Each treatment would initially have positive results, but then would show declining success. She refused to let it show, and discouraged people giving her the "sad puppy face." Trips to visit family in California over the holidays, a birthday trip to Las Vegas, Brewers spring training in Arizona...
A Celebration of Kate’s life will be held at pm on Saturday, May 9, 2009 at CRESS FUNERAL HOME, 3610 Speedway Rd., Madison, with a visitation from pm until the time of service.
She was taken from her family and friends at a very early age, but Kate’s memories will live on in each and every one of the lives that she touched.
Kate is survived by her husband Al, her parents; Victor and Donna Gates, her sister Victoria Bartoli, brother; Robert Gates, nephew; Nicolas, and her four-legged baby, Onyx.
Madison: Catherine “Kate” Falaschi, age 32, passed away peacefully at home, following a long, courageous fight against colon cancer, on Wednesday, May 6, 2009, with her loving family and friends by her side.
Kate was born on October 18, 1976, the daughter of Victor and Donna (Mc Cannel) Gates in Burbank, CA. She moved to Madison, WI in 2001 to pursue graduate studies at the UW.She adapted well to the Wisconsin life, attending Badger football games, Brewers baseball games, Packers football games..would almost think she was born and raised here, until you saw her operate a snow blower...pretty. She had surgery in February of 2007 to remove the diseased part of her colon and to oblate sections of her liver that still had disease.