Our deepest sympathy to the family of Catharine Meyers who passed away on Oct.5, 2009.
A long time resident of the Colony, those who knew her will never forget her.
She was Grandma Meyers to so many of us...
She is survived by her sons, John (Nancy),
Larry (Eileen) and
and many grandchildren and great grandchildren..
May she rest in peace..
Donations in Catharine's name may be made to Human Resources at Sacred Heart in Southampton.
Human Resources of the Hamptons
168 Hill St
Southampton, NY 11968
She will be missed...
This is the beautiful eulogy given by Jock (John aka the "Duke") ;) at Catharine's funeral. I wanted to share it with all who knew her..
MY BROTHERS AND I WELCOME EVERY ONE TO THE BEAUTIFUL CATHEDRAL OF ST. AGNES. WE THANK YOU FOR JOINING US TO CELEBRATE THE LIFE OF OUR DEAR MOTHER, CATHARINE MEYERS.
WE ARE HERE TO SAY GOODBYE TO A REMARKABLE WOMAN WHILE REJOICING IN THE LIFE SHE LED. EVEN THOUGH SHE IS GONE, DEATH DOES NOT REIGN FOR SHE LIVES ON IN HER FAMILY…OF FOUR SONS, THEIR WIVES, 18 GRANDCHILDREN AND 29 GREAT GRANDCHILDREN.
AFTER ALL, LIFE CONQUERS DEATH!
FOR A CENTURY, SHE LIVED A FULL LIFE. AT THE END, SHE HAD ONLY A FEW REQUIREMENTS TO BE CONTENT. FIRST WAS A WEEKLY VISIT TO HER HAIRDRESSER. SECOND WAS TO NEVER REVEAL HER AGE, WHICH SHE CONSIDERED A STATE SECRET. TO TELL IT WOULD BE TREASON. THIRD WAS AN EVENING SCOTCH WITH A FRIEND.
A REMARKABLE WOMAN AND WONDERFUL MOTHER, SHE TAUGHT BY WORD AND, BEST OF ALL, BY EXAMPLE, THE ONLY TRUE LEADERSHIP. AS SHE AGED, HER PRESENCE IN OUR LIVES SEEMED TO GROW. HER FINEST DAYS WERE HER LAST FEW YEARS. AS HER BODY FAILED, HER SPIRIT SOARED.
LEAVING HER AT THE END OF A VISIT, I WOULD HUG HER AND SHE WOULD ASK – “WHY AM I STILL HERE?” I ALWAYS PONDERED HER QUERY AND CAME TO KNOW THE ANSWER, WHICH I NEVER TOLD HER, UNTIL NOW. SHE WAS STILL HERE TO SHOW US, SONS AND WIVES FIRST, THEN ALL OTHERS HOW TO AGE WITH GRACE AND DIGNITY, TO ACCEPT THE LOSSES OF AGING BY NOT COMPLAINING, TO GO ON WITH A SMILE FOR EVERY ONE – AND MAKE THE BEST OF THE GIFT OF A LONG LIFE AMID LOVING FAMILY AND FRIENDS.
SO WE CLOSE THIS LAST CHAPTER OF HER LIFE OVERWHELMED BY GRIEF BUT FULL OF GRATITUDE FOR HER LIFE AND LOVE.
SO LONG, MOM. GOD BLESS YOU! THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES AND THE LESSONS. REST IN PEACE!!