Cathy was a devoted wife to Vinny for 53 years, 18 of them after his passing in 2001. She never waivered. Loving mother to Catherine Marie and Nicole Kay. She was a loving aunt to her niece, Gina Perillo. A magnificant grandmother to the greatest loves of her life, her two grandchildren, Officer Brianna Beyer, DHS and Sergeant Kurt Beyer, USMC. She loved those kids with every fiber of her being. They were her life. Her love for them can be rivalled only by their love for her in return.
Affectionately known as "Gma", she looked forward to her 'family conference calls' on holidays, would send homemade cards and notes to her grandchildren and her son in law, her "Sonney Boy". Cathy enjoyed the ocean, walks with friends and her Friday Night night out with friends at the Port Saint Lucie American Legion for pizza and a Pepsi. Cathy valued the important things in life like family and getting to see Kurt graduate at MRCD San Diego and watching Brianna's competitive dance team when she was a little girl.
A private memorial service will be held in Florida upon Kurt's return from his current deployment in the Middle East. She will be laid to rest in the Atlantic, with her Vinny.
In luei of cards, flowers and other material items, Cathy would prefer donations to one of two organizations, or both;
Tunnel to Towers, 9/11 survivor relief
USO, for the men and women in uniform she respected and loved so much.