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Caterina Giarritta

April 28, 1921 - October 4, 2019

Caterina Giarritta – April 28, 1921 – October 4, 2019

Caterina Giarritta, aged 98, passed away on Friday October 4th, 2019. She was born on April 28, 1921 to Giuseppe and Rosa Prestipino in the town of Gioiosa Marea, Sicily. She left her home in Sicily in 1956 with her children to join her husband, the late Antonino…read more

Caterina Giarritta – April 28, 1921 – October 4, 2019

Caterina Giarritta, aged 98, passed away on Friday October 4th, 2019. She was born on April 28, 1921 to Giuseppe and Rosa Prestipino in the town of Gioiosa Marea, Sicily. She left her home in Sicily in 1956 with her children to join her husband, the late Antonino Giarritta (1912-1999), on the Lower East Side of Manhattan where he had made provisions for the family to live after emigrating from Sicily six months earlier in 1955.

Less than ten years later, in 1965, the couple had saved enough to purchase their own home in Astoria, Queens where they raised their family of five. Caterina is survived by her children Maria, Giuseppe, Rosanna and John Carlo. Her eldest son, Rosario (Sal) predeceased her earlier this year. She is also survived by her grandchildren Tanya, Marina, Nicole, Jason, Gregory, Michael, and Amanda as well as her great grandchildren, Julianna, Sofia, Francesca, and Gabriella.

Caterina was the matriarch of the family. All traditions began with her and were celebrated in her home. Even at the age of 98 she was still hosting and cooking for her beloved family. We will hold onto these fond memories of her and carry them on with future generations. She will be greatly missed.

Visitation will be held Monday October 7th 2019 from 2:00 PM-5:00 PM and 7:00 PM-9:00 PM at Joseph Farenga & Sons 38-08 Ditmars Blvd. Astoria, NY 11105 with services held the following day at 10:30 AM on Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church 23-25 Newton Road Astoria, NY 11102. 

Interment to follow at St. Michael’s Cemetery, 72-02 Astoria Boulevard East Elmhurst, NY 11370

 

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Service Information

Visitation Information

Date: Monday, October 7, 2019

Time: 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Joseph Farenga & Sons, Inc - Astoria

Address:

38-08 Ditmars Blvd.
Astoria,NY11105

Date: Monday, October 7, 2019

Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Joseph Farenga & Sons, Inc - Astoria

Address:

38-08 Ditmars Blvd.
Astoria,NY11105

Service Information

Date: Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Time: 10:30 am - 11:15 am

Our Lady of Mt. Carmel RC Church

Address:

23-25 Newton Road
Astoria,NY11102

Cemetery Information

Date: Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Time: 11:30 am - 12:00 pm

St. Michael's Cemetery

Address:

72-02 Astoria Boulevard
East Elmhurst,NY11370

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