Catherine Packard Licata, 72, died on February 17 in Plymouth, MA after a long
struggle with Alzheimer's Disease.
Cathy was born and raised in Arlington, VA, graduated from Jeb Stuart High School
in 1967, UNC Chapel Hill in 1971 with a degree in nursing and earned a Master's
degree in nursing at the University of Washington, Seattle in 1977.
For over 40 years she was a dedicated neurology/neuro-surgery nurse at both
Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston and Christs St. Vincent Hospital in Santa
Having lived and worked in DC, Denver CO, Brattleboro VT, Seattle WA, Melrose MA,
Dedham MA, Brookline MA and Santa Fe NM she retired with husband Bill to
Plymouth, MA in 2019.
Cathy loved to travel, both foreign and domestic; to hike, including many National
and State Parks; to run, trained and successfully completed the Boston Marathon;
ski, bike and read.
She was a beloved wife and wonderful mother who never failed to make
sure those in her life always felt the true depth of her love for them. Widely
recognized for her genuine and caring personality, she was simply a very nice
Cathy is survived by her husband, Bill; son, Scott and daughter in law Alicia of
Concord MA; brothers in-law Frank (and Emily), Tom (and Joanne) all of Revere, and
Bron Thomas (and Gail) of Norton, OH; nieces Andrea Bettencourt of Peabody, MA
and Paige Licata of Revere, MA and Nephews Greg Licata of Topsfield, MA, Ryan
Licata of Revere, MA, Bron Thomas of Uniontown OH and Joe Thomas of No.
She was predeceased by her parents, Ardelle and Joseph Packard of Mason City
low and sister, Ann of Norton, OH.
A celebration of her life will be held in Plymouth later in the year.
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