Cathy Colleen Fait

May 31, 1949 - March 14, 2023


Obituary For Cathy Colleen Fait

FITCHBURG, Cathy Colleen Fait, age 73, passed away unexpectedly, on Tuesday, March 14, 2023 at St. Mary’s Hospital. Cathy was born May 31, 1949 in Marshfield, WI to Robert and Helen Dums. She graduated from Marshfield High School, and later obtained her degree as a dental assistant. Cathy was married to Ron Fait on June 13, 1970 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Marshfield, WI. The majority of her work career was spent as an educational assistant in the Madison Metropolitan School District. She was a longtime member of the Holy Mother of Consolation Catholic Church.

In her free time, Cathy enjoyed traveling, including gambling stops to Las Vegas and annual trips to visit family in Arizona. She cherished spending time with both family and friends. Her true passion in life was to love and nurture her entire family, especially her children and grandchildren. She unconditionally and unselfishly loved them dearly and supported them immensely throughout her life. Cathy will be remembered by everyone who knew her for her kindness, quick wit, humorous storytelling, generosity, and positive attitude. Anyone who knew Cathy would say that she improved the lives of everyone around her and made this a better world to live in. She will be greatly missed.

Cathy is survived by her husband of 53 years, Ron; children, Pamela (Mark) Emmerich and Patrick (Chelsea); grandchildren, Madeline, Mallorie, Harrison, and Natalie; father, Robert Dums; siblings, Ron Dums, Tom (Terri) Dums, Peggy (Dan) Potter, Mick (Audrey) Dums, Becky David, and Bob (Colette) Dums. She is further survived by many nieces, nephews, other family and friends. Cathy is preceded in death by her mother, Helen.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, March 21, 2023 at HOLY MOTHER OF CONSOLATION CATHOLIC CHURCH, 651 N. Main Street, Oregon, WI. A visitation will be held from 9:30 AM until time of the Mass on Tuesday at the church.

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Ryan Funeral Home & Cremation Services
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21 Mar


09:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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21 Mar

Mass of Christian Burial

11:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Holy Mother of Consolation Catholic Church 651 North Main Street Oregon, WI 53575 Get Directions »
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  • 03/20/2023

    Our deepest sympathy on the passing of your beloved Cathy. Always so friendly, with a ready smile. We will keep her and you, Ron, in our thoughts and prayers Carol and Lyle Hird

  • 03/20/2023

    Pat & family I was shocked to hear about Cathy. Family was so important to Cathy and would share family stories & Vegas trips with me at West. She will be missed by many. My thoughts & prayers are with you & your family Pat.

  • 03/19/2023

    I am shocked beyond belief to read about Cathy's passing. I have so many fun memories of working with Cathy at West High School and cheering our boys in Volleyball games. She always had great stories to tell that kept us laughing when we should have been working! Her love for her family and grandchildren was first and foremost in her life. So sorry for your loss. RIP, dear friend!

  • 03/18/2023

    A beautiful, vibrant soul whom we will dearly miss! 💜 All our love and prayers to her loving family! Mike, Kate, Scott and Alyssa

  • 03/18/2023

    We are saddened to hear of your recent loss. I grew up about 3 blocks fry the Dums Family on South Cedar, Marshfield, WI. RIP Cathy!

  • 03/17/2023

    My sympathy to all who loved Cathy. I met Cathy through Ron's brother, Bob, and although I didn't know her well, she was very kind and fun to be with. I know that she was loved deeply. May God grant you peace during this time of sadness.

  • 03/17/2023

    I can't think about Cathy without smiling deep from my heart. She brought so much laughter to every gathering. I always felt that she could find and spread joy in everything she did. It's hard to imagine the loss that her family is feeling. Heaven has gained an amazing angel.

  • 03/17/2023

    To Ron Fait and family, to Bob Dums and family, I hardly know where to begin. I am so sorry to see this. Cathy's been family to me, too, since we were toddlers. Thank you for the lifetime, Cathy. Scott Wilcott


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