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Obituary for Sujatha Katragadda

Sujatha  Katragadda
In Loving Memory of Sujatha Katragadda

Born on August 27th, 1980, Sujatha Katragadda, lovingly known as Suneetha, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family and friends on June 21, 2018. Suneetha is survived by her husband, Sri Prasanth Katragadda, and her daughter, Saanvi.

She leaves behind:her parents, Rukmini and Venkateswara Rao Gaddam,her in-laws, Kamala Kumari and Chittaranjan Das Katragadda, her sister Vedavathi Gadiparthy, her husband Vikram, and children, Sreshta and Sri Sarani, her sister in law Dr. Prathima Surapaneni, her husband Raghuveer and children, Suchitra and Akhil her brother-in-law and family, Rajesh and Prabodha Katragadda and Sathvik and Sahas her brother, Sasi Kant Vallepalli, his wife Priyanka, and children Geethika and Rishik.

Suneetha was born on an auspicious “Vinayaka chavithi” day, in Khammam, India. She was a pampered and lovely kid with a chubby face. As an elder sister to Vedavathi she always took care of her and loved her as a mother. Family values she learned from her parents carried over to Katragadda family when she found a loving better half and married to Sri Prasanth on May 18 2003.
Suneetha attained the degree in Masters in Computer Sciences. She and her husband moved to Boston as aspiring IT professionals. The couple cherished their time here, surrounded by their childhood friends. Their family became complete when they were blessed with a beautiful daughter, Saanvi Katragadda, on August 08, 2008. Everything now revolved around their little princess, Saanvi, who brought immense joy into their lives.
Suneetha was a doting mother who never compromised in the upbringing of Saanvi. She nurtured Saanvi with her values and emphasized the importance of being a good citizen. In 2011, Suneetha and Prasanth moved into a new home in Northborough where they shared wonderful memories with their neighbors who became like family to them.
Suneetha's life took a turn in February of 2017 when she was diagnosed with cancer. In the following months, she fought this battle with the utmost willpower, showing nothing but grace and courage amidst misfortune. Her family and friends were astonished at her strength in carrying her roles both in her personal life and at work. Suneetha progressed through her career with her outstanding work ethic and commitment. She was so dedicated that she even attended work just prior to her death.
Our family was blessed with her presence as a loving mother, devoted wife, caring daughter, sister, and a friend; her passing created emptiness in our hearts. As a mother unsure of her time, her last wish was to celebrate her daughter Saanvi’s half saree function. Within a week's notice, all her loved ones and dear friends came together from near and far to celebrate Saanvi's Half Saree ceremony. The brief, yet lively moments that Suneetha and Prasanth danced made us wish she had more time with us. During the event, Suneetha concealed her pain with a smile and expressed her gratitude to those who made the event possible. Saanvi looked elegant and thoroughly enjoyed the whole celebration. Suneetha’s family and friends made the evening lively through their laughter and dances. It was an unforgettable event that brought pure bliss to Suneetha and will forever remain as the most memorable and cherished celebration to our families.
Suneetha is always full of love, laughter, courage and determination. She valued friendship, respect towards elders and always had a helping hand. She was always very meticulous in taking care of herself or anything she does. Suneetha was an excelled artist and drew great muggulu (rangoli), a tradition unique to Telugus. Her handwriting on paper looked like pearls which require no print.

Suneetha enjoyed Telugu movies and listening to melody songs.
Her all time favorites
Movies: “Sagara Sangamam” and “Swarna Kamalam”.
Songs from “Matrudevo Bhava” movie, Venuvai Vacchanu Bhuvanaaniki, Gaalinai Pothanu Gaganaaniki…, Raalipoye Puvva Neeku Raagalenduke…) had always been heart touching to her and coincidentally after her diagnosis, she listened to these two songs more often.
Inspirational song “Yevaro Okaru, Epudo Apudu, NaDavara Munduga, Ato Ito Yeto Vaipu”
from movie Ankuram.

Few other songs mentioned by Saanvi that are Suneetha’s favorites:
Itu Itu Ani Chitikelu Yevvarivo from movie Kanche.
Poovullo Daagunna from movie Jeans
“Marhaba’ and all songs from movie Malli Malli Idi Rani Roju
Devotional: Gayatri Mantram

Vegetable dish: Kaakara Kaya (Bitter Gourd).
Flower: Jasmine.
Plants: Jasmine, Money plant, Tamala Paaku (Betel nut)
Makeup item: Nail polish.
Homemade mithai: Kobbari Boorelu (Coconut sweet)
Drink: Coconut water.
Confectionary is Chocolates.

Suneetha was very fond of her family. Upon hearing of her diagnosis, her sister Vedavathi, along with her husband Vikram and their children, immediately moved from Atlanta to be with Suneetha which exemplifies their selfless love.
Very few people her age visit hospital with such a serious illness, but her unwavering smile won the hearts of the staff at UMass Memorial. One could wish to own even a fraction of her courage and strength. We are thankful to each and everyone who came across in our lives and been with us during this difficult journey.
Despite being a woman of few words, Suneetha left a lasting impression on everyone who were privileged to have met her. Suneetha, we love you; rest in peace.

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