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Mrs. Catherine Brady Hutto

Mrs. Catherine Brady Hutto
  • December 7, 1944 - January 5, 2019
  • Charleston, South Carolina

Pause Days Gone By by Bruce H. Zimmerman (ASCAP)
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“All of my life, Cathey was one of the most beautiful and charming people I've known. I admired her and enjoyed talking with her very much. It was...Read More »
1 of 10 | Posted by: Marjorie Smith Warhurst - FL

“Cathey and I worked together and shared an office for more than 17 years. She was a dear friend, full of energy, fun, wit and always ready to lend a...Read More »
2 of 10 | Posted by: Sherri Eady - Silver Spring, MD

“I am heartbroken. I will always remember Cathey. One of the nicest person I have ever met. We worked together for more than 10yrs. ”
3 of 10 | Posted by: Anielka Diaz - Silver Spring, MD

“What a gorgeous, striking woman. Cathey & David visited with us in Michigan last summer. She talked up a blue streak about the mansions and estates...Read More »
4 of 10 | Posted by: Billy Burns - Bloomfield, MI

“A lovely gracious woman whom I always admired. ”
5 of 10 | Posted by: Harlan Greene - Charleston, SC

“After living in our DC area, Cathey was delighted returning to her beloved Charleston. She was lovely to be with, so thoughtful and a hostess...Read More »
6 of 10 | Posted by: Jane Bergen - Arlington, VA

“Since childhood, Cathey has been a beautiful presence in my life. Always a joy and bright light where ever she went. Marie and Thomas, please accept...Read More »
7 of 10 | Posted by: Marcy Trott Hawley - Charleston, SC

“I am heartbroken at the news of Cathey's sudden passing. We enjoyed activities at the Lowcountry Senior Center together and tried numerous times to...Read More »
8 of 10 | Posted by: Tensie Limehouse Campbell - SC

“Sandi and I are so sorry to learn of Kathy's sudden passing. She was a beautiful and vibrant woman. We had planned to see her in Charleston in...Read More »
9 of 10 | Posted by: Alan Banov - Kensington, MD

“Dear Marie and Thomas,Your beautiful Mother was such a joy to know - she was so warm and personable and she touched the hearts of everyone she met....Read More »
10 of 10 | Posted by: Jamie Young McCulloch - Columbia, SC

Catherine Brady Hutto, 74, of Charleston, South Carolina, passed away unexpectedly in her home Saturday, January 5, 2019. Her funeral service will be held Friday, January 18, 2019 in Old St. Andrew's Parish Church, 2604 Ashley River Road at 11:00 a.m. Interment, Churchyard. Arrangements by J. Henry Stuhr, Inc. Downtown Chapel.

Catherine was born on December 7, 1944 to the late Mary Walz Hutto and William Benjamin Hutto, Jr. in New Orleans but was raised in Charleston, SC. In the late 1960's Catherine moved briefly to NYC to pursue her interest in fashion design and art history. In 1978 she moved to the Washington DC area, where she raised her two children and completed a B.A. in Art History at the University of Maryland. Many weekends in DC were spent volunteering at local theaters and for civic activities, visiting museums, and partaking in other cultural events.

Catherine worked in the Montgomery County MD Government until retirement, as well as working/volunteering at local consignment shops, and working in estate/antique sales. A Charlestonian at heart, she returned to her hometown in 2017. Catherine was a devoted mother and doting grandmother and throughout her life, was deeply devoted to her brother W. Benjamin Hutto III. She loved traveling, collecting linens, china and other antiques, as well as hosting parties for family and members of her extensive social network. Catherine was a people person by nature, who created new friendships everywhere she went, and nurtured existing ones. Her loving presence will be deeply missed by many.

Catherine is survived by her daughter, Marie Catherine Cordella of Raleigh, NC; her son, Thomas Henry Cordella (Jessica); two grandsons: Henry Arnold Cordella and Benjamin Bernard Cordella all of Tampa FL; as well as her partner, David Allen.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Christ Child Society - Washington DC, 5101 Wisconsin Ave., Suite 102, Washington, DC 20016.

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Old St. Andrew's Parish Churchyard

2604 Ashley River Road Charleston, SC 29414
(843) 766-1541