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Catherine Willems

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Catherine Willems Obituary
Mrs. Catherine A. 'Anna' (Bourque) Willems, of Waltham, died on Monday, January 26, 2015 in Spaulding Hospital, Cambridge. She was 95. Anna was born in Waltham on October 3, 1919, a daughter of the late Abel and Sabina (Ford) Bourque. She was a talented artist and in her teenage years she loved to paint. Shortly after graduating from high school she worked at the Waltham Watch Factory before enlisting in the Women's Marine Corps Reserve. She spent the next few years traveling across the country and was proud of her service. She married Edgar H. Willems, also a Marine Corps Veteran, and the couple raised their family in Waltham. Anna was a wonderful wife, mother and homemaker. She was predeceased by her husband Edgar and is survived by her children, Thomas E. Willems and his wife, Patricia, of Northborough, Elizabeth A. Kindregan of Waltham and Deborah A. Donnelly and her husband, James, of Littleton; her sister Dorothy Tierney of Holliston; 5 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews. She was also the sister of the late Edward Bourque, Francis Bourque, Julia Mulvaney, Alice Russell and Margaret Dolan. A Funeral Mass was celebrated for Anna on Wednesday February 4th, 2015 in St. Julias Church, Weston. Burial followed in Bourne National Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Franciscan Mission Associates, 274-280, W. Lincoln Ave, PO Box 598, Mt. Vernon, NY, 10551. To share a memory please visit www.joiycefuneralhome.com

Published in Waltham News Tribune from Feb. 5 to Feb. 12, 2015
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