Mary Catherine Meacham

Mary Catherine Meacham

CHESHIRE – Mary Catherine Meacham, 71, died at her home, in Cheshire, on February 27, 2021.

Mary Catherine was born on January 12, 1950, to the late Austin and Frances Meacham. Mary Catherine was devoted to living a Consecrated Life of devotion to God. She lived her faith through attendance at daily Mass as well as participation in Eucharist Adoration and Rosary Prayer groups. Despite the physical limitations of chronic illness, Mary Catherine enjoyed a good laugh and was very attached to her family. She documented many family functions and could be easily found by the telltale sound of a camera snapping a picture and the spooling of film. You could always count on receiving a card covered with stickers for every occasion. Her daily routine started with Mass, followed by a stop at the Dollar Store and Stop & Shop. The rest of her day was typically spent on phone calls with friends and family, various appointments, and ended with covering the canary for bed before listening to Recitation of the Rosary. Before retiring, she worked as a CMA for several doctors in New Haven and for Robert Schlessell, M.D., for over 35 years. Mary Catherine was a good and loyal friend, loving sister and aunt.

Mary was preceded in death by her parents; Austin Meacham and Frances W. Meacham; as well as her brothers, A. David Meacham and John Meacham. Mary is survived by her sister, AnnMarie M. Duffy and her husband Russ Duffy of Cheshire; sister-in-law Donna Meacham of Meriden; and sister-in-law Jackie Meacham of Tennessee; nieces and nephews, Christopher Meacham and his wife Amie, Ryan Meacham, Marci Day, Kelly Meacham Doherty and her husband Paul, Patrick Duffy, Russell “Jamie” Duffy and his wife Kelley, Kiernan Duffy, and Claire Duffy; 11 great-nieces and nephews; and cousin Joe Reidy and his wife Jean.

Arrangements – Mary Catherine’s funeral was held at 9:45 a.m. on Friday, March 5, 2021, from The Alderson-Ford Funeral Home of Cheshire, 615 South Main St., and proceeded to St. Bridget of Sweden Parish-St. Bridget Church, 175 Main St., Cheshire, for a Mass of Christian burial at 10:30 a.m.. Burial followed in St. Bridget Cemetery, Higgins Rd., Cheshire. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions, in her name, may be made to St. Bridget Church, 175 Main St., Cheshire, CT 06410, or The Cheshire Food Pantry, P.O. Box 457, Cheshire, CT 06410. To view these arrangements online, express a condolence, or share a photo, please visit

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