Catherine Wagner

Catherine F. Wagner (Flavin)

Friday, December 20th, 1940 - Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020
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Catherine Flavin Wagner
January 22, 2020
Catherine F. Wagner,79, of Syracuse died peacefully at her home on Wednesday. She was a native and life resident of Syracuse. After graduating from St. John, the Baptist Academy, Catherine went on to receive her B.S and M.S. from Syracuse University. She spent over thirty years teaching for the Syracuse City School District, predominantly at Webster Elementary School. Catherine was a Secretary in the STA and enjoyed her membership in the Greater Syracuse Labor Council. She cherished spending summers on Daemon Point Road on Oneida Lake in Bridgeport, NY where she and her husband hosted legendary 4th of July parties for many years. Catherine truly practiced her faith, loved her family, and enjoyed her friends. She is predeceased by her parents, John and Kathryn Flavin; her husband, John in 2011.

Catherine is survived by her three children, Kit (Lee) Moore, John Paul (Kathryn) Wagner Jr., Edward (Jihye) Wagner Sr.; by her nine grandchildren, Joseph, Alexander, Thomas, John Paul III, Casey, Jessica, Edward Jr., Isabella and Benjamin; by her sister, Margaret Robinson; and many nieces and nephews.

Calling Hours will be Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. at Carter Funeral Home, 1604 Grant Blvd., Syracuse. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday in St. John the Baptist / Holy Trinity Church, 406 Court Street, Syracuse. Burial will follow in Assumption Cemetery. Online condolences at

Contributions may be made in Catherine’s honor to St. John the Baptist / Holy Trinity Church.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Sunday, January 26th, 2020 | 2:00pm - 5:00pm
    Sunday, January 26th, 2020 2:00pm - 5:00pm
    Carter Funeral Home, Inc.
    1604 Grant Blvd.
    SYRACUSE, NY 13208
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  • Service

    Monday, January 27th, 2020 | 10:00am
    Monday, January 27th, 2020 10:00am
    St. John the Baptist / Holy Trinity Church
    406 Court Street
    SYRACUSE, NY 13208-1698
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  • Interment

    Assumption Cemetery
    2401 Court Street
    SYRACUSE, NY 13208
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The ComTec Solutions Team

Posted at 06:22am
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
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Jim Hallinan

Posted at 07:13pm
Sorry I couldn't come to the calling hrs but I am preping for a colonoscopy in the morning. (I don't think you would me there) I will miss Catherine's humor, especially at wakes. The last time we talked was at my sisters wake.

Joanne Weimar

Posted at 03:36pm
Kitty, JohnPaul and Eddie, my sincerest condolences to you and your family. Your mother was my teacher at Webster and she had a tremendous impact on my life, and gave me a love of learning. She was an amazing educator and a wonderful loving person. She became a dear friend to my family. I will never forget her. I pray for comfort for you all.

The Shaws

Posted at 01:49pm
Our warmest condolences on your loss,
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Susanne Albino

Posted at 11:56am
So sad to learn of your mother’s passing. Catherine and I had been friends for many years, dating back to our time at SU. She was my maid-of-honor at my wedding. We ‘established’ the Thursday Lunch Bunch group which met together since 1996. I will really miss talking with Cathy, hearing her stories, and listening to her great laugh. I’m not able to attend her funeral so please accept my sympathies and prayers for your families’ loss. Rest In Peace Catherine.

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