Cathy Savoca, Jazz Saxophone Player, Directed Music Education at Darien Arts Center

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Cathy Savoca, a longtime resident of Darien, died Friday, Dec. 28 at Stamford Hospital.

Cathy Savoca obit

Cathy Savoca died on Dec. 28.

Born in 1949 in Darien, Cathy graduated from Darien High School and followed her pursuit of music at Berklee College of Music.

She received her bachelor’s degree in 1981. After Berklee, Cathy focused on her love of Jazz, playing the sax in gigs from California to New York.

In 1997, Cathy decided to settle down in her hometown and focus on teaching and writing music.

an obituary from Edward Lawrence Funeral Home

She accepted the job as director of the Music Education Department at Darien Arts Center. In 2009, Cathy resigned her position and started her own private school of music.

Cathy loved to cook; following in her grandmother’s footsteps, everyone was always welcome in Cathy’s kitchen, and for those who were too sick to come, she would arrive at your doorstep with a pot of soup.

Cathy is survived by her brother, Robert Savoca.

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