Catherine Cecilia O'Reilly

2/14/1919 ~*~ 10/10/2004

Catherine Cecilia O'Reilly was born February 14, 1919 in New York, NY. She was the daughter of Charles O'Reilly and Anna Hughes O'Reilly.

She was one of 10 brothers and sisters:
John, Mary, Charles, Anna, Vincent, Eugene, James, Thomas, and Patricia.
She was a mother figure to all of them & had the duties that come to a big sister in a family that size. Catherine quit school at 16 to go to work. She wanted to be a nurse, but there was no money for a education.

She married Patrick Jones in 1937 and had 4 children, John, Patrick, Daniel, and Rose. John and Rose survive her. She was the grandmother of eight, and great grandmother of nine.

In 1972 Catherine married Frank Grant in San Diego, California. They traveled to different states on summer vacations. He preceded her in death in 1985.

Mom, be happy in your mansion that the Lord Jesus prepared for you. I know there is no more pain, no more sickness, and no more sorrow for you.

Sleep on Mother, and take your rest. We all love you, but God loves you the best.

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~ROSIE~ Posted 10/11/2004 3:14:46 AM

My Mother died at 9:06 PM Sunday 10/10/04. She was in the advanced stage of dementia. She went into a coma Friday evening, and the hospice care nurses were with her since then.

She has now gone to heaven to be with my step father and my 2 brothers.

Mom, I have struggled for some time to come to terms with your leaving, and almost won the battle. I just wish I could have gotten one last hug and kiss from you before you died.

Mom, I know you are now at peace....I love you. 

Your loving daughter,


dcorbett Posted 10/11/2004 3:23:39 AM

Rosie, you are in our prayers...and your Mom is probably singing in the heavenly choir with my Mom right now!

Debbie C

katie_30157 Posted 10/11/2004 3:29:30 AM

*hugs* rosie, I am truly sorry, you and your family are in my thoughts & prayers.
Humduck4 Posted 10/11/2004 3:32:21 AM

awwww rosie i am so thoughts and prayers your way.....
dreamgirl Posted 10/11/2004 3:33:53 AM

Rosie, my dear friend, I wish I could be out there with you at this time. You know I will hold you and your family in my prayers. I know your mom is at Peace and is being welcomed into Heaven by our Lord now.

May God`s Peace be with you and your family during this time of sorrow. Please know that your BidVille family loves you and will be here for you now and always.

God Bless

nick936 Posted 10/11/2004 3:38:10 AM


RosieLuv48 Posted 10/11/2004 5:39:35 AM


My sincerest condolences on the loss of your mother. I know how hard this time can be for you and yours so I wish you great peace that surpasses all understanding...

((( Rose )))

maryannm_98 Posted 10/11/2004 5:53:05 AM

You are in my prayers.
BellasBargains Posted 10/11/2004 7:11:16 AM


I am so sorry for your loss...

You and your mother are in my prayers. 

toonity Posted 10/11/2004 10:22:50 AM

Prayers and thoughts from the Oregon Coast

AUTOGRAPH COLLECTOR Posted 10/11/2004 10:24:17 AM

I was in the hospital for a week. Came back to a lot of heart breaking news.

All That Glitters Posted 10/11/2004 12:00:08 PM

OMG........I am so sorry love.
I spent many an hour talking with you, or Jess talkin with you and sharing the `mom` thoughts.

Know you`re in our prayers and hugs around you tightly.

Momma will be guiding your heart and your hands as you move forward in life .... and she`s probably givin Jesus a run for his money too, spunky as she was.

All my love and heartfelt blessings,

Les & Jess
justjoansetc Posted 10/11/2004 12:06:58 PM


My heart goes out for you.
You know your mom is in such a better place than the horror she has lived in with dementia.
At last she is FREE.


Londy Posted 10/11/2004 12:21:18 PM

Rosie, I am so sorry for your loss. You will be in my prayers
D&K AUCTIONS Posted 10/11/2004 1:07:30 PM

so sorry ((((HUGS & PRAYERS )))) heading your way.
alabamagal Posted 10/11/2004 1:15:16 PM

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

WHOSNEXT Posted 10/11/2004 1:16:53 PM

Oh...Rosie(((((hugs))))) & Prayers
Im so so sorry to hear yet another passing of a friends family member.This has been a heartwrenching month for so many BV members.
You know my heart & condolences go out to you at this grievous time along with all my prayers.
Know that Mom is finally at Peace with the Lord.

koinoniangreek Posted 10/11/2004 2:25:29 PM

(((((Hugs))))) and prayers from MO

Secondtimearound Posted 10/11/2004 2:29:13 PM

Rosie deepest sympathy to entire family sorry for your loss.
snidleywhiplash Posted 10/11/2004 2:30:34 PM

Prayers for your family from mine!
lamylouy Posted 10/11/2004 2:44:21 PM

For me Rosie no matter how well I thought I was prepared for my Moms passing it was still so very hard. You are in our thoughts sweet lady.
((((HUGS & PRAYERS ))))

Janie and Pat

~pegasus~ Posted 10/11/2004 2:52:11 PM

Rosie, {{{hugs}}} so so sorry. An angel for you  to help you through this time of grief and an angel for your mom  to arrive unto Jesus.

mommybird1 Posted 10/11/2004 3:02:52 PM

Soooooooo Sorry, Rosie! .........

