Rose Catalano

Rose M. Catalano

Saturday, September 13th, 1924 - Saturday, July 4th, 2020
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Rose M. Catalano, 95, of Clearfield passed away on Saturday, July 4, 2020 at the Colonial Courtyard, Clearfield.

She was born on September 13, 1924 in Clearfield, a daughter of the late John and Antonina (Elia) Sturniolo.

Rose was employed as a seamstress at various places.

For many years, she was an active volunteer with the Curwensville Athletic Boosters. In her free time she enjoyed playing bingo and cards, especially pinochle. She was also a fantastic cook. Above all, Rose loved taking care of her family and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She is survived by two sons, Michael 'Mick' John Catalano and wife Virginia of State College, and John Catalano and wife Ruthann Ryan-Catalano of Clearfield; three grandchildren, Michael John Catalano, Jr., Laura Pierce, and Jennifer Virga; eight great-grandchildren, Teah, Ella, Grant, Sebi, Rocco, Mikaela, Kamerin, and Virgil, III; three brothers Frank Sturniolo, Vincent Sturniolo and wife Nanette, and Emery Sturnilo and wife Geena; two sisters, Sarah Campalong and husband John, and Josephine Rattien and husband Steve; a sister-in-law, Christine Prazinko; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Rocco M. 'Roy' Catalano on March 28, 2018 and whom she wed April 12, 1947 at St. Francis Church. She was also preceded in death by step mother, Carmella T. Sturniolo, sister, Joanna L. Sturniolo, sister, Tina Mitchell, brother-in-law, Martin Catalano, brother-in-law, Angelo J. Catalano, brother-in-law, Eugene Hudson, sister-in-law, Antonette Hudson, sister-in-law, Vicky Catalano, sister-in-law, Maria Ann Sturniolo.

Mass of Christian burial will be said at the St. Francis Catholic Church, Clearfield on Wednesday, July 8, 2020 at 10:00 AM with Fr. Marc Soloman as celebrant. The service will be streamed on Facebook at Interment will follow in the Calvary Cemetery, Clearfield.

Friends will be received at the Beardsley Funeral Home and Crematory, Clearfield on Tuesday from 4-7 PM and on Wednesday from 9-9:30 AM. Masks are required.

The family would like to give a special thank you to the staff at Colonial Courtyard for the excellent care they gave Rose, and also to her brother, Frank, for the time he spent visiting and caring for her.

Memorial contributions can be made to St. Francis Educational Endowment Fund, 212 South Front Street, Clearfield, PA, or St. Timothy's Roman Catholic Church, 306 Walnut St., Curwensville, PA 16833.

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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, July 7th, 2020 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Tuesday, July 7th, 2020 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Beardsley Funeral Home and Crematory
    113 N. Third Street
    Clearfield, PA 16830
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  • Second Visitation

    Wednesday, July 8th, 2020 | 9:00am - 9:30am
    Wednesday, July 8th, 2020 9:00am - 9:30am
    Beardsley Funeral Home and Crematory
    113 N. Third Street
    Clearfield, PA 16830
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Wednesday, July 8th, 2020 | 10:00am
    Wednesday, July 8th, 2020 10:00am
    St. Francis Catholic Church
    212 South Front Street
    Clearfield, PA 16830
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    Marc J. Solomon
  • Interment

    Calvary Cemetery
    Park Avenue Extension
    Clearfield, Pennsylvania 16830
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Private Condolence

Posted at 06:32pm
John and Mikey: We are saddened by the loss of your mother, and although she will be missed be comforted that she is now in the loving arms of the Father.

Karen Abbott

Posted at 08:19pm
Frank,I can’t begin to tell you how sorrow we are for your loss of Rose! We loved talking to you and to her! She will be greatly missed! You are in our thoughts and prayers. Sincerely, Barry and Karen Abbott

Pat Wise

Posted at 08:03pm
Aunt Rose was a wonderful Godmother and Mentor. Her greatest loves were Roy and all her family and she had a great gift of hospitality. She created many great memories of stay-overs at her house and large family dinners. Prayers go out to Mick and John and their spouses/children/grandchildren. She will be greatly missed.
Much love to all,
Pat Campolong Wise

Sidney Thornhill

Posted at 07:33pm
Being a neighbor of Roy and Rose for 10 years, I got to enjoy Rose’s homemade meatballs and spaghetti sauce, THE BEST....... R.I.P Rose, you will be missed!!!

Emery Sturniolo

Posted at 11:26am
What a lucky family we were, to have been blessed with a sister like Rose. She had a dedication to each and every one of us; brothers , sisters, children and grandchildren. Her sparkling smile, and her gaze into our eyes made every interaction glow with her love that touched our souls. Never a sign of selfishness did she show over a lifetime, since her main interest was always for our happiness and well-being. It made her happy if she were to learn of our favorite foods. She would already have the dish ready to surprise us when we returned to Clearfield for the holidays. Rose and Roy’s great pleasure was to embrace the family in their home for over 70 years of welcoming us there. Our hearts are very heavy, but we are rejoicing that she is finally reunited with her dear husband, Roy.
To Mickey, Virginia, John, Ruthanne, Michael, Laura, Jennifer, and the great grandchildren, we send our heartfelt condolences.
Geena, Emery, Mella, Anthony, and Michael Sturniolo and family


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