Catherine (née Barry) passed away peacefully on December 29th, 2020 after an illness bravely borne in the care of her family at her home in Venice, Florida, USA.
Catherine was born December 14, 1947 to Thomas and Mary Barry in Cork, Ireland. She grew up in Galway, Ireland where she was the 3rd of 4 children.
Catherine met her husband John, on New Year’s Eve of 1968 in Galway. She traveled and lived in Australia, Singapore, Canada and elsewhere before reconnecting with John back in Galway on Christmas of 1974. John and Catherine married in 1975.
Catherine and John lived in Hamilton, Canada and Boston, Mass. before moving to Rochester, NY in 1980 and raising their children there. In 2001 John and Catherine began their migration south, stopping in Moneta, VA for 10 years until finally settling in Venice, FL in 2011. She loved living in the sunny weather and being able to take her dog April out for bike rides and play cards with her friends.
Catherine is survived by her 4 children, Barry, Ronan (Diana), Dermot (Lauren), and Caitriona; 4 grandchildren, Ciara, Evelyn, Claire and Conor; 3 siblings, Kevin, Charlotte and Michael. She will be deeply missed by her family, cousins, sisters and brothers in law, nieces, nephews and friends.
In lieu of flowers, the family has asked donations to be made to the Florida Cancer Specialists Foundation (https://fcsf.org/ways-to-help/donate/). Due to Covid restrictions, a private burial ceremony for the family will be held at Epiphany Cathedral.
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam.
May she rest in peace.