Catherine Clarke Cardamone died on Saturday, September 25th, 2021. She was predeceased by her beloved husband of 70 years, The Honorable Richard J. Cardamone, her parents Brian W. and Mary Baker Clarke and her 6 siblings, who were very dear to her. She leaves behind 10 children, 22 grandchildren, and 16 great-grandchildren. Kate was a firm believer in equality and a champion of many causes. She embraced people from all walks of life with an open heart, mind and home. Kate and Dick shared a passion for the Utica community, the arts and travel. Her life will be celebrated next summer at Historic Old Saint John's Church in Utica, New York. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Rescue Mission of Utica.