Michael O. Garvey | April 12, 2015
Catherine F. Pieronek, associate dean for academic affairs and director of the Women’s Engineering Program at the University of Notre Dame, died Thursday (April 9) at Memorial Hospital in South Bend. She was 52.
“Cathy Pieronek was the quintessential Domer,” said Peter Kilpatrick, McCloskey Dean of Engineering. “She had an engineering and a law degree, a fierce loyalty to our sports teams and our students, and a total embrace of the famous ‘Irish prayer’ about the rains falling gently on your fields. She was also incredibly and lovably human: committed, personable, loyal, dedicated, and always thinking carefully and deeply about the good of the other. We miss her terribly and pray for the Lord’s gentle and loving embrace of her husband Chuck and her family.”