• Catherine F. Colbert


    January 2, 2022

    Catherine Frances Colbert,  86, of Chittenango, formerly of Weirton, W. Virginia passed away peacefully in her sleep Sunday, January 2, 2022. Catherine was born December 6, 1935 in Hollidays Cove, WV., the daughter of Carmelo and Maria Marsona Fazio. She  graduated as a Registered Nurse from St. Francis School of Nursing in Pittsburgh, PA and enjoyed a 40+ year career in nursing retiring from Weirton Medical Center. She enjoyed getting together with family, movies, live theater and travel. She was predeceased by her husbands Allen Dodds Sample and Everett “Tom” Colbert, her daughter Linda Belli, her brother Frank Fazio, and her nephew Michael Fazio.  She is survived by her children, Mark Colbert, Kevin Sample, Kimberly Colbert, Janet Smith, Mark Sample, Sandy Morelli, Karen Colbert, 15 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, a great-great-grandchild and a neice Josephine Hughes. A service will be held at a later date. G.F. Zimmer Funeral Home, Chittenango, NY is in charge of arrangements. 


    I was SO saddened to read of my dear, long-standing friend's passing. Cathy and I were together in the Ohio Valley School of Nursing where we both graduated in 1957. We maintained a friendship over the years until she moved to Md. and I moved to Fl. and we seemed to lose touch. Nevertheless, she was always in my thoughts and prayers when reminiscing about the "good old days" at OVH. (We did our psychiatric training at St. Francis in Pittsburgh together, too.) Even though I never saw her again after our moves, she was always in my heart and I will continue to remember my old friend in my prayers. My condolences to all her family and friends.


    I just saw the obituary for Cathy tonight. So sorry She was my best friend in training. She really ,y helped me in my studies and loved talking to her..