Catherine Marlowe

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3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Monday, March 4, 2024
Charles J. O'Shea Funeral Homes, Inc.
603 Wantagh Ave.
Wantagh, New York, United States


11:15 am
Tuesday, March 5, 2024
St. Frances De Chantal Church
1309 Wantagh Avenue
Wantagh, New York, United States

Final Resting Place

Holy Rood Cemetery
111 Old Country Road
Westbury, New York, United States

In Lieu of Flowers

please consider sending a donation in Catherine's memory to: Alzheimer's Association 225 N. Michigan Ave. Floor 17 Chicago, IL 60601 800.272.3900


Catherine Marlowe, of Wantagh, NY, passed away on February 28,2024 at the age of 89. Catherine was a lifelong educator and the Principal of PS 153 in Maspeth, the same elementary school she attended as a child. Upon retirement, she was elected to the Board of Education for District 24 and also became the Principal of Good Shepard Catholic Academy in Brooklyn. Catherine was also devoted to her Catholic faith, involving herself in both Our Lady of Hope RC church in Queens and St. Frances de Chantal RC church in Wantagh. Catherine participated in Holy Pilgrimages to Medjugorje and helped raise money for medical supplies and a hospital. She was also a member of the Third Order of St. Francis. Above all, Catherine was dedicated to and loved by her family. She was the beloved wife of the late Joseph "Buddy" Marlowe. Devoted mother of James Anello (Annette), and Nina Melzer (Eugene). Loving grandmother of James, Jennifer, Alexander, Christina, Kasey, and Lianna. Proud great-grandmother of Owen, Charlotte, and Amelia. Adored sister of the late Thomas Abruzzo ( the late Josephine). Family will receive friends Monday, 3 pm - 7 pm, at the Charles J. O'Shea Funeral Homes, 603 Wantagh Avenue (Exit 28N SS PKWY) Wantagh, NY. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday, 11:15 am, at St. Frances de Chantal R.C. Church. Entombment to follow at Holy Rood Cemetery.
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