Mary Catherine Masten Castiglione

Dover, Delaware

1949 - 2019 (Age 69)


Dover, Delaware


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CAMDEN - We have lost our beautiful Cathy who passed away surrounded by her loving family on Nov. 24, 2019 aat Bayhealth Medical Center in Dover.
She was born December 9, 1949 in Wilmington to the late William L. Masten, Jr. and Eleanor J. Bradford Masten. She attended Padua Academy in Wilmington and began her working career at St. Francis Hospital. She went on to work at the family owned bridal shop LeMars Bridal in Wilmington. Cathy then entered the insurance industry and became a licensed insurance broker most recently with Health Insurance Associates until her retirement in 2014. In her 30+ years in the business, she participated on many committees and panels and was a past president of the Delaware Association of Life Underwriters.
Cathy loved all animals and had a soft spot for any creature that was sick or injured. In the past she volunteered for many years with Tri State Bird Rescue. She was incredibly kind and compassionate to anyone she met. In 2013 Cathy became co-owner of Caring Matters, a home health care agency. Cathy would do anything for anyone in need throughout her life with her sweet generosity. She always put others first and made everyone feel like they were the most important person in the world. She recently served on the Board of Directors of the Delaware Read Aloud Program and enjoyed reading to children in the school. In her quieter moments, Cathy enjoyed time spent with her husband at their lake home in Virginia. She also enjoyed several trips touring Italy with her husband.
Cathy is survived by her loving husband, Frank W. Castiglione of Camden; her brother, Mark Masten, and his wife, Linda, of Magnolia; and sister-in-law, Carol Castiglione, of Dover. She is also survived by two nieces whom she adored, Gillian Masten of New Carrolton, Md. and Zoe Madonna (Michael) of Glen Mills, Pa.
Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11:00 a.m., Monday, Dec. 2, 2019 at Holy Cross Church, 631 S. State St., Dover, De. where a visitation will be held starting at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow in St. Peter the Apostle Cemetery, 521 Harmony St., New Castle, De. 19720.
In lieu of flowers, family suggests donations in her memory to Read Aloud of Delaware, 9 E. Loockerman St., Suite 203, Dover, De 19901 or online at
Life's End Services by Michael J. Ambruso Funeral Director, Inc. Dover, De. Condolences can be made via

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Sending our prayers out to Frankie and family. Our hearts are with you during your time of loss. Cathy will be missed.

Michael J. Wilkinson and staff

Frank, so sorry for your loss and I will keep you and all who loved Cathy in prayer. May God Bless and Hold you.

Frank please accept our deepest condolences in passing of your wife. Didn't have the pleasure of knowing her apparently our loss must of been an awesome person. May she R.I.P. From all your friends from Collins Park Swanwyck Minquadale Holloway Terrace in are thoughts and prayers. Your friends Sheila and Rose Peck Jones

My condolences to you, Frank, and all of your family. I had the pleasure of knowing Cathy for over 20 years - she was a great person, friend and co-worker. We'll miss her!

So very sorry to see that Cathy passed. We were friends at Christ Our King. She was a wonderful person. My condolences to her family.

Sleep in Peace Wreath

My sincerest condolences to the (Masten) Castiglione Families for the loss of your loved one, Mary Catherine, and pray you find comfort in Psalms 91:2.

With our deepest sympathies for you and your family during this time. May God be with everyone as He welcomes Mary home.

My dearest, beloved friend -- the world has lost an angel and my life will never be the same.