In Loving Memory of
Catherine Clare Martin
May 23, 1963 - October 29, 1999

Cathy's charm and Christmas ornament above are a beautiful and loving gift from Rose Mary.
To visit Rose Mary's page for Cathy, click here ~Catherine Martin

These special birthday, Easter and Valentine's Day gifts for Angel Cathy are from my friend Marie.
You can visit her website for her son Rob here ~ Rob Northrop's Site.


This is a wonderful and loving gift to Angel Cathy for her birthday from Tina's Mom.

These are two beautiful gifts from my dear friend Carol, mom to Angel Michael.

My Dearest CATHY..My Precious Daughter
You Are Forever Loved And Missed
I Love You.........Mom

Here are six gifts in loving memory of Catherine. May you find comfort in knowing that Catherine will never be forgotten.
Hugs, Patti Rawls

Angel Dustin Rawls

Letter to Mom

Mom, please donít feel guilty
It was just my time to go.
I see you are still feeling sad,
And the tears just seem to flow.
We all come to earth for our lifetime,
And for some itís not many years
I donít want you to keep crying
You are shedding so many tears.
I havenít really left you
Even though it may seem so.
I have just gone to my heavenly home,
And Iím closer to you than you know.
Just believe that when you say my name
Iím standing next to you,
I know you long to see me,
But thereís nothing I can do.
But Iíll still send you messages
And hope you understand,
That when your time comes to ďcross over,Ē
Iíll be there to take your hand.
Copyright © by Joy Curnutt. All rights reserved.

Cathy was an RN and worked mostly in pediatrics and in neonatal intensive care, and always wanted a child of her own.
Her baby was two weeks over due, and after being in induced labor for two days, they decided to do a C-section.
In the recovery room, she got into trouble with her asthma, which had always been a problem for her. She vomited,
aspirated, and went into respiratory arrest. I was right there, and when the nurse did not react, I did,
but was told that I had to leave, and "could not do that". I told the nurse that I was a nurse
and an EMT and that I did this all the time, but they made me leave. Alexis Marie Martin was born
on 10/20/99. Cathy "coded" in the recovery room within an hour after the C-section and never regained consciousness.
By the time they resuscitated her, it was too late and she was brain dead.
They left her on a respirator for a week
and then let her go. She was my first born.


Alexis (Cathy's daughter) in 9th grade.

This another recent picture of my granddaughter, Alexis, (Cathy's daughter).

Look at this.... Cathy and her daughter.


On the left, Alexis in 2012, and on the right, Alexis in 2013.
It is so hard to realize it is 15 years already.

This is a picture of Cathy's daughter, Alexis, from 2011.

Here I am with Cathy's daughter Alexis, from Christmas 2006.

Here's Alexis after her Ballet Recital. "Thanks to all my FANS!!!"

"Am I Just TOOOO CUTE!!! "

And here is another picture of my daughter Cathy's daughter, Alexis.

Cathy's favorite color was blue. She loved the ocean, especially the coast of Maine. She always dreamed of having a house
on the coast of Maine overlooking the ocean. She had a nautical theme to her decorating of her home.
She loved lighthouses and teddy bears.


Cathy even had a little teddy bear bride and groom topper on her wedding cake. She was married on 5/3/97,
to Jim Martin. Cathy was always known for her smile. Everyone said it would light up a room,
and she smiled all the time.

She was a great encourager to everyone in all things. Her motto was always, "Don't Quit, you can do it."
She would greet everyone with a big hug, and she had a great gift for taking care of children,
they were drawn to her like a magnet. She loved to get right down on the floor
and play with them.

When it was medication time on her pediatric floor at the hospital, Cathy could always get the kids to take their medication,
even when no one else could. She also worked as a charge nurse in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
in Albany Medical Center in Albany, N.Y.. She graduated from Samaritan Hospital School Of Nursing, in Troy, N.Y.
Before that she graduated from St. Mary's High School, in Hoosick Falls, N.Y. She was born in Flushing, Queens, N.Y.,
and we moved to Petersburg, N.Y. when she was 5.
She was a very severe asthmatic all of her life, which I am sure contributed to her death
when she aspirated, and broncho-spasmed.

