Catherine Veronica (Foley) Sesin, aged 90, passed away after a short illness on June\n3, 2023 surrounded by her daughters.\n\nCatherine was preceded in death by her beloved husband Peter. She is survived by\nher four children Karen (Dean) Sesin, Mary (Greg) Leben, Peter (Nora) Sesin and\nJohn Sesin. She was Nana to three grandchildren Thomas, Isabel and Samantha.\nCatherine was the oldest of six children and raised in Somerville, MA, a close-knit\ncommunity of Irish and Italian families. After graduating from high school in 1950,\nCatherine worked as an executive secretary in Boston. While on a vacation in the\nWhite Mountains of New Hampshire with her sister Ann and a friend, Catherine met\nPeter Sesin. They married in 1957. Leaving the Boston-area and her large extended\nfamily, Catherine moved to Waukegan, Illinois where Pete began his 33-year career\nas a research biochemist at Abbott Laboratories. Her Illinois friends began to call\nher Kay.\n\nAfter living in Illinois for 36 years, Catherine and Pete retired to Tucson, Arizona in\n1993. They built a house in Saddlebrook with views of the mountains from the\nbackyard and became parishioners of Santa Catalina Catholic Church. Catherine and\nPete traveled, made many new friends, and enjoyed hosting visits from their\nchildren and grandchildren. They loved living in the desert and did not miss the\nMidwest snow and cold. Catherine continued to play bridge, joined ladies putters\nand enjoyed her daily crossword puzzles. They lived in Saddlebrook for almost 25\nyears until moving to Amber Lights Senior Living Community in 2017.\nA funeral mass for family and close friends will be held at Santa Catalina Roman\nCatholic Church on Saturday, August 12, 2023 at 11:00 am. A cremation ceremony\nfor family will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of\nCatherine Sesin may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at\nwww.stjude.org or St. Joseph’s Indian School at www.stjo.org.