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Gregory (Poppy) Catricala


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Gregory (poppy) Catricala

AGE: 90 • Oceanport

Gregory (Poppy) Catricala, 90, of Oceanport, passed away on Wednesday March 1, 2017 at Monmouth Medical Center, Long Branch. He was born in Chiaravalle, Italy and is the son of the late Lorenzo and Maria Catricala. Gregory worked at Monmouth Mall in Eatontown for Macy's corp. as the head tailor for 42 years. He also owned and operated Central Cabinet Shop in Long Branch with his brothers Dominic and Tony for many years. He was very involved with the Italian American organizations in Long Branch especially the Figli di Colombo . Gregory was an avid walker who enjoyed strolls on the Long Branch Boardwalk.

He is predeceased by his loving wife of 63 years Angela Catricala and his five siblings. Surviving are his loving children; Marisa Biebel (Dr. Mark), Mary Hutchinson (Tom) and Lillian Kessler (John), his seven cherished grandchildren; Mark and Michael Biebel, Tom and Jessica Hutchinson, Christina Watt, Nicholas and Christopher Kessler, his brother- in- law and sister-in-law; Tony and Josephine Bongarzone, many nieces and nephews, his dear friend NJSP detective Miguel Guarda.

Visitation will be held from 3:30 pm to 6:30 pm on Sunday March 5, 2017, at the Bongarzone Funeral Home, 2400 Shafto Road, Tinton Falls. A funeral mass will be offered 10:00 am Monday March 6, 2017 at the Church of St. Dorothea, Eatontown. Entombment to follow at Woodbine Cemetery & Mausoleum, Oceanport. In lieu of flowers donations in his memory may be made to: The Alzheimer's foundation, 400 Morris Ave., Suite 251, Denville, NJ 07834. For online condolences and directions please visit his memorial website at www.bongarzonefuneralhome.com.
Published in Asbury Park Press on Mar. 3, 2017
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