Catherine Lockfort

Catherine Lockfort, 90, was born in Harlem and grew up in the nearby neighborhood of Washington Heights, NYC.   During her earlier years she held several interesting positions including: Captain of the Usherettes at NYC’s RKO Palace Theater, a telephone operator for AT&T, a mail processor at the US Postal Service during WWII and later as a statistical typist for Borden’s milk.  Growing up in NYC during the era of the big bands, dancing was her passion and she was frequently the center of attention on the dance floors of the Audubon Ballroom and other clubs in NYC where she frequently took first prize at the dance competitions. 

Shortly after her marriage to James Lockfort in 1949, Catherine assumed a new role as mother and homemaker, living in Riverdale (Bronx), Massapequa Park (Long Island), and then the Elmhurst and Middle Village (Queens) areas of New York. Catherine moved to Ridgefield in 1998 with her husband James, to be closer to their son and extended family. 

Catherine was predeceased by James, in November 2003.  She is survived by her son, Steven, daughter-in-law Paula, grandchildren Christopher and Jennifer Lockfort, and her sister Margaret Sideris.  Services are planned in Ridgefield, for Friday evening 5 to 8, at Kane’s Funeral Home with a mass at St. Mary’s parish on Saturday morning, and a planned burial thereafter, accompanying her husband at St. Raymond’s Cemetery in the Bronx, NY.   Contributions in her name can be made to the Visiting Nurse Association of Ridgefield, 90 Prospect St.


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