DEATH NOTICESJOAN CATALANO of Sadsbury Township, Pennsylvania, died on February 12, 2010 at the age of 75. A Brooklyn native, she was the beloved wife of Benjamin L. Catalano, to whom she was married for 54 years; also survived by daughter Patricia, wife of Rick Mandarano of Norristown; son Michael, husband of Beth Ann Catalano of Honey Brook; son John Catalano, residing with Carol Seidel of Exeter Township; grandchildren S.J. Taylor, residing with Stephanie Farnum of Coatesville; Matthew Taylor of Boca Raton, Florida; Christopher Taylor of Norristown; John R. Catalano, Anthony Catalano and Alexa Catalano, all of Bushkill; and great-grandchild Madison Sophia Taylor.
Joan’s whole life was dedicated to her three children, six grandchildren and the newest addition, her very first great-grandchild. What joy they gave her, and what wonderful memories she has left them with. They always came first in her life, she could never do enough for them. Family was her life and how proud they are, to call her wife, mom and grandma. She also loved flowers, yellow roses being her favorite, and working in her garden. She enjoyed music all her life, and found peace by the ocean, and watching beautiful sunsets. She will be missed so much, but will always remain in the hearts of those who loved her.
Funeral from Bean Funeral Home, 6 Fairlane Road, Exeter Township, today, February 18 at 9:15 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in The Chapel of St. George at Gethsemane Cemetery Mausoleum at 10:00 a.m. Rev. Eugene P. Ritz celebrant. Entombment Gethsemane Cemetery Mausoleum. The family will receive friends at the funeral home this morning from 8:30-9:15 a.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 in memory of Mrs. Joan Catalano. Online condolences may be made at www.beanfuneralhomes.comMISS ANNA MARIE JOURDAN passed away on February 14, 2010 in Johns Creek, Georgia, at the age of 91. She was born in Brooklyn on December 13, 1918 and moved to Maspeth when she was 3 years old. Miss Jourdan lived on 55th Street in Maspeth for 82 years, and in 2004 she moved to Johns Creek, Georgia, to live with her niece Carol T. Jourdan Coniglione.
She attended grammar school at St. Aloysius and Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal in Ridgewood, and Grover Cleveland High School, also in Ridgewood.
Miss Jourdan was a member of the Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal Rosary Alter Society in Ridgewood. She did secretarial work for Local 580 Architectural & Oriental Iron Workers Union, and retired after 35 years.
Miss Jourdan leaves behind her in-law, Edith M. Jourdan; niece Terri Striar and her husband Richard Striar and their daughter Taylor; niece Jerilyn Jourdan Christiano and her husband Peter; great-niece Karen Lynn and her husband Marc Pagnazzi; great-niece Jamie Ann and her husband Chris Weissback and their children, great-great-nephew Christopher and great-great-niece Taylor Weissbach; great-nephew Thomas Christiano; nephew Edward F. Jourdan, Jr. and his wife Cathy Jourdan; great-nephew Edward Jourdan, III; great-niece Charlene Jourdan; greatniece Monique Jourdan Rothman and her husband Jeff Rothman; greatgreat nephew Jason; great-greatniece Kayla Rothman; niece Carol T. Jourdan Coniglione and her husband Roy Coniglione; great-niece Corinne A. Coniglione Kody and her husband Bob; great-great-nephew Jason, great-great-niece Alyssa; great-greatnephew Justin Kody; great-nephew Rory Coniglione and his wife Amanda Woodward; great-nephew Vincent E. Coniglione and his wife Anne Coniglione; great-niece Deidre S. Coniglione Mellenthin and her husband Ted; great-great-niece Marissa A. Mellenthin; cousins Mary Ellen and Paul Kerzner, Molly and Bill Schoenmuller, and the Sid Hartmann family of Long Island.
Interment will be at St. Johns Cemetery in Queens on February 22, 2010 following services in Roswell, Georgia under the care of Roswell Funeral Home.
+++ MARY ESTHER McNAMARA of Gainsville, Florida died on February 9, 2010 at the age of 98. A New York native, she was the widow of the late James and devoted mother of Patrick J. McNamara and Michael McNamara. Mass of Christian Burial was offered at Corpus Christi Church followed by interment in Calvary Cemetery under the direction of the Morton Funeral Home/Ridgewood Chapels, 663 Grandview Avenue, Ridgewood.
+++ CAROLINE SITZLER of Ridgewood died on February 9, 2010 at the age of 80. A native of Brooklyn, she was the dear sister of Madeleine Schlittenhardt; also survived by nieces and nephews. Services were held at the Morton Funeral Home/Ridgewood Chapels, 663 Grandview Avenue, Ridgewood, followed by interment in Linden Hill Cemetery.
+++ CHARLES J. LACK died on February 12, 2010 at the age of 76. He was the beloved husband of Mary and devoted father of Deborah, Charles, Michele and Jonathon; also survived by six grandchildren and two greatgrandchildren. Mass of Christian Burial was offered at Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal Church followed by interment in Pinelawn Memorial Park under the direction of the Hess- Miller Funeral Home, 64-19 Metropolitan Avenue, Middle Village.
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