Folsom Funeral Service

Annese, Catherine

Catherine Mary “Cathy” (Frye) Annese, of Norwood, and formerly of Dedham, died Tuesday, November 11th, 2008 at the Boston Medical Center in Boston.  She was 48.  Cathy was born in Boston, the daughter of Mary L. Frye of East Taunton, and the late George W. Frye.  She is survived by her son Dominic Annese, and his wife Tiffany of Attleboro; her granddaughter Olivia C. Annese; her brother, John E. Frye of West Taunton; and her life partner Robert Curtis of Norwood.  Visiting hours will be held Saturday, Nov 15th from 1-4 PM at the Folsom Funeral Home, 87 Milton St, Dedham followed by a funeral service at 4 o clock.  Interment will be private.  In lieu of flowers donations to the Animal Rescue League, 55 Anna’s Place, Dedham, MA 02026 would be appreciated.

Guestbook Entries

  1. Dominic, Tiffany and Olivia
    November 13th, 2008 | 3:24 pm

    We will always miss you Mom(mémé).

    A message for my family and my Mother’s friends.

    “You can shed tears that she is gone,
    or you can smile because she has lived.
    You can close your eyes and pray that she’ll come back,
    or you can open your eyes and see all she’s left.
    Your heart can be empty because you can’t see her,
    or you can be full of the love you shared.
    You can turn your back on tomorrow and live yesterday,
    or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday.
    You can remember her only that she is gone,
    or you can cherish her memory and let it live on.
    You can cry and close your mind,
    be empty and turn your back.
    Or you can do what she’d want:
    smile, open your eyes, love and go on.”
    -David Harkins-

  2. damien avallone
    November 14th, 2008 | 6:20 pm

    Domenic and Tiffany,

    Please accept our deepest condolences during this difficult time.You are in our thoughts and prayer’s.

    Love Andrea and Damien Avallone

  3. November 14th, 2008 | 8:47 pm

    I’m so sorry for your loss. I met Cathy the first day of first grade….we shared a box of crayons. She was profoundly kind and I’m not surprised to learn that donations in her memory should be directed to the Animal Rescue League. We spent countless hours dancing around her gorgeous bedroom with the “princess bed” (with matching white furniture!) Cathy had the latest and greatest records..yes, records…but never made an issue of the fact that I was not up on the latest in pop culture…even when I pretended to be and she could have nailed me. She enlightened me. I told the “record story” to my eight year old just within the past two weeks and all my older children grew up knowing that Cathy Frye was my best friend in elementary school. Her example of sensitivity has always stayed with me and has been used to teach my own children about what it means to be kind. Cathy was not in my sight for many, many years, but she has always been a part of who I am. We lost touch in adolescence somewhere but I have so many happy memories of the trip down Clisby Avenue, through the path to the house on the left where the Frye’s lived. Her mother’s warmth, her own…they were carefree days. Referencing your poem by David Harkins, “you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday”…for many years, for me, Cathy has been a cherished memory because of her loving spirit and she always will be. “Smile because she lived”…she was a gift. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

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