Catharine "Cathy" Gardner
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Catharine "Cathy" Gardner East Lansing Formerly of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Died January 28, 2011 in Lansing, MI. Miss Gardner was a compassionate and loving soul dedicated to helping the homeless. She earned her Bachelor Degree at Temple University, was a freelance artist and an avid reader. Preceded in death by her mother, Catharine McMahon Gardner; sisters, Laura and Virginia; and brother, Frank. Surviving are her father, Frank; brothers, Peter (Barbara) and Thomas (Adrienne); sister, Elizabeth; nephews, Ian and Colin; and dear friends, Mary Jo, Josie, Jonathan and Maryann. A memorial mass will be held Wednesday, February 2, 11:00 a.m. at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, 955 Alton Road, East Lansing, MI with Rev. Mark Inglot officiating. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. at Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, 1730 E. Grand River Avenue, East Lansing and Wednesday 1 hour prior to the service at the church. Those desiring may make contributions to Hospice House of Mid-Michigan, Sparrow Foundation, P. O. Box 30480, Lansing, MI 48909-7980 in Miss Gardner's memory. On line condolences may be sent at:

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Published in Lansing State Journal on Jan. 30, 2011.
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February 2, 2011
Dear Liz, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of grief. With my deepest sympathy,
Zey Ustunol
February 1, 2011
I did not know Cathy. But, my heart goes out to Liz and all the family members and friends. May your memories comfort you. Wishing you sweet rest, Cathy.
Linda Summers
January 31, 2011
Cathy was thoughtful, always thinking about the people around her--always willing and offering to help with whatever anyone needed "A true giver with a big heart"
Mary Rosner
January 30, 2011
Cathy has touched my life in so many ways. I am blest to have had her in my life. I am so happy she finally is at peace.
Mary Jo Goldstein
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