March 22, 1933 ~ September 8, 2020

Born in: Los Angeles, California
Resided in: Los Angeles, California

Sister Catherine Marie Kreta, C.S.J. age 87, passed away on Tuesday September 8, 2020 in Los Angeles, CA. Born March 22, 1933 in Los Angeles California, she was a Sister of St. Joseph of Carondelet since March 19, 1952. She was teacher, school administrator, hospital administrator, justice coordinator, spiritual director, and supervisor of elementary education in the province. She also served as Provincial Superior from 1986-1992. Wherever Sr. Catherine Marie ministered she was found to have an understanding and compassionate heart.

Sr. Catherine Marie was preceded in death by parents Stephen and Fern Kreta and her brother, Edward Kreta. She is survived by her niece Eileen Zickefoose and nephews Ken, Michael, Martin and Dennis Kreta.

When service dates are set, they will be listed on the website of the mortuary, Lighthouse Memorials & Receptions – Rice Center, please visit the website to send messages and share memories. Donations in memory of Sister Catherine Marie Kreta may be sent to: Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, 11999 Chalon Road, Los Angeles, CA 90049.

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  1. candle 7I miss you always and forever Cath. Your impact in the world and in my life is extraordinary, and a gift for which I am so grateful. Knowing you, working with you, was one of the best parts of my life.

    I’ll continue our shared mission of justice everywhere I go because of your inspiration and support.
    May you rest in peace. May there be justice.
    I love you.

  2. candle 2Such a beautiful soul – she served so many with compassion, humor, intelligence and love. Grateful to know her through Mount Saint Mary’s University.

  3. candle 7We went to high school (Bishop Conaty Memorial High School) with Sr. Catherine Marie (Marilyn). She was a true “Conaty Girl” – had to beat!
    Kreta, as we called her, had a car – a black, coupe of some variety, with a tiny backseat. There were sometimes 5 of us; sometimes 8. We somehow always managed to fit in Kreta’s Kar. Great times; great memories. She was fun, bright and a leader. The GAA and Our Lady’s Sodality saw her active membership and ultimate guidance.
    We were to have lunch with Sr. Catherine last fall (Monica and I),but she fell ill and couldn’t make it. A disappointment then; a heartbreak now.
    Rest in Peace. God is glad to see you. Thanks for the Buggyride.

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