This photo above is of Cathy's daughter, Alexis Marie, born 10/20/99.
Doesn't she look ever so much like her Mommy?

My Mom Is A Survivor

My Mom is a survivor, or so I've heard it said.
But I hear her crying at night when all others are in bed.
I watch her lay awake at night and go to hold her hand.
She doesn't know I'm with her to help her understand.
But like the sands on the beach that never wash away...
I watch over my surviving mom, who thinks of me each day.
She wears a smile for others...a smile of disguise.
But through Heaven's door I see tears flowing from her eyes.
My mom tries to cope with death to keep my memory alive.
But anyone who knows her knows it is her way to survive.
As I watch over my surviving mom...through Heaven's open door.
I try to tell her that angels protect me forever more.
But I know that doesn't help her or ease the burden she bears.
So if you get a chance, go visit her...And show her that you care.
For no matter what she matter what she feels.
My surviving mom has a broken heart that time won't ever heal~!
This poem was written by Kaye Des'Ormeaux and dedicated to: Clarissa.
All rights reserved.

Our Christmas Angels

I made a small gift for Cathy's Birthday, and I hope you like it.
My thoughts and prayers are with you, dear friend, as we honor your precious daughter on her very special date.
I hope you can have a peaceful day filled with only the best memories of her wonderful life
and all the joy and happiness she brought to yours. I'll light a candle for Cathy on her birthday morning
and say a little prayer. May God give you comfort and peace.
Love and Hugs,
Lynn, Mom to Our Angel Ken

This is a loving gift from Laurie's Mom.

A small gift for Cathy's family on her Angel Day. My prayers and blessings to you.

In Loving Memory of Cathy
A Very Beautiful Angel With a Smile From Heaven
Ann, Laurasmom
From An Art Print By Artist Jessica Fries


In Memory of Cathy
A Sweet and Caring Angel
You Will Be Forever Loved and Remembered


I am so sorry for your loss. I know that no matter how many years pass
we can never forget. Let us celebrate Cathy's short but beautiful life.
May God bless you and always be with you
Ann, Laurasmom

For Cathy ~
May you have great joy in heaven
as you watch over your sweet little daughter and your loved ones
I know you have left a big hole in everyone's hearts
But one day you will all meet again
And what a joyous reunion that will be
God bless you and keep you until you all meet again.
With My Love
Ann, Laurasmom

Dear Pat and ANGEL Cathy
This is a poem my ANGEL Lee wrote, one of many, I would love to share it with you.


Softness of the skin
Sweetness in the smell
Nectar of the fruit
Tender in the heart
Dancing in the eyes
Uplifting in the smile
Tickle of the touch
Joining in the love

Truth in the speech
Love in the laughter
Primal in the scream
Soft in the whisper
Quick in the mind
Fair in the sentence
Brave in the confrontation
Joining in the love

Graceful in the sleep
Careful in the search
Deep in the sorrow
Strength in the sickness
Giving of thy self
Rich in the health
Kind in the giving
Joining in the love

Written By Lee Henry Aguilera~~~Sue-Anne's ANGEL

In Loving Memory of Lee Henry Aguilera

I LOVE this Halloween gift so much and want to share it with you all, please add to your Halloween sites
if you have one, gratis my friend Patti!
Love, cindyjo

Michelle Marie Greever

Continue to Cathy's Photo Album
Or to A Tribute to Cathy Martin

Muchas gracias to my dear friend, Rosemary, for helping with some of the pictures and graphics on this page.
And many thanks also to Sheri and Joyce for all your help with Cathy's tags.

A friend can hear a tear drop.

This webpage is created
In Loving Memory of Catherine Clare Martin
on December 12, 2001
Last updated: November 12, 2017
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