ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Catherine Ortiz, 86 years old, born on November 22, 1932, and passed away on April 30, 2019. We will remember her forever.
Posted by Marijane Mandel on June 1, 2022
Hi Mom, it’s an Emotional Day for me. I miss you more than my life. I’m remembering the fun and great times we’ve had and we’ve had bad too. You were so kind and caring for all of us Mom. Ginger and I were saying you’ve ALWAYS BEEN THERE FOR US EVEN WHEN WE WERENT SURE. You are my Mother and my Most Loved Person in the WORLD! Dad too of course! RIP MY BEAUTIFUL MOTHER!
Posted by Ginger Toscano on May 15, 2022
Dearest Mom and Dad,

Wishing you both a Happy Anniversary. I love you both dearly! Dance to all your favorite songs and continue to watch over us. You are loved and missed so much more than words could ever convey.

Eternal Love,
Gin
Posted by Ginger Toscano on May 8, 2022
Happy Mothers Day Mommy. I know you were with me today, and that you did not want me to be sad. In your honor, I tried my very hardest to smile , not cry, when I relived beautiful memories of you and how much you loved us all. You are with us every day and I am trying so hard to take comfort in that. I am forever grateful that you are my mom.
Loving you always and forever ,
Gin
Posted by Marijane Mandel on May 8, 2022
Dear Sweet Mom, Happy Mothers Day in Heaven. It’s true when they say you don’t know what you have until u lose it. Mom you were my BEST FRIENDS! I know your watching over me I just wish I could get one more kiss or hear you say. ‘ Mari ooch. I miss so many things about you. I actually Loved living there for 6 months. We got VERY CLOSE! Mom dance your heart out. Dance the night away. I love you. Until we’re together again! Love u to eternity and back
Posted by Ginger Toscano on May 1, 2022
Mom,
Not a day goes by that I don't spend hours thinking of, and missing you immensely. I can't tell you how often in a day I either think, oh, I'll ask my mom, or that I think, I'll call you to ask or tell you something. Then it hits me like a ton of BRICKS! I think perhaps that is the hardest thing to truly embrace, the fact that I can do neither. I just can't seem to wrap my brain around that fact.
I'm not quite sure how I survived these last 3 years, but by the grace of God. I guess talking to you daily, even if you can't answer,helps with that. The memories and the love we share are eternal, so in that sense, we are NEVER TRULY APART. You and Dad live on in all your children and we can feel your presence, always.
Loving you always and forever,
Ginger
Posted by Ginger Toscano on March 14, 2022
Dearest Mommy,
I miss talking to you every day and the voicemail I would get if I skipped 2 days. I can hear it clear as a bell, you saying, " did you forget you have a mother?" If I had the chance now, I would never ever miss a single day of calling you, and I would tell you all the time how grateful I am that you are my mother. I would hug you so long and so tightly every single time I saw you! I just pray that you always knew how very much I love you, Mommy. 
Posted by Marijane Mandel on February 14, 2022
Happy VALENTINES DAY MOM .My SWEET MOM, I MISS YOU MORE THAN MY LIFE. I KNEW IT WOULD BE HARD LOSING YOU BUT IT HIT ME VERY VERY HARD. YOU WERE A GREAT MOTHER AND FRIEND. YOU WERE ALWAYS THERE FOR ME. Anything I needed even if I was shamed you listened and took care of me. YOU ALWAYS SAID THAT I LOVED DADDY MORE BUT I LOVED YOU AS MUCH. I think about you EVERYDAY. I remember watching tv with you and sharing popcorn. I KNOW I WAS A HANDFUL AND SO GRATEFUL TO HAVE YOU AS MY MOM. I tested your last nerve but you AGAIN WERE ALWAYS THERE WHEN I REACHED OUT! Mom until we meet in Heaven I’m letting you know YOU WERE AND ARE THE BEST MOM IN THE UNIVERSE. RIP
❤️❤️
Posted by Joseph Toscano on November 22, 2021
Happy Birthday Grandma- i wish you were still here so i could celebrate today with you and let you know how much i love you . I miss you every single day . Today i was hunting and sitting in the woods by myself at sunset it was beautiful , the sun poked out from behind the clouds and i felt you in that moment looking down on me. Maybe that was your way of spending today with your grandson, i think it was.
Posted by Marijane Mandel on November 22, 2021
GOD GRANT ME THE SERENITY TO ACCEPT THE THINGS I CANNOT CHANGE THE COURAGE TO CHANGE THE THINGS I CAN AND THE WISDOM TO KNOW THE DIFFERENCE. This 12 Step Quote works well with Life and Death!
Posted by Marijane Mandel on November 22, 2021
Mom, Happy Birthday in Heaven. I know you and Dad are dancing in Heaven. I have to repeat what Ginger said but please help us cope with losing you and Daddy. I remember the last conversation we really had was when you called me over and said “ If something happens to one of us PROMISE YOU WONT CRY. My answer was” mom, ME. She knew I cried everyday for my Dad. I understand that you were in pain Mentally and physically but it’s just hard because I hear your voices talking to me and I can’t control my emotions. Just know I LOVE YOU AND MISS YOU EVERY DAY. Till we meet again. RIP Mom and remember I love you and you WERE THE BEST MOTHER!!!
Posted by Michael Grossman on November 22, 2021
Happy birthday in heaven Mrs. Ortiz. Ginger Marijane Richie and Vinny have you in their hearts every day. I know that you know how ginger and Marijane are always having that daughter mother relationship that says I love you so much! I know you were dancing in heaven with Mr. Ortiz smiling and young again! You are both such a beautiful couple. One day we will all meet again! May the Lord bless you and guard you! You are truly missed
Posted by Ginger Toscano on November 22, 2021
Happy Birthday Mommy!

