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Catherine was born on February 5, 1954, raised in Wilmington, CA, attended Sts. Peter Paul School in Wilmington and St. Anthony's High School in Long Beach. Shortly after completing her senior year, she started working and moved to Long Beach and was there until her untimely passing on December 25, 2011. She got into the longshore industry in 1985 and never transferred out of Local 13. For a period of time she was a lashing instructor,iInstrumental in helping qualify prospective members of the ILWU. She was outgoing, kind and generous. She touched a lot of people and will be missed. She is predeceased by her parents, Filimon and Celina Garcia. She is survived by her long time companion, Alan Brakefield, his son Jeff (Sheila) and his grandson, J.J.; and her 6 sisters, 6 brothers, 24 nieces and nephews.
Rosary is at 7 p.m. on Thursday, January 5, 2012 at St. Peter St. Paul Church, 515 W. Opp St., Wilmington, CA 90744. Funeral Mass will be on Friday, January 6, 2012 at 11 a.m. also at St. Peter St. Paul, with interment to follow at All Souls Cemetery, Long Beach, CA. To send the family a message, please visit the website at www.allsoulsmortuary.com www.dailybreeze.com

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Published in Daily Breeze on Jan. 3, 2012
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