Our Classmates

Cathy Maurer (Burati)

Cathy's senior candid photo.
Our dear classmate Cathy Maurer Burati passed away on Mar. 26, 2023. Cathy joined our class in third grade.
During her time in high school, she was a member of the Office Aides, Red Cross Club, Ski Club, Spartan Spirit newspaper, and participated in intramural sports.
Her son Ben said, "Some of you may or may not know that my mom had been battling Parkinson's disease for some time now. It first claimed her ability to paint; however, that did not stop her fierce artistic soul, which she poured into her knitting and fiber art for the past decade. That stands to show what a creative force she was."

Here are excerpts from her obituary, which appeared in The Republican newspaper: 
Catherine "Cathy" (Maurer) Burati, 70, devoted wife for 51 years to Ronald Burati, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, Mar. 26, 2023.
Cathy was born in Enid, OK, the daughter of the late Charles Francis and Arlene (Flanagan) Maurer.
Cathy, a "Polymath," held many jobs in her life, excelling at everything she put her mind to.
She enjoyed knitting, watercolor painting, reading, impressionist art, music, and summer sailing trips on the J&E Riggin. Cathy also enjoyed traveling to her favorite places: Rockport, MA, Rhinebeck, NY, and Rockland, ME.
Most of all, Cathy truly loved her family and close friends. In addition to her husband, Cathy is survived by her two sons, Christopher Burati and partner, Hannah Myett of Brooklyn, NY and Benjamin Burati and his wife, Rebecca Burati of Chicopee, MA; four brothers, Charles F. Maurer, Jr. and his wife Teri, Gary Maurer and his wife, Darlene, Michael Maurer, and Stephen Maurer-Muniz; a granddaughter; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family members.
In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in Cathy's memory to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research, Grand Central Station, PO Box 4777, New York, NY 10163-4777 or at michaeljfox.org.
Girls in Mrs. Ravosa's third grade class. In front, sitting: Cathy Maurer, Arlene Breau. Row. 2, kneeling: Nancy Steitz, Marilyn Gour, Debbie Markham, Suzanne Dreyer, Kathy Pedersen. Standing: Julie Devine, Marsha Coons (hidden), Alicia Coles, Susan Wolcott, Sue Wicks, Melinda Wheeler, Cynthia Richards?, Denise Descheneaux, Ellen Zimmerman?, Judi Bliss. Photo courtesy of Arlene Breau.
Homeroom photo in Cathy's freshman year. Front row: Janet McCarthy, Marilyn Man, Virginia Martin, Cathy Maurer, Candice Marino, Marilyn Medbury, Brenda Misitano, Jane Mertz, Mr. Charles McKinney. Row 2: Andrew Malloy, George Lull, Paul McNamara, Douglas Milroy, David McCallum, Timothy Lynch. Row 3: August Maserati, Thomas Mineo, James Manferdini, Franklin Miorandi, John McGrady. Not pictured: Richard Malmstrom, Susan McGill, Lois Melbourne.
Homeroom photo in Cathy's sophomore year. Front row: Karen Martin, Virginia Martin, Lois Melbourne, Cathy Maurer, Susan McGill, Miss Sandra Johnson. Row 2: Lee Mazzaferro, Candice Marino, Marilyn Man, Marilyn Medbury, Janet McCarthy, Jane Mertz. Row 3: Andrew Malloy, Edward McDonough, George Lull, Victor Linden, Allison Lipp. Row 4: Paul McNamara, Richard Maurer, Douglas Milroy, Thomas Mineo, James Manferdini, Richard Malmstrom. Not pictured: Bruce Lindwall, August Maserati.
Homeroom photo in Cathy's junior year. Front row: Mrs. Ruth Yetwin, Virginia Martin, Brenda Misitano, Marilyn Medbury, Janet McCarthy, Lee Mazzaferro, Doreen Meyer. Row 2: George Lull, Karen Martin, Pamela Murphy, Cathy Maurer, Lois Melbourne, Jane Mertz. Row 3: Paul McNamara, Richard Mondoux, James Manferdini, Thomas Mineo, Franklin Miorandi, Richard Malmstrom. Row 4: Bruce Moore, Edward McDonough, Richard Maurer, John McGrady, Andrew Malloy, Douglas Milroy. Not pictured: Glenn Kelly, Scott Moore, Marilyn Man, August Maserati.
Cathy later in life.
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