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Catherine Elaine Hjort

May 11, 1930 ~ March 8, 2020 (age 89)


WALLINGFORD, CT - Catherine Elaine Hjort, 89, passed peacefully away on March 8, 2020 after a long illness. She was the daughter of the late Emil and Loraine (Peterson) Leber of Auburn, Westbrook and Gorham, ME.


Catherine was a 1948 graduate of Westbrook High School and moved to Connecticut in 1950 after marriage to her late husband, Donald Hjort of Portland, ME. She was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Westbrook, ME prior to their move and remained active as a member of both the Zion Lutheran Church as well as the Wallingford Senior Center


She is survived by her children: Linda Clark of Wallingford, CT and David (Debbie) Hjort of Jupiter, FL, grandchildren: Nicole (Charles) Kim of Orange, CT and Jessie Hjort of Jupiter, FL as well as five great-grandchildren and her dear cousin, Dorothy Poliquin of Lewiston, ME.


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