Caroline "Lee" A. Catani
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AGE: 96 • Pennsauken
Peacefully danced her way into heaven on April 9, 2012. (Nee D'Onofrio) Born October 19, 1915 in New Rochelle, NY to Frank and Prudenzia D'Onofrio. Beloved wife of the late Joseph for 69 years, dear mother of Carole Catani, Joan Catani both of Pennsauken, Lynne (Mark) Ciccotelli of Haddonfield, Joseph Catani of Pennsauken and loving grandmother of Kristina Catani. Also survived by brother-in-law, Sal Prunesti, many nieces, nephews and her special little friends who she loved dearly. Sister of the late Carl, Peter, Angelina Pelillo, Mary Columbo, Jean Santoro, Ann Prunesti and Gloria Vitro.
Lee loved dancing and tap danced in many minstrel shows in the late 1930's and early 1940's and still danced while in her walker. She loved the Blessed Mother and prayed the rosary daily. She enjoyed gardening, knitting, crocheting and the NY Yankees. She was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Auxiliary and St. Peter Merchantville PTA. She loved her summer home in Longport and enjoyed sitting on the porch visiting with her neighbors and those who passed by. Lee had friends of all ages who were always welcome into her home. She will be greatly missed.
Relatives and friends of the family are kindly invited to attend her Visitation Friday, 8:30-9:30 AM at the FUNERAL HOME OF INGLESBY & SONS, 2426 Cove Road, Pennsauken NJ 08109. Followed by Mass of Christian Burial at St. Peter Church. Entombment Calvary Mausoleum. In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Peter Church, 43 W. Maple Ave., Merchantville NJ 08109 preferred. Info & guestbook @ www.inglesbyfuneralhome.com
Published in Courier-Post from Apr. 11 to Apr. 12, 2012