Catherine R. DeSantes Grube, 98, formerly of Westwoods Road, Hamden passed away Saturday, September 17, 2011 at the Twin Maples Health Care, Durham. She was the wife of the late Edward R. Grube. Born in New Haven on January 23, 1913; daughter of the late Domenic and Anna Muscatella DeSantes. Catherine had worked as a seamstress and was past president of the St. Rita Women’s Club. Mother of Edward (Linda) Grube of Mason, NH, Ronald (Carmel) Grube of Durham and Allen Grube of West Haven. Grandmother of Edward Grube III, Susan Grube, Elizabeth (Joseph) Genite, Ronald (Carolyn) Grube. Great Grandmother of Daniel Secore, Michelle & Jonathan Grube, Ronald Grube III and Jack Vincent Grube. Predeceased by sisters, Mary Chase, Anna Eitler, Julia Cavanaugh, Lena DeSantes, Janet Matz and Daniel DeSantes.
Her funeral procession will leave the North Haven Funeral Home, 36 Washington Avenue, Wednesday morning at 9:30. Family and friends may call from 8:30 to 9:30 am. A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated in St. Rita’s Church at 10:00 am. Interment will follow in Beaverdale Memorial Park. Should friends desire memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 2911 Dixwell Ave., Hamden, CT 06518.