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Catherine M. (Power) Mootos, 91, died peacefully on Tuesday, April 18, 2023, surrounded by loved ones, at the Copley Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Stoughton, following several weeks of declining health. She was born in Dorchester, MA, on May 19, 1931, to Peter Power of Waterford County, Ireland, and Helen (Kirrane) Power of Claremorris, County Mayo, Ireland. She was raised in Brookline, Dorchester, and Braintree before settling with her family at the age of 13 in Weymouth Landing, MA. She graduated from Sacred Heart School in Weymouth in 1949 and Bay State Business School in the early 1950s. As a member of the Paideia League, Catherine met her love and future husband, Theodore Mootos, at a league dance in 1962. They married in 1964 and settled in his hometown of Stoughton. Over the ensuing five years, they welcomed four children, and lovingly raised them in the same home they still shared before her brief illness.
Catherine worked as a clerk at Milton Town Hall before raising her family, and later in the corporate offices of Hills Department Stores, Casual Male, and J. Baker Corporation. She was an active member of Immaculate Conception Church in Stoughton for many years, serving as a religious educator, choir member, and cantor. She inherited a love of music and beautiful voice from her father, which she also passed on to her own children. Catherine was devoted to her mother, whom she lovingly cared for in the same home in which she was raising her young family. She had a good sense of humor, beautiful penmanship, great command of the English language and all its grammatical rules, and was a superb speller, winning several spelling bees throughout her schooling, and even a company-wide one held at her place of employment when she was in her sixties. She enjoyed word games and crossword puzzles, and was adept at using her iPhone to text with her children and grandchildren, complete with emojis and effects. She was artistic, and enjoyed bowling, live theater, television programs, game shows, and the old classic movies. She was most proud of her children and grandchildren, and appreciated being in the company of her family and friends.
Visiting hours will be held on Tuesday, April 25th, from 4-7PM at the Farley Funeral Home, 358 Park Street (Route 27) in Stoughton. Funeral will be held at 9AM on Wednesday, April 26th at the funeral home, followed by a Funeral Mass of Christian Burial at Immaculate Conception Church, 122 Canton St., Stoughton at 10:30AM. In lieu of flowers, donations in Catherine’s memory may be made to St. Anthony's Food Pantry, 2 Park Avenue, Stoughton.