Dolores L. Catalano, 85, of Rome, passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, December 16, 2015 with her loving family by her side.
She was born on September 9, 1930 in Rome the daughter of Vito and Lena Race Mezza. On May 17, 1950 in St. John the Baptist Church she married John P. Catalano, a blessed union of 65 years.
She was a graduate of RFA, class of 1948. She had worked as a developmental aide for DDSO for many years retiring in 1985. Dolores enjoyed playing cards, going to the casino, caring for her flowers and plants and most of all her grandchildren. She also adored her cats, Baby, Izaac and Baby 2.
Dolores is survived by her beloved family, her husband John; a daughter Valerie L. Premo of Rome; two sons and a daughter-in-law, John V. Catalano and Terri Cough of Baldwinsville and Jeffrey B. Catalano of Rome; cherished grandchildren and their spouses, Steven R. and April S. Premo, Jonnie J. and Peggy A. Premo, John H. Catalano, Joelle B. and Chris Campbell and Jarett J. Catalano; great-grandchildren, Ayrial, Carson, Steven, Olivia, Mariah, Tyler, Kolby, Nova and Austin and very dear friends, Joyce Spoon and Lucy DeSalvo.
Funeral services will be celebrated on Tuesday morning, December 29, 2015, at 11:00 in St. John the Baptist Church for a Mass of Christian Burial with the Rev. Paul F. Angelicchio as celebrant. Interment in St. John's Cemetery.
Relatives and friends may call at the Church on Tuesday, December 29, from 10:00 to 11:00 prior to the Mass.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Bottini Funeral Home, 120 W. Embargo St.
Please omit flowers. Contributions may be made in Dolores's memory to the Rome Humane Society.
Online tributes may be made at: www.bottinifuneralhome.com.