George Seery Cato

December 9, 1925January 29, 2013

George Seery Cato, 87, of Rome, GA, passed away Tuesday morning, January 29, 2013, at a local hospital.

Mr. Cato was born to a pioneer Rome family on December 9, 1925 the son of George C. Cato and Winfred Seery Cato. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Maretta “Biddy” Buder Cato on March 2, 2012. They were married on July 13, 1956.

Mr. Cato retired after 35 years from the Carolina Freight Corporation as North Georgia District Sales Manager. He graduated from Darlington School in 1942, and attended Loyola University, New Orleans, LA, and the University of Georgia where he was a member of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity. He was a lifelong member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, the Knights of Columbus, and had served as an usher, lector and as an altar boy as a youth. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U. S. Navy.

He is survived by his daughters, Suzan Cato, Christina Flowers (Greg), Seery Cato (Robert), and Rosamond Ramsey; and granddaughters, Neely Vaughn, Chelsea Digsby and Maria Flowers.

A funeral mass will be held Friday, February 1, 2013, at 11 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with Father Patrick Kingery and Deacon Stuart Neslin officiating. Interment will be in the Myrtle Hill Cemetery.

The family will receive friends in the Parish Hall at St. Mary’s Catholic Church on Friday following the funeral mass.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to St. Mary’s Catholic School, 401 East 7th St., Rome, GA 30161.


  • Funeral Service Friday, February 1, 2013
  • Visitation Friday, February 1, 2013

George Seery Cato

have a memory or condolence to add?


receive updates when new memories are posted

Sue Howell

February 9, 2013

My thoughts and prayers to George's family. My daddy was Ralph Champion, George's 1st cousin. May you find comfort in fond memories of your dad and grandad.
Sue Champion Howell

February 6, 2013

Our sincere condolences & deepest sympathy to the family of Mr Cato.
~ Saskia Mitchell & family

February 2, 2013

Our prayers are with all of you. May God bless and keep you all in His care
Clayton & Polly McCain

February 1, 2013

So Sorry to learn of George's Passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Cato Family. George will be missed in the community, and at St. Mary's, where he was one of the old time Catholic's. Jimmy Birdsong

Deborah Watkins-Hendricks

January 31, 2013

My prayers are with you all during this time of bereavement. Know that God has his loving arms around your dad and he will help you all through this difficult time. Know that I love you all and miss you. Keep praying cause God answers prayers.

January 31, 2013

George will be so missed! He and Biddy have been so kind to our family over these many years. When Nick was little he would go to their house at the end of a hard day and they would give him ice cream and let him watch cartoons. And George never forgot the Latin responses during Mass- he was a character and he had character. He was a one of a kind jewel. We will always remember you, George. With love, Jeff and Ann Glass

January 31, 2013

Our prayers are with you at this time of bereavement. Veronica Watkins, Minnie & Marcella Lewis (Veronica's Aunts)

January 31, 2013

Our prayers are with all of you during your loss. God Bless the Cato Family. Sincerely, Rev. & Ms. James G. Wright, Jr. (East Rome 1976)

January 30, 2013

Deepest sympathy to the Cato family during this difficult time.
Joy and David Barrett
Athens, Ga.