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Cathy Ann (DuPuis) Loura

May 1, 1962 ~ October 11, 2020 (age 58)


Cathy Ann (DuPuis) Loura, 58, a lifelong resident of Farmington and Plainville, died peacefully on Sunday, October 11, 2020 at her home in Plainville.

Born May 1, 1962 in Hartford, she was the eldest daughter of Dennis A. DuPuis and Colleen A. (Brown) DuPuis Kimball.

She was a graduate of Farmington High School (Class of 1979), Farmington, CT.

In 1981, she married Larry Zarrella of Plainville; in 1988 she married Gil Loura.

Cathy was a skilled and avid gardener, and her yard was always abundant with flowers. She loved hunting for sand dollars on the beach, bonfires in the backyard, taking lots of photos and walking in the park with her dog, Jack. She enjoyed crafting and gifting her handmade wreaths, crocheted blankets, canned preserves, relishes and breads that were enjoyed by all.

She was predeceased by her father, Dennis A. DuPuis and her niece, Nicole DuPuis.

Survivors include her mother, Colleen A. Kimball (Bill) of Stuart, FL, daughter, Amie Zarrella of Coventry, granddaughter, Madison Franco; son Reid Loura (Kassy) of Oxford, grandsons, Nolan and Luke Loura; daughter, Cali Loura Miller (Rob) of Putnam; both former spouses and 20-year companion and friend, Ronald Manyak of Plainville. She is also survived by her brother, Joseph DuPuis (Crystal) of Tolland, MA;  her sister, Robin Pavano (Paul) of Farmington, as well as, many cousins, nieces and nephews.

Memorial contributions may be made to Shriners Hospital for Children,

No services are planned at this time. Interment will be private at a later date at Twining Cemetery, Tolland, MA. In memory of her beloved grandmother, Virginia (Preney) Brown, some of her ashes will be spread at Popham Beach, Maine, a favorite childhood vacation place.

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