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Geraldine T. Catalano

 formerly of Lowell, 100
 Geraldine T. (Cunio) Catalano, 100, of Andover, formerly of the Belvidere section of Lowell, died Tuesday, February 10th at Lawrence General Hospital. She was the beloved wife of the late Antonio P. Catalano who died August 19, 2000 and was the original founder of Toni’s Sandwich Shop in Lowell in 1948.
 Born in Lawrence, Massachusetts, November 20, 1914, the daughter of the late Charles and the late Mary (Canty) Cunio, she attended Lawrence schools and was a graduate of Lawrence High School. She was a communicant of the Immaculate Conception Church in Lowell.
 Among her many activities, Geraldine was a voracious reader, enjoyed traveling and loved hosting gatherings for family and friends. She was also an avid New England Patriots fan.
 Mrs. Catalano is survived by a daughter Kathleen Whiting of Newburyport, MA; two sons Robert A. Catalano and his wife Suzanne of Arundel, ME and Michael C. Catalano and his wife Donna of Salem, NH; eight grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
 Friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME, 276 PAWTUCKET ST. at Fletcher from 2 to 5 on Friday. Her funeral will take place from the Funeral Home Saturday morning at 9 o’clock followed by a Funeral Mass at the IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CHURCH (lower church) at 10 o’clock. Burial in St. Mary Cemetery in North Tewksbury. E-condolences/directions at Arrangements by Funeral Directors James F. O’Donnell, Jr. and John W. Crane (978 or 866) 458-8768.  
Condolences (12)
  • Tommy Caruso  - Sympathy
    Dear Mike and Kathy, so sorry for your loss. what a very nice family she raised. you all must be so proud of her. all my best to you. Tommy
  • Don & Sandy Rocheford
    Mike, please accept our sincere sympathy on the loss of your Mother. We didn't know her but she must have been a wonderful woman for God to take care of her on earth for 100 years and I am sure he will keep her safe in his care forever. Sincerely.
  • Noreen Dunlavey MacDonald
    Kathy, I was sorry to read of your Mom's passing. I was taken by her photo. Her lovely smile is just as I remembered it when we were children taking dancing lessons. May she rest in peace. Noreen Dunlavey
  • Gail Sullivan
    Kathy, Bob and Family, So sorry to hear about your Mom. I am away but will keep your family in my thought and prayers. Thinking of you, Gail Sullivan.
  • Karen Rowe
    Kathy, our family sends love to your family as you mourn the loss of your mother. She was blessed with many years; and your loving concern for her was wonderful. Sweet memories perhaps can soothe the pain and bring you peace. May she enjoy her Heavenly reward until you meet again.
  • Noreen (Keefe) Ryan  - With deepest sympathy
    Kathy,Bobby, Michael and families, On behalf of my family, my Mom, Claire, and Barbara Canty, please accept our deepest sympathy on the loss of your mother. We all have such wonderful memories of a kind, loving and delightful woman. She was always a joy to be with. While we mourn her passing, heaven is now graced with her beauty. May your memories bring you much comfort at this time. With love, Noreen
  • Bob and Vicki Graffum
    Kathy and Family, We were very sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. She had many wonderful years and you were certainly a gift to her. It will be hard to fill the time you spent caring for her and you'll surely miss her peppery personality. May all the wonderful memories sustain you. Fondly, Bob and Vicki
  • Larry Faretta  - Sympathy
    Kathy, I am sorry to hear of your loss. Larry
  • Shirley Wells
    Dear Kathy, Please accept my condolences on the passing of your Mom. What wonderful stories you have had with her. I enjoyed meeting her. Shirl
  • Faith Honer-Coakley  - Sorry for your loss
    Dear Kathy, So sorry to know you have lost your mother. I will keep you in my thoughts. Faith
  • Candy Lunt  - Sympathy
    Bobby, Michael and Kathy and Family, I am so sad that your Mom, such a lovely, loving, caring woman, has left us. She would light up a room when she entered, always have a smile and something nice to say to everyone she knew and didn't know. I am so happy to have spent time with her at her 100th birthday party and also after that. Auntie Gerri will be missed greatly but she has left me with many, many wonderful memories. Love, Candy
  • Margaret Stanley  -
    Kathy, So sorry to hear about your mom. I am in Florida but will hold her in my prayers. May all the good times you shared keep you strong in the days to come!! Peg Stanley
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