Funeral Mass celebrated for Helen McGrew-Catanach of Sacred Heart Cathedral Parish

A funeral Mass for Helen McGrew-Catanach was held Feb. 2 at the Cathedral of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus. Monsignor Al Humbrecht was the Mass celebrant.

Mrs. McGrew-Catanach, 61, of Knoxville and formerly of Santa Fe, N.M., died Jan. 19 at Fort Sanders Medical Center from a progressive illness.

She was a beloved mother and wife, who cherished quality family time and who loved to work in her garden. She also was an avid reader who loved all animals, especially dogs.

Mrs. McGrew-Catanach was a member of the cathedral, where she had served as an usher and eucharistic minister. She also served for 10 years in the office of Sacred Heart Parish as an administrative assistant to Monsignor Humbrecht.

She is preceded in death by her mother and father, Juanita and James McGrew, and brother Jamie McGrew. She is survived by husband Adam Catanach, daughter Erin Catanach, sister Sheila McGrew, and many relatives in Knoxville, New Mexico, South Carolina, and Colorado.

The family requests that donations be made to the Foundation for Peripheral Neuropathy or Vasculitis Foundation, concentrating on ANCA vasculitis.

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