Catherine ’Kay’ (Pulsifer) Waterworth, 89, died Sept. 25, 2008, with her family by her side, after a long illness. She was the beloved wife of the late Thomas L. Waterworth, Sr., who passed away in 1975.
Born February 17, 1919, in Lowell, she was one of ten children of the late Elmer E. Pulsifer and the late Winnifred V. (Sheehan) Pulsifer and was raised and educated in Lowell, moving to Dracut in the early 1960’s.
A resident of Dracut for more than forty years. For many years, Catherine was a member of the Dracut Senior Center where she loved to volunteer. She was a communicant of St. Michael’s Church, Lowell, and prior to her illness, was a communicant of St. Marguerite d’Youville, Dracut. Catherine enjoyed life, loved to dance, and was a devoted homemaker and mother, and especially loved to be with her family. Catherine was extremely devoted to the Blessed Mother and St. Therese of the Roses. She prayed the Rosary daily and was a blessing to us all.
She is survived by her four devoted children and their spouses, Ann M. Loughran and her husband, James, of Lowell, John J. Waterworth Sr., and his wife, Claire (Hamel), of Dracut, Edward F. Waterworth and his wife, Denise (Geoffroy), of Dracut, and Mary C. Erickson and her husband, Wayne, of Westford; eighteen grandchildren; thirty four great grandchildren; two great great grandchildren; her sister, Alice D. (Pulsifer) Gargan of Lowell; and many nieces and nephews.
Catherine was predeceased in death by her son, James E. Waterworth, who died at birth, her son, Thomas L. Waterworth, Jr., who died August 6, 2008 and his wife, Patricia M. (Moran) Waterworth who died June 19, 2007, and her grand daughter, Amy J. Waterworth who died March 7, 1995.
YOU ARE INVITED TO HER CALLING HOURS 2 UNTIL 6 P.M. ON SUNDAY.
ON MONDAY, HER FUNERAL WILL BEGIN AT 9 A.M. AT THE MCDONOUGH FUNERAL HOME, 14 HIGHLAND STREET, LOWELL (978 OR 800) 458-6816.
HER FUNERAL MASS WILL BE OFFERED AT ST. MICHAEL’S CHURCH 543 BRIDGE STREET LOWELL AT 10 A.M..
BURIAL IN ST. PATRICK CEMETERY.
MEMORIALS IN HER NAME TO ALZHEIMERS ASSOC., 220 PAWTUCKET ST., LOWELL MA 01854 OR VNA OF GREATER LOWELL, P O BOX 1965, LOWELL MA 01853