Newark – Catherine A. (Cat) Hudson, age 84, passed away peacefully on November 15, 2018, at Brookdale White Chapel Senior Living, her residence for the past 5 months.

Born in Wilmington, Delaware on October 6, 1934 to the late Joseph and May (Figgs) Pinkowski, Catherine married Harry B. Hudson in 1954, and they shared 48 years of marriage before Harry's passing on May 11, 2002.

A long-time resident of Newport, Delaware, Catherine's working career included Robert Hall Clothing Store, dietary at Wilmington Hospital, data entry at Dodd Dental Labs, and Hallmark Cards (Prices Corner). She volunteered for the Junior Board at St. Francis Hospital's Gift Shop. While Catherine enjoyed spending time at their family cottage at Hack's Point, Md, visiting casinos, taking cruises and collecting dolls, her greatest joy was spending time with and caring for her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and husband, Catherine was predeceased by her son and daughter-in-law, John and Yvette Hudson; brothers Larry and Eddie and sister Peggy. She is survived by her sister Frances Givens, son Joe Hudson (Charlotte Kisco), daughter Chris Deboda (John Skrzec); grandchildren Mike Hudson, Josh Hudson (Christine), Lindsay DiEmidio (Nick), John, Anthony and Julie Skrzec, Harry Hudson (Alicia) and Nancy Gonzalez (Joe). Catherine's great-grandchildren are Rayne, Caleb, Alessandra, Taylor, Ethan, Harry, Emily and Noah. Also survived by many nieces, nephews and in-laws.

The family is extremely grateful for the exceptional care given to “MomMom” by Brookdale White Chapel's Memory Care staff, and our thanks to Season's Hospice. Thank you to Catherine's friend Shirley for bringing her the Eucharist at home and treats for her dog Zero.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, November 29, from 10:30 to 11:30 am, at St. Matthew's Catholic Church , 901 E. Newport Pike, Wilmington, DE 19804, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:30. Interment will be private at Delaware Veterans Cemetery.

Per Catherine's wishes, in lieu of flowers donations may be made to Faithful Friends, 12 Germay Dr., Wilmington, DE 19804 or Delaware SPCA, 455 Stanton Christiana Rd., Newark, DE 19713 .