OBITUARY

C. Catherine Brittingham

June 14, 1956October 10, 2020

Cecile Catherine Brittingham, 64, of Garland, passed away on October 10, 2020, after a courageous battle with lung cancer. Catherine was born on June 14, 1956, to Ernest Louis Ferdinand, a chauffeur, and Annette Bylon, a medical assistant in New York City. She graduated from High School in 1974 and went on to study Management at Johnson & Wales. Catherine later obtained her Master’s Degree in Procurement & Contract Management from the University of Maryland and went on to end her successful career as procurement professional for ATOS. Catherine was an active member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church and dedicated much of her time to volunteering for Catholic Charities, Stephen Ministry and St. Vincent De Paul.

A loving wife, mother and grandmother, Catherine loved spending time with her family and especially her grandchildren. She enjoyed traveling, entertaining, Latin and Jazz music and her Nissan 300ZX. She was a talented photographer and business writer. Catherine was a tremendous source of strength and guidance for all those who knew her.

Catherine is survived by her husband, Mike Garcia, daughter and son-in-law Erica and Andre Lewis, her sisters Dr. Danielle Young and Jeanine Saithsoothane, step-children Justin, Brandon and Kristin. Ten grandchildren: Nathan, Noah, Nixon, Elise, Noah, Michael, Devon, Gaige, Gunner and Garrand.

A Memorial Mass will be held Saturday, October 17th, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 600 S Jupiter Road, Richardson, TX, 75081, at 9:30am. Condolences may be sent to 2120 Monticello Circle, Plano TX 75075.

Services

  • Memorial Service

    Saturday, October 17, 2020

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Geraldine Brecht

October 20, 2020

It’s hard to believe you are gone. I’m sure you & John are reminiscing about all our get togethers & trips. You were a special friend & I’m going to miss you. There are so many great memories. Mike & Erica I will keep you in my thoughts & prayers. We will see our loved ones again.
Geraldine

Judy Shaw

October 16, 2020

Catherine was such a beautiful person to me inside and out period it was so hard on me being in another state during these months. She will always hold a very very special place in my heart and in my memory, I dreamed of her just last night...so wonderful to see her sweet smile and hear her voice even in a dream.
To her family and loved ones, Erica I have loved watching you mature into the woman that you are with your beautiful family. Beautiful boys, including your husband!
Anyone who knew her could see her passion for life and love. And for faith in God, thank heavens for faith in God and eternal life. We will see you again one day. With all my love Judy and Joe and Jillian.

Eneida Sparrow

October 16, 2020

You always were and always will be my best friend. I have so many memories of us that I will cherish always. The hole that your passing has left in my heart will never be filled. So much of me is tied with you. Peace to you Cecile. I will always miss you and think of you.

Love Eneida

Tammy Banks

October 16, 2020

I'm hear in Texas to pay my respect to a dear friend . I have only known her for about 7 years but , I knew in a very short time how special she was . I will miss you Catherine and you will never be forgotten. I hope your dancing in the sky . And give Chrissy a big hug and kiss for me . Until we meet again my friend . You will never be forgotten.

Chantal Powney

October 15, 2020

My husband Mark and I stayed with my cousin Cecile and Mike in November 2015. We live in Paris, France and stayed with them for a holiday including a nice Thanksgiving party with all the family. I got to know Cecile then. I discovered a very friendly and loving person, full of life and competent. She was also very generous in heart and deeds. It was a pleasure to be with her and talk about our lives. I remember that she took me to a marvellous Christmas shop once to buy decorations for she loved decorating her house for Christmas and she bought a new item every year. The whole family here in France is sad to lose a member of our American family. I am particularly sad as we were lucky enough to have shared time together. But I know that one day I’ll see her again in heaven. I love you Cecile. From Chantal

Mike Garcia

October 15, 2020

The day Catherine became my wife. Little did I know the wonderful impact she would have on it. You were and always will be my soulmate. Thank you for loving me, I look forward to the day we will see each other again My Love!!

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY

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