I am certain that you and Daddy are dancing the night away, and celebrating with all our loved ones that have also passed on.

I will light a candle tonight in honor of your birthday, and the wonderful Mom you have been to us!

I will also be praying that through God's grace, both Marijane and I will learn how to cope better and really focus on the fact that one day soon we will be together for eternity, and that you and Daddy reside in The Kingdom of Heaven with all its glory!

I love you so much Mommy, and I miss talking to you every day and coming to spend long weekends with you and Daddy. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for always being there for us with your unconditional love and support!


Love forever and always,

Gin
Posted by VINCENT ORTIZ on May 2, 2021
Hi Mama
I can't believe, still, that your not here, right next to me, to us,..but I swear latley more and more I see and feel you more than ever

We all have so much to be grateful and thankful for that you Are our mother, you did so so much for us, every single day and every single moment you were here and STILL DO, I KNOW! HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY ALSO MAMMA, YOU SRE MY HEART NOW, DICKIE TOO, SEE YOU SOME DAY, XXXOOO
Posted by Joseph Toscano on May 1, 2021
I love you Grandma i miss you and Poppy Dick everyday . I know youre enjoying eachother for eternity and watching over all of us down here. Til we meet again . Love always your proud Grandson. -Joseph
Posted by Ginger Toscano on March 13, 2021
Love and miss you every minute of every day MOM. I go to pick up the phone so often just to share something with you and then my heart SINKS because I realize I can't do that. I know you hear me when I talk to you every night but miss hearing your voice. I even miss the voice-mail messages you would leave saying " did you forget you have a mother?"
I am happy for YOU that you are not here suffering the 3rd anniversary of Daddy's passing today but instead spending it with him as I know you wanted from the moment he passed.
Always know I love you so very much and thank you for being a loving mom and best friend.

Your loving daughter, Ginger
Posted by Ginger Toscano on May 12, 2020
Happy Mothers Day mommy. I couldn't bring myself to write on the actual day as I was just too depressed. I stopped celebrating Mothers Day 3 yrs ago when Holly passed away on Mothers Day and now with my MOTHER gone it is just too much for me to bear. What I wouldn't give to sit in traffic on the Garden State Parkway just to spend ONE MORE MOTHERS DAY with you. It breaks my heart that I EVER let that stop me from being with you on Mothers Day and I would give anything to change that choice but of course I can't. I can only learn from my mistakes and NOT let the little things EVER keep me from my family from now on. It always seems like you have all the time in the world - but we don't so we must make every moment count.

