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Catherine McCabe Wydra

May 1, 2020


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Catherine McCabe Wydra

May 1, 2020


Catherine (Kitty) McCabe Wydra, 89, of Wilkes-Barre died on May 1st at River Street Manor Nursing Home from Covid-19.

Born August 2, 1930 at the family home in Wilkes-Barre, she was the daughter of Francis and Mary Maguire McCabe. Kitty, as she was known since childhood, was a graduate of St. Mary’s High School.

Kitty was the head chef at McCabe’s Barney Inn in Wilkes-Barre for 35 years. She also served as the Register of Vital Records for the PA Department of Health, Wyoming Valley.

For many years, Kitty was a devoted caretaker to her sister Nancy and her mother. Kitty was well known for her cooking, baking, sewing and gardening skills. She was a creative soul who loved all creatures great and small.

Kitty is survived by her sister, Maureen and her brother in law Jack Moran, Wyoming, sister, Helen Seerey, Millersville, MD, Sr. Maureen Frances McCabe, RSM, Dallas, PA and many nieces, nephews and grand nieces and nephews.

Brothers, Francis, Joseph, Philip and Maurice McCabe and sisters, Nancy, Sr. Joan, RSM & Alice preceded her in death.

A Mass of Christian Burial and celebration of Kitty’s life will be held at a future date. Donations in her memory may be made to the Sisters of Mercy, Dallas, PA or to the SPCA of Luzerne County.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Nat & Gawlas Funeral Home, 89 Park Avenue, Wilkes-Barre.


Online condolences may be sent by visiting Kitty’s obituary at www.natandgawlas.com.