Catherine Rose Scardino Vairin, age 92, passed away on May 30, 2020, at her home. Catherine was born in Houston, TX on August 23, 1927, to Rose and Felix Scardino.
She is preceded in death by her husband of 61 years Richard A. Vairin, Sr., and her brother Joseph (Josephine). She is survived by her four children; Richard Jr. (Paula), James (Margo), Lynn, and Kenneth (Chari). She is also survived by 6 grandchildren Jason, Aimee, Shelley Sexton (Matthew), Brian, Taylor, Marshall, 1 great granddaughter Elliot, and 2 brothers Albert (Shirley and Felix (Patsy) and many nieces and nephews.
Catherine attended Annunciation Elementary School and Incarnate Word Academy. Catherine worked at St. Edward the Confessor school in Metairie from its inception in 1965. In May 1981, she was awarded the St. Louis IX medallion by Archbishop Hannan and received the Lifetime Achievement award for her service on the Ladies Council in 1994. She continued working at St. Edwards until retiring in 2005 and was honored for her 40 years of service. After retirement she continued to volunteer for the school and church at the annual fair and as a member of the Ladies Altar Society. She enjoyed traveling, and activities with her many friends including the Hilltoppers and the Les Amies Social Club.
Catherine’s humor, kindness, delicious food, cooking tips and her invitation for everyone to “Mangia”, will be greatly missed by all.
The family extends a special thank you to Dr. J. Kevin Russ as well as Trina Edwards and all of her amazing caretakers
Relatives and friends are invited to attend the visitation at St. Edward the Confessor, 4921 W. Metairie Ave., Metairie, LA 70001, on Saturday, June 27, 2020, starting at 10:30 AM, followed by a Memorial Mass of Christian burial at 12:00 noon.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Boys Town, 13940 Gutowski Road, Boys Town, NE 68010, the National Shrine of St. Jude, 205 W Monroe St, Chicago, IL 60606, or Caritas of 100 Our Lady Queen of Peace Drive, Sterrett, AL. 35147.
Please wear your mask and practice social distancing at St. Edward the Confessor Church.