Cathleen DeFrehn

Obituary of Cathleen R. DeFrehn

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AIKEN, SC – Cathleen R. DeFrehn, age 74, passed away August 5, 2022, at MUSC following a brief illness.

Cathy, as she was affectionately known, was born August 17, 1947, in Pasadena, CA to the late William and Dorothy Crosthwait. Cathy was a Registered Nurse and moved to Aiken, SC in 1998. She was an active communicant of St. Mary Help of Catholic Church. Cathy was an avid reader and member of local book clubs.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, John Crosthwait.

Survivors include her husband, David DeFrehn; a daughter, Debra Little (Andy); three sons, Father John Ignatius, Bryan David Little (Tina), and Derek John Little (Chelsey); three grandchildren, Hugh, Alexander, and Quinten Little; a sister, Molly Schaale (Roy); and two brothers, William Crosthwait Jr (Debbie) and Andrew Crosthwait (Marri).

A Requiem Mass will be celebrated at 1:00 p.m., August 18, 2022, at Old Historic St. Mary Help of Christian Catholic Church, Park Ave, with Father John Ignatius as Celebrant. A reception will be held immediately following the service in Mother Theresa Hall adjacent to the parish. Final prayers and commendation will be in Calvary Cemetery after the reception.

Memorial contributions may be directed to St. Vincent de Paul Society of St. Mary Help of Christians Catholic Church, 138 Fairfield St., SE, Aiken, SC 29801.

The Historic George Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 211 Park Ave., SW, Aiken, SC 29801 (803.649.6234), has charge of arrangements.

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Requiem Mass

1:00 pm
Thursday, August 18, 2022
Old Historic St. Mary's Help of Christians Catholic Church
203 Park Ave SE
Aiken, South Carolina, United States
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Cathleen DeFrehn

1947 - 2022

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