The Herald, Sharon, Pa.

Obituaries

July 9, 2014

Catherine Cataldi

‘42 Brookfield alumna was proud Marine Corps vet

- — CROCKETT, Calif. – After a short illness, Catherine Cataldi passed away Saturday, July 5, 2014, in her home surrounded by her immediate family. She was 90.

Mrs. Cataldi was born Nov. 1, 1923, and graduated from Brookfield High School in 1942.

She entered into the Marine Corps in 1943, serving until 1945.

Catherine married Francis Roberts in 1945 and had five children, Sharon Allison-Brown, Phoenix; Deborah Baum, Benicia, Calif.; Ken Roberts, Portland, Ore.; and Tom and Jim Roberts, both of whom reside in Crockett.

Catherine’s husband, Francis, died in 1978.

She married her high school sweetheart, Angelo Cataldi, in 1981 and moved to Crockett. Angelo had three children, Larry, who is deceased; Janis Cataldi-Price, Fair Oakes, Calif.; and Diane Cataldi-Archer, Davis, Calif. Angelo died in 2000.

One of Catherine’s greatest joys was her 10 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Catherine was proud to have served in the Marine Corps for two years during World War II.

In Crockett, she was very involved with St. Rose Church and numerous clubs.

Catherine will always be remembered for her cheery disposition. She always had a smile on her face and was always ready to tell you a joke or two. She was loved by all and will be greatly missed.

We, the family, would like to extend our appreciation to the Veterans Association for the wonderful care that Catherine was given. We also would like to thank the Oakland Kaiser Hospice team that assisted Catherine in the last three months of her life.

A celebration of Catherine’s life will be held at St. Rose Church, 555 3rd Ave., Crockett, with a Mass at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 12 and a reception to follow.

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