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February 24, 2020

Love you and miss you so much...we feel the loss MORE and MORE Why doesn't this loss get easier with time ? Thanks for send me and Mom Riley xxooxxooo Love you Cattarooch

Posted by Duska Case

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Place of Residence:
West Haverstraw, NY
Location on 9/11:
Marsh & McLennan | Vice President

Catherine T. Smith had recently been promoted to the role of vice president at Marsh and McLennan working on the 96th floor. Catherine was 44 when she died, and she lived with her domestic partner, Evelyn Cedeno in West Haverstraw, NY, USA. Evelyn and Catherine had both been regulars at the same bar in Rockland County for over twenty years, but had only become a couple about six years before 9/11.

They had met again shortly after they'd both suffered break-ups, and took the opportunity to cry on each other's shoulder. Cathy, as she seems to have been known to her friends, pursued Evelyn until she finally gave in, leading to their description of themselves as Penelope and Pepe LePew. They planned to retire early, making sure they could enjoy the beachhouse in Manahawkin, on the Jersey Shore, which they'd recently built. Friends describe Cathy as warm and loving, full of smiles, with a real joy for life. She drove a canary yellow Volkswagen, collected baseball cards, and planned to set up a business trading them.