Ellen Catherine Hackett

Hackett1Cathy was born on Nov. 14, 1947 to Pauline and Edmund Hackett. She passed peacefully on May 16, 2015 after a brief illness. Cathy graduated from Holy Names Academy in Seattle, and Seattle University, with a BS in Education. She taught at several schools, and Eton College. Later, she worked for the Social Security Administration until she retired.

Cathy enjoyed travel, and gatherings with her family and friends. She was an active member of Holy Family Parish in Kirkland, WA and in their Bible Study Group. Cathy was a leader in the “Hackett Clan” raising awareness of ALS, Lou Gerick’s Disease, which took her sister in law, Diane Hackett, and nephew Mike Hackett.Hackett2

Preceded in death by her parents, step father Wallace Hibbard, younger twin brothers Paul and Ed Hackett, and Sister Mary Hackett Leisman. Survived by brother Tom Hackett, sister Margaret Hackett Tarleton and many loving cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.

Mass will be at Holy Family Parish, 7045 120th Ave NE, Kirkland, WA., June 17 at 11:00AM. A Reception and luncheon celebrating Cathy’s life will follow Mass, at the Holy Family Parish Hall.

In lieu of flowers remembrances may be made to Evergreen Chapter ALS Association, and Hopelink, Kirkland, WA.

Cathy at Maui

3 Responses to “Ellen Catherine Hackett”

  • Georgia McKnight says:

    I roomed with Cathy in Bellevue from 1973 to 1976 and considered her a good friend although we haven’t seen each other in quite a few years. We had a lot of fun in those years and she always had such a great outlook on life.

    I send my thoughts and prayers to her family and am feeling very sad to hear she is no longer with us.


  • Jeri Jayne Tarp says:

    I was in the same class as Ellen at Holy Names Academy. I will remember her as a gentle and kind person of great courage, always with a smile.
    My prayers and thoughts to her family.
    Jeri Jayne Tarp
    HNA, Class of ’66

  • Harumi Stillings says:

    I was one of Cathy’s roommates. I lived with her for about a year at her condo in Kirkland while I was at school in 1992. I had enjoyed living with her. She was so kind and always positive. When she visited Japan, we had a really fun time together.
    I regreted now as I lost communicating with Cathy for a while. Just today I thought about her. When I tried reaching out her, I found this sad news.
    She would be greatly missed.
    I send my prayers to her family.

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