Cathie Ann Marqusee


Cathie Ann Marqusee of Arlington, Mass., (originally of Boca Raton, Fla.), died Sept. 19 after a short illness, surrounded by family and friends. She was 57 years old.

Cathie is survived by her husband, James Pustejovsky, her children, Zachary and Sophia, her animals, Jaco, Louie, and Ella, her mother, Helga, siblings Vicki and Robert, and hundreds of friends and children whose lives she touched.

For over 20 years Cathie worked at the Peabody School in Cambridge as an occupational therapist and is remembered for her creative expertise, humor, and compassion. She was an avid photographer who documented the world and the lives of her friends and family with generosity and clarity. Cathie’s interests ranged from painting to mosaics, from singing to gardening. She loved Arlington, Paris, Wellfleet, Aspen, and anywhere else where she could meet interesting people. She sang in the Greater Boston Intergenerational Chorus for 9 years and loved to attend live music and theater.

Cathie and her husband, James, are known for their great dinner parties. She adored walking Jaco wherever nature abounded. Cathie exemplified what a compassionate human being should be; her net of love was flung wide and she used her gifts well. A memorial celebration of her life was held at the First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church in Arlington, Mass., on Oct. 4.

Cathie was married to James Pustejovsky a professor at Brandeis University in Boston. James is the son of Frances Bollom of Brazos County (Sealy), Texas.


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