I found myself thinking about when I would come in your room and lie in your bed and just talk about things - boys, my friends, work or whatever. I also thought about all the times we would go to the Mall together and eat at Bun and Burger - I just enjoyed spending time with you. I recall meeting you for lunches when we worked for the Phone Company- you on Willoughby and me on Dekalb. I loved having you as my mom and my friend and I just can not come to terms with the fact that i can't do any of those things now.

I just want you to know how very much I love you Mommy and how thankful I am for every second I had with you.


Posted by Tiffany Bianchi on April 30, 2020
There are not enough words to describe how much I miss you. Over the past year I have longed to hear your voice. To hear you say just one more time” who’s this” when I would call and you would pretend you didn’t know it was me. I miss so much about you but I think the thing I miss the most is your sass. I like to think we have a lot in common and that is why we were so close. I will carry your memory with me forever and hopefully pass down a little of that sass to my own children. We miss you but I know I will see you again. Give Pop a hug and kiss from me.
- love your favorite grandchild
Posted by Joseph Toscano on April 30, 2020
Grandma - Its been one year that i havent been able to bust your chops to get a laugh out of you , boy do i miss that. You always gave it right back to me and thats what made our relationship special. I think about you every day , i hope i have made you proud more than i got on your nerves lol. Anyway i just want you to know you are loved and never forgotten. I know we will meet again, until then, I hope you are enjoying your days with Pop and all the Angels up there. Love, Joseph.
Posted by VINCENT ORTIZ on April 30, 2020
Hi Mom
I never felt so alone as when you left, but I knew you were so content to be again with Daddy that it made me smile inside for you.
There is no other person that has been so supportive, trusting, caring and non judgmental as you Mom

We were and are so so fortunate at have been birthed and raised and loved by you, this is such a grand destiny, one that we probably only realize now, one year after you left the earth, but not is, oh no, you haven't left us,

We know, you are right here with us, here in Our hearts , in our spirit, in our newly recognized actions, of love and care.

Mom, you always told me when I was really little, that I was the apple of your eye, ..I remember like it was now, ...I could remember you talking to me, us in your bedroom, I remember all the little things, the smell of your pillow, of your perfume, your sewing machine and the chair that had a compartment, the needle/roller drawer, your perfume on your dresser, teasing your hair before work,with that aluminum comb, we loved everything about you as a mother, a guardian, I Friend and teacher.

Mom, I really look forward to seeing you First , when I leave this Earth, you are my Soul , and I Owe everything I am to You Mom

Please give Daddy a Hug too ,

Life on Earth is short, relative to the time we will be together, in eternity

Love, your Son Vincent
Posted by Marijane Mandel on April 30, 2020
Dear Mom,
Today is the DAY you passed a year ago, you are missed more than you know. I have to say Mom, you were there for all 4 of your children. Im glad your with Dad today and Always. I love the songs I picked out for this Memorial is Spot on!!! When I was younger I know I was Hard to take but when I needed you  you were always there. You always went out of your way for all of us. If I needed anything her and Poppy wiould be there for us I am so sorry that I cry Every Day but I cant stop when I see your beautiful face and that makes me Sad. I know your happy to be with Dad and so AM I.
Mom, I couldn't ask for a better Mom. I feel you with me Today and Always. I will Always Love you M ore than my Life. I know in my Heart you appreciated and Loved me so Much Mom. Please tell Dad I love and miss him too!
Posted by Ginger Toscano on April 30, 2020
Although I feel so profoundly sad today because I miss you ever second of every day I know that you are in much better place. I know that you were suffering so much since Daddy passed and that you truly just wanted to be with him, so I will try and focus on the fact that you are together in the Kingdom of our Lord God.

I cherish the memories I have of you. You always made me feel loved and special. I could share anything and everything with you and find myself going to pick up the phone to do that constantly. I miss that so very much - but then I just talk to you and I know you hear me and that you want for me - and all of your children to be happy. I am so sorry that I can't feel that way yet but I promise I will keep trying.

