The Obit For Mary Ann Kaat

MaryAnn Kaat July 24, 2008

MaryAnn Kaat, 64, of Stuart, FL, passed away on Monday, July 21, 2008, at the home of her son in Ripon, WI, after a battle with bladder cancer.

MaryAnn was born in New York City, NY, on March 23, 1944, the daughter of Domenic and Eleanor (Dowd) Montanaro. She went to school in New York at Good Council in White Plains, NY, and Holy Child in White Plains, NY, and attended Ripon College in Ripon, WI.

MaryAnn married Jim Kaat in 1988 in Boca Raton, FL. She was a clothing designer, operator of the Silent Woman, and since 1995 she was agent and manager for her husband.

Survivors include her husband, Jim Kaat of Stuart, FL; daughter, Stacy (Boyte) Diedrich Adams of Cape Coral, FL; son, Jon Drew (Lisa) Diedrich of Ripon, WI; son Jim (Jennifer) Kaat Jr. of Anthem, AZ; daughter, Jill (Peter) Kandel of Ridgewood, NJ; grandsons, Brendan and Tanner Kandel of Ridgewood, NJ, and Conor Diedrich of Ripon, WI; granddaughters, Casey Kandel of Ridgewood, NJ, Quinn Diedrich of Ripon, WI, and Amanda Kaat of Anthem, AZ; brother, John (Susan) Montanaro of Malibu, CA; niece, Kimberly Montanaro; and nephew, Jon Montanaro, both of California.

MaryAnn was preceded in death by her parents.

Services: Per her wishes, a private family memorial service will be held.

Butzin-Marchant Funeral Home, Ripon, is assisting the family.