Vincenzo Catalanotto, of Brewster, NY, died at his home on Thursday, May 16, 2019. He was 80 years old.
He was born on December 27, 1938, in Calamonaci, Sicily, Italy, son of the late Antonio and Francesca (Riggi) Catalanotto. Vincenzo served in the Italian Army following school, and in 1970 came to the United States and resided in the Bronx.
On February 12, 1972 he married the love of his life, Carmen D’Amico, at St. Clare of Assisi Church, Bronx, NY. In 1979, they moved to Brewster, NY, to raise their family.
Vincenzo was the owner and operator of Superior Ambulette in Brewster, NY, for 22 years. He was a parishioner of St. Lawrence O’ Toole Church, and a past Brewster Rotarian and a Paul Harris fellow. He enjoyed gardening and making pizza for family and friends. One of his greatest passions in life was his family, especially his two grandchildren.
Besides his wife Carmen of 46 years, Vincenzo is survived by his three sons: Anthony Catalanotto and his wife Jennifer of Patterson, NY; Frank Catalanotto and his wife Jessica of Brewster, NY; and Vincent Catalanotto of Brewster, NY, as well as his two grandchildren, Frankie and Julia; and siblings Concetta Latini and Maria Perricone. He was predeceased by his 3 brothers, Michele, Giuseppe and Giovanni and his two sisters, Giuseppina and Francesca.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Friday, May 24, 2019, at 10:00am at St. Lawrence O’Toole Church, Brewster. A private cremation will follow. Visitation will be held on Thursday, May 23, 2019, at Beecher Funeral Home 1 Putnam Avenue, Brewster, NY, from 4pm-8pm, tel. (845) