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Corrigan Craciun Funeral Home

20820 Lorain Road, Fairview Park, OH

OBITUARY

Catherine McDonnell

April 18, 1960September 12, 2020
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Catherine McDonnell, age 60, unexpectedly passed away Saturday, September 12, 2020. Daughter of the late Eileen and Peter McDonnell; beloved sister of James, Christopher, Philip (Kathy) and Rosemary Clifford (Mark); Aunt of 9; great aunt of 13; Memorials to be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital. Retired after 31 years at NASA’s Lewis Little Folks Day Care. Cathy loved scrap booking, painting rocks for North East Ohio Rocks to put smiles on children’s faces. She always kept tabs on what was happening in her home town, North Olmsted. Cathy enjoyed travelling, spending time with her nieces and nephews as well and family and friends. Mass of Christian Burial Friday, September 18, at 10am in St. Brendan Church, 4242 Brendan Ln. Interment Holy Cross. A Celebration of Cathy's life will be held at her sister’s house Saturday September 19th. Friends may call at the Corrigan Craciun Funeral home, 20820 Lorain Rd. from 4-8pm Thursday. 440-331-0500

Services

  • Visitation

    Thursday, September 17, 2020

  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Friday, September 18, 2020

Memories

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Rachel Pepper (Spayne)

September 17, 2020

Cathy I will miss your posts and comments. Facebook was a great way to keep in touch from so far away. Thank you for taking the time to always care. I’m sorry that we didn’t get to meet again x

Karen Edwards

September 16, 2020

"Miss Cathy" was the sweetest person in the world. She cared for both my kids at NASA Lewis Little Folks. She also cared for all the parents. She had so much strength in her tiny body and battled her challenges with such dignity. I was just shocked when I heard the news of her passing. Loved her postings on her Facebook page. And she also took time to comment on many of my postings. Such a loss. My heart is just broken but I know that one of her special LLF kids, my daughter Shannon, was waiting up in the Heavenly realm to welcome her favorite caregiver. You touched so many people and we will never forget you.

Vicki Douzos

September 15, 2020

We sure loved Ms. Cathy and were heartbroken to hear she had passed. Lewis Little Folks had been a second home to us and we so blessed to have Ms. Cathy as one of our wonderful teachers who loved and cared for our kiddos! Thank you for sharing her with us! Please know we are lifting you all up in prayer!

Love,
The Douzos Family

Joelle Presby

September 15, 2020

As one of many LLF families benefiting from Ms. Cathy's legacy, we thank you for sharing her with us. Our deepest condolences on your loss. -Joelle & Andy Presby

Brian & Amy Hiltabidel

September 15, 2020

Cathy was always friendly and caring for our daughter while at LLF. Would enjoy talking to her during drop-off and pick-up. Rest In Peace.

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