A Memorial service celebrating Catherine’s life will commence at 4:00 p.m., Tuesday, April 25, 2023 at Meyers Northland Chapel 401 Main Street Parkville, MO 64152.
Catherine R. Quirarte (nee Baldasso), 92, of Overland Park, Kansas (formerly of Parkville, MO) passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 18, 2023, surrounded in love with her family. Catherine was born February 6, 1931 to Angelo and Cecilia (Visentin) Baldasso in Kansas City, MO.
Catherine enjoyed traveling; she flew to Italy with Dave and Cindy and her sister Libby. She also traveled to Arizona to visit with Dave, Cindy, Becky and Joel. During this visit, as a joke, Dave had Catherine and her sister’s Mary and Libby arrested for stealing an orange.
Catherine enjoyed making tamales at the Guadalupe Center and of course making her famous enchiladas.
She was very active as a member of the Silver Sneakers Program, walking at River Front Park or the Mall, participating in Chair Yoga classes, and working in her yard. Catherine earned the “Yard of the Month” award a couple of times in her neighborhood, she was very proud of this receiving this award.
Catherine had many friends and great neighbors when living in Parkville. She continued to make friends after her move to Glenwood Village in Overland Park. One friend in particular was, Geri Miller. These two women were inseparable going to activities, playing bingo, getting their hair done or just sitting out on the patio visiting. If one didn’t want to go somewhere, no one went.
A very Special Thanks to Geri Miller from our family for all the support and help she gave to our Mom!
Catherine is survived by her children: Barbara “Anita” Owen; Mary Tranthram (Jimmy); David Quirarte, Jr (Cindy); Becky Youngblood (Joel); Robert M. Quirarte; Nancy J. Garcia; Michael A. Quirarte; nine grandchildren; seventeen great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; a brother Louis R. Baldasso. She was preceded in death by her husband David C. Quirarte; a daughter Gloria J. Thurlo; three sisters: Emma A. Compean; Mary L. Arreguin and Elizabeth Hernandez.
In lieu of flowers Memorial contributions are suggested to
Monarch Hospice & Palliative Care
7451 Switzer Road
Shawnee, KS 66203
Condolences to the family may be shared at meyersfuneralchapel.com