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Cathy Ann Buzzell

December 17, 1961 — March 26, 2024


It is with agonizing sorrow the Buzzell family shares the loss of their beloved matriarch, Cathy Ann Buzzell. 

Following a gracefully and ferociously fought war against a brain aneurysm, Cathy’s body weakened before her spirit. True to form, she donated any viable organs and tissue as one last chance to help anyone in need. 

Through all of this, Cathy remained the gentle, loving, silly woman everyone knows and cherishes. 

Cathy was the epitome of resilience. Following the early loss of her dear mother Helen, Cathy went on to meet the love of her life, create lasting friendships, build a beautiful family, and lead a full life of love and compassion. 

She is preceded in death by her parents, Helen and Frank Mysnyk, cousin Kimberly, special Aunt Mary Rose, father and mother-in-law, Howard Sr. and Mattie Buzzell. 

She leaves behind the world’s most devoted husband, Howard. Together the two redefined love as “having nothing, turning it into something and giving their children everything”. The pair was married for 36 precious years. They shared adventures, laughs, tears, and many nightly bowls of ice cream.

In addition to her husband, she leaves behind three doting children, Travis Buzzell (Lyndsey Buzzell), Brittany Dillon (William Dillon) and her baby, Ashley Buzzell. She leaves behind dozens of “second children” (friends of her kids). 

Second only to being a mother, Cathy’s favorite role was “Gigi”. She leaves a legacy of love to her two adoring grandchildren; Maverick Howard Russell and Landon William. Pouring love and joy into her children and grandchildren has been her life’s work. 

Cathy’s life was defined by opportunities to help and support others. Her kindness, patience and humor delighted everyone in her path. Cathy’s (and Howard’s) heart(s) and home had an open-door policy; all of her children’s friends and neighbors found great solace in the Buzzell family home. You could always stay for dinner. Or for the night. Or for the whole summer. Cathy would take care of you.

Together Cathy and Howard’s unwavering love, sensible judgment, acceptance, and open dinner table inspired so many to pursue happiness and success. 

Though she was a sweet little lady, there was not a task Cathy would not undertake. She would take anything into her own hands. She kept a lovely home, with a stocked refrigerator that fed the hearts and souls of many. 

Cathy extended her warmth, generosity, and empathy to all living creatures. There wasn’t a hungry child, stray dog, or lifeless plant as long as Cathy was around. 

Though the loss of Cathy will leave an ache too deep to describe, her spirit and legacy will be carried on through her children, grandchildren and all of the lives she has touched and the hearts she has healed.

The Buzzell family invites you to join in a celebration of her life and memory at Burton Quinn Scott Cremation & Funeral Services Inc. Downtown, 602 W 10th St., on Friday, March 29, 2024, from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to ANNA Shelter or Brain Aneurysm Foundation (BAFound).

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Friday, March 29, 2024

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602 W 10th St., Erie, PA 16502

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