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Catherine Delores Biry

Catherine Delores Biry

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  • Name Catherine Delores Biry 
    Born 14 Sep 1915  Charlton,Worcester,Massachusetts,United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Died 30 Jul 1992  Bay City,Bay,Michigan,United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Bay City,Bay,Michigan,United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Headstones Submit Headstone Photo Submit Headstone Photo 
    Notes 
    • My mother's birth name was just Katherine Biry. She had it legally changed
      to Catherine Delores Biry. - Barbara Sepos 04/14/2001
    • (Medical):weight at birth was 1.5lbs.
    Person ID I15257  Rgstrong Family genes. | Descendants of Samuel Strong, I7180
    Last Modified 18 Nov 2013 

    Father Frank Joseph Biry,   b. 26 Apr 1883, Detroit,Wayne,Michigan,United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Feb 1941, Great Lakes,,Illinois,United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Mother Ancestors Clarissa Mae Fowler,   b. 29 Apr 1893, Jackson,Jackson,Michigan,United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 May 1971, Bay City,Bay,Michigan,United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Married 27 Jul 1910  Dayton,Montgomery,Ohio,United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F3961  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 (Divorced) Thomas Massaro 
    Children 
    +1. Melrose Massaro,   b. 26 Apr 1935, Tampa,Hillsborough,Florida,United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jan 1992, Bay City,Bay,Michigan,United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years)  []
    +2. Anne Irene Massaro
    +3. Mary May Massaro
    +4. Kathylene Teresa Massaro
    +5. Barbara Caroline Massaro
    Last Modified 23 Mar 2006 19:43:00 
    Family ID F5280  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Ancestors David Harry Josephson,   b. 15 Apr 1914, Bay City,Bay,Michigan,United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Aug 2001, Bay City,Bay,Michigan,United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Married 14 Sep 1945  Bay City,Bay,Michigan,United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Type: Death of one spouse 
    Marriage Status Death of one spouse 
    Last Modified 18 Nov 2013 23:38:00 
    Family ID F5279  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 14 Sep 1915 - Charlton,Worcester,Massachusetts,United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Melrose Massaro - 26 Apr 1935 - Tampa,Hillsborough,Florida,United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Type: Death of one spouse - 14 Sep 1945 - Bay City,Bay,Michigan,United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 30 Jul 1992 - Bay City,Bay,Michigan,United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Bay City,Bay,Michigan,United States Link to Google Earth
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    Pin Legend Address Cemetery Farm Town Parish City County/Shire State/Province Country Region Not Set

  • Sources 
    1. [S85] Shunk Family - Barbara Sepos, Barbara Sepos TOBAR@prodigy.net, (E-mail date 04/14/2001 to russellgs@aol.com).

    2. [S941] <JFStrong group, message list, Barbara Sepos, "August Deaths," >, 16 Jan 2003 7:20 PM (JFStrong@yahoogroups.com : accessed 19 Jul 2006). (Reliability: 3), 19 Jul 2006.
      David Harry Josephson was born: , in Bay City, MI. He came into this world as Harry
      Fitelburg. When his parents split up his Mother changed his name to David H. Josephson, which was her Father's name. However, she never had Dave's name legally changed. That's why I had Shirley send you a copy of his birth certificate.

      We have had to contact an attorney because of the name difference. I believe we're going to have to go to court about it.

      David H. Josephson married Catherine Biry Massaro on . I was three years old. Dave was the only Father we ever knew. He was married to my Mother for 47 years. I think that's great for a second marriage.
      Ma died in 1992, and Dave never got over the loss of his "Catherine." He once told me that he even missed their fights. Now, that's love!!!!
      This was a first marriage for Dave. He never had any children of his own. He always introduced us girls as "my daughter," he never referred to us as step-daughters.

      Dave was taken into the hospital the day after Don died. He had been sick and Don's death really upset him. On August 24th., the doctor sent Dave home to die. Dave died August 25th., 2001, the day after we buried Don. So, with-in six days we lost two very special loved ones.

      Dave's parents were: Joseph Fitelburg & Fannie Josephson.
      Fannie has her maiden name on her headstone. She's buried in the Jewish cemetery in Bay City, MI. Both of Dave's parents were Russian Jews. I have no idea whatever became of his Father.
      We've never heard anything about the man in all these years.

      Dave is buried in Floral Gardens Cemetery, next to his "Catherine."

      I also have more info about Dave's family if anyone wants more for their records. Dave only had one sister who died in infancy.

      I hope I haven't forgotten anything. If I have just contact me and I'll fill you in.
      Barbara Sepos