OBITUARY

Catherine Mary Molinari

March 20, 1930June 9, 2021
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Catherine M. Molinari, 91, born March 20, 1930 in Kansas City, MO, passed away Wednesday, June 9, 2021 at the Oxford Grand. The Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 AM, with visitation starting 8:30 AM, Saturday, June 12th at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, 900 NE Shady Lane Dr. Kansas City, MO 64118; burial follows services in Resurrection Cemetery, Kansas City, MO.

Catherine was a member of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church. For 30 years she was coordinator of St. Charles Hospital Ministry bringing communion weekly to Catholic patients in the North Kansas City Hospital, local nursing homes, and the home-bound. In 1991, she was presented the Bishop John J. Sullivan award for her charitable works.

Catherine will be remembered as the heart of her family, a loving mother, devoted wife, and doting grandmother. She had a flair for fashion, decorating and cooking. She had an affinity for music and loved to play the piano.

She loved God and Jesus Christ with her whole being and found Jesus in all people she met.

Catherine is preceded in death by her parents, John and Concetta (Palmisano) Calorino; husband, Theodore "Ted" Molinari; daughter, Diane Prather; and son-in-law, Thomas Prather.

Survivors include her children, Marilyn Needham, Linda (Ralph) Hackett, Barbara (Mark) Greer, Joe (Jennifer) Molinari, and Angela (Kurt) Schell; 12 grandchildren, and 6 great-grandchildren.

Contributions are suggested to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

  • FAMILY

  • Marilyn Needham, Daughter
  • Linda (Ralph) Hackett, Daughter
  • Barbara (Mark) Greer, Daughter
  • Joe (Jennifer) Molinari, Son
  • Angela (Kurt) Schell, Daughter
  • 12 Grandchildren and
    6 Great-grandchildren
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Justin Prather, Pallbearer
  • Nathan Prather, Pallbearer
  • Christopher Greer, Pallbearer
  • Mark Schell, Pallbearer
  • Neil Schell, Pallbearer
  • Teddy Molinari, Pallbearer
  • Alex Schell, Pallbearer
  • DONATIONS

  • St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Services

  • Visitation

    Saturday, June 12, 2021

  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Saturday, June 12, 2021

  • Graveside Service

    Saturday, June 12, 2021

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TJ Schnabel

June 12, 2021

My wife and I attended the beautiful Mass of Christian Burial for (my dear First Cousin once removed) “Aunt” Catherine “Kay” Molinari. A women of overflowing virtue of every kind, with a heart of great love for God, life the Church and one another… You can also experience this by being around her loving family who witness in their life journey the sanctity of this wonderful daughter of God

And to top this off, most fittingly, Catherine’s Mass was celebrated on the Church’s Feast of the Immaculate Mary, and she was indeed a radiance and splendor of God’s Grace to the world around her.

I love you Catherine, even though distance becomes more a part of ones earthly journey, you always remained close to my heart… and until we meet again, thank you for humbly being that “good and faithful servant” for God and for many of us

Love
TJ& April

Dianna O'Brien-Scott

June 11, 2021

Great memories of your mom, but especially driving us to ride horses after school. My thoughts are with you all

Diane Gassman - Trinca

June 10, 2021

To all of you - I have many memories of Catherine and can only confirm what a loving and caring woman she was. My condolences for your loss. Saying good-bye to your mother is one of the most heartbreaking moments in your life. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

Love - Diane Gassman-Trinca

ROSEMARY Sullivan

June 9, 2021

Mrs. Molinari what a beautiful woman, inside and out! She was always so kind and would do anything for anyone. She would make you feel like You were one of her own. I remember the Halloween clown costumes that she made for my daughters Suzanne and Cathryne . She stepped In just like my mother would have if she would have been alive ,they were amazing, my girls were so happy. She never asked for anything ❤️to her a smile on your face is all she wanted. She had heavenly angel wings and halo here on earth, we were all blessed to have known her! 🙏🏼

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