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James P. Catalano

Rochester, New York

Apr 15, 1956 – May 21, 2016 (Age 60)


April 15, 1956
May 21, 2016
Rochester, New York


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DiPonzio Funeral Home, Inc. Obituary

Catalano, James P. "Jimmy" Rochester: Saturday, May 21, 2016, after a courageous battle with bladder cancer, passed away comfortably in the arms of his 25 year life partner, Bruce Trombley. Predeceased by his parents, Paul and Lucille Catalano. He is survived by his uncle, Joseph Pezzulo;...

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today is june 24th. more than a month since jimmy passed. I hope you aren't offended by my leaving a message here after so long - I found out about his death a couple of weeks ago and only now have the courage to share how jimmy touched my life.
I am one of the hundreds of people he touched through his artistry at kittelbergers. my daughter ellen was priviledged to have him as our floral wizard/genious for her wedding august 29,2015.
I think hers was one of the last he made his...

Dear Bruce and Family,
May the angles have guided Jimmy to heavens gates. May all the wonderful memories that you hold dear in your hearts help you get through this difficult journey. Jimmy was just one terrific guy. He will never be forgotten. Bruce may you find comfort in the Love and Care you have shown right to the end.
Lindsay Kraus & Deb Kraus

I'm so sorry to say good-by to such a beautiful man, inside and out. We've all seen the amazing creative side of Jimmy, but those who were lucky enough to have known him, know of the beautiful heart for all that he possessed. Decorate heaven Jimmy like you've decorated so many lives on earth. At our daughters wedding, people were taking pictures of all the floral arrangements Jimmy made. They'd never seen or never known such beauty and passion for all that he touched.

Thank you for being you. The world is not as blessed and not as joy filled with your passing. We knew each other since kindergarten. 55 years! RIP my dear dear friend. You were the ipitimy of Bruce, Know of the countless prayers and the eternal love that is being continually sent your way

Bruce, I thank you and Jimmy for allowing me to visit at this personal time in your lives, that you so beautifully shared. We pray for you now as you walk this walk with beautiful memories to sustain you. We have been blessed to have had you both in our lives. He is probably "dressing" the tables in Heaven right now, smiling down on us, with his magnificent ability to do just that. Love you

RIP Jimmy

Bruce - What can be said that hasn't been said about such a great man? I think of him often and pray that he is in peace and you find comfort in the memories of all you shared. Forever in my thoughts -

Bruce, My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of mourning of Jimmy's passing..

Richard Sarkis

Bruce and family,
My thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time.
What a gem, loved Jimmy, we worked together on so many projects over the years at all of the locations.
Last year he did the flowers for Michael's and my wedding , made them so special and beautiful.
I with so many will miss him, so happy for his peace.
With lots of love and very fond memories of a great man.
Gary Harris
Willow Group