.....Of course, I`ll add you to all kinds of prayer!


lkluvNY Posted 10/11/2004 3:16:26 PM

I am truly sorry for your loss. I`m feeling so sad for you. 
{{rosie}} I am giving you a big hug. Hope you feel it.
primitivereflections Posted 10/11/2004 3:43:27 PM

I am truely sorry for your lose. I wish I had words that would help but I know that I do not. Prayers are with you.
primitivereflections Posted 10/11/2004 3:46:51 PM

I am truely sorry for your lose. I wish I had words that would help but I know that I do not. Prayers are with you.
mom2beautifulkids Posted 10/11/2004 3:51:52 PM

I am sorry for your loss.((HUGS)) for you and your family.

evscandles Posted 10/11/2004 4:03:27 PM

I am so sorry to hear that Rosie. I know you will make it through this knowing that your mom is being embraced in heaven now.

tandgmart Posted 10/11/2004 5:16:46 PM

Rosie, (((((((hugs)))))) to you!

I am so sorry for the loss of your "Mother" 

You,your mother & family are in my prayers 

My best friends daughter`s fiance passed this last Thursday at age 40. 

I`m haven`t heard why yet!


Jeanne's Odds & Ends Posted 10/11/2004 5:18:58 PM

So sorry for your loss.


hauntedonecat Posted 10/11/2004 5:24:01 PM

 I`m so sorry Rosie, you and your mom are in my prayers.
deedeestreasures Posted 10/11/2004 9:31:02 PM

I am terribly sorry for your loss Rosie. Many hugs and good thoughts being sent your way.
SKETER Posted 10/11/2004 9:36:56 PM

So sorry Rosie... prayers for you and yours...
Mr&MrsBEE Posted 10/12/2004 7:02:22 AM

Rosie.. we are so sorry to hear of her passing.... love and prayers and thought are heading your way... take care...

~ROSIE~ Posted 10/12/2004 5:58:40 PM

You folks...thanks for the prayers, emails, and IM`s. They have helped immensely to ease some of the pain.

My guy friend got sneaky last nite and made me play Trival Pursuit with him...except he made up the rules and asked me all the questions. I was intent on answering the questions that I didn`t realize right away what he was doing.  What a way to take my mind off the sadness for awhile. 

God`s blessings to each and everyone of you that replied to my thread. 


All That Glitters Posted 10/12/2004 6:02:07 PM

:: Kisses :::

Did you atleast kick his butt!??
vunderbar Posted 10/12/2004 6:04:14 PM

Prayers and good thoughts from me of course. Going through it right now and one thing I can say. No matter how far gone in dementia they are, they know something is wrong and are very heartbroken by it` though they may not be able to express that. Her passing is upsetting to you but she probably saw it as a blessing. BW
PennyStuff Posted 10/12/2004 7:14:35 PM

Dear Rosie,

Your mom can now meet mine:} Now if they can find a way:}:}

How about putting a short memorial page together and sending it to me so I can add her to the site:

your friend

Dimple Posted 10/12/2004 7:37:16 PM

Sorry for your loss Rosie, Prayers heading your way
karnack58 Posted 10/12/2004 9:03:03 PM

Sorry Rosie!
In_God_We_Trust Posted 10/12/2004 9:14:22 PM

I am so so sorry to hear about your mother :( prayers being said
miz-em Posted 10/12/2004 9:36:44 PM

God Bless you and keep you in the Palm of His Hand at this time.

~ROSIE~ Posted 10/12/2004 10:08:01 PM

JB, Thank you for offering a memorial page for my Mom. Please give me a few days to put it together.

Right now I`m answering calls from family, and the legal paperwork is staggering.

catbabe Posted 10/12/2004 10:17:41 PM

I am so sorry Rosie. My prayers are with you.
God bless you and your family.

swill4538 Posted 10/12/2004 10:56:33 PM

My most sincere sympathy to you and your family.

Puckerbrush2001 Posted 10/12/2004 11:10:46 PM

My thoughts are with you. I have been in your shoes.
Novacats Posted 10/13/2004 12:03:33 AM


Oh, Sweetie she did get that hug and kiss from you. You can be sure of it. All Mother`s hold a very special place with God and she will rest and be healthy in the Angels arms. Oh and she will always keep an eye on you and your always.


PennyStuff Posted 10/12/2004 7:40:18 PM

feel free to sign in the Guest book at

Page is not complete yet but it is workable

dcorbett Posted 10/12/2004 8:49:47 PM

Yes, it is indeed worthwhile....I am glad to see that the page is there. Rosie, we share your grief.

While you all are there, drop over to the Colorado page that we did for my Mother, Mildred. I miss her so much.

Debbie C
BellasBargains Posted 10/12/2004 9:04:47 PM

~ROSIE~ Posted 10/12/2004 10:12:16 PM

Deb, I know Mildred and Catherine are sharing stories about us. 

bella, thanks for the prayers.

catbabe Posted 10/12/2004 10:59:17 PM

I signed it twice and still can`t see where I posted.

vulture Posted 10/12/2004 11:35:26 PM

All That Glitters Posted 10/12/2004 11:55:10 PM

This is so sweet of you to do!!

Thank you for helping to make it that much easier for everyone to share their love for this sweet lady and her family.

cuchi2003 Posted 10/13/2004 1:55:47 AM

prayers from the Rodriguez family to yours. God Bless!! Necta
dcorbett Posted 10/13/2004 2:37:30 AM

Rosie, I am sure that they are smiling and holding hands...since they are at Jesus feet together.

((((hug)))) Debbie

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