Kathy McCarthy Pianelli

Profile Updated: May 26, 2009
Secondary Address Woodhaven, MI USA
Occupation: teacher
Yes! Attending Reunion



I have one daughter, Erin, who lives in Canton. She and I are busy planning her wedding which will take place this upcoming July. Life has been crazy with all those details!
I had one other daughter, Lauren, who is deceased. She passed away at age 9 in 1993.


none (yet!)

Married? Attached? To whom? When? How long?

I am married to my college sweetheart, Joe. We just celebrated our 33rd anniversary in May.

Still have family around Detroit?

My parents are both passed away. All of my sisters still live downriver.

Do you still see/talk to/hang out with other classmates? Who?

Occasional dinners with Karen Schulte Ladd, Ilene Soroka MacDonald, and Maryann Sautter Deuparo.
Steve and Terry Sipos are good friends.

What did you always want to do that you haven't done yet?

hit the lotto

What is keeping you busy (work, hobby, volunteering, family)?

Teaching everyday is very time consuming--but I really still enjoy it. Planning a wedding for the last year has been fun, but thought consuming with so many details.
Love to watch many reality shows--or read if time.

Favorite place to go?

anywhere with a nice beach

High points of your life since high school?

Meeting my wonderful husband.
Getting married.
Having 2 children.
Family trip to Europe.
25th anniversary cruise to Tahiti and surrounding islands.
Trip around Ireland.
Earning my Master's degree.
Daughter's upcoming wedding.

Places you want to go?

Greek Isles, Venice, Sorrento

Favorite sport(s), hobby(ies), book, music, movie?

too many to list
any dance music
most romantic comedies

How old do you feel?


Favorite teacher?

Mr. Riccobono, Sr. Mary Romanus

What's your favorite memory at Redeemer?

All the new friendly people that first year.
Basketball games with the "Lion Sleeps Tonight" song.
The purple pyramid
Eating at Blazo's
play practices
Blue room dances
French club dinners

Any words of wisdom?

Live with a purpose. Life goes by fast.

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Happy Birthday, Kathy. Glad you caught up to me. Hope you have the perfect class this year. :)