, Newburyport, MA

August 12, 2013

Catherine E. Dan, 87

Rowley, MA — Catherine E. Dan, 87, a longtime resident of Rowley, passed away after a short illness at Anna Jaques Hospital on August 8, 2013. Her loving family was by her side.

Born in Boston on November 21, 1926, she was the daughter of Polish immigrants, John Ludwick and Mary(Humminick) Ludwick.

She is survived by her daughters, Patricia Moore of Rowley, and Barbara Stewart and husband, Richard, of Newbury. Her joy were her grandchildren, Steven Moore of Rowley, Tracy Pignone and her husband, Ralph, of Ipswich, and Jody Hayes and her husband, Justin, of North Andover. She is also survived by her cherished great-grandchildren, Nicole and Sydney Pignone of Ipswich, and Andrew and Daniel Hayes of North Andover. She was prececeased by her husband, John W. Dan Sr., and their son, John W. Dan Jr., and also five brothers and one sister.

ARRANGEMENTS: At Catherine's request, there will be no calling hours. A Funeral Mass will be offered at St. Mary's Church, Main Street, Rowley, at 10 a.m., on Tuesday, August 13. Burial will be private. Donations may be made to the Merrimack River Feline Rescue Society, 63 Elm Street, Salisbury, MA 01952, or to the charity of one's choice. For information, directions, or to send condolences, please visit