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Catherine  V. (Burgess)  Luvisi

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“Kathleen,Very sorry for your loss.Jeannette A. McCarthy ”
1 of 11 | Posted by: Jeannette McCarthy

“thinking of you at this time of grief, and sorry I can't be physically present to share in your memorial. Love and care transcends distance and...Read More »
2 of 11 | Posted by: Kayta Gajdos - BELMONT, MA

“Although we lost touch over the years, I will always remember your Mom as a woman of grace and dignity and a beauty that came from her beautiful...Read More »
3 of 11 | Posted by: Ann Witham - Waltham, MA

“Marge & Kathleen's family my heart goes out to you as you grieve on the death of your sister mother, mother in law & grandchildren. ”
4 of 11 | Posted by: Mari Bartholomew - Quincy, MA

“I pray warm memories of your mom and sister bring peace and some measure of comfort at this very sad time! Love, Fran ”
5 of 11 | Posted by: Frances Broderick - Norwood, MA

“Sara and Family, Please accept our deepest sympathy for your loss; but realize she is in a better place and now watching over you all. Again, our...Read More »
6 of 11 | Posted by: Maureen and Jack Cawley - DUXBURY, MA

“Mary and Family,I am so sorry to find out about your mother. She was an angel. May you all find comfort in memories.Janet Blanchette Whitley ”
7 of 11 | Posted by: A friend

“Our heartfelt sympathy and condolences go out to the Luvisi family.Love, Ralph and Trish Bosco ”
8 of 11 | Posted by: Trish Bosco - Friend

“Sara, so sorry for your loss, I'm praying for you and your family during this time ”
9 of 11 | Posted by: Jody Givens - Holliston, MA

“So sorry for your loss. I know the last few months have been difficult. My heart is with all of you. ”
10 of 11 | Posted by: terry kennedy - Allston, MA

“So sorry to hear of your mother passing and my thoughts are with you all. I had the privilege of meeting Catherine when she was visiting my dear...Read More »
11 of 11 | Posted by: Ira Levine - Oak Park, CA


Mrs. Catherine V. (Burgess) Luvisi, of Waltham, died at home surrounded by her family on Sunday, March 15, 2020. She was 91.

Catherine was born on October 12, 1928 a daughter of the late Daniel and Sarah (Doherty) Burgess. Raised in the Forest Hills neighborhood she was a graduate of Mission High School. She married Joseph Luvisi on April 22, 1961 in Saint Andrew's Church in Forest Hills and they were married for 46 years until his death on November 30, 2007.

A member of Saint Luke's Church she was a prefect of the Women's Sodality at the church.

Her family offers words of thanks to Catherine's friends and caregivers, Juliet Kaweesa and Suk Hopkins.

She leaves her children, Mary T. Luvisi (William Sterritt) of Los Angeles, California, Kathleen A. Luvisi, Sara J. Luvisi, and Margaret E. Luvisi, all of Waltham, Roseanne P. Luvisi (Lauren Downing) of Weymouth, and Susan E. Duffy (Darren) of Dorchester; grandmother of Anthony Luvisi and Reilly Sterritt; her siblings, Mary Burgess of Jamaica Plain, Sara Burgess of West Roxbury, Margaret Burgess of Canton and the late Daniel Burgess; nieces & nephews.

As a result of the ongoing and ever-developing health crisis in the world and our community and with genuine concern for the people whom they love her family will gather privately for her Funeral Mass and burial. A Celebration of Life and Memorial Mass will be held when we return to calmer and healthier times so that we may gather without boundaries to honor, remember and celebrate her life.

Memorials in her name may be made to Carmelite Monastery, 61 Mount Pleasant Avenue, Roxbury, MA 02119.