Joseph Catalfamo

Obituary of Joseph Catalfamo

Schenectady - Joseph J. Catalfamo , 95 years & 11 months passed away peacefully, July 30 at the Shaker Place Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. Born in Schenectady, NY, he is the son of the late Rosario and Dominica Catalfamo who immigrated here in the early 1900's from Bafia , Sicily. He was predeceased by his wife of 74 years, Antoinette and five brothers and sisters; Dominic, Anthony, Carmela (Mirabile) Mary(Neapolitan) Anna Catalfamo. After graduating from Nott Terrace High School, he joined the US Navy and served as a Medic during WWII . After his discharge he worked with his father and brothers, R Catalfamo& Sons Mason Contractors and Builders for many years, then later with NYS Dept. Of General Services as a Superintendent of Construction up until his retirement. Devoted to his faith, he was a life long communicate of St. Anthony's Church. He was a member of the Holy Name Society, Knight of Columbus, Local 16 Bricklayers and Plasterers Union. Joseph was a man deeply devoted to his family and friends. He was avid bowler who carried a career 175 average and as a golfer achieved every golfers dream of a hole in one, not once but twice! Left behind to cherish his memories are his two sons Joseph and David,daughter-in-law Mella Kernan, his grandchildren Lucy (Romero ,Anthony Catalfamo, John Catalfamo, Emma Catalfamo and great- grandchild Gianna (Romero); His Loving Brother and sister-in-law Salvatore and Angelina NiCastro and loving nieces, nephews and friends. Funeral service, Tuesday at 11:00 am at St Anthony's Church. An hour of visitation will precede the service Tuesday morning from 10:00 to 11:00 am at the church. In lieu of flowers, the family requests any donation be given to: Alzheimer's Association, PO Box 9611, Washington DC 20090.
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