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Mrs. Catherine Marsden

As originally published on Tuesday, August 3, 2004

Mrs. Catherine A. Marsden, 75, formerly of Emmitsburg and currently of Hanover Homewood at Plum Creek, died Monday, Aug. 2, 2004, at the Hanover (Pa.) Hospital.

Born Jan. 30, 1929, in Washington, D.C., she was a daughter of the late Robert J. and Vencentia Sebold Conlon, M.D.

Surviving is her husband of 54 years, Joseph R. Marsden Sr. of Hanover.

She was a member of St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, Emmitsburg. She was one of the founders of the Open Salt Collectors of the Atlantic Region, and she and her husband operated an antiques shop in Emmitsburg in the 1980s. She was a graduate of the Marjorie Webster Junior College in Washington, D.C.

She is also survived by one son, Joseph R. Marsden Jr. of Silver Spring; two daughters, Ann Louise Drale of Renonodo Beach, Calif., and Mary Catherine Covert of York, Pa.; three grandsons, Joseph J. Marsden, William Salters and Michael Salters, all of York; one granddaughter, Katherine Drale of Renondo Beach; one great-grandson, Evan Marsden; and one great-granddaughter, Mikita Marsden of York.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 6, with a Mass of Christian Burial from St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, Emmitsburg, with her pastor, the Rev. Stephen Trzecieski, C.M., as the celebrant. Interment will be in New St. Joseph's Cemetery, Emmitsburg.

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