Thank you for being my mom and for being my best friend. I love you with all my heart and soul Mommy.

Love and miss you and look forward to the day we are together again.

Love,
Ginger
Posted by Marijane Mandel on March 22, 2020
Dear Sweet Mom,. I think about how lucky I was to have you as my Mother for 60 years. You were truly the kindest person I knew. You were a Great Mom and thank everyday you were mine. I know at the end you only wanted to meet again with Dad and be pain free and the happiest to see and dance with him again. Mom, I want to call you everyday. If something is Happy I want to call and share it with you and even when I was sad or had an issue you would always call or come over to make sure I was okay. What can I say except i'm so happy I have so many Great Memories of all of us.l I will write again soon as I think of you Everyday Mom and count my blessings that you were my MOM<<
Posted by Marijane Mandel on February 14, 2020
Mom and Dad, I want to wish you both a Happy Valentines Day in Heaven. I am so happy that your both together and I know you'll be dancing tonight to Ann Murrays song Dance, Dad loved her. Mom was happy with love songs, she loved the Bee Gees!!! Tonight you'll dance and forever your love will always be there. I miss you Everyday Mom but I am happy that your with Dad and not in so much pain. I know you didn't want to live like that anymore and accepted you were sick and were ready for God to make you an Angel because that's how I'll ALWAYS REMEMBER YOU! RIP MY DEAR MOTHER! YOUR DAUGHTER ALWAYS, MARIJANE
Posted by Marijane Mandel on August 14, 2019
Mom and Dad, I miss you both !Since this is Moms Memorial I will speak with her! I truly am sick over your passing! I'm truly sorry I cry so much but I hear you talking to me or a story.you told i see your face and it's so intense and overwhelming
RIP with Poppy
Love your daughter
Marijane
Posted by Marijane Mandel on July 23, 2019
I'm writing this to let you know how sorry I am for crying so much. I really try not to but all I have to think is how lucky I was to have you as a Parent. I know you and Mom are happy together now but it still doesn't help the pain,. I try to remember t he good memories and smile, then cry. Again please know I want you to be pain free but I wish I could have one more kiss, one more story, one more hug xoxo
Posted by Marijane Mandel on June 4, 2019
Dear Sweet Mom, I want you to know how much I loved you and still love you till the day I meet you in Heaven. I was writing to Dad and I told him I know you both are listening to Ann Murray and Dancing. I know you know I loved you so much, I was with you Almost Every Day for 18 mos, I would do anything for you and I'm glad you knew that. Yes you had your little Catherine remarks that I expect from you and at the end made me smile because I knew the real Catherine was still there. I love you to the Moon and Back and will Never ever ever forget one thing about you, the Greatest Mom any one could ask for, RIP MOM, Love MARIOOCH
Posted by Marijane Mandel on June 1, 2019
Dear Sweet Mom, Today has been very hard for me and I can't stop crying. I know, no no no no no, I hear you saying it and I smile. I love you more than words could say and I just needed to share that right now. Please forgive me for my faults as I forgive you for yours. Your so dear and close to my heart Forever Mom, I was with you everyday and can't deal with not being with you every morning and noon. I couldn't wait to see you in the morning . I loved how you smiled when I walked in your house, made me feel so good
Posted by Marijane Mandel on June 1, 2019
YOU WERE THE BEST MOM EVER!!!!!!
Posted by Marijane Mandel on June 1, 2019
Mom, I'm so sorry I gave you such a Hard time growing up but i had a lot of issues I needed to take care of. I never realized how lucky I was to have a Wonderful Mom who would and has been so good to me. You NEVER said No to me. You were great and there for all your 4 children. I'm sorry I cry but I miss your voice. I keep saying I'm going to call Mom and then I realize your in Heaven now, I'm so glad your not in pain and are with Dad, Forever and Ever. One day I can't wait to see you both and give you the biggest Hugs and Kisses. Love you both, Your daughter Marijane
Posted by Marijane Mandel on May 23, 2019
Dear Sweet Mom, I'm sorry I missed writing on Yours and Dads 65th Wedding Anniversary. My mind is not the same. Sleep eludes me and all I think about is your voice and you saying "Mariooch", or us arguing, we are so much alike. I am happy your pain free and with Daddy. I know how much you missed him and part of your passing I believe was a broken Heart, I believe in that. Look at Evelyn's parent too, I truly pray your young and jumping and running and maybe even have Cinnamon, they say all Dogs go to Heaven but they probably have their own Doggy Heaven, Love to you Always and Forever! R.I.P. my Dearest Mom
Posted by Marijane Mandel on May 14, 2019
Dear Mom, I hope you had a Wonderful Mothers Day with Dad. Don't worry about us, well I know you were with me the WHOLE DAY!!!! I wanted to write you on Mothers Day but was hurting so bad I didn't want to do Anything. I love you more than words could say, as I say, to the Moon and Back and Back Again, I know now your free of pain and confusion. You truly will be missed until we meet in heaven. Give Dad a big hug from me then tell him to give you a big hug. xoxoxoxo
Posted by Marijane Mandel on May 11, 2019
Hi Mom, I'm sitting here thinking about what a wonderful life I had and I know I wasn[t easy to get along with but I know we both are a lot alike. You truly were a Great Mother. Tomorrow will be hard, its Mothers Day! I don't want to even celebrate without you, MY MOM, I'm always thinking about you. I know your where you wanted to be, with Daddy! Reunited!!! I will write a Tribute when I feel you with me or Dad
Posted by Marijane Mandel on May 1, 2019
Catherine Ortiz
Born November 22nd, 1932
Passed April 30, 2019
Posted by Marijane Mandel on May 1, 2019
Mom, I know you just passed yesterday but my love for you is Forever. You truly were such a GREAT MOM and we were all lucky to have you as a Mother. I know your at peace, no more pain, Now you with Dad, the love of your life. Your with your parents and a lot of Family and Friends. I can go on and on but after your services I will leave another tribute

