Mildred Catanzarite

November 11, 1912 - January 23, 2010
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Mildred Catanzarite, age 97, of Crown Point, IN, passed away on Saturday, January 23, 2010 at Wittenburg Village, Crown Point, IN. Mildred is survived by her 2 nieces; Sandra Louis Rose and Gigi Canaway, nephew; Michael Bobbi Catanzarite, sister-in-law; Paula Pete Marisis, Great-nephew; Michael Catanzarite, Godson; Norm Anne Mangano, God-daughter; Catherine John Kuruzovich and closeContinue Reading

michael peter catanzarite left a message on January 30, 2010:
great aunt millie. wow. a legend. how does one react? i have not known life without millie in it. one of three sisters who all had more gumption than a bar full of men. equally at home in the steel mills or the kitchen, this is a type of person who just doesn't exist anymore. an immigrant who came to make a better life, and ended up making a greater life. she, her sisters, and grandma catanzarite made a womb of love and happiness for their family. always the consimate aunt for my father and his sisiters. though she is gone from this earth, millie's traditions and stories will live in our hearts and on our tongues forever. we honor her memory with the upcoming birth of our beautiful vanya paulina catanzarite. another in the long line of strong catanzarite woman to be sure. rest easy sweet milllie, you are tired and our father calls to you now. and please know your kindness and spirit lives in all of us.
Michael & Bobbi Catanzarite left a message on January 28, 2010:
The Catanzarite Legacy Continues The legacy of the Indiana Catanzarites continues with the California Catanzarites. The loving spirit of Milly and her family lives on through her extended California family of great and great-great nephews and nieces. The Indiana Catanzarite's values have been passed on to these children. We here in California aspire to live our family's values of love, kindness, generosity, and honor. Milly and our family are smiling down from Heaven knowing that great nephew Michael Peter Catanzarite and his wife Nelly will be extending the family's legacy with the birth of baby girl Catanzarite in April. The Catanzarite dynasty will forever continue. Heavenly Father bless the soul of Mildred and always watch over us.
Paula Catanzarite Marsis left a message on January 27, 2010:
I remember Milly as my sister-in-law who became my true sister and loving friend. She was the one who babysat Mike and Sandi, who sent Sunday meals to Sam and my home in bad weather and Thursday night pasta. I can see her in her apron cooking pasta for family and friends. She is Home and happy now. Paula
J. Puglise left a message on January 27, 2010:
I was very young, but memories of people and places, names, faces and trips out to Gary, still live in my recollections of childhood. While many of the details have faded, the important parts still remain. I remember the warmth and love I was always given as a child from you and your sisters. What a great extended family to be blessed with while growing up! May you rest in peace Mildred.
jennifer bartolomei-blancato left a message on January 27, 2010:
Our Little Mimi. What a kind hearted soul. Always so content. So many great memories of Christmas day at her family's home cracking nuts, chatting, and laughing. God bless.
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Michael & Bobbi Catanzarite left a message on January 27, 2010:
Beloved Aunt Milly, always there with a kind word, a smile, and a comfort to lift your spirits. Our world's loss is Heaven's gain. She is forever at home with our Heavenly Father and her loving family.
Michael & Bobbi Catanzarite left a message on January 27, 2010:
Requiem When I am dead, my dearest, Sing no sad songs for me: Plant thou no roses at my head, Nor shady cypress tree: Be the green grass above me With showers and drewdrops wet: And if thou wilt, remember, And if thou wilt, forget. I shall not see the shadows, I shall not feel the rain: I shall not hear the nightingale Sing on, as if in pain: And dreaming through the twilight That doth not rise nor set, Haply I may remember, And Haply may forget. This poem by Christina Georgina Rossetti was from one of Sammy Catanzarite's favorite books.
Sandra Catanzarite Rose left a message on January 26, 2010:
Aunt Milly was a wonderful woman who loved her family and friends. I remember going to Nana's house and Aunt Milly would always stop what she was doing and had time to play with me, tell me stories and make me feel like the most important person in the world. She was a very special woman and her faith in God never waivered. I will miss her terribly but know that she is Home with our Lord and her family and friends. Thank you Aunt Milly for loving us so much. Sandi
Jana & Ed Shelby left a message on January 25, 2010:
I've known Milly since I was a little girl. My mother and father were Jennie & I've known Milly since I was a little girl. My parents were Jennie & Richard Sales. The Mangano's are our cousins. She was always so pleasant and sweet to me. I use to live in Crown Point, so I picked her up a couple of times to go to some family functions. She was always nice to be around. I'm sure she will be missed by all family and friends. So sorry for your loss. With deepest sympathy Jana and Ed Shelby
Terry Spencer & Theresa Mele Spencer left a message on January 25, 2010:
Our condolences to your family ~ I always loved visiting Millie, Julia, Elizabeth and Concetta with my grandmother, Justina Mele and my mother, Theresa Mele Spencer when I was very young. It was always a fun visit for me. They are all dearly missed.
Norm Anne Manano left a message on January 25, 2010:
A great family dynasty has left Northern Indiana. After the death of their Mother, Elizabeth, Julia and Mildred maintained the integrity of the Catanzarite family and opened their home not only to my family Theresa and Angelo Mangano but many in the area. Their kindness to all of us as we were growing up left an everlasting impression on us, even today. My sisters Luci and Pati and I were priviledged to know them and thank God for bringing them into our lives.
Geisen Funeral Home left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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