Obituary of Cathie Cortina
Cathie (Metzger) Cortina
April 25, 1953 - September 16, 2019
Cathie knew that it was her time,
And would have wanted her obituary in rhyme.
“Be creative,” she would tell us in jest,
“I don’t want it to be like all the rest.”
Cathie left us after a long battle fought,
And left behind memories and things she had taught,
Like finding a song for every situation,
And explaining the rules to every game in creation.
She loved to join all the clubs she could find,
Like tap dancing and dominoes on Saturday night.
Quilting was one of her all time faves,
Disney, The Beatles, the Rhode Island waves,
Singing in chorus, Harmony on the Sound,
Movies with lifelong friends she had found.
Cathie checked off her bucket list one by one
Skydiving, running 5Ks, Hamilton
Going places she’d never been before,
Now she’ll go on her own Magical Mystery Tour.
She leaves behind three daughters, eight grandchildren, three sisters, two brothers
To join her grandparents, her father, and her mother.
Sisters Sue, Tree, and Sandie
Brothers Skip and Henry
Daughters Gretchen, Brigitte, and Jessie
Sons-in-law Matt and Jeremy
Grandkids by nicknames she’d call them each time:
Cole Bear, Lu, Jackie, Reedie Sweetie
Cora Muffin, Mazie Dumplin’, Nellie Bellie, and Ster-fry
Lots of family and friends, including nephews and nieces,
That she made sure felt special, ‘cause she loved them to pieces.
Surrounded by loved ones at her bedside
Who will never forget the day...the music...died.
The calling hours will be from 5-7pm on Thursday, September 19, 2019 at the Prospect Funeral Home, 72 Waterbury Rd, Prospect. A private Celebration of Life will be held in the near future. Burial will be at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to: Seymour Pink Inc., PO Box 333, Seymour, CT 06483 (www.seymourpink.com) or Cancer Couch Foundation, PO Box 1145, Southport, CT 06890 (www.thecancercouch.com).