Catherine (Robbins) LeMontangue
On Saturday, March 11, 2023, Catherine (Robbins) LeMontangue, 94, longtime resident of Madison, passed away peacefully at her home.
The beloved wife of Roger N. LeMontangue for 74 years, Catherine was born in Bronx, New York, on Sept. 28, 1928, daughter of the late George and Mary Robbins. Loving mother of Lisa LeMontangue (Scott Erickson) of Westbrook and Jay LeMontangue (Jackie Russo) of Clinton, she is also survived by two granddaughters whom she adored, Megan Erickson and Catie LeMontangue. She was predeceased by her brother, George Robbins.
Catherine was a graduate of East Haven High School and a member of the Guilford Grange. Before retirement, she and Roger owned and operated Eagle Electric Supply Company in Madison for over 25 years.
Gardening was a way of life for Catherine. She grew and preserved much of the food that fed her family. Her apple pie was the most anticipated part of the Thanksgiving meal, as was her cinnamon bread on Christmas morning. A passionate quilter and reader, she combined those interests as a member of the Scranton Library Quilters, which created handmade quilts that were donated and raffled to support the library.
Catherine had a wonderful sense of humor and often quoted lines from favorite movies such as A Fish Called Wanda, Arthur, Mr. Mom, and Vacation. Her musical tastes ranged from Herb Alpert and Bing Crosby to the Bee Gees, Gloria Gaynor, and Rush (the last of these a result of her teenage son’s drumming in a rock band). She was a devoted fan of the New York Yankees and UConn women’s basketball. She and Roger loved to travel both in the U.S. and abroad. Their trips often incorporated hiking, another of her favorite activities. She developed a special fondness for southern Vermont, where she and Roger enjoyed flea markets, pancake breakfasts, and diners. Catherine’s kindness, generosity, humor, and quiet strength will be greatly missed by family and friends.
Friends are invited to calling hours from 2 to 4 p.m. Friday, March 17 at the Guilford Funeral Home, 115 Church St, Guilford. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Scranton Memorial Library, 801 Boston Post Road, Madison, CT 06443, www.scrantonlibrary.org. To share a memory or leave condolences, visit www.guilfordfuneralhome.com.