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Catherine J. Digou

August 15, 1961 — March 8, 2024

Marlborough, MA

 
Catherine Jane Digou, of Marlborough, MA died at home on Friday, March 8th 2024, after her three year long struggle with small tissue sarcoma. She was 62 years old when she succumbed to her illness.    
 
Cathy was born and raised in Marlborough, daughter of the late Charles J. Digou, Sr. and Lucile M. (Belmore) Digou. She attended local schools and graduated from Marlborough High School in 1979. Hired by the Marlborough Police Dept. as a reserve officer in 1990, she began her journey to becoming a cop. She started as an emergency dispatcher in 1996 and 4 months later she was a student officer at the Agawam Municipal Police Recruit Academy where she graduated with the honor of receiving the Directors Award, given to exemplary students. At the time becoming the first woman to achieve this recognition. Cathy was appointed as a police officer in the city of Marlborough on September 6th, 1996. She served with the MPD for the next 25 years and 8 months before retiring with a full pension on May 9th, 2022, becoming the first female police officer in Marlboro’s history to reach that milestone.
 
Cathy loved her job as a Police Officer and was dedicated to helping the community where she spent her entire life. Cathy had a tender spot in her heart for all animals, but she especially loved all of her dogs over the years, having a special bond with her beloved dog Nikki. When she wasn’t rooting for her favorite New England sports teams, particularly the Red Sox and New England Patriots, you would find her doing her favorite thing, Cooking. She loved to be in the kitchen making things for anyone and everyone who enjoyed her creations. Requests for meatballs or her famous whoopie pies seemed constant, but she never disappointed anyone.
 
Cathy is survived by her longtime boyfriend Billy Orr; son James, daughter in law Megan and their children Nicholas, Olivia and Emma; Her son Matthew and daughter in law Brenda and their children Ava, Nolan and Kalla-Roo; her sisters Cynthia and Carol, her brothers Charles, David and Dennis. Along with many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Cathy was predeceased by her siblings, Christine Digou, Christopher Digou and Diane “Chicky” Ogar. 

Callings hours for Cathy will be held on Tuesday, March 19th 2024 from 5:00-7:30pm at Tighe Hamilton Regional Funeral Home, 50 Central St, Hudson, MA. A Celebration of Cathy's life will begin at 7:30pm. 
 
In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Cathy may be made to: Mass Vest-a-dog. MAvestadog.org
 
Cathy was a truly remarkable woman who we lost too soon. She is gone but not forgotten.

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Tuesday, March 19, 2024

5:00 - 7:30 pm (Eastern time)

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50 Central St., Hudson, MA 01749

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Tuesday, March 19, 2024

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