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“Please accept our sympathy at Catherine's death. She was a lovely woman; our condolences to you, Bill and your family. Robert & Jean Conlin ”
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“My deepest sympathy for your loss. It has been years since I have met Catherine. I hope to contact James P. Fallon to send my personal condolences...Read More »
2 of 11 | Posted by: A friend

“I am so sorry to hear about Catherine's passing. I remember meeting her years ago when I was dating James P Fallon when he and I were at Cornell...Read More »
3 of 11 | Posted by: Sherri Matteo - Los Altos, CA

“Deepest condolences for your lost. In times such as this it can be difficult to find comfort. I pray you find some comfort and peace in the words...Read More »
4 of 11 | Posted by: Consuelo S - Houston, TX

“Cathy warmly welcomed me to the Development staff on my first day at Brandeis and remained an exceptionally caring, intelligent, and wise presence in...Read More »
5 of 11 | Posted by: Deborah Hause - Omaha, NE

“I send my deepest condolences to the family and friends of Catherine. There are no words that can ease the pain of losing someone so beloved. May you...Read More »
6 of 11 | Posted by: Sadie

“Dear Bill and familyBarry and I send our sincerest sympathies and prayers on the death of Cathy - we remember both of you so well even though it is...Read More »
7 of 11 | Posted by: Clare Keane - Winchester, MA

“I was greatly saddened to learn of the passing of Mrs. Fallon earlier this week.When I spoke with my mother, Maralyn, my sister, Alexandra, and my...Read More »
8 of 11 | Posted by: Christian MacKenzie - Weston, MA

“Much sympathy to all Cathy's family. She was an important member of WWIAG as well as of her church and Weston. May she rest in peace. ”
9 of 11 | Posted by: Judith Campos - Weston, MA

“Cathy was my beloved colleague for many years at Brandeis and was my rock when my Mother fell ill in 1992. Her support and wise counsel was...Read More »
10 of 11 | Posted by: Laurie Ledeen - Cambridge, MA

“Cathy and I were friends for over 40 years. We fought the political wars in Winchester together, shared child raising tips and stories and she and...Read More »
11 of 11 | Posted by: Barbara Hankins - Bethesda, MD


Weston - Mrs. Catherine R. (Rock) Fallon of Weston died Monday, March 6, 2017 in her home. She was 81. Mrs. Fallon was born in New York City on April 24, 1935, a daughter of the late Dr. Robert T. Rock and Dr. Dorothea McCarthy.

Catherine was raised in Bronxville, New York, and had lived in Winchester for twelve years before moving to Weston forty years ago.

On her birthday in 1959, Catherine got engaged to her beloved husband, William J. Fallon, and they were married in September of that year in Bronxville.

She was a senior development officer at Brandeis University for many years until her retirement in November of 2005.

Catherine was a graduate of Middlebury College, where she served on the Board of Trustees, and she was a member of the League of Women Voters, the Winchester School Committee, a delegate at the 2014 Democratic State Convention, a chairperson for Roxbury Weston Programs, and an active member of the Weston-Wayland Interfaith Action Group.

Catherine was also a Eucharistic Minister at Saint Julia's Church in Weston, and was a founding member of Voice of the Faithful, which she served as the first secretary/clerk.

In addition to her husband, Catherine is survived by her children James P. Fallon and his wife, Mary Alynn, of San Diego; Lee Magill and her husband, Michael, of New York City; Paul D. Fallon and his wife, Hannah, of Fredericksburg, Virginia; and Robert Fallon of Pittsburgh, as well as six grandchildren.

Family and friends will honor and remember Catherine's life by gathering for calling hours on Friday, March 10th, from 5 to 8 p.m. and again on Saturday at 10 a.m. before leaving in procession to Saint Julia's Church, 374 Boston Post Road, Weston, where her Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions be sent in memory of Catherine to Middlebury College: www.middlebury.edu/giving/ways or 700 Exchange Street, Middlebury, VT 05753.