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Catherine Underwood

December 27, 1925 ~ July 13, 2021 (age 95)

Obituary

Catherine Sousa (Reed) Underwood, 95 passed away July 13, 2021in Macomb, Michigan.
 
Cathy was born in Lowell, Massachusetts to Ignacio and Mary Sousa on December 27, 1925.  She was one of 8 children and graduated from Lowell High School in 1943. She distributed food rations during WWII while attending high school and met and married her husband, Clark Avery Reed, a U.S. Navy petty officer.  She and Clark raised their family in St. Clair Shores, Michigan where she worked as a bookkeeper for A&P Food Store. She and Clark were avid square dancers and Cathy enjoyed playing piano and volunteering at the local library. After Clark passed away, she married Kenneth Underwood and lived in Fountain Hills, Arizona for over 20 years.  
 
Cathy is preceded in death by her parents, her brothers Joe, Johnny, Walter and sisters Dahlia, Mary, Bev and Delores, husbands Clark Reed and Ken Underwood, and grandson Steven Reed.
 
She is survived by her son Larry Reed and his wife Hope, and her daughter Cynthia Kruse.
 
Visitation will be at Lee-Ellena Funeral home on July 28 from 11AM-1PM with a memorial service at noon.
 
She will be interred at the Great Lakes National Cemetery in Holly, Michigan.  
 
 
"In lieu of flowers please consider a charitable donation to the Wounded Warrior Project:
http://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/donate
 

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Funeral Service


Services

Visitation
Wednesday
July 28, 2021

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Lee-Ellena Funeral Home
46530 Romeo Plank Rd
Macomb, MI 48044

Funeral Service
Wednesday
July 28, 2021

12:00 PM
Lee-Ellena Funeral Home
46530 Romeo Plank Rd
Macomb, MI 48044

Celebration of Life Lunch
Wednesday
July 28, 2021

1:30 PM
Brio Italian Grille
17430 Hall Road
Sterling Heights, MI 48038

Donations

Wounded Warrior Project
7020 A.C. Skinner Parkway, Suite 100, Jacksonville FL 32256
Tel: 1-877-832-6997
Web: http://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/

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