"Katarina was such a kind and sweet soul who lived life with great exuberance and joy! She loved Irish step dancing and danced so beautifully for the Detroit St Patrick's Parade Mass. I served as a judge when Katarina competed to represent the Irish Community in the Court of St. Bridget. I remember I pinched myself in a vain effort to stop my tears when she talked so poignantly about the importance of faith in her life. That she chose to tell us about her love of God during this competition so deeply touched me and others that night. She loved representing the Irish community in the Court of St. Bridget, and she did so with such pride and enthusiasm. What a gift she was to us here on earth and she will no doubt enrich the heavens with her joyful presence!
Lorraine, Henry and Dylan, we are so deeply sorry for your loss and will keep you in our prayers.
Anne White O'Hara, Pat, Julia and Tom O'Hara"
"Siento un gran dolor por tu partida de este mundo, te extrañaré por siempre. Desde que te conocí sentí una presencia angelical por tu forma de ser tan dulce por tu gran amor a Dios en todas tus acciones. Katarina no será fácil regresar a nuestra oficina que compartimos juntas, habrá un gran vacío es muy difícil pensar que ya no estarás ahí querida amiga. También extrañaré a tu gatito Snickers que con mucho gusto te lo cuidadaba. Rezo por tu alma que goces la presencia de Dios nuestro Señor. También por tus padres y tu hermano para que Dios les de la fortaleza y el consuelo que necesitan en este momento.
Te quiero my girl descansa en paz.
It deeply pains me to think about your leaving this world, I'll miss you forever. Since the first time I met you I felt an angelic presence from your sweet way of being, and your profound love of God. Katarina, it won't be easy returning to our shared office; there will be a great absence reminding me of that you won't be there anymore, dear friend. I'll also miss your gatito Snickers that I loved caring for. I pray that your soul will enjoy the presence of God, our lord; also, for your parents and brother, that God gives them the strength and consolation they need at this moment. I love you my girl, rest in peace."