Catherine “Cathi” Carney DeChant, age 71, passed peacefully with her family by her side on Sunday, May 5, 2019 at her home in Berlin, Maryland.
Born in Washington D.C., she was the daughter of the late William B. Carney and Gertrude Hill Carney.
She is survived by her beloved husband, Michael DeChant Sr.; son, Michael DeChant Jr. (Emily Glaeser) of Rockville Maryland; brothers, Thomas Carney (Janet Copeland) of Coral Gables, Florida, Bill Carney (Mary Beth) of Poolesville, Maryland, and Michael Carney (Robin) of Sterling, Virginia; sisters, Maureen Knesel (Chuck) of Rockville, Maryland, Elaine Carney of Wheaton, Maryland, and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her brother, Patrick.
Catherine attended the University of Maryland. She was a partner with her husband in their family business, DeChant Appraisal & Realty Service LLC. She was also an aerobic dance instructor for the YMCA for nearly 20 years.
Catherine was a parishioner at Holy Savior Catholic Church in Ocean City, Maryland, where she was active in the choir, spending many hours volunteering her service.
She also loved to sing, play golf and dance with her husband. Catherine was an avid fisherman bringing in the No. 1 wahoo in the White Marlin tournament in 2001.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held at Holy Savior Catholic Church in Ocean City, on Tuesday, May 14, 2019. Reverend Stanislao Esposito officiated. Interment will be private for family members at a future date.
In lieu of flowers, a donation in her memory may be made to: Coastal Hospice, P.O. Box 1733, Salisbury, Maryland 21804. Letters of condolence may be sent via: www.burbagefuneralhome.com.