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Charles Richard Catania Sr.

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CATANIA, CHARLES RICHARD SR. Charles Richard Catania, Sr., 93, (a few weeks shy of his 94th Birthday) of East Haven; passed awaypeacefully at CT Hospice in Branford on April 12, 2014. He was the beloved husband of the late Helen Victoria Jablonski Catania; born in New Haven May 5, 1920, youngest and last son of the first New Haven Italian bread bakers (“ Catania Bakery” of Fair Haven ) the late Michael & Marie Catania. He was a graduate of local Hamden & New Haven schools and was a WW II Veteran serving proudly in the U.S. Marine Corps. He worked for Pratt & Whitney , division of United Technolgies Corp. focusing on fan blades and tool modeling design. Charles dedicated his life to his wife & sons and his Lord & Church. He is survived by his son & sole caregiver, “Chuck” Catania, Jr., his cat Fee, II and many nieces & nephews living around the world; predeceased by a son Barry P. Catania, 6 brothers Augustine, Louis,Tony, Nick, Mike & Stephen and 5 sisters Emily, Anna, Rose, Lillian & Frances. “Dad” was loved dearly by all who knew him and loved him in return. Special thanks to the Guilford VNA - Sue J. & Antoinette, Gina & Irma and Companions & Homemakers who made it possible for “Dad” to remain at home during his illness. Family & friends are requested to go directly to St. Vincent de Paul Church, East Haven to attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Monday at 10 am. Private entombment will follow in All Saints Mausoleum,North Haven. There are no calling hours. Contributions may be make to CT Hospice 100 Double Beach Rd. Branford,CT 06405 or Alzheimer’s Assn. of CT 279 New Britain Ave. Kensington,CT 06037. MARESCA & SONS FUNERAL HOME 592 Chapel St. is in charge of arrangements. Offer condolences at www.marescafuneralhome.com
Published in The New Haven Register on Apr. 13, 2014
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