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“My condolences to Paul and family. Cathy will remain forever in the hearts of those close to her. She was a very special lady. ”
1 of 36 | Posted by: Donna Saide - Columbus, OH

“Dear Burgholzer Family, I am so sorry for your family's loss. My thoughts are with Paul and your entire family. ”
2 of 36 | Posted by: Angela Colwell-Arbour - Holden, MA

“Dear Paul, Julie, Casey, and Paul Andrew, We are so saddened to hear of Cathie's passing. She was a beautiful person with a generous heart, and her...Read More »
3 of 36 | Posted by: Susan Kelley - Holden, MA

“The Burgholzer Family, We are so sorry for your loss; please accept our sincere and deepest sympathy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and...Read More »
4 of 36 | Posted by: Terri Dovidio - Somerville/Hull, MA

“To the Burgholzer and Ninos Families, Our heartfelt condolences to you for the loss of Cat. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. With...Read More »
5 of 36 | Posted by: John and Sheryl Barry - MA

“What is a Sister? What is a sister? Someone to laugh with. Someone to get you into trouble. Someone to help and guide you. Someone to teach...Read More »
6 of 36 | Posted by: Bill & Lisa Devereaux - Leicester, MA

“Paul: Kevin told me of Cat's courageous battle and sad passing. Please accept my prayers and condolences for you and your precious family. Love,...Read More »
7 of 36 | Posted by: Kate Rowe - Brownfield, ME

“Dear Paul, Julie, Casey and Paul, I was fortunate enough to work with your wife/mom for several years at Paton School. I, too, was always amazed...Read More »
8 of 36 | Posted by: Wendy Bell - Grafton, MA

“Dear Paul, Casey, Julie, and Paul Andrew I am so very sorry for the loss of a your wife/mother. Cathie was beautiful person who constantly thought...Read More »
9 of 36 | Posted by: Amy Smith - Holden, MA

“Dear Anne,Steve and family, our hearts reach out to you in Sympathy and Friendship during this very difficult time. You are all in our thoughts and...Read More »
10 of 36 | Posted by: Marian Kirley - Sykesville, MD

“Dear Burgholzer Family, I am sorry for your loss. May you find comfort in your loving memories, and in knowing that God is "near to those that are...Read More »
11 of 36 | Posted by: valerie thompson - MA

“The ladies of the Holden Woman's Club extend sincere sympathy to Casey and to her family. ”
12 of 36 | Posted by: Mary Therese Vargas, HWC President - MA

“Anna, I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. ”
13 of 36 | Posted by: Deborah Oleski - Brookfield, MA

“Dear Paul and children, I was very lucky to call your mother my friend. She was a very special lady. We shared many laughs and stories together. ...Read More »
14 of 36 | Posted by: Anne Monopoli - Shrewsbury, MA

“Dear Paul, Julie, Casey and Paul Andrew, We are so sorry for the loss of your wife/mother. I will never forget how she spoke of you Paul as her best...Read More »
15 of 36 | Posted by: Ali McDonald - Auburn, MA

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family on this sad day. May she rest in peace. ”
16 of 36 | Posted by: Thomas&MonicaStephen - AZ

“Dear Paul and Family, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. With my deepest sympathy, ...Read More »
17 of 36 | Posted by: Mary Jane Zammiello - Shelton, CT

“Paul and family: So sorry for your loss and heavy hearts. Our love and prayers are with you now and always. Joe Potter and family IntelliNET...Read More »
18 of 36 | Posted by: Joe Potter - Southbury, CT

“Paul & Family I am so sorry for you loss. May God's peace comfort you all. ”
19 of 36 | Posted by: Linda O'Lone - Oldsmar, FL

“Paul Edward: So sorry. I only wish I had been closer to the both of you. I share your sorrow and loneliness. Be strong, although life will never...Read More »
20 of 36 | Posted by: chauncey smith - plainville, MA

“Dear Dear Paul, Julie, Casey and Paul Andrew, Your mother gifted,to all who met her, inspiration, joy and laughter. We were and are truly...Read More »
21 of 36 | Posted by: Cindy Brooks - Shrewsbury, MA

“To Catherine's Family ~ Wen are so sorry for your loss. May your memories and faith comfort you in this most difficult time! The Mellor/ Nystrom ...Read More »
22 of 36 | Posted by: Barbara & Carl Mellor - Jefferson, MA

“Dear Burgholzer Family, I am very sorry for your loss. Cathie was a wonderful colleague and friend. Our students truly enjoyed her classes, and I...Read More »
23 of 36 | Posted by: Rita Innamorati - Shrewsbury, MA

“Cathy will be missed so much here in Shrewsbury, her smile would light up our hallways. She always asked how others were doing before ever sharing...Read More »
24 of 36 | Posted by: Kim Nikula - MA

“Dear Paul, Julie, Casey and Paul, I am honored to have had the chance to work with your Wife/Mom at Paton School. I always enjoyed hearing her calm...Read More »
25 of 36 | Posted by: Ann Early - shrewsbury, MA

“My heart goes out to you during this time of great loss. May your love for each other provide strength for the family in the days ahead. ”
26 of 36 | Posted by: Fred Bennett - Holden, MA

“Sam, Aristia and boys; We're so sorry to hear this news. If there is anything you need at all, at any time, please let us know. Chris, Art and...Read More »
27 of 36 | Posted by: The Belmontes - Charlton, MA

“Dear Paul, Julie, Casey and Paul, It was truly an honor and privilege to work with Cathie at Coolidge. She was a great role model for all the...Read More »
28 of 36 | Posted by: Kelly Finneran - Shrewsbury, MA

“Dear Burgholzer family, I have had the extreme pleasure of working with Cathie since she became a health teacher in Shrewsbury. I was often...Read More »
29 of 36 | Posted by: Sharon Lorah - Southboro, MA

“Dear Paul, Julie, Casey and Paul, I feel very blessed to have worked with your wife and mom for the past few years. We shared many stories of our...Read More »
30 of 36 | Posted by: Laura Stacey - Shrewsbury, MA

“Dear Paul, Julie, Casey & Paul, Cathy was a wonderful, special person. Arthur has many, many fond memories of growing up with the Cathy and the...Read More »
31 of 36 | Posted by: Lucine Zikos - Sturbridge, MA

“Dear Paul, Julie, Casey and Paul Andrew: I can't tell you how sad I am to lose your mother's friendship. She is a very special woman. I know that...Read More »
32 of 36 | Posted by: Jayne Wilkin - Holden, MA

“Paul, Julie, Casey and Paul, We cannot begin to express how blessed we feel to have had the opportunity to know your wife/mother. Not only was she...Read More »
33 of 36 | Posted by: The Gauthier Family - Holden, MA

“Dear Paul, Julie, Casey and Paul Andrew, How sorry we are over the loss of your beautiful Mom. As Joanne's sister, who was her best friend, I have...Read More »
34 of 36 | Posted by: Gary and Linda Peters - MA

“Paul is there nothing I can think of to say besides how much I wish it was not so. See you later this week. ”
35 of 36 | Posted by: Blackman - killington, VT

“Paul, Julie, Casey and Paul, please accept my heartfelt sympathy on the loss of your beautiful wife/mother. I feel very fortunate to have known...Read More »
36 of 36 | Posted by: Celia MacPherson - Holden, MA


HOLDEN – Catherine (Ninos) Burgholzer, 52, passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Sunday, May 1, 2011. She is survived by her loving husband of 27 years, Paul E. Burgholzer; her children, Julie Ann, Casey Lee, and Paul Andrew Burgholzer; her mother, Paraskevi "Patricia" Ninos of Holden; a sister, Anne Malkasian and her husband Steven of Paxton; her twin, Maria Drosidis and her husband Phil of Worcester; a brother, Sam Ninos and his wife Aristia of Charlton; 19 nieces and nephews. Catherine was the daughter of the late Stavros S. Ninos, and was born and raised in Worcester. She lived in Holden for the last 18 years. Catherine graduated from Doherty Memorial High School in 1976, Westfield State College in 1981 with a Bachelor of Science Degree, received her Paralegal certificate from Assumption College in 1982, and a Masters Degree in Health Education from Worcester State College in 2000. She was captain of the gymnastic team in high school and college, competing in local and state competitions. As a paralegal, she specialized in real estate at various law firms working both in Worcester and Boston. She was a member of St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Worcester. Her many hobbies and interests included traveling, taking pictures, biking, skiing, golfing, yoga, and floral design. Most recently, she taught Health Education at the Coolidge and Paton Elementary Schools in Shrewsbury and Adaptive Physical Education throughout the Shrewsbury school district. Catherine truly enjoyed all of her students and all of her colleagues that she worked with over the years. Her family would like to express deep appreciation and gratitude to her many friends who showed so much care and compassion for Catherine during her illness. Catherine's most intense passion was being a devoted and loving mother to her three wonderful children: Julie, Casey and Paul. Relatives and friends are invited to attend calling hours from 4 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, May 5th in the Miles Funeral Home, 1158 Main Street (Rte. 122A), Holden. A Trisagion Service will be held during calling hours. A funeral service will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Friday, May 6th, in St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 102 Russell Street, Worcester. All attending the funeral service are respectfully requested to go directly to the Cathedral. Burial services will be private in Grove Cemetery, Holden, and will be for the immediate family only. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Cathedral Family Center (in memory of Catherine and the Ninos Family), 102 Russell Street, Worcester, MA 01609. To share a memory or offer a condolence please visit, www.milesfuneralhome.com

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