Reinhart, Catherine

June 24th, 2008
Catherine M. “Cathy” Reinhart, age 51, of Wilmington, died suddenly on Monday, June 23, 2008, at the Winchester Hospital.

Cathy was born on August 23, 1956, in Malden, MA, she was the beloved daughter of Janet M. (Casey) & the late Lawrence P. Reinhart of Wilmington. Cathy was a Wilmington resident for 39 years, she graduated from Wilmington High School Class of 1975. Cathy attended Salem State College where she earned her Bachelors Degree. She went on to receive a Masters Degree in Education from Lesley College. Cathy had a love for teaching. She loved to be around people and having long conversations with them. Her nickname became “Chatty Cathy”. Cathy loved drawing and going to the beach, she especially loved spending time at her favorite beach “York Beach” in Maine. Her true passion was traveling, she enjoyed new adventures and experiencing all the beauty God gave us. She truly loved life and taught everyone around her how to do the same. Cathy will be remembered for her devotion to her family and friends and they will miss her dearly.

Cathy was the dear sister of Lawrence J. Reinhart of Chicago, IL, Robert R. Reinhart and Debra J. Luciano both of North Andover, Peter T. Reinhart & Barbara A. Fitzgerald both of Wilmington, loving aunt of 13 nieces & nephews, she is also survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.

Her Funeral will be held from the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington on Saturday, June 28th at 9:00 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Thomas Church, 126 Middlesex Ave., Wilmington, at 10:00 a.m. Interment Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington. Visiting hours Friday, June 27th from 4-8 p.m.

Memorial donations in Catherine’s name may be made to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, 1332 North Halsted St., Suite 201, Chicago, IL 60622


14 Entries in Guest Book for “Reinhart, Catherine”

  1. Jennifer says:

    I am so saddened to hear of Cathy’s passing. She was one of my very first members of my pulmonary fibrosis support group on Yahoo. She shared so much of her journey with pf with others. She brought comfort, knowledge, information, and humor to all that she spoke to.

    Cathy you will be missed by so many.



  2. Anonymous says:

    Barbara I am so sorry for your loss. I know how hard it has been for you regarding her illness, I hope friends and family will help you get through this difficult time.

    Take care. Ann MacDonald

  3. Frances Costa says:


    I am so very sorry to hear that you lost your sister.

    She is now with God and may God bless you and each and every member of your family in this time of sorrow.


  4. Anonymous says:

    Barbara and family. I am truly sorry for your loss. I know what you are going through what you’ve gone through and please know that I pray for you. If you need anything, I am here for you as you were for me.

    Sandra Valeri

  5. Jean says:

    Barbara and Family,

    I’m so sorry to hear of Cathy’s passing. I know how special she was to all of you, and can only imagine what you’re all going through right now. Hopefully, all of your great memories with Cathy will help you to get through this difficult time. Thinking of all of you . . .

    Jean Inglis
    Goodwin Procter LLP

  6. Noreen says:

    Barbara: I know it’s been a difficult journey, but just by reading her death notice, I have a much better idea of who Cathy really was. She was obviously a very special person to many and you have that to remember her by. I’m here for you always my friend. My regards to all of your family as well.

    Noreen Ruggiero

  7. Paul says:


    My condolences to you and your family. Although I have not had the pleasure of meeting Catherine personally, I am very sorry to hear this news and if there is anything I can do, please let us know.

    Paul Scott

  8. Laura Veno says:


    I was saddened to hear of Cathy’s passing. May God hold all of you in the palm of his hand and guide you through this difficult time.

  9. Anonymous says:

    Barbara and family,

    So sorry to hear of Cathy’s passing. She always made Kyle and Hannah feel special when they saw her. If there is anything we can do, let us know.

    Holly Kirby and family

  10. Leanne says:

    Dear Reinhart family,
    I was saddened to hear about Cathy’s death. I remember her from the PFF support group and she was always full of spunk and wanted to help others. She will be missed. My heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

    Leanne Storch
    Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation

  11. Vicki says:

    This has been such a shock to me as well as others in the PF group. Cathy was such an inspiration to us all. Her love of life came through in everything she wrote. She was such a special person and I will miss her terribly. I also understand her journey in this world has ended and she’s in the loving arms of our Lord. My prayers are with you and your family.

  12. Julie says:

    To all the Reinharts: Steve, myself and the girls were so saddened to hear about Cathy’s all of you, she was a very special person and her good nature and smile was second to none..please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time..Love, Steve, Julie, Sara and Jenna Capobianco

  13. Frank H says:

    I have thought often of you all over the years, and I am very sad to hear about Cathy. I will always remember her bright smile and great laughter.

  14. barbara collins says:

    To Cathy’s family, especially Barbara. Having just received word- I will write despite time that passed. Cathy was a childhood friend from school and we shared some really great time together until I moved away. I have thought of Cathy many times over the years and always in the sense of she was the sweetest, most fun, truly wonderful person. I remember hanging out in the basement of your home where we’d listen to Simon and Garfukel and work on a writing project Cathy hoped would someday make an episode on “Alias Smith and Jones”….She had a great imagination and an even greater heart…always smiling. And she was happy and secure with the wonderful environment you provided her. My heart goes out to you. Barbara Collins class of 75

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