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Reynolds Hamrick Funeral Homes & Crematory

18 West Frederick Street, Staunton, VA

OBITUARY

Catherine Angela Balliro

April 5, 1966August 14, 2019

Catherine Angela Balliro, 53, of Stuarts Draft, passed away on August 14, 2019 at the University of Virginia Medical Center, Charlottesville VA. Catherine was a wild & free spirit, devout Christian, the Lord’s. Loved and admired by many. She touched many lives. TCM movies, classical music, NPR, literature and writing were a few of her favorite hobbies. She was so brave, strong & truly unique.

Catherine was born in Boston, MA, to Shane Tattersall & Frank Balliro on April 5, 1966. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from both Blue Ridge Community & Mary Baldwin Colleges. She worked as a counselor for Valley Community Services Board.

Catherine is preceded in death by her father, Frank Balliro; step-father, Steve Evick; grandmother, Mary Catherine Dorsch Tattersall; aunts, Kay Steffee and Dr. Mary T. O’Brien; and uncle, Peter Tattersall.

Catherine is survived by her beloved sisters, Molly Evick, Mercer Balliro-Domino and her husband, Brian Domino; mother, Shane Tattersall; Nell Tattersall, Thomas Tattersall; dear friends, Kelly Marshall, Jack Bodkin & Jeff Vernon.

A Celebration of Life Service will be conducted at 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 18, 2019 at the Staunton Chapel of Reynolds Hamrick Funeral Homes, 18 W. Frederick St., with Pastor Roscoe Harris officiating.

Memorial donations may be made in Catherine’s memory to the Stuarts Draft Rescue Squad, 10 Manor Rd, Stuarts Draft, VA 24477.

The family of Catherine wishes to extend our sincere thanks to Dr. Robert Battle, Adrienne Garo and all the wonderful caring staff of UVA Medical Center; as well as a special thank you to the Stuarts Draft Rescue Squad.

Relatives and friends may share condolences and memories online with the family by visiting www.reynoldshamrickfuneralhomes.com.

  • FAMILY

  • Catherine is preceded in death by her father, Frank Balliro; step-father, Steve Evick; grandmother, Mary Catherine Dorsch Tattersall; aunts, Kay Steffee and Dr. Mary T. O’Brien; and uncle, Peter Tattersall.

    Catherine is survived by her beloved sisters, Molly Evick, Mercer Balliro-Domino and her husband, Brian Domino; mother, Shane Tattersall; Nell Tattersall, Thomas Tattersall; dear friends, Kelly Marshall, Jack Bodkin & Jeff Vernon.
  • DONATIONS

  • the Stuarts Draft Rescue Squad, 10 Manor Rd, Stuarts Draft, VA 24477

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • A Celebration of Life Service Sunday, August 18, 2019

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Officiating

Memories

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Joe & Cheese Vernon

August 24, 2019

We are so sorry to learn of Catherine's passing. We've always adored her and considered her a part of the family. She was truly a unique and wonderful person, so smart and caring and such a sharp wit. We've been blessed to have known her.
Our deepest sympathies to her family and all her loved ones. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Maria Dzuba

August 21, 2019

I just want to say how sad I was to read about Catherine, and I'm so sorry for Shane, Mercer, Molly and her other family and friends. She was a good friend to me in high school. I remember we drove her big old car everywhere listening and singing every word to a 38 special cassette tape over and over. She was funny and smart. I feel blessed to have known her.
I have thought about her and her family a lot this week. I'm so sorry for all she must have went through with her illness. I pray for her family and friends Sincerely, Maria Dzuba

Alicia Jahsmann

August 19, 2019

Wishing Catherine‘s family some peace through their grief.
I worked with Catherine at Rockbridge CSB over a decade ago. She was an enthusiastic and caring case manager.
I am Mary Sue ‘s neighbor and especially send my sympathy to Molly and sisters.

Ashley Leonard

August 18, 2019

Cat is such a unique and beautiful soul, I will always cherish the time we spent together and our many phone conversations, Cathrine was such an encouragement to me, I just heard of her passing this afternoon and my heart is broken yet rejoicing for she is now perfectly whole and no longer fighting her illnesses. To the family, I am so sorry for your loss, my thoughts and prayers are with you all.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY