Hattie ('Harriet') M. Cotterill of Milford, Pa., dies at age 100

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Hattie (“Harriet”) M. Cotterill of Milford, Pa., passed away Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018, at home. She was 100.

Daughter of the late Arthur and Katherine (Walsh) Von Ignatius, she was born on Feb. 13, 1918, in Brooklyn. She was raised in Mount Vernon, N.Y., and moved to Milford on her 15th birthday.

She was a lead stitcher for the Shoe Factory, Port Jervis, N.Y.; a tax collector for Westfall Township, Pa.; and an artist. Hattie was a member of the Pike County Arts and Crafts, Pike County Historical Society, Artery Fine Art and Craft Gallery, the Milford Garden Club, and the Milford Thursday Girls.

She was married to Henry Cotterill Jr., who preceded her in death in 1965.

Survivors include her daughter, Elizabeth “Libby” Cotterill and Michael of Milford; grandchildren, Darlene Cotterilll and companion, Karen, of S.C., Michael Gwin and his wife, Lori, of New York, Henry A. Cotterill Jr. of Pennsylvania, and Thomas Gwin and his wife, Dina, of New York; great-granchildren, Dylan Gwin, Andrew Theil, Jesse Gwin, Kyle Gwin, Gia Gwin, Henry “Tré” Cotterrill, and Lucas Gwin; daughter-in-law Antoinette Cotterill; nieces, Patricia Meyer, Nancy Von Ignatius, Sharon A. DeRenzo, Alexandra Wolles, and Regina de Wetter and friends, Sarah Hoffman and Theresa Giacalone.

She was predeceased by her children David Cotterill, Arthur Cotterill, Alberta “Mickie” Gwin, and Henry A. Cotterill.

The family would like to extend their thanks to Andrea Clark and Jane Maylath, the home health aids of Guardian and the Pike County Area Agency on Aging for the exceptional care they gave to Hattie.

Visitation was held at Stroyan Funeral Home in Milford on Feb. 18. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Feb. 19 at St. Patrick’s Church in Milford, with the Rev. Alfred Vito officiating. Burial took place in Milford Cemetery, Dingmans Township, Pa.

Memorial donations may be made to Pike County Arts and Crafts, P.O. Box 371, Milford, PA 18337.

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