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Posted by Marijane Mandel on June 1, 2022
Hi Mom, it’s an Emotional Day for me. I miss you more than my life. I’m remembering the fun and great times we’ve had and we’ve had bad too. You were so kind and caring for all of us Mom. Ginger and I were saying you’ve ALWAYS BEEN THERE FOR US EVEN WHEN WE WERENT SURE. You are my Mother and my Most Loved Person in the WORLD! Dad too of course! RIP MY BEAUTIFUL MOTHER!
Posted by Ginger Toscano on May 15, 2022
Dearest Mom and Dad,

Wishing you both a Happy Anniversary. I love you both dearly! Dance to all your favorite songs and continue to watch over us. You are loved and missed so much more than words could ever convey.

Eternal Love,
Gin
Posted by Ginger Toscano on May 8, 2022
Happy Mothers Day Mommy. I know you were with me today, and that you did not want me to be sad. In your honor, I tried my very hardest to smile , not cry, when I relived beautiful memories of you and how much you loved us all. You are with us every day and I am trying so hard to take comfort in that. I am forever grateful that you are my mom.
Loving you always and forever ,
Gin
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Mom was born in the Bronx, NY. She had 1 sister,   Their Mom passed when she was only 6 years old. Mom had to be a Mom to her sister and take care of my Grandpa Vincenzo. Even at a young age she was there to give back. Mom married Dad in 1954 and was married over 60 years when she was taken to her final destiny and that is Heaven with Dad. I will come back to add to this story. I have alot to ask my Aunt Janice about her life growing up
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Shared by Marijane Mandel on November 22, 2021
My Mom was a real tough Sicilian. She was ALWAYS there for me and all of her children. She had a rough life losing her Mom at 5 yrs old and having a Father that’s blind. Lost his sight in the War. I’m guessing 1950. She then had to be a Mom and house keeper at an early age. My Aunt Janice is 4 yrs younger so she took care of her too. Mom you are ALWAYS in my heart until we meet Someday. R.I.