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Sister Catherine Buster

Formerly Sister Joseph Norine

Sister Catherine was born on November 3, 1936 and died on June 26, 2022.


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Sister Catherine, better known as Sister Cathy, was a native of Chicago. Her final ministry was in residential services at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods. She had recently ministered as a volunteer for Catholic Charities Housing in the Diocese of Venice, located in Venice, Florida.

Sister Cathy, formerly Sister Joseph Norine, entered the Congregation on February 2, 1956. She professed final vows on August 15, 1963.

Sister Cathy said she enjoyed football, swimming and cooking.

She ministered for many years as a cook in Missouri, Illinois and Florida.

Sister Cathy also established Casa San Juan Bosco in response to Hurricane Charley in 2004.

Here is her complete ministry:

Sister Catherine Buster (formerly Sister Joseph Norine)

Complete Ministry

In Indiana: Cook, Ladywood, Indianapolis (1960-67); Express Hall/Kitchen, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods (1967-70); Saga Food Service/Express Hall, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods (1970-78); Maintenance Coordinator/Saga Liaison, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods (1978-86); Food Service Director for Marriott Corporation, Riverview Hospital, Noblesville (1988-89); Residential Services, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods (2020-2022).

In Missouri: Food Service Director for Marriott Corporation, Kingswood Manor and Health Care Center, Kansas City (1986-88); Manager Administrator, Cathedral Square Towers, Kansas City (1989-94).

In Illinois: Food Service, Marywood, Evanston (1967).

In Florida: Development and Staff Training/Director of Operations, Just Like Home Wildwood Profession PK, Bradenton (1996); Executive Director/Founder, Just Like Family Wildwood Profession PK, Bradenton (1996-98); Director of Real Estate Department/Administrative Assistant, Building Commission, Diocese of Venice, Venice (1999-2005); Consultant, Catholic Charities Housing, Diocese of Venice, Sarasota (2005-2010); Consultant (2010-11); Volunteer Catholic Charities Housing, Diocese of Venice (2011-2020).


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