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Meda D. Catarino
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A Mass was held Friday at St. Jude's Catholic Church for Meda D. Souza Catarino, 97, of Modesto. She died Sunday, Jan. 1, 2006 at Memorial Medical Center.

Burial was at St. Stanislaus Catholic Cemetery under the direction of the Colonial Chapel of Franklin & Downs.

Born June 11, 1908, Mrs. Catarino was a native of Portugal and had lived in Modesto since 1918. She was a homemaker and a member of St. Jude's Catholic Church, UPPEC and SPRSI. Mrs. Catarino enjoyed cooking and gardening.

She leaves behind six children, Marie Arruda, Dorothy Michaud, Adrian Catarino and John Catarino, all of Modesto, Theresa Richey of Springfield, Va., and Lorraine Sullivan of Elverta; her sister, Adeline Azevedo of Modesto; and 24 grandchildren, 48 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, John M. Catarino; and daughter, Barbara Sousa.

Remembrances may be sent to St. Jude Children's Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105; or St. Vincent de Paul Society, 505 W. Granger Ave., Modesto, CA 95350.

-Ceres (Calif.) Courier

Wednesday, January 11, 2006