Catherine A. Wilbur

Catherine A. Wilbur, 93, an area resident since 1950, died peacefully on October 7, 2021 at The Pines of Poughkeepsie.  Kay had resided in Hopewell Junction, Chelsea and Wappingers Falls, NY, and Poultney, VT. 

Born in Albany on December 18, 1927, she was the daughter of Griffith and Agnes (Pritchard) Jones.  Kay had worked at the hat factory in Beacon and at IBM, before her 20 year career in the men’s department at JC Penney in Newburgh. She had been a member of the Welsh Presbyterian Church in Poultney. 

On November 18, 1948 in Fair Haven, VT, Kay married the love of her life, Frank R. Wilbur, her husband of 72 years, who predeceased her on August 10, 2021. 

Kay is survived by her son, Mark Wilbur and his wife Pam; her grandchildren, Angela Joy, Franki Wilbur, Heather Young and her husband Charlie, Heath Conklin and his wife Nicole; and her great-grandchildren, Zoe, Chase, Aliya, Cameron, Zakk and Kaitlyn, Cory and Genevieve, and Evan. 

Calling hours will be held on Sunday, October 17 from 2-6pm at the McHoul Funeral Home, Inc., 895 Route 82, Hopewell Junction.  The family will gather on Monday at 10:30am at the funeral home for the procession to Fishkill Rural Cemetery for the committal service at 11:30am.  

Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.  Please visit Kay’s Book of Memories at