A LOVE LETTER TO MY DAUGHTER CATHERINE
AS WRITTEN BY HER MOM

AS THESE FIRST WORDS TUMBLE OUT OF MY MIND THE TEARS FLOW………..AT THIS VERY MOMENT CATHERINE…………… A CANDLE IS BEING LIT IN JERUSALEM AT THE...
OBITUARY

Catherine Maria Baiocco

January 30, 1977February 6, 2019
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Catherine Maria Baiocco

Cat Baiocco, of Carrollton, Texas passed away on February 6, 2019 in Colleyville, Texas at the home of her parents. Cat will be always remembered as a smart, funny, accomplished, confident, get in your face rebel kind of woman. She was loved as a daughter, sister, niece, friend and colleague. Catherine was born on January 30, 1977 in San Diego, California to the absolute delight of her parents Leslie and Sam Baiocco.

Cat grew up being a performer and was in most of her school plays and choral concerts. Our favorite by far was when she played Charlotte in Charlotte’s Web! Beside singing and performing Cat took dance, gymnastics, piano lessons and played soccer. In high school she was on the swim team and National Honor Society. At our Catholic Church she was an altar girl and member of the High School Youth Group. Catherine went to Texas A & M University for two years and then transferred up to UNT in Denton, Texas and got a degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management. She worked at several Dallas area Hotels and ended up being GM at the Jason’s Deli in Flower Mound, Texas. I was recently told that they still brag on Cat at the Internal Audit Dept. of Jason’s Deli because she got 100% twice on the audit of her Flower Mound Jason’s, which is unheard of. One of Cat’s favorite, outside of work projects, was the Habitat for Humanity.

Cat loved the Dallas Stars Hockey Team and was a season ticket holder! She was passionate about music, concerts and music festivals. She loved to travel and see new things! She also loved sea life and wished she had gotten a degree in Marine Biology and worked somewhere in Florida with animals. Above all Cat loved to laugh and we did.

Catherine is survived by her parents Sam and Leslie Baiocco of Colleyville, Texas; Brother Sam Baiocco of Lewisville, Texas; Sister Nina Baiocco of Carrollton, Texas; Uncle and Aunt Chris and Josie Collette of Grand Ridge, Florida: Uncle Paul Collette of Farmers Branch, Texas; Aunt Alice Collette of Plano, Texas: Aunt and Uncle Justine Collette Townsend and Mark Townsend of Marco Island, Florida;

Catherine had been diagnosed with Leukemia in 2013, we are most grateful to Catherine’s donor for helping her to be with us for almost 6 more years! The others our family gives thanks to is the Medical and Support Staff who guided us through this nightmare of misery and fright! Most especially is Dr. Brian Berryman, Cat’s Oncologist and all his staff and along the way so many others! At the end of her life the New Century Hospice Team cared for our Catherine with grace and love.

Attire and Attending the Service: These two areas are important from us for you to know! We understand former commitments with your children’s activities, work and so on so don’t feel bad if you cannot attend! Also, be casual in dress mode, we are not a fussy family!

In lieu of flowers Cat would prefer, truthfully nothing at all, but if you feel you want to do something she just wanted you to help somebody in need. She loved animals and Veterans. You can send a memorial contribution to either the ASPCA or the Rocky Road Refuge c/o Sandi and Matt Franz, PO Box 576, St. Jo, Tx 76256, Rocky Road Refuge@Rocky Road Refuge, 214-208-4892

Services

23 February

Memorial Service

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home

5725 Colleyville Blvd.
Colleyville, Texas

REMEMBERING

Catherine Maria Baiocco

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Sharon Hampton

February 20, 2019

I had the pleasure of meeting the Baiocco family in 2005, when they became patients in the dental practice I work at. Leslie was the first to come in, Catherine and Christina followed. Cat was a beautiful girl, I was so envious of her beautiful hair. She and I shared our love for animals especially cats. I sent her all the photos I had while she was fighting the her illness, hoping to put a smile on her face. I will miss her smile .

Nance Hayman

February 19, 2019

What an honor for horse and owner to give Cat her first pony ride.
There was never a moment of trepidation in that girl.

Such a pleasure to share in the beginning of her life.
San Diego had an empty spot when the Baioccos moved to Texas.

Thank you Les for including me on her journey home
Love to you all. Remember the wonderful memories that were Catherine's Life.

Chica Tice

February 15, 2019

Words cannot express the sadness I feel that Cat is no longer on this earth. However seeing her suffer throughout the almost 6 years I have comfort knowing she gave it her all and is now in Heaven. RIP my Beautiful friend. I love you and all your wonderful family.

Susan Sandles

February 15, 2019

I first met Catherine when she was a very little girl taking CCD classes at our church, St. Philip. We have been friends ever since and she actually was my oldest daughter, Eileen's roommate at Texas A & M. I was honored to be her Confirmation Sponsor when she was in high school. Cat was a fun-filled vibrant girl and lived life to the fullest. Her spirit and love for the underdog will always be remembered and be a part of our lives forever. We love you Cat. Susan

Alice Collette

February 15, 2019

Catherine helped the blue jays find my feeder, thanks girl.

Cam Ives

February 11, 2019

We were fortunate to have the Baiocco family as our neighbors, in the 1980’s. Such a beautiful family! Our sons were great friends; Catherine was always stunningly beautiful; and Nina always precious!

Robert and Olson

February 8, 2019

It was at the Bartonvillle city picnic I saw this little girl with this full head of curly hair. She became a friend to our whole family giving us years of memories. One of our favorites is when Meredith and. Catherine came to a musical with suitcases. They changed clothes during intermission. We shall miss you and find comfort knowing we will be reunited.

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