View Full Version : Cathleen Earley
07-15-2003, 09:58 AM
Cathy Earley was killed over this past weekend in her home in Rhode Island. There isn't too much information just yet apart from the fact that there is an investigation and she was 41 years old and too young to die.
Cathy was my stepsister. With a ten year age difference and me being the only child left in the house after my parents married, we weren't exactly close. Though we all had our scrapes with the dark side growing up, Cathy won and held the title for black sheep of the family. Throughout her life she made some pretty horrible decisions with not a lot of opportunities for change or growth presented to her. But she was a good person and no one deserves to be taken from this world violently and without the presence of love.
I remember being burnt to a crisp with her on the beach across from her house and spending the evening dousing ourselves with cider vinegar and eating ice cream. I remember how creative she was and how she liked to make presents to give to people instead of buying them. I remember her driving barefoot with the windows rolled down and the music cranked up with us singing as loudly and obnoxiously as possible..especially when stuck at a traffic light. I remember admiring her being a good cook, and choosing homey comfort food with not a care in the world about the way she looked. And I remember her warning me about my stepfather and for that alone, she deserves honor and remembrance.
I mourn the sibling relationship I never had. I mourn unfulfilled potential for happiness and freedom. I mourn a spirit lost and celebrate the choices that have brought me where I am today.
07-15-2003, 10:00 AM
What a touching remembrance. I'm so sorry for your loss.
07-15-2003, 10:03 AM
I'm sorry about your stepsister JeAnne. My thoughts are with you and your family.
I hope the reasons behind her death are resolved quickly and dealt with accordingly (it that applies at all) so that you and your family can put her to rest.
07-15-2003, 10:03 AM
I'm so sorry for your loss. It's so hard to lose someone, especially when there is still "unused potential" in the relationship, in their life etc.
My thoughts are with you. This was a beautiful tribute.
07-15-2003, 10:15 AM
So sorry. How sad to see a life cut off so young...
07-15-2003, 10:32 AM
Please accept my condolences. This is such a tragedy. I hope they find out who was responsible for her death really soon. Both you and she are in my thoughts and prayers. Take care.
07-15-2003, 10:36 AM
Oh JeAnne - what a devastating tragedy for you and your family. My sincerest condolences on your loss and I hope some measure of justice can eventually be found for Cathy. Your tribute to her is beautiful. Take care.
07-15-2003, 11:13 AM
JeAnne--I am so sorry for your loss. Thank you for sharing some memories with us.
(((JeAnne))) I'm so sorry for your loss and your family's loss as well. Take care.
07-15-2003, 11:28 AM
(((JeAnne))) I hope peace finds you and your family.
07-15-2003, 11:28 AM
JeAnne - I'm very sorry for your loss. Life is too often too short. I'm glad that you have good memories and shared them with us.
Linda in MO
07-15-2003, 11:35 AM
How horrible! Sending hugs! :( (((((JeAnne)))))
07-15-2003, 11:55 AM
07-15-2003, 12:34 PM
(((JeAnne))) I am so sorry for the pain and loss you are feeling now. I hope one day you and your family are once again at peace. What truely lovely tribute you wrote, I hope you find comfort in those memories.
07-15-2003, 12:53 PM
07-15-2003, 01:02 PM
I"m so sorry for you loss. I hope you and your family will be able to find peace, and that they will be able to find the person responsible for this terrible crime. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. (((:()))
07-15-2003, 01:54 PM
((((JeAnne)))), I too am very sorry for your loss. You will be in my thoughts.
07-15-2003, 02:49 PM
My condolences. She certainly lost out not keeping in closer touch with you.
07-15-2003, 03:01 PM
(((((((((((JeAnne and family)))))))))))))
07-15-2003, 03:06 PM
JeAnne - Just sending you goodwill vibes to deal with your loss...
07-15-2003, 05:37 PM
So sorry, Jeanne.
Some lovely memories during a painful time.
Wishing you continued strength and peace.
A touching tribute and beautiful perspective. Please accept my condolences and encouragement.
07-15-2003, 06:01 PM
So sorry for your loss. What a touching remembrance. You'll be in my prayers.
07-15-2003, 06:14 PM
So very sorry about your loss....
07-15-2003, 06:48 PM
What an eloquent tribute.
Family life is rarely easy, and I admire your perspective.
I am so sorry.
07-15-2003, 07:10 PM
I am so sorry. Thoughts and prayers are coming your way. Your words of remembrance and tribute indicate that you have a handle on this tragedy. You are an inspiration.
07-15-2003, 07:35 PM
I'm so sorry for you loss. I will keep you and your family in my prayers. I hope that peace and healing come your way very soon. I'm sorry that you and Cathy were not able to have a more fullfilling relationship, but it seems that she did impact you in a positive way.
07-15-2003, 09:24 PM
((((JeAnne and family))))
What a tragedy. Thank you for sharing such an eloquent tribute to Cathy with us.
07-15-2003, 09:30 PM
I am so sorry and send love and prayers your way.
07-15-2003, 09:45 PM
supporting you in spirit and prayer. I am so sorry.
07-15-2003, 09:56 PM
I'm so sorry for your loss. May she be at peace now.
07-15-2003, 11:50 PM
I hope you find a source of strength through all of this.
07-15-2003, 11:55 PM
I'm so sorry for your loss.
07-16-2003, 05:24 AM
What a touching tribute.
07-16-2003, 05:42 AM
((((((((((JeAnne and family))))))))))! My prayers are with you!!!
07-16-2003, 09:41 AM
I am very sorry for your loss.
07-16-2003, 09:49 AM
My condolences. Your stepsister is honored by your rememberance.
07-16-2003, 12:18 PM
I'm very sorry to hear of your loss. I'll be thinking of you.
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