Penn Yan — “Cathy” Catherine Golden-Coppola, 60, of Penn Yan, passed away Wednesday, April 22, 2020 at Geneva General Hospital.

Cathy was born in Geneva March 17, 1960, the daughter of the late “Jerry” Frank E. and Beverly (Kerrick) Golden. She married her late husband, Daniel A. Coppola Sr. Dec. 23, 1999. Cathy was a devoted daughter and caretaker to her parents. She was a talented finish carpenter. She enjoyed outdoor activities, especially hunting and fishing. Cathy was very passionate about cooking and feeding people. She also enjoyed building furniture. Cathy is survived by her daughter, Jerrie Dee (Steven) Smalley-Pond of Pulteney; son, Patrick R. (Randi) Smalley of Hemlock; sisters, Dorothy (Mike) Carmel, Christine (Mark) Langan, and Phyllis (Jim Eddinger) Golden; brother, David (Sue) Golden; six grandchildren, Autum Flint, Sebastian Flint, Gregory Pond, Alexis Pratt, Athena Smalley, and Alexzander Smalley.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Daniel A. Coppola Sr. in 2016; and sister, Bonnie J. (Golden) Boehm, in 2002.

A celebration of her life will be held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Catherine’s name by mail to the Center of Disability Rights Inc., 497 State St., Rochester, N.Y. 14608 or at their website To share memories of Catherine with her family and friends, please visit