CATERINA CANALE, 93, of Cos Cob passed away on May 21, 2010. She was born in Greenwich to the late Giovanni and Nicolina (Borruto) Franco. At age 3, her family returned to Italy. At age 21, two weeks after her marriage to Salvatore Canale, she returned to the U.S. She worked at various jobs, including caring for a disabled man in her home for 22 years. The job she loved most was taking care of infants and young children in Fiume's day care for five years. Caterina enjoyed gardening, cooking, spending time with her family, and always welcomed everyone into her home. Her kindness and gentleness touched the lives of everyone she met. Even throughout her battle with Stage IV cancer in the last five years, she was filled with courage and never ceased to put others before herself. She loved well, and was well-loved. Caterina was predeceased by her husband Salvatore Canale in 1982. She is survived by her daughter Theresa Troisi and her husband Joseph, her son Pasquale Canale and his wife Jane; a sister Teresa Modafferi, another sister Mary Celestina Fiume and her husband Antonio; a brother Demetrio Franco, her sisters-in-law Josephine Franco, Frances Franco, and Palma Franco, her grandchildren; Joseph (Mary) Troisi, Jason Troisi, Gregory (Anna) Troisi, Michael Canale and Alison Canale, her great grandchildren, Esabella Troisi, Joseph Troisi, Eva Troisi, and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and her husband, Caterina was predeceased by her siblings, Gesualdo Galletti, Mary Franco, Frank Franco, Saverio Franco, and Giovanni Franco. Her family would like to thank all who cared for her, including Doctors Hollister, Alleva, Little John, and all the nurses, aides, and staff at Greenwich Hospital Hospice. Family and friends may call at the Castiglione Funeral Home, Inc., 134 Hamilton Ave. in Greenwich on Tuesday May 25th from 5 to 9 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday May 26th at 10 a.m. at St. Catherine of Siena Church in Riverside. Entombment will follow in St. Mary Cemetery in Greenwich. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in her memory to: Greenwich Hospital Hospice, 2015 West Main St., Stamford, CT 06902, Attn: Greenwich Hospital Home Hospice Department.
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Published in GreenwichTime on May 24, 2010