Katherine Virginia Gattuso, 98, of Fredericksburg passed away on July 5, 2019 at her residence. She was born December 17, 1920 in Birmingham, Alabama, the daughter of the late Earnest E. and Eugenia Cox Burgess. Katherine attended Long Beach High School in Long Beach, Misssissippi where she graduated in 1939. She also attended Perkins College where she obtained an Associates Degree in Business in 1941. Katherine would later work as a bookkeeper for several local businesses in North Adams, MA until retirement in 1982.
Along with her parents, Katherine is also preceded in death by her husband, John Gattuso, and a brother, Ernest Edwin Burgess, of Mobile, Alabama.
She is survived by her three daughters, Eugenia Johnson, of Claremont, N.C; Nancy LaMarre of Glen Allen, VA; and Eloise Gattuso of Fredericksburg, VA; five grandchildren, Charlene Sitas of South Carolina; Roger LaMarre of Virginia, Barbara Propst of North Carolina, Richard Shoestock of South Carolina, and Debbie Ferdarko of Ohio; seven great-grandchildren; eight great-great grandchildren; and several cousins, nieces and nephews.
All services will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Disabled Veterans of America.
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