Catherine Marie Marsh

June 12, 1932March 15, 2013

Catherine M. Marsh, 80, of Orlando and formerly of Palm Bay died Friday (3/15) in a Winter Garden long term care facility. A native of Newark, New Jersey, she came to Central Florida in 1982 from New Jersey. She was a Catholic and had been an Administrative Assistant working in the Health Care industry. Catherine was very active during the time she was in school and had been voted most athletic and was a varsity cheerleader. It was while she was a cheerleader she met her husband of 62 years, John, who was a football player.

Catherine enjoyed being at the beach and was an avid reader that enjoyed mystery and suspense novels. Her love of the outdoors included spending time with her plants and bird watching. When in the house she particularly enjoyed cooking and baking, which was always from scratch and never taking the shortcuts. She also enjoyed dancing which led her and her husband to many dance contests where they were especially good at the Jitter-Bug. For many years after moving to the Melbourne area she worked part time as a merchandiser for the American Greetings Company and was always at the ladies luncheon they had every month.

One of the major loves and concerns of her life was always her family. In addition to her husband Catherine is survived by one son: Timothy Marsh of Orlando; two daughters: Pamela Burd of Roseville, Minnesota, Kathleen O’Brien of Fountain Hills, AZ; two brothers: James and William Scabet of Newton, NJ; and two sisters: Mary Marsh of Newton, NJ; and Margaret Santos of Oxford, North Carolina.

Funeral services will be Thursday (3/21) at 1:00 PM in the Fountainhead Funeral Chapel. Friends may call at the funeral home Wednesday (3/20) from 6 until 8 PM. Interment will follow in Fountainhead Memorial Cemetery. The family suggests memorial donations to the Alzheimer’s Association of Central Florida, 988 Woodcock Rd., Suite 200, Orlando, FL 32803 or the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123 for those who wish.


  • Visitation Wednesday, March 20, 2013
  • Funeral Service Thursday, March 21, 2013

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David Scabet

March 24, 2013

Uncle John Pam Cathy and Tim. I,m sorry to here about Aunt Catherine.I can still remember coming to your house on Linda Lane. She would say Hi Boys and offer us a glass of chocolate milk.I can remember Aunt Catherine Aunt Rose Aunt Mary and Sadie would take us swimming at High Point State Park so the men could play cards and drink there favorite soda [BUDWISER].Worlds Fair Palisades Park,Baseball Games. We did it all. We will always Love Her and miss her. She was a very loving person who cared about others. My sympathy to all. Love to all David Scabet Newton N.J.

Glenn Scabet

March 22, 2013

The Scabet Family will forever miss Aunt Catherine, but our memory of her will live for an Eternity. Looking back in time, I can remember my Father (Fred) and Mother (Inez) drving me and my brother Wayne to Newton and visting Aunt Catherine, Uncle John and Cousins Pam, Cathy and Tim. These visits were wonderful times and we cherished every hour spent with them. Both myself and my brother looked forward to visiting Aunt Catherine and Uncle John each year, which gave us the opportunity to see them and the rest of our Family in the Newton area. Aunt Catherine and Uncle John made this happen and we will be forever grateful to them in opening their home and hearts to all of us as a Family.

I know that Aunt Catherine loved the beach, plants and flowers. Dear Aunt Catherine "To see a World in a Grain of Sand and a Heaven in Wild Flower, Hold Infinity in the Palm of your Hand and Eternity in an Hour".
Glenn Scabet

March 22, 2013

Dear Catherine......

we will surely miss you not being here and will always love you . You are and always will be a very dignified person in our life and our hearts. Just as when my mom died the world just got a little dimmer...............

Love You,

Buddy and Doug

March 20, 2013

Dear John and family
Our sincere sympathy to you. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Don and Pam (Vealey)Hartmann
(from our campground in Florida)

Beth Goguen

March 20, 2013

I have very fond memories with Catherine, she had a heart of gold. Catherine invited you into her home with open arms, never Judge anyone she loved all her children. Catherine always had a ray of sunshine to her and always had a smile on her face. Catherine, I will miss your smiling face. God bless you in Hevan.
Love Beth Goguen

March 20, 2013

MOM. We always called her Mom. She had room in heart for the friends of her children and welcomed us into her home. Catherine, Mom. We will miss you. Love Anita & Kris

Dad, I believe that you will see Mom again, give her a kiss for me.

Mom, so many years have passed us by. We have always been in contact with the family thru Kat over the last 18 yrs. Mom Catherine was always ready to hear what everyone was doing or the trips that we have taken. Kris and I were very lucky to have had many conversations in the last year or so. Peace be with You.

Cheryl Weiler

March 19, 2013

Aunt Catherine was a wonderful woman,loyal friendly,fun.I remember the family picnic's @ her house in the summer time they were so much fun.Her snickerdoodles were the best.Now ur with gram and @ peace.I love u and will miss u very much..Peace and love be with u.

March 19, 2013

To Uncle June, Pam, Cathy, and Tim,
I am so sorry to hear about Aunt Catherine. I always remember our Sunday trips to your home in Hope, N.J. which seemed like it took so long to get there, when it really was only 20 minutes from Newton. We had great family dinners there. What a wonderful woman. Always a smile on her face. Always found something nice to say about everyone. Always known for wearing her hair in a French twist. Like, you, I know how much you loved the beach and the sun. Another "Catherine" angel to watch over all your loved ones. RIP Aunt Catherine. Maureen Slack, Newton NJ

Michael Scabet

March 19, 2013

I have some very fond memories of encounters with my Aunt Catherine.She was always glad to see us, was so much fun to be around, and was always surrounded by laughter at family gatherings. My mother adored Aunt Catherine, which meant a lot to me.

amie michalsky boritzki

March 19, 2013

my fondest memories of aunt cathrine were if u ever needed some one to talk to she was always there,she always had good advice.i will miss you so much.