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Catherine Theresa Dziadul Miller

Passed Away on December 7, 2017


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Catherine Theresa Dziadul Miller, born 12/4/1949 and passed away on 12/7/2017 at the age of 68.

Catherine was born in Paterson, New Jersey.   After growing up and going to school in New Jersey, she began her career in the brokerage industry at age 17 and worked for many of the major Wall Street brokerage firms as a wire operator.   In 1982, she moved to Arizona and continued working in the brokerage industry.

Catherine enjoyed reading, writing poetry, cooking, and crafting.  She was a great conversationalist and enjoyed long chats on the phone.  She loved her kitties, family, and friends.

Catherine met her husband Arthur Miller while horseback riding in the Superstition Mountains in Apache Junction, Arizona.  They were married in 1987 until his passing in 2009.

In 1992, Catherine went back to school and earned an Associate Degree as a Para-legal.  She then worked as a legal assistant for the same estate planning attorney for 23 years and retired in October of 2017.

Catherine’s background in estate planning gave her insight into the importance of pre-planning. She arranged to be cremated and to have her ashes placed with her husband Art’s so they would be together again.  Catherine did not request a formal memorial service.   She felt that family and friends should choose how they wished to remember her.  Perhaps a get together for a Celebration of Life.   One of her final  requests   “I don’t want a pity party.”

Catherine’s preparation was just an example of making her wishes known and making it easier for everyone she left behind.  The only thing she could not prepare us for is how much she will be missed by her friends and family, both in Arizona and on the East Coast.

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  1. Marianne Dziadul says:

    Be happy my dear cousin. You are with so many who loved you and had gone before you. Your Mom and Dad’s, Babcia and Dziadzio, Artie and all your other Aunts, Uncles, Cousins and friends just to name a few.

    I will miss my first and most fun babysitter. You and Val always gave us a run for it.
    I will miss my Cousin who I chatted, laughed and cried with too many times to count.
    I will miss my friend.

    Rest in Peace, Cat.
    Love you! Mare

  2. Denise Lager says:

    Words can never convey what you meant to all of us! I remember helping you move into the little house in Sparta – the frogs in the basement – you taking me to get my driver’s permit and letting me drive your red Camaro back from the DMV! Borrowing your book “The Exorcist “ and not being able to sleep for a week! Falling asleep after drinking too much tequila leaving you to entertain my date (now husband) — the craziness when you first moved out to Arizona – I was visiting as you arrived after driving cross-Country alone – too many crazy, funny, loving times together. Wish I could have gotten out to see you … I will miss you forever – and will always remember your sound advice ( where to find sympathy in the dictionary …) Love you Cat!?

  3. Valerie Maene says:

    My dear friend and good buddy. I will miss you so much. I cherish our 53 year friendship. I will miss our weekend gabfests and my visits to see you in Arizona. I will miss our book discussions. We both gave each other some good recommendations and I Thank you for many happy hours reading.

    You took such good care of your Grandmother, your Mom and Myrtle. You always put them first. I so admire you for that.

    I thank you and Momma Marilyn for including me in your family. We had some good adventures and so many laughs.

    Be at peace. Love you always. Val.

  4. KATE SPIEGEL says:

    Catherine, you were such a constant joy during my time in Mesa! You always knew what to say to make me feel better as a fellow widow. No pity party for you – I am celebrating my time with you today and will always. However, you are missed.

  5. Valerie Maene says:

    Today would have been your 70th birthday. Happy Birthday. I miss you every day.

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Catherine Theresa Dziadul Miller

Passed Away on December 7, 2017


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Catherine Theresa Dziadul Miller, born 12/4/1949 and passed away on 12/7/2017 at the age of 68.

Catherine was born in Paterson, New Jersey.   After growing up and going to school in New Jersey, she began her career in the brokerage industry at age 17 and worked for many of the major Wall Street brokerage firms as a wire operator.   In 1982, she moved to Arizona and continued working in the brokerage industry.

Catherine enjoyed reading, writing poetry, cooking, and crafting.  She was a great conversationalist and enjoyed long chats on the phone.  She loved her kitties, family, and friends.

Catherine met her husband Arthur Miller while horseback riding in the Superstition Mountains in Apache Junction, Arizona.  They were married in 1987 until his passing in 2009.

In 1992, Catherine went back to school and earned an Associate Degree as a Para-legal.  She then worked as a legal assistant for the same estate planning attorney for 23 years and retired in October of 2017.

Catherine’s background in estate planning gave her insight into the importance of pre-planning. She arranged to be cremated and to have her ashes placed with her husband Art’s so they would be together again.  Catherine did not request a formal memorial service.   She felt that family and friends should choose how they wished to remember her.  Perhaps a get together for a Celebration of Life.   One of her final  requests   “I don’t want a pity party.”

Catherine’s preparation was just an example of making her wishes known and making it easier for everyone she left behind.  The only thing she could not prepare us for is how much she will be missed by her friends and family, both in Arizona and on the East Coast.

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5 responses to “Catherine Theresa Dziadul Miller”

  1. Marianne Dziadul says:

    Be happy my dear cousin. You are with so many who loved you and had gone before you. Your Mom and Dad’s, Babcia and Dziadzio, Artie and all your other Aunts, Uncles, Cousins and friends just to name a few.

    I will miss my first and most fun babysitter. You and Val always gave us a run for it.
    I will miss my Cousin who I chatted, laughed and cried with too many times to count.
    I will miss my friend.

    Rest in Peace, Cat.
    Love you! Mare

  2. Denise Lager says:

    Words can never convey what you meant to all of us! I remember helping you move into the little house in Sparta – the frogs in the basement – you taking me to get my driver’s permit and letting me drive your red Camaro back from the DMV! Borrowing your book “The Exorcist “ and not being able to sleep for a week! Falling asleep after drinking too much tequila leaving you to entertain my date (now husband) — the craziness when you first moved out to Arizona – I was visiting as you arrived after driving cross-Country alone – too many crazy, funny, loving times together. Wish I could have gotten out to see you … I will miss you forever – and will always remember your sound advice ( where to find sympathy in the dictionary …) Love you Cat!?

  3. Valerie Maene says:

    My dear friend and good buddy. I will miss you so much. I cherish our 53 year friendship. I will miss our weekend gabfests and my visits to see you in Arizona. I will miss our book discussions. We both gave each other some good recommendations and I Thank you for many happy hours reading.

    You took such good care of your Grandmother, your Mom and Myrtle. You always put them first. I so admire you for that.

    I thank you and Momma Marilyn for including me in your family. We had some good adventures and so many laughs.

    Be at peace. Love you always. Val.

  4. KATE SPIEGEL says:

    Catherine, you were such a constant joy during my time in Mesa! You always knew what to say to make me feel better as a fellow widow. No pity party for you – I am celebrating my time with you today and will always. However, you are missed.

  5. Valerie Maene says:

    Today would have been your 70th birthday. Happy Birthday. I miss you every day.

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