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May 20, 1931 ~ August 1, 2022 (age 91) 91 Years Old
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Catherine Pirrello, age 91, of Edgewater, Florida, died Monday, August 1, 2022 at AdventHealth New Smyrna. Born in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania to Alexander and Mary Krakowski Sobleski, Catherine came to Florida in 2015 from Kearny, New Jersey.
A retired public school teacher, in her 40s, Catherine went to Montclair State and earned a bachelor and a master's degree in the teaching of the deaf. She was also instrumental for major changes benefitting the deaf in New Jersey especially deaf children and the way they are taught in school. Catherine was a member of St. Cecilia Catholic Church, Kearny, NJ; volunteered with the Grace House Pregnancy Center, enjoyed bowling, and crocheting. She was really good about and loved to exercise and participated in the Senior Olympics. Catherine won many medals for race walking. She loved spending time with family and friends and was a devoted mother, grandmother and great grandmother that will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.
Survivors include her daughter, Catherine (Robert) Burnett, of Edgewater, FL; son, John Molitoris, of Hourston, TX; step daughter, Kathleen (John) Wandras, of Bayville, NJ; 2 grandsons, John Wandras and Robert Pirrello; 2 granddaughters, Nicole Horn and Lisa Nicol; 9 great grandchildren; 3 sisters, Maryann Christy, Matilda Gardner and Adrian Gallagher. Catherine was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Jake, and sister, Margaret.