FISHKILL – Catherine Ann Di Giacomo, a local area resident for 44 years, died on Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla. She was 72.
Daughter of the late Edward L. and Catherine (Merrill) Dowling, she was born in the Bronx on March 31, 1945. Cathy worked for the Town of East Fishkill Police Department for 20 years, where she served as Chief Secretary. She retired in 2007. She enjoyed travel and loved spending time with family and friends. More than anything else, she cherished spending time with her grandchildren.
On September 25, 1993, she married Donald Di Giacomo in Beacon. Donald survives at home in Fishkill.
Cathy is also survived by her son, Edward Heagney of Wappingers Falls; her daughter, Donna Sciamatore of Wappingers Falls; her stepchildren, Donna Briggs & her husband Travis of New Hampshire, Richard Di Giacomo of Massachusetts, and Cristina Di Giacomo of New York City; her grandchildren, Brett Sciamatore & his wife Jhoselyn, Collin Sciamatore, Aiden Sciamatore, Melinda Edwards & her husband Jason, T.J. Briggs, Rachel Di Giacomo, and Grace Di Giacomo; and many other loving relatives & friends.
She was predeceased by her parents as well as her sister, Catherine Suda, and her brothers, Jerry & Jack Sheehan.
Calling hours will be held from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, December 27 at the McHoul Funeral Home of Fishkill, Inc., 1089 Main Street, Fishkill. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 a.m. on Thursday, December 28 at St. Columba Church, 835 Route 82, Hopewell Junction.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, P.O. Box 5028, Hagerstown, MD 21741-5028 (
For directions and online tributes, you can visit Cathy’s Book of Memories at

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