Catherine Lewis Sandhaus

  • Born: June 18, 1953
  • Died: July 22, 2020
  • Location: Stoughton, Massachusetts

Farley Funeral Home

358 Park Street
Stoughton, MA 02072

Tel. (781) 344-2676

Tribute & Message From The Family


After a valiant battle with cancer, Cathy went home to God on the morning of July 22, 2020. She was born in Boston and was the loving daughter of Eva (Allen) Lewis of Stoughton and the late John "Gabby" Lewis. She was the beloved mother of Rory McHugh, and "CC" to her grandson Shane. She was the sister of John F. Lewis, Jr. and his wife Yanwu Huang and the late Brian K. Lewis and his wife Joyce and Aunt to Ian Lewis and Kathryn Lewis.

Cathy attended St. Mary's School and graduated from Stoughton High School Class of 1971. She received a Bachelor of Art degree from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design in 1974. What followed was a long and fulfilling career in fashion design, pattern design and fashion operations within the garment industry for several companies based in New England. Throughout her life she was a recipient of many awards for her artistic renditions and creations and recognized for her expertise in pattern making.

She filled her life with various aspects of art. An amazing talent with abilities in canvas oil and acrylic painting, watercolor, pencil and pen sketch, digital art, portraits, photography, textile design and sculpture. She could knit and crochet beautiful patterns and unique items, and most recently creating prayer shawls for the many residents at local nursing homes. The only limitations she had were things yet dreamed and envisioned. A devoted friend and "St Mary's Fairy," she sustained many lifelong friendships. She traveled extensively throughout her life and attended many concerts and theatrical presentations. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her.

Funeral Arrangements will be private. Due to restrictions relating to COVID-19 pandemic, a funeral Mass and celebration of Cathy's life will be held at a later date and will be communicated to family and friends.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Cathy aka "CC".. Thank you for being the best grandmother to Shane and mom to Rory. You always had uncondtional love. We will forever treasure all the memories we have with you <3. years to able shane beautiful was so glad with 12 am i you spend>

Posted by Tracy Joyce - WEST BRIDGEWATER, MA - Family   July 28, 2020

Cathy and I were friends in high school. She was a wonderful young woman. Although I hadn't seen her in many years I often thought of her fondly. For my 18th birthday she made me a very special card that I still have. Cathy was a beautiful soul and will be missed. God bless her.

Posted by Roxanne Locantore Burnie - Harwich, MA - Friend   July 27, 2020

Rest in Peace my sweet St Mary's friend.

Posted by Patty Sweeney    July 26, 2020

Thoughts and prayers to Aunt Pearly, John and Rory. She was a creative and talented soul. I'm glad she's at rest and peace. Cousin Nancy and Dave

Posted by Gavaza Nancy - MA   July 26, 2020

My condolences to Cathy's family. I remember Cathy's art talent even in elementary school. The nuns at St Mary's would ask for her assistance decorating the classroom.

Posted by Patty Green Walker - Stoughton, MA - Classmate   July 26, 2020

So sorry for your loss. I went thru school with Cathy. She was an amazing person. My condolences to her family.

Posted by Barb Ceruti Reilly - Classmate   July 26, 2020

So sorry to hear about Cathy. Our sincerest condolences to you all. Love Polly, Connie, & Ernie

Posted by Connie Cheverie - PEI, Canada - Family   July 25, 2020


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