sister Agnes Andries. She was predeceased by her siblings, John Woods, Julia Woods, James Woods, Thomas Woods, Jeremiah Woods, and Mary Mellon McDonald.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated May 11 St. Paul Church in Norristown. Interment was in Gethsemane Cemetery in Easton.
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