Catherine (Cathy) Linda Boicelli died Friday, March 15, 2013, at Stanford Hospital in Stanford after a fearless battle with cancer, in the company of her family.
"She was a wonderful wife, mother and Nonni."
Cathy was 65, born July 1, 1947, in San Francisco. Her career as a teacher spanned 35 years starting as a preschool teacher and ending in retirement from Kennedy Middle School where she taught science and language arts.
Cathy leaves behind her teenage sweetheart and husband of 45 years, Dan S. Boicelli. She is also survived by her son, Tim; daughter Rebecca; grandson, Luciano; her son Dan and his wife, Stefanie; granddaughter, Madeline.
Cathy lived with her husband, Dan, in Menlo Park for 37 years and most recently, as a retired couple in The Sea Ranch. She loved to quilt and read. Anyone who had a comment to make about Cathy would say, "She was smart, witty, generous and loved her family and dogs."
There will be a memorial service at a later time for close family members and Cathy's dearest friends and teachers. If desired, donations may be made in her honor to The American Cancer Society.