Cathrin D’Avignon

November 30, -0001 - June 25, 2012

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Cathrin Ute (Eisermann) D’Avignon- Fairfield, OH – (52) – Cathi, has gone home to be with the Lord. She was bornSeptember 19, 1959 in Dresden, Germany and moved to America with her parents in1961. Cathi was a member of thefirst graduating class of Chelmsford High School in 1977 where she was amajorette. She also attended andgraduated from Daniel Webster College in New Hampshire where she met Michael D’Avignonwho would become her husband in 1981. During and after college she worked fro Delta Airlines and previouslyhad worked for a small airline that chartered flights to and from Martha’sVineyard. Cathi and Mike had two daughters, Caitlin and Danielle. Cathi got to be a stay at home Mom andshe created her most precious memories with her two girls. She was a loving mother who inventedgames and told stories of far off fantasy lands. She gave a voice to the girl’s treasured stuffed animals andshe read to them each night before saying their prayers. She enjoyed crafts,reading, singing, the beach and spending time with her family and her dog,Beemer, who she trained to do a variety of tricks and she taught herself how tojuggle. Cathi’s favorite place wasthe zoo and her and Caitlin visited several times a week and they know most ofthe keepers and the animals by name. Cathi had a special knackfor giving just the right gift for any occasion. Whether it be a necklace or quilt she made, or a card shedesigned or something she hand picked just for you, she truly believed it’sbetter to give than to receive. She is survived by herhusband, Michael D’Avignon and their two daughters, Caitlin and Danielle; herparents Margit and Klaus Eisermann of Chelmsford, MA; her brother RalfEisermann, his wife Heidi and their two children Cassie and Karl of Merrimack,NH; her sister Ulli Eisermann of Salisbury, MA; her Uncle Klaus and his wifeSusan and their son Kurt of Marietta, OH; her Mother-in-Law Winifred D’Avignonof Florida; her brother-in-law David D’Avignon and his wife Lois of Cincinnati,OH; her brother-in-law Bill D’avignon and his wife Donna of Buffalo, NY as wellas several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews and countlessfriends. In particular, Cathi and her family would like to mention Melody,Sarah, Lisa, Kris, Thane and Misha who made a significant impact on her, andour, lives. Visitation will be held onFriday June 29, 2012 at St. Maximilian Kolbe Catholic Church, 5720Hamilton-Mason Rd, Liberty Township in Ohio from 10am until Mass of ChristianBurial at 12 Noon. Burial will be held privately. Memorial donations may bemade in Cathi’s name to the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden 3400 Vine St,Cincinnati, OH 45220 if you’re able and the family would also request you tohug your family tonight and do a good deed tomorrow.


Kathleen Kelleher - Jul 27, 2012

Mike and girls, Margit, Klaus, Ralf, Ulli,

Remebering Cathi with all the German functions as we grew up, I am very deeply saddened for your loss, Cathi was such a Beautiful person. I will keep you in my thoughts and pray that your hearts heal.

Peter & Bette Ledig - Jun 30, 2012

We are so saddened over the loss of Cathi. May you cherish the wonderful memories and love you have of her.

Debbie Glassford - Jun 29, 2012

Cathi was a sweetheart of a person. We worked at Delta together. I will always remember her smile and her caring personality. She loved life and her family. Fly high girlfriend…till we meet again.

Peter and Bette Ledig - Jun 29, 2012

We are so saddened to hear of the loss of your Cathi. May you cherish all of your wonderful memories and love for her.

Cari, Joe, Katie and Emily Auth - Jun 29, 2012

Dear Mike, Danielle, Caitlyn and family,

I am stunned to hear of the sudden passing of our dear friend, Cathrin. There was no better mom, daughter, wife or friend, and she was a huge inspiration to all of us. Even though we moved away 3 years ago, she was never far from our thoughts. It pains me to think of what all of you must be going through today, but please know that when I spoke with her last Monday, she sounded very much at peace and was thankful to God that she was chosen to carry this burden. Of course, that would be just like Cathi to ask God to put the suffering on her, instead of her family or friends.

Please accept our sincerest condolences and know that you all are in our prayers.

Hugs and love to all of you,
Cari, Joe, Katie and Emily

Dave and Savi Persad - Jun 29, 2012

To the Eisermann and D’Avignon family:

We’re so very sorry for the loss of your beloved Cathi. Although we didn’t know her very well, we knew that she was very special to all of you, and that she will be missed by everyone who knew and loved her. As you go through this very difficult time, our thoughts and prayers are with you. Please accept our deepest sympathy and condolences.

The Persad family.

Bill Abbott - Jun 28, 2012


I am very sorry to hear of the passing of Cathi.

It was a pleasure to watch the two of you meet and fall in love at NEAI/DWC.

She was a wonderful person and my heart goes out to you and the girls!

Bob and Chris Denterlein - Jun 28, 2012

We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Our son,Matt, was in school with Caitlin. We always witnessed what a devoted and attentive mom she was. You are all in our prayers and if we can help in any way, we are here for you.May God bless and guide you.

Lisa, Steve Tyler & Madison Perry - Jun 28, 2012

We are so sorry for the loss of Cathi. She was an amazing woman, from an amazing family. Her legacy will live on in her two girls and the memories you carry with you.

Michael Schleipfer - Jun 28, 2012

To her family I want to say that there are no words I can offer that will make this any easier, but hopefully just knowing that people care will allow you to lay some of the burdens on us.

I only met Cathrin and her Daughter once, but that was all it took to let me know that she was a very special person.

May she rest in Peace forever

Robin Atyeo - Jun 28, 2012

I am so saddened to hear the news about Cutty. Girls, there isn’t a mom that couldn’t have been more proud of her kids than your mom. Her zest for living and her spirit in passing will always be with you. Caitlin, a big hug and kiss from me, Don, Jessica, Scott Perry and of course a big lick from Brock! We love you.

Regina Sullivan - Jun 28, 2012

Ulli and Family,

Please accept my deepest sympathy and condolences on the loss of your beloved Cathi. I never had the pleasure of meeting Cathi but felt I knew her through Ulli’s eyes as she would speak of her highly and lovingly. Cathi will be your guardian angel on your shoulder and her spirit will be kept alive through all that loved her.

God Bless all of you.

Regina Sullivan-Ulli’s friend and coworker at USF

Manfred and Renate Hinz - Jun 28, 2012

We express our deepest sympathy for your loss of Cathi

Ray and Barbra Couch - Jun 28, 2012


Barbra and I are so very sorry for your loss. We will keep you and the girls in our thoughts and prayers.

Janet (Evans) Bown - Jun 28, 2012

Dear Mike, Caitlin, & Danielle,
I am so very sorry and stunned at the news of Cutty’s death. I will try and be there tomorrow, but have a training session I must attend. If I cannot be there please know that my thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Please give a special hug to my sunshine, Caitlin.
Love & Hugs to All, Janet

Joanne Sanchez (Schrom) - Jun 27, 2012

Mike and family, I just heard the sad news of your tremendous loss. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time. Sending much love, your cousin Joanne

Frank and Marilyn Liss - Jun 27, 2012

Our heartfelt sympahty on the loss of your beautiful Wife, Mother and Daughter. Cathi really was an angel that God sent down to earth, now I know she is back in heaven with him. Our sincere sympathy. The Liss Family

Ulli Eisermann - Jun 27, 2012

Cathi is the most selfless, caring, considerate and honest person I’ve known. Her heart is as big as the sun and her love shown just as bright. I miss her so much already and expect her to walk in the door and join us, as her whole family is here to celebrate her life. I see her pictures around the house smiling back at me – and that’s how I’ll always remember her. Smiling, laughing, singing and goofing around.

She will live forever in my heart and I will keep her memory safe.

I Love You so much!
Your baby sis –

Terry Stephens - Jun 27, 2012

To Mike:
My deepest sympathies in your time of loss and need. We will remember you in our prayers.

Terry Stephens

Kathy and John Alosso - Jun 27, 2012

We were blessed to have known such a wonderful and caring person. Although no words can really help to ease the loss you bear, just know that you are very close in every thought and prayer. We will cherish the memories we have of Cathi. May she rest in peace.

Bobbe Kugele & family - Jun 27, 2012


Our most sincere sympathy is offered at this time. We will keep you and your family in thought and prayer during this difficult period.

Sarah Bowman - Jun 27, 2012

Where to even start about this amazing person! Cathi is by far the most creative person, in my opinion, to have ever walked this Earth! There was little she could not do and everything she did was exceptional! She lived with such grace and integrity. She was sophisticated, down to earth, funny, strong, confident, calm, and exuded joy. What a pleasure it was to know Cathi! She was one of a kind and will be sorely missed.

Patti Wheaton - Jun 26, 2012

We send thoughts of sympathy and
support to you during this difficult
time. Cathi will remain in our
hearts forever. Remember that we
love and care about you.

Patti and Mark Wheaton