ALBANY -- Catherine Mary Wade Croy, 86,Albany, GA, died Thursday, February 23, 2012 at the Willson Hospice House.

Her funeral Mass will be Tuesday, February 28, 2012 at 11:00 AM at St. Teresa's Catholic Church with entombment to follow at Crown Hill Mausoleum. The Rev. Finnbar Stanton will officiate.

The family will be at the residence of Bill and Mary Young, 3220 Saddleleaf Ave., Albany, GA. A prayer service will be held at Kimbrell-Stern on Monday at 6:00 PM with visitation to follow until 8:00 PM.

Mrs. Croy was born August 25, 1925 in Conception Harbor, Newfoundland, Canada. Her parents were the late John A. and Mary Jane Wade.

She was a member of St. Teresa's Catholic Church, Legion of Mary, Alter Society, and Catholic Women's Organization. She volunteered at St. Clair's Soup Kitchen and was very active at St. Teresa's Catholic School. Mrs. Croy had retired from the Dougherty County School System. She was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, Lloyd S. Croy, Sr.; her parents; her 6 brothers: James Wade, Philadelphia, Al Wade and Johnny Wade, both of Brooklyn, NY, Clarence Wade, Mike Wade, Gerald Wade, all of Newfoundland, Canada.

Mrs. Croy is survived by 2 daughters: Mary C. Young and her husband Bill, Albany, GA, Margaret C. DeLamar and her husband Bobby, Dawson, GA; a son: Lloyd S. Croy, Jr., Albany, GA; 3 grandchildren: Bill Young, Jr. and his wife Jill, Leesburg, GA, Audrey Y. Head and her husband Kevin, Villa Rica, GA, Bobby DeLamar, Burlington, VT; 5 great grandchildren: Jaylan and Jade Young, both of Leesburg, GA, Karsen, Coleman, and Cannon Hicks, Villa Rica, GA; 2 brothers: Raymond Wade and his wife Mary, Leo Wade and his wife Jose, all of Newfoundland, Canada; 1 sister: Barbara W. Devereaux and her husband Frank, Oshaw, Canada.

The family would like to thank the staff at Dawson Health and Rehabilitation, Albany Community Hospice, and the staff at Willson Hospice House.

Those desiring may send memorials to the Alzheimer's Association, 1925 Century Blvd, NE, Atlanta, GA 30345, or to Albany Community Hospice, or the Willson Hospice House, (both addresses) 320 Foundation Lane, Albany, GA 31707.

You may sign the online guestbook and share your own memories with the family of Catherine Mary Wade Croy by visiting Kimbrell-Stern's website at

Kimbrell-Stern Funeral Directors

Albany 229/883-4152