Mrs. Catherine Maria Lawrence went on to be with God on Friday January 13, 2012 in New York.
She was 81.
She taught in Dominica government schools for 20 years from 1950 to 1970 and taught in Brooklyn schools from 1970 to 1995.
She was married for 45 years to Sylvester Lawrence who was deceased in 1996.
Left to mourn are her eight children, three step-children, 15 grand-children, two great-grand children, several cousins and a host of friends and acquaintances.
Besides her academic education at Brooklyn College, earning both a BA and a MA degree in Education, she possesed a prolific imagination as an avid tutor of Mathematics and book reading, while helping her own children and others in their pursuit for higher education.
She was also known in Dominica as a Girl Guide leader and tailor who sewed clothing for others.
Indeed, she was a generous lady who left her mark on scores of people in Dominica and the USA.
Wake –Cobbs’ Funeral Services, 98-08 Astoria Blvd, East Elmhurst, 11369— Sunday, January 22, 2012 4—8 PM
Father Robert Sadlack at 7:00 PM
Funeral Services– St Gabriel Parish (Next door to Cobbs’ Funeral Services)
26-26 98th St, East Elmhurst, NY 11369 Phone: (718) 639-0474
Monday, January 23, 2012 9:00 AM –10:00 AM, Father Robert Sadlack