Catherine “Cathy” Marie Stambouly

May 18, 1939 - July 21, 2020

Catherine “Cathy” Marie Stambouly, 81, a resident of Cape Coral, FL since 2000, formerly of Detroit, MI and Cleveland, TN, passed away Tuesday, July 21, 2020 in her daughter’s home surrounded by family and friends in Cape Coral. She was born May 18, 1939 in Detroit, MI to John and Mary Varcie, now deceased.

Cathy was of the Catholic faith, always motivated to give of her time and energy to others. She was a very active member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the American Legion Post 90, supporting all board positions during her life, holding the position of Chaplain until her last day.

She raised thousands of dollars going to support multiple charities, especially needy children and Veterans. Her giving nature motivated her to a life of helping others in the healthcare industry.

She is survived by her loving daughter, Lynne Stambouly (Douglas Roth, Jr. and Scott Hickerson) of Cape Coral; loving sister, Josephine Figurski of Weekiwachee, FL and Detroit, MI; sister in law, Judy Varcie; four nephews, Scott, Doug, Tom, and John; three nieces, Nancy, Connie, and Elaine; her grandpuppies Lakota, Bodhi and Brianna; as well as many, many wonderful friends.

Catherine was preceded in death by a son, Mark Stambouly; as well as a sister, Margaret Couture, and a brother, Charles Varcie.

Memorial Services will be held at a later date at the residence of Lynne Stambouly. Details to be announced in the future.

Memorial Contributions in memory of Catherine Marie Stambouly are requested to Hope Hospice, 9470 Healthpark Circle, Fort Myers, FL 33908.

Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.


  1. Lynne Stambouly Jul 25, 2020 at 12:58 pm

    She was an amazing woman, I miss her so much.


  2. Nancy Loehr Jul 25, 2020 at 5:44 pm

    RIP Aunty. Love you.

  3. Donna & Dwight Pike Jul 26, 2020 at 8:34 am

    Very sorry for your loss Lynne.

  4. Sharon Massetti Jul 26, 2020 at 5:19 pm

    My friend for many years close to 50. I will miss her smiling face. Rest In Peace my dear friend.

  5. Barb Varcie Jul 26, 2020 at 7:42 pm

    So sorry for your loss! I loved Cathy’s zest for life. I will always remember her beautiful smile and how it lit up the room.

  6. Josie Figurski Jul 26, 2020 at 9:12 pm

    Although we had our ups and downs, we never lost the bond of sisterhood. Despite our differences we were a lot alike. Loved to have family and friends in our lives. We were raised by a tough task master, Mom Varcie, who helped us endure all that life handed us, good and bad alike. I will surely miss my sisters laughter and smile and I hope that she is smiling down on me from Heaven. She was a real trooper right to the end, my dear sister and I will always remember you with love in my heart.

  7. Connykins Jul 26, 2020 at 9:12 pm

    Oh very young, what will you leave us this time? Dear fun Auntie, you will live in my heart and memories every time I hear Cat Steven’s. We listened to that album over and over together…my love of piano came from you, of music and singing. Thank you. Oooh baby, it’s a wild world. RIP Auntie. ❤

  8. Wanda Headrick Jul 27, 2020 at 8:48 pm

    I worked in healthcare with Cathy for many years in the 80’s n 90’s in Tenn, she was so full of life and loved her laughter, what a lose. May her family have everlasting comfort and peace. Fly high my friend…..

  9. Craig Jul 28, 2020 at 1:42 pm

    Sorry to hear this. It sounds like she was a great mom and she will always bring you great memories!

  10. Dawn (Maruska) Allie Jul 29, 2020 at 7:24 pm

    Haven’t seen you in years but our early ones were full of laughs. My other family .memories are great . Rest In Peace my friend till we meet again

  11. Judy Stambouly Jul 30, 2020 at 12:38 pm

    She was an amazing lady who for a short time became my mother in law. I couldn’t have wished for a better one. She made me so welcome the first time I met her. Much love and respect Mom reunited with her beloved son Mark.

  12. Elaine Beeman Jul 31, 2020 at 4:35 pm

    My very special Auntie. I will miss you, your laughter, and your zest for life! You will live on in my heart, and many great memories. Rest in peace. Your little Lainey.

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