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Mary Catherine Strobel Hayes 1992 - 2013
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September 15, 2013
Though I did not know Mary Catherine personally, I have always felt that I did because of her Nashville family. All of you have done so much to help so many grow in Faith, in Hope and in Love. Mary Catherine will bring many many souls along with her as the years go by. Thank you all so much for this great gift. Another blessing from many generations of great hearts and souls.
June 13, 2013
My deepest sympathies go out to the entire family. My heart and prayers are with you.
June 11, 2013
May God comfort you in this time of sorrow. Catherine had the most beautiful smile and heart! Val
June 10, 2013

My deepest sympathy to the family. May you find strength in God who gives comfort to all the mourning ones. Isaiah 61:2
June 10, 2013
As you grieve know that we are remembering you and honoring the memory of Mary Catherine. In the words of Robert Louis Stevenson: "Like a bird singing in the rain, let grateful memories survive in time of sorrow."
June 09, 2013
I know that there are no words that can ease the pain of losing someone so beloved. Mary Catherine touched many lives, and is deeply missed. May the God of all comfort be with you all during this time of intense grief, and always. (1 Cor 15:26) I'm very sorry for your loss.
June 08, 2013
When God calls little children
to dwell with Him above.
We mortals sometimes question
the wisdom of His love.
for no heartache compares with
the death of one small child,
who does so much to make our world
seem wonderful and mild.
Perhaps God tires of calling
the aged to His fold.
So He picks a rosebud
before it can grow old.
God knows how much we need them
and so He takes but few,
to make the land of Heaven
more beautiful to view.
Believing this is difficult
still somehow we must try.
The saddest word mankind know
will always be "Goodbye".
So when a child departs
we who are left behind,
must realize God loves children,
Angels are hard to find.
Love, Joanie
June 08, 2013
We have prayed over the years for your sweet girl but will keep the prayers coming for her family that loved her so very much. May she rest in peace. Karen & Joe Roddy and family
June 08, 2013
My heartfelt condolences. I am so sorry.
June 08, 2013
We did not have the pleasure of knowing your dear Mary Catherine, but we are very saddened by her passing. May she rest in peace, and may you be comforted by sweet memories of her.
June 08, 2013
Much love and many prayers for MC and family. May you feel her peace and wholeness forever.
June 07, 2013
Beautiful tribute to your lovely.Girl.May God be with you and keep you in the palm of His hand.You are in our prayers June and Jack
June 07, 2013
Rest in peace dear Mary Catherine, I know that the heavens are open in celebration for you. Our mothers and fathers, grandma's and grandpa's all welcoming you into their loving arms. To Matthew and Katie we send our love and strength to you both. Sally, Thomas and Georgie we love you all and share your sadness. Warm embraces
June 06, 2013
You and your family are in my prayers. Like the Little St. Therese of the Little flower Mary Catherine used her illlness to spread God's love. I'm sure her good work has just begin. I thank God for her gift of life. You are in my prayers.
June 06, 2013
June 06, 2013
Matt and family - I was so saddened by this news. What a wondeful young woman. You are in my prayers.
June 06, 2013
Words can not describe the loss we feel for all of you. Love, always,and you are in our prayers, always, Pat and Linda
June 06, 2013
All my love to this family
June 06, 2013
Our sympathies and prayers for Mary Catherine and all the Strobel's/Hayes. Thank you for remembering our Misericordia residents, during these hard days.
June 06, 2013
Matt & Katie - Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family on Mary Catherine's passing. What a beautiful tribute to her. Dodger & Michelle Slater
June 06, 2013
We will never forget Mary Catherine's many playdates with Samantha during their Greeley days. Mary Carherine's smiles were infectious. In fact, I don't think I ever saw Mary Catherine where she wasn't smiling. We were blessed to have known her.
With love,
Cario, Tracy and Samantha Lullo.
June 06, 2013
Thinking how blessed you all are to have been a part of MC's life and how blessed you have been By her. Wishing you many blessings, much peace and loving memories. Teresa Strobel
June 06, 2013
May you find comfort in God's word and in the God of all comfort during your time of loss.
June 06, 2013
May God comfort you and may caring support surround you. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
June 06, 2013
May God's grace and your loving memories of Mary Catherine bless your family. Know you are in our thoughts and prayers.
June 06, 2013
Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. God's grace be with you until you see her again.
Raquel, Karen and Kristi Pittman
June 06, 2013
The Valiquette family is sending you prayers of light and love as you celebrate the inspirational life of Mary Catherine. May God be with you during this difficult time.
June 06, 2013
I'm so very sorry for your loss. What a beautiful tribute in the paper. She seemed to have a wonderful passion for life and the theater even during her cancer fight. What a blessing that her very large loving family members can help each other heal.
June 06, 2013
I'm so sorry about Mary Catherine's passing. May her family and friends find the peace they need knowing she was such an amazing person. God has a tendency to take the great ones back sooner so they can be angels for their loved ones. Rest in peace, Mary Catherine.
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