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Cathy York

October 23, 1950 ~ April 4, 2023 (age 72) 72 Years Old


Cathy W. York, 72 of Damariscotta, passed away on the afternoon of April 4, 2023.  Born on October 23, 1950, she was the second oldest of five children born to Keith and Frances Winchenbach.

She was raised in Waldoboro and graduated from Medomak Valley High School in 1969.  She met the love of her life, Donald W. York, in 1969 and they were married on January 15, 1972.

Cathy was a master gardener and had numerous flower beds at their home, as well as their cottage in Back Cove, that were often photographed by many.  

Cathy spent many years working at, and managing, Sproul's Furniture in Newcastle.  She was an avid animal lover, and had numerous cats over the years that were her world.

Family and friends will all remember the many family reunions and lobster bakes that took place at their cottage.  Cathy was a very giving person, and was always trying to help others.  She was the rock of the family, and will be missed greatly by her family, as well as her many friends she accumulated over her lifetime.

She was predeceased by her parents, Keith Winchenbach and Frances Shrout; and a nephew, Craig Winchenbach, Jr. “Buddy”.

She is survived by her husband, Donald; her brother and sister in law, Curtis and Bonnie Winchenbach of South Portland; brother and sister-in-law, Craig and Tami Winchenbach of Waldoboro; sister and brother-in-law, Terry and Lee Johnston of Jefferson; sister and brother-in-law, Sandy and Albion Upham of Warren; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. She is also survived by her newest member of the family, Tony 2 - her miracle cat!  

Services for Cathy will be held at 2:00pm, on Sunday, April 16, 2023 at Lincoln County Assembly of God, 672 Main Street in Damariscotta.  In Lieu of flowers donations may be made to Lincoln County Assembly of God, 672 Main Street, Damariscotta, ME 04543. 

Arrangements are under the direction and care of the Strong-Hancock Funeral Home, 612 Main Street, Damariscotta, ME 04543.  Condolences, and messages for her family, may be expressed by visiting: 


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Memorial Service
April 16, 2023

2:00 PM
Lincoln County Assembly of God Church (Damariscotta)


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