Lena M. Catanzarite

Date of Death: May 22, 2020
Simpson Funeral & Cremation Services
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St. John the Baptist Catholic Cemetery
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St. John the Baptist Catholic Church
Wednesday 5/27
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Lena M. Catanzarite, 99 of Monaca, passed away on Friday, May 22, 2020 at St. Barnabas Beaver Meadows. Lena was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, great great  grandmother,  sister and aunt. Born in Johnstown, she was the daughter of the late Salvatore and Virginia (Taormina) Battaglia.  On November 22,1938, Lena and Louis AContinue Reading

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Susie Weisler left a message on May 26, 2020:
In memory of Lena M. Catanzarite, Susie Weisler lit a candle
Charmaine left a message on May 26, 2020:
My Dearest Mama Lena...I was Blessed to have you as a friend, Calabrian,Sicilian baker, and priveledge to call you my Mother In Law .Over half of my life, ,we've shared many beautiful holidays, celebrations and memories together. Nicholas and I thank you for your Son Louis (Luigi).May God Bless You ✝️ Granting You Eternal Memories,☦️ Forever. Rest In Peace Mama Lena ,❤️ In our ❤️Hearts Until We Meet Again. Charmaine
Dan Stauffer left a message on May 26, 2020:
Lena was a wonderful person. She will be missed by all who knew her. My condolences go out to all her children and their families. God bless you all!
Nick Papinchak left a message on May 26, 2020:
Grandma, you will be missed forever. Always smiling and being you. Tell it like it is. You created a legacy. You are the beginning of an incredible family that will continue to grow for centuries.I’ve always loved visiting when I was a little kid. Family parties in the basement were awesome. I was always the smallest boy at the parties looking up to everyone. The smell of homemade pizza in the air. Sneaking Cokes out of the fridge. Grandpap making me paper boats. Your home was always filled with love.I’m so happy for you. You are reunited with your sole mate looking down at this amazing family you built. How’s the weather up there? Together again and forever. We know you’ll always be with us.Love you grandma ❤️
Britney Papinchak left a message on May 25, 2020:
The last conversation we had I wanted to know more about your life...what stuck out to me the most was how you talked about Louie. You missed him so much, you lit up when you talked about him. I love how you missed the shrubs he planted because looking at them reminded you of him. You knew he would be 102 years old without even missing a beat. You smiled like a young girl talking about the day you met him in your kitchen while washing dishes. And now you are in his arms again. You were so thankful for all of your children and you felt “lucky” and proud of how they all visited you every day or weekly and took care of you. How they made sure you had meals, took out your trash, washed your clothes, took care of all the things you couldn’t. But you seemed the most grateful for how they just sat with you to keep you company. It brought tears to my eyes when you were so excited that your son Louis was going to visit you that night. Whenever Barb came to visit us she called you every day to check-in, just to make sure you were ok and your sons did the same. It’s just so beautiful. You were and are so loved. You created an amazing family Grandma Lena and we are grateful for the legacy of family and love that you left us with. It will live on forever. Love Britney
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Louis left a message on May 25, 2020:
In memory of Lena M. Catanzarite, Louis lit a candle
Rick Ranshaw left a message on May 25, 2020:
Barb, Our sincere condolences and best wishes to you and all of your family. Dorothy Wilson and Rick Ranshaw
Debbie Dubas left a message on May 25, 2020:
RIP Lena May Catanzarite! God speed! I am so happy I came to visit in November! If I lived closer I would have visited everyday! I remember when Matthew was a baby I would bring him to see you everyday. Grandpa would take him to the bar to show him off. I’m so glad I visited for weeks at a time during your birthdays. I stayed at your house and We had great long talks! We had so much fun watching Everyone loves Raymond and The Golden Girls. Now every time I see those shows I think of you and how we laughed. I LOVE YOU GRANDMA and WILL MISS YOU! Until I see you again! ❤️❤️❤️❤️
Christine Senchesen left a message on May 25, 2020:
Our Sympathy To Lou, Charmaine, and Nick and all the Family . Know She will be the brightest star in the sky~~~~~~~~~~~~~Blessings to all! A Life well lived indeed!!!
Ethel Wahal left a message on May 24, 2020:
Thinking of you at this time with deepest sympathy to you and your family.
Susan Harris Tenor left a message on May 24, 2020:
To Lena’s family, please accept my sincere sympathies. I worked at Kaufman’s in Rochester when Lena worked there. She was very sweet and would always say hello to all the employees and was a very good employee of Kaufman’s. Susan Tenor, Mechanicsburg, Pa
Marlee Catanzarite left a message on May 24, 2020:
I’ll miss you grandma! Can’t wait to see you again❤️
Jeffrey & Mary Ann Gross left a message on May 24, 2020:
Thinking of u at this time with deepest sympathy. Our prayers and thoughts r with you and your family.
Debbie Dubas left a message on May 24, 2020:
RIP Grandma!
Barb Papinchak left a message on May 24, 2020:
Mom, I’m going to miss you more than you’ll ever know. I’m going to miss the times we we’re together everyday watching your favorite soap operas, sitting on your porch in the summer, listening to you talk about dad & telling me stories of you growing up. I’m going to miss bringing my grandkids to visit you when they’re in town. They loved their great grandma Lena very much. I’m going to miss the times we just sat together in your living room & you would fall asleep & I’d look at you & think how lucky I was to still have you in my life. There are a lot of memories of you that will stay in my heart forever. One of my favorite memories is when me, you & Erica went on a senior bus trip with Aunt Jo to New Orleans with stops in Mississippi & Tennessee. We had so much fun except for when the bus broke down on the way home & we had to wait at a rest stop for hours till another bus came to take us home. There are so many more memories of more trips I just can’t list them all. Thank you for being my mom. You’re the best. I will love & miss you forever. Rest In Peace mom. Till we meet again!!
Tiffanie Braddick left a message on May 24, 2020:
Grandma Lena, you I only remember as a little girl. I still remember the time you came to visit and I had the chicken pox. I wish I could have seen you, and that you could have met your great great granddaughter. You lived a wonderful full life, now you can rest in peace. You will be missed Great Grandma, Angi and I love you, rest easy.
Rosanne Castronovo left a message on May 24, 2020:
Louis, Barb and family...when I think of your mom I smell Paul’s maple rolls! Wonderful memory. My deepest sympathies to your family. Keep your memories alive in your hearts.💕💕💕
Debbie Dubas left a message on May 23, 2020:
In memory of Lena M. Catanzarite, Debbie Dubas lit a candle
Deacon Tony Giordano left a message on May 23, 2020:
Pasty & Rosanna, My deepest sympathy and prayers for Lena. I always enjoyed visiting with her and taking her Communion. May she Rest In Peace🙏
Matthew dubas left a message on May 23, 2020:
Rip great grandma lena love your great grandson
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