Mimi Catanzarite, 79, of Monaca passed away on Tuesday, July 28, 2020 with the comfort of her husband and son by her side. She was born January 31, 1941. She is the daughter of the late Charles and Mildred Motz, Monaca. Mimi worked for over 22 years as legal secretary for Bruce Woodske and Associates in Beaver, PA. Prior to working at the law firm, Mimi was employed for six years as secretary for Slush Puppie Tri-State, Inc. in Monaca.
In addition to her parents, Mimi was preceded in death by her son, Samuel J. Catanzarite Jr. who tragically passed away on February 11, 2000.
She is survived by her loving husband, Samuel J. Catanzarite whom she met in eighth grade, and was happily married to for 58 years. A son, Jeffrey (Lisa) Catanzarite of Franklin Park; a daughter-in-law, Jennifer (Steve) Crown of Robinson Township. Mimi loved spending time with her grandchildren Jack, Sam, Mario, Ava, Nora, Kelsey and Reese, all of whom she adored. A sister and brother-in-law, Robert and Charlene Hickman and a niece and nephews, Kim, Rick and Bob, all of Houston, Texas.
Mimi was an avid sports fan, and enjoyed the many football, baseball, basketball games and tennis matches of her children and grandchildren over the years, and was very proud of their scholastic achievements. She was, by far, their biggest cheerleader. She had very fond memories from family vacations to Cedar Point, Myrtle Beach and to Ocean City, Maryland. Mimi was a phenomenal cook and her famous spaghetti sauce, and trays of homemade brownies and iced sugar cookies, will be missed by her family. Above everything else, Mimi’s contagious smile and loving nature will live forever in her family’s hearts.
Friends will be received on Sunday, August 2nd from 1:00 to 6:00 pm in the Simpson Funeral & Cremation Services, 1119 Washington Avenue, Monaca where prayers will be offered on Monday at 9:30 am followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 am in St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Monaca. Interment will follow in the Parish Cemetery.
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