Catherine A. Biddy, 74, of Schwenksville, passed away Tuesday, April 27, 2021, at Einstein Montgomery Hospital in East Norriton. She was the beloved wife of Joseph Biddy to whom she was married for 54 years.
Born September 20, 1946, in Norristown, she was a daughter of the late Michael and Helen (Adamcik) Hripto.
She was an avid reader and loved sitting at the Jersey shore reading her favorite novels. As a young family, they enjoyed many summers camping and enjoying the outdoors. Cathy never turned down an opportunity to travel with friends and family to cities such as New York, San Francisco, New Orleans, Las Vegas, Denver, and many other exciting places.
Cathy was the family epicenter, holding large summer parties where several generations would gather. She was a gracious hostess to friends and family and welcomed them to her table with an open heart. She made Christmas Eve dinner every year, in keeping with her own mother’s tradition. She took special care of everyone she loved, seeing to every need she could fill.
Being the eldest of five children, she was the sole female and often found herself playing referee to the four boys. You knew you were loved by Cathy if you were the recipient of one of her cards for a birthday, a holiday, or a special occasion. She never missed a birthday.
She was a faithful member of St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church in Delphi and an active volunteer in the Women’s Club that raised money for the school and the church by holding various types of sales & events. She helped at the annual Christmas Bazaar every year at the Baked Goods venue.
Cathy was always very proud of her daughters and equally as proud of her only grandson, Kyle. She was as involved as any grandparent could be in his life. She & her husband went to sit on bleachers in all kinds of weather to watch him play baseball and were present at every important stage of his life. Her eyes lit up and she smiled whenever she talked about Kyle.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by her daughters, Wendy Bohannon and her husband, Rich, of Perkiomenville, and Jennifer Biddy of Schwenksville; her brothers, Michael Hripto, George Hripto, and James Hripto; and her grandson, Kyle Bohannon.
She was predeceased by her brother, Robert Hripto.