Catherine Rohan Draper

Profile Updated: February 23, 2014
Catherine Rohan
Residing In: Hudson, NY USA
Spouse/Partner: Richard Draper
Occupation: Teacher Assistant
Children: Tara, born 1984, elementary librarian on Cape Cod
James, born 1987, mechanical engineer in Groton, More…CT
Yes! Attending Reunion

Brooklyn, NY

Past Jobs?

Started working for NYS Dept of Environmental Conservation in Stony Brook, met my husband, moved upstate and worked for the same agency in Albany until my children were born. At home mom and loved it, then started working for local school district as teaching assistant and love it. Retiring 2015.

Favorite memories of Mercy:

My friends. Terry, Patty, Eileen, Kathy, Roseanne, Ann Marie, Frannie, Lani. Loved Sister Tomasina. The bus rides to school were so much fun.

Least favorite or wierdest memory of Mercy:

Sr. Eugene making me stand up because I didn't know the answer to her question.

Did you ever get any demerits? How many/what for?


High points of your life since High School?

Met and married a wonderful man, moved upstate, have two great kids, always been employed, getting ready to retire.

Kids? Grandkids?

Tara and James. No grand kids.

Where have you traveled?

All over the USA, Canada and Ireland.

How old do you feel?

Not too old.

Did you have any nicknames? What were they?

None, Just Cathy.

Ever gone on a blind date?


Ever skipped school at Mercy? If yes, what did you do instead of coming to school?


Ever gotten divorced?

No. Been married since 1975.

Famous or interesting people you have met:

None. Would love to meet Jimmy Fallon.

Favorite Book? Movie? Music?

Reading it now, The Book Thief. Movie - Out of Africa. Love rock and roll especially Eric Clapton and Van Morrison.

Ever done anything 'wild' for you, or on a dare? What?

Not really.

What would we be surprised to know about you?

I was pretty quiet in HS. I have a wonderful marriage, have become very involved in my community, school and church. Diehard Red Sox fan.

Do you see/talk to/hang out with/any classmates? Who?

Nobody. Left LI in 1975. Went to Ann Marie Luisi, Fran Morici, Kathy Nostrand and Lani Arnold's weddings and that was that.

Favorite things to do now?

Love Cape Cod, hiking, biking, camping, yard sales, decorating, reading and cooking, going to Red Sox games, traveling, visiting our kids and skiing.

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