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Cathleen (Cathy) Wainwright

Henderson, Nevada – Age 59, retired Senior City Marshal, passed away April 29, 2019. Cathy was born in Brooklyn, NY on December 21, 1959 to Rose and John Francis Wainwright.

Cathy spent her life serving others – she dedicated 25 years working with the city of Henderson both as a Court and Senior City Marshal, and 8 years in the NYPD. She touched many lives both personally and professionally. She had a way of making everyone she met feel like the most important person on Earth. Cathy’s mantra of “peace and love” was always present through her warm, genuine way. Cathy was there for anyone, anytime to be able to give words of wisdom and encouragement and was a huge animal lover. Cathy could light up the darkest room with her bright smile and contagious laugh. Cathy devoted the last 13 years of her life to her beloved wife whom she loved completely and whole-heartedly. Cathy’s beautiful and peaceful spirit will be sorely missed by all who were fortunate enough to cross paths with her.

Cathy is survived by her loving wife Denise Monroe; loving mother Rose; brothers John (Denise) Wainwright, Michael (Deborah) Wainwright; sister Gail (Michael) O’Brien; and her sister-in-law Cynthia; step-children Christopher (Sheena) Spinella, Anthony (Danielle) Spinella; Brittany (Peter) Tubbs, and Rachele Crittenden; 8 grandchildren; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and of course her beloved dog Frankie.
Cathy was preceded in death by her father John Francis; her brother Joseph; and her beloved pets Markie, Oso, Charlie and Bodie.

Memorial Service will be held to honor Cathy on Monday, May 6, 2019 at 11am at the Center for Spiritual Living Greater Las Vegas located at 1420 E. Harmon Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89119. A gathering of friends will follow at Sunset Park (Bristlecone picnic area) 2601 East Sunset Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89120.

There will be a service in New Jersey at a later date for Cathy. 


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  1. Brianna Yergeau on May 4, 2019 at 5:42 pm

    Expressions of Sympathy Brianna Yergeau has sent this Expressions of Sympathy card.

  2. Kyla Carranco on May 4, 2019 at 7:54 pm

    Aunt Cathy,
    The sorrow we feel in your absence will never eclipse the happy memories we have made over the years. Thank you for your light and the happiness you brought to our family. May you rest in peace and know that we have the watch from here.

  3. Gayle Ambrose Bardsley on May 4, 2019 at 9:23 pm

    Dearest Cathy, I will always remember our teenage memories, deep in my Heart. May the Family off angels greet you as you enter our Kingdom of Heaven and Jesus and God welcome you as the special Angel from Earth, that shined so bright with in the Hearts of every one you touched. I will always love you xox and pray for you always . You were a great friend and sister-in-law.
    Love Gayle

  4. Charlotte kepner on May 4, 2019 at 10:00 pm

    Wainwright, My Dearest Best Friend. Gone way to soon. I miss you so much already. I have been remembering all the good times we had in SI and when you came to Calif. to visit me…
    and that SMILE you always had a smile on your face… you were a wonderful person Wainwright I will love you Forever my friend… Love always, Charlie

  5. Joan tyrrel on May 4, 2019 at 10:28 pm

    Fly with the angels Cathy you will be missed. Till we meet again.

  6. Rosonea Warren on May 5, 2019 at 1:09 am

    Sending lots of love and big hugs to the family. I pray for peace and comfort in your time of need.

  7. Penny Mills on May 5, 2019 at 9:11 am

    May her memory be eternal

  8. Laurie Ambrose on May 5, 2019 at 10:29 am

    You will be missed terribly. You were a shining light which was seen in your smiling face, your quick laughter, a bright smile.
    Rest in peace now and continue your your ways in lifting people’s spirits when they need it.

  9. Lou on May 5, 2019 at 1:11 pm

    So sorry to hear, we went through all our school years together having so much fun. Way too young my friend, rest in peace. Always remember your bright smile.

  10. Tina Beyer on May 5, 2019 at 4:36 pm

    We met at a dark time in my life, with her contagious smile and kind loving spirit. For that I will always be grateful.
    Another bright light lost from our earthy world.
    Another bright star added to our sky.

  11. D.R. on May 7, 2019 at 3:31 pm

    To the family and loved ones of Cathleen Wainwright, who we know will be dearly missed. Almighty God promised at Revelation 21:4 that he will wipe away all our tears. And death, pain, and sorrow will be no more. So, you can take great comfort from drawing close to God in prayer. He will help sustain and support all of you to endure during these difficult times. My deepest condolences.

  12. Andrew on June 19, 2020 at 4:07 am

    Wow i was trying to find you to thank you for being part of my life as my PO in Henderson. I was going through a rough time in my young adult life and i remember our talks when i came to your office to check in… you helped me to change my mindset..sort of like a mother to me.. im sorry for the loss but God is Good. R.I.P wish we could have spoke again..

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