OBITUARY

Catalina "Kitty" Finch

January 8, 1928March 27, 2019
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Catalina "Kitty" Finch passed away peacefully at the age of 91 on March 27, 2019 in Tampa, Florida. She was born on January 8, 1928 in Quebradillas, Puerto Rico to Astolfo Babilonia and Catalina Torres. Kitty met her beloved husband, Malcolm Louis Finch, at a military function while he was stationed in Puerto Rico. The moment they laid eyes on each other they knew that they would be together forever. They married on December 20, 1952 and were together for more than 60 years. Yearning to be with him for the past 6 years, she now has joined Malcolm for all eternity. Kitty was a child of God, a devoted Catholic with a deep faith in Jesus Christ, and one who served her church in many ways. She was a loving wife and a mother to many. She is survived by two sisters-in-law, numerous nephews and nieces, and by dear, close friends considered to be family. Kitty will always be remembered for her unconditional love, her kindness and compassionate spirit. She will be dearly missed, but her beautiful voice, smile, laughter, and vibrant personality will always be present and permeate among her family and friends. Visitation will be held on Sunday, March 31st from 2 to 6 p.m. at GFWC Tampa Woman’s Club, 2901 Bayshore Blvd. Tampa, FL 33629. A Catholic Mass will be held on Monday, April 1st at 10 a.m. at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 4518 S. Manhattan Ave., Tampa, FL 33611. A committal service will follow mass at 1:30 p.m. at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell.

  • FAMILY

  • Catalina is survived by two sisters-in-law, numerous nephews and nieces, and by dear, close friends considered to be family.

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, March 31, 2019
  • Funeral Service Monday, April 1, 2019
  • Committal Service Monday, April 1, 2019
REMEMBERING

Catalina "Kitty" Finch

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Terry Menger

April 7, 2019

I am so sorry to have found you too late. You were my grandmother's sister and I only knew of you from my genealogical digs. I would have loved to have had the chance to meet you. My grandmother and your sister, Providencia would have been so proud to hear of what a wonderful person you had become. There is so much I wish I knew about you and your dear Malcolm. Did you have children? Where have you been all these many years, etc. I am hoping that this message reaches others in the family and they can help me fill in the blanks. Although, I never got to meet you, my great aunt, I wish I would have. Rest in peace, Titi.

terrymenger@yahoo.com

Darla Meyer

April 2, 2019

I’m Darla Meyer im a great niece to Aunt Kitty and Uncle Malcom my memories of them visiting and bringing or sending fresh fruit to us kids on the Finch side of the family. Also I remember visiting them in Tampa where they residue when I was around nine! Aunt Kitty Rest In Peace you will be missed!

Marie Janet St-Cyr

April 2, 2019

Marie Janet St-Cyr

April 2, 2019

elaine andrews

April 1, 2019

aunt kitty.....the first time i saw you, i was only five years old. i remember thinking how beautiful you were. it seems strange to know that you and uncle malcolm are no longer with us. never have i known anyone who was as kind and generous as you and uncle malcolm. now you can rest together peacefully for all eternity. i love you both so very much and i will treasure forever, all the wonderful memories i have of you. until then, elaine

Patsy Andrews

March 30, 2019

To my dear sweet Aunt Kitty. I’ll always remember your smiling face and how you always made everyone welcome. I love you and I know you are so happy now with Uncle Malcom. Patsy

NELSON AND JANET PÉREZ-ST-CYR

March 29, 2019

I DO NOT KNOW HOW TO BEGIN SO SOON I UNDERSTOOD SO MANY CHILDREN OF MY CHILDHOOD, ADOLESCENCE AND AS WIFE AND MOTHER CAME. AS I REMEMBER THE LETTERS THAT MAMITA TOLD ME TO BE ABLE TO COMMUNICATE WITH YOU, OUR VACATION VISITS, YOUR VISITS TO PUERTO RICO. THERE WAS A SPECIAL VISIT I GO TO QUEBRADILLAS NEXT TO YOU AND MAMITA TO STAY A WEEK YOUR INTEREST TO KNOW THE ONE WHO IS MY HUSBAND TODAY. WERE MANY ANECDOTES THAT WOULD FILL OUT MANY PAPER SHEETS. I DO NOT HAVE CONSOLIDATION THAT I WILL NOT BE ABLE TO ACCOMPANY YOU UNTIL YOUR LAST HOME, MY HEALTH ATTENDS ME IN THESE MOMENTS TO TRAVEL TO TAMPA ALONE. TITI, YOU WERE FIRM IN YOUR POSTURES, DECISIONS, ADVICE AND THE LOVE THAT GIVE AWAY THERE WAS NO ONE WHO CAN SAY THE SERVICE WITHOUT LOOKING AT WHOM YOU WERE, THE GOOD DAUGHTER, SISTER, AUNT-MOTHER AND FRIEND FOR ALL WHO WERE UNDER YOU CARES. I HAVE A LOT TO THANK YOU FOR THE GOOD COUNCILS YOU DISTEMPT ME. THIS IS NOT A GOODBYE IS UNTIL THEN. WE HAVE ANOTHER ANGEL IN HEAVEN AND YOU HAVE GATHERED TOGETHER WITH YOUR BELOVED BEINGS. BOTH NELSON AND ME, MY CHILDREN JENNIFER MARIE, NELSON LUIS AND GRANDCHILDREN CARLOS ADRIAN AND ARIANNA ISABEL RIOS-PÉREZ, DYLAN ANDRÉ AND MILA VALENTINA PÉREZ-VARGASWE WILL REMEMBER YOU AS YOU ALWAYS WERE OUR ATTENTIVE AND LOVING TITI KATHRY.

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