Cathy Cole

Cathy (Hennrich) Cole, age 68, died early in the morning of July 16, 2013 at her home in Stamford. Born June 9, 1945, she had lived in Stamford 37 years. Survived by Stephen, her husband of 43 years, brother Carl of Honolulu, HI, daughter Samantha of Riverside, RI, son Jason of Acton, MA, three grandchildren and three nieces, she will be greatly missed. Cathy was born and raised in Rochester, NY, and was the daughter of the late Nancy Allendorf and the late Warren Hennrich. She was a 1967 graduate of Stanford University, where she majored in International Relations. She was an avid gardener and was an active member of the Stamford Garden Club, as well as a longtime member of the Alliance Francaise in Greenwich. Fluent in French, she frequently visited France and other Francophone countries, and had traveled throughout Europe and many other regions of the world. Her family and friends will always remember and celebrate her sharp wit and her great love of life’s finer pleasures. A memorial service will be held at the Bartlett Arboretum in Stamford on Monday, July 22, from 6-9 pm. A private interment in Rochester, NY will be held later this summer. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Stamford Garden Club or the Food Bank of Lower Fairfield County. To leave an online condolence, please visit


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Jenny Steck Sciglimpaglia

July 25, 2013

Cathy was a good friend of my mother and she also was great to me. I remember her coming to our house often to play bridge. So outgoing and fun. I have often thought of Cathy over the years since my mother passed away and we lost touch with so many of her friends. Cathy will always be remembered by me since she helped me with my French language classes in school. My thoughts and prayers to the Cole family.

Gustavo and Kenia Meyer

July 23, 2013

Dear Stephen, Samantha and Jason,
Kenia and I would like to offer are most sincere condolences for the loss of your wife and mother. Although we lived so far away from each other we kept our friendship alive, specially through the exchange of yearly Xmas letters. In our early Columbia U. years Cathy always kept our parties alive with her personality and happiness. We will miss her very much. A huge hug to all of you.

Mary Ann Milias St. Peter

July 22, 2013

Cathy and I shared 50 years of friendship. As Hemingway wrote about Paris, I write about Cathy. "If you are lucky to have known Cathy Hennrich Cole, then wherever you go for the rest of your life, she remains with you for she is a moveable feast."

Susan Short

July 22, 2013

Dear Sam and Kelley,
As the service draws near, I think of you both. I am sorry I cannot gather with you and others on this beautiful evening. My thoughts are with you, and with your family.
Love and peace.

July 22, 2013

Cathy was an extraordinary woman who will be missed by all of us who knew and cared for her. She was kind and considerate to all. Her sharp intellect kept us attentive to what she was saying as there was always truth and accuracy in its content. My thoughts are with Steve, Jason and Samantha as they try to cope with the loss of dear Cathy. Ernie Abate

Daniel Cole

July 22, 2013

My memories of her were always cheery and fun. I remember her stories of foreign travels, her curiosity, and intelligence. She lived a storied and fulfilling life. To Steve and the family, I am saddened by her passing, my thoughts are with you.

July 21, 2013

Stephen, Sam and Jason, we are so sorry for your loss. Cathy had a difficult time with her illness, but, you can remember her the way she was when she was actively involved in life. She apparently was an intelligent woman and someone to be proud of. We, too, hope that she will rest in peace, free of such terrible pain. We send our best wishes that you will find solace and peace in knowing that her suffering has ended. Love, Joyce and Rich Vertz

Karla Verner

July 21, 2013

Dear Steve, Samantha, and Jason:
Cathy was a vibrant, articulate, and fun person to be around. My thoughts are with you. I used to babysit Samantha and Jason during our joint tenure in SLC and Cathy made me feel like a member of the family. We have in common our love for the French culture, language, and cuisine. She was a class act.

Martha Kramer

July 20, 2013

As neighbors, we appreciated all her service to our neighborhood and Stamford overall. This included her service to the Fairfield Woods Association, loving tending of the flowers are Lolly Lane and faithful dedication to the Food Bank. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Cole Family. -- The Kramer-Zimmerman's

Jan Verner

July 19, 2013

Steve, Sam, and Jason
I so loved Cathy. She helped keep my sanity while we lived in SLC. I have such fond memories of Cathy, Steve & the 2 wonderful young people that you two allowed me to take care of while you skied on Utah's fine snow.
Take care all of you--I love you.