Paul A. Catania

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Paul A. Catania, 68, of Enfield, passed away from complications of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, ALS, on Monday, July 28, 2014, at Conway Medical Center, Conway, South Carolina.

Paul was born in Hartford on March 13, 1946, son of the late Anthony and Mary Louise (Bonfiglio) Catania and was a lifelong resident. Paul was a United States Air Force veteran, having proudly served his country during the Vietnam War. He retired in 2006 as a lieutenant colonel with the 103rd Fighter Group of the Connecticut Air National Guard. Paul was a communicant of St. Adalbert Church and St. Martha Church, both in Enfield. He relocated to Conway in 2012 and was a member of St. James Catholic Church where he achieved the level of 4th Degree as a member of the Knights of Columbus. Paul was a graduate of the University of Connecticut and was an avid Huskies fan.

He leaves his wife, Karen Catania; his three children, Peter Francis Catania, and his wife, Kelley, of Newington, Shelby Marie Marquardt, and her husband, Clinton, of Enfield, Steven Patrick Catania, and his wife, Michelle, also of Enfield; his two stepsons, John and Jeriko, both of Conway; and seven grandchildren, Courtney, Maggie, Tyler, Dylan, Devin, Shayne, and Mason. In addition to his parents, Paul was preceded in death by his brother, Francis Robert Catania.

Family and friends may gather Monday, Aug. 4, at 9 a.m. at Leete-Stevens Enfield Chapels, 61 South Road, Enfield, followed by a Mass of Christian burial at 10 a.m. at St. Adalbert Church, 90 Alden Ave., Enfield. Burial with military honors will follow at St. Patrick King Street Cemetery, Enfield.

His family will receive friends on Sunday, Aug. 3, from 2 to 5 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be sent to Knights of Columbus, c/o St. James Catholic Church, 1071 Academy Drive, Conway, SC 29526; or to ALS, SC Chapter, 1023 Wappoo Road, Suite A19 Charleston, SC 29407.

For online expressions of sympathy please visit us at

www.leetestevens.com

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Enfield, CT 06082
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Published in Journal Inquirer from July 31 to Aug. 4, 2014
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