Catherine "Cathy" Hale



Catherine “Cathy” Hale, 69, died after a battle with pancreatic cancer on Friday, April 6, 2018 with family at her side.

Cathy was known as a kind, loving, amazing, strong, and generous person. She was born to the late Charles and Catherine Applegate on July 6, 1948, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Cathy graduated from West Catholic Girls High School in 1966 and attended college in Kansas. She married Thomas Hale in 1995 and they lived in Woodbridge and Stafford, Virginia.

After school, Cathy began her career as a data entry clerk, working her way up in the computer industry. Cathy then spent several years traveling to numerous countries while working for the State Department as Database Administrator. Cathy retired in 2015 after working several years as an Oracle Database Administrator for government contractors. Since retirement, Cathy and her husband, Tom started their own business, Hope Road Honey, raising bees and selling honey, handmade candles, and other bee-related products.

Cathy’s hobbies included collecting masks from her travels and clocks, debating politics, reading, traveling, and watching her favorite baseball team, the Washington Nationals.

Cathy is survived by her husband of 23 years, Tom Hale and their four children, Tom Jr. Hale and his wife, Donna, John Hale and his wife, Karen, Brenda Tiffin and her husband, Scott, and Fred Mastrippolito and his wife, Nartaya. Cathy adored spending time with her grandchildren, Scott Jr., Andrew, Cody, Skyler, Charlie, Savanah, Shelby, Shane, and Catherine. She is also survived by her brother, Charles Applegate; and her two sisters, Madeline Fourqurean and Michele Egan. She was preceded in death by her brother, Walter Applegate and her sister, Adrianne Braverman.

Cathy loved and was loved by her large extended family and friends.

A funeral Mass will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, May 4 at St. Francis of Assisi, 18825 Fuller Heights Road, Triangle, Virginia. Burial will follow at 1 p.m. at Quantico National Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made in Catherine Hale’s memory to the Lithuanian Foundation online or by check to Lithuanian Foundation, Inc., 14911 127th Street, Lemont IL 60439 (please indicate in the memo line “In memory of Catherine Hale”).