- 55 years old
- Date of birth: Oct 14, 1959
- Date of passing: Sep 29, 2015
|A resilient woman understands that any trial coming her way - in spite of the fear and sadness it may trigger - can be managed with integrity and strength. She knows she will feel joy and serenity again. - CC|
This memorial website was created to honor our precious Cathy ("Catita"), beautiful and beloved wife, mother, daughter, sister, cousin, aunt, friend. Like the characters from her favorite movie, "The Wizard of Oz", Cathy possessed a brilliant mind, a loving and generous heart, and courage that was beyond comprehension. She also knew that "there's no place like home", and created a home for her family that was filled with beauty, warmth, compassion, intelligence, and a welcoming love for all who visited Casa Cherbosque.
Besides her lifelong passion for the Beatles, literature, and her family, she excelled in the hallowed halls of academia, earning three master's degrees and one Ph.D. But what defined her most at the end was her positive attitude, determination, and great spirit for living, which have been such an inspiration to those whose lives she touched. As she loved greatly, she was greatly loved in return.
Cathy is survived by her devoted, adoring family: husband Jorge, daughters Carina and Tiana, dogs Lovey & Louie, her mother & father Sandy & Chet, sister Deena, brother Jeff, sisters-in-law Bonnie and Lea, brother-in-law Pepe, Aunt Bobby, cousins Sasha, David I., David B., Jason, Tony, Gina, Jae, nieces Dezla, Skye, Daniela, and nephews Josh, Ariel, Alex and Jorge.
The abundance of love and support we have received from those that knew and loved Cathy has been a tremendous blessing, one that is helping us begin to heal our sorrow at her leaving us way too early. This website is a natural consequence of that abundance of love. We invite you to add your own memories, stories, photos, videos, and songs to this website. Together, by sharing our love for Cathy, we will keep her memory alive and help each other to heal.
As this website's name proclaims, she will forever be missed.
Another way to honor our love for Cathy, and all she has contributed to our lives, is by contributing to the Cathy Cherbosque Scholarship, which has been set up to help fund the education of nurses who specialize in cancer research and treatment. The knowledge, support and love of all the nurses throughout Cathy's journey made such a tremendous difference to her. Please take a moment to click on this link to the donation site:
"To Cathy's family,
You all have been on my mind and heart and I wanted to express how I felt about your beloved Cathy. Although I spent time with her only a few times, Cathy left a lasting impression and I felt connected to her.
I will never forget the day we moved our girls into their dorm room at BoCo. Savannah and Carina were so excited to be roommates. Cathy and Jorge were there every step of the way. Cathy, carefully and thoughtfully unpacking Carina's suitcases. I could tell she was a little tired, but Cathy was strong and determined. She spent the entire day making sure everything was just right in that dorm room, while her beloved Jorge ran around getting food and drinks for everyone. I felt so very blessed that my Savannah would be living with Carina. I knew this was a very special family.
Over the next few years I had a few more opportunities to spend time with Cathy and family. I remember we all went to Boston to see our girls perform in a Tennesee Williams production. We all went to dinner afterwards and I just remember thinking Cathy was so stunning and graceful. Her soft spokeness was enchanting. Our girls were celebrating their 21st birthdays that evening...very memorable.
The last time that I saw Cathy was in May of 2015. This time her other beautiful daughter, Tiana, accompanied the family to Boston for Carina's graduation. I was so happy to see her and talk to her. She was radiant as usual. This woman made a lasting impression.
Jorge, Carina and Tiana, our family is deeply saddened by your loss. We have comfort in knowing that Cathy is in heaven and walks amongst the angels. She has always been an angel. Please know that we think about you all the time. May God hold you close and heal your hearts each and every day, one day at a time.
We love you all so much,
Darren, Lori, Savannah, Landen and Charlotte"
"To the family of Cathy,
Please let me extend my condolences to you. It is unnatural to lose a loved one in death. When we read the account of Lazarus, it teaches us that the resurrection is a reality. Jesus taught that someday "all those in the memorial tombs" will be resurrected. (John 5:28,29) Not only will Cathy be resurrected to life on earth but she will have an opportunity to live forever on this earth in peaceful and happy conditions. (Ps. 37:11, 29) I hope that these expressions from the Bible help to bring you some comfort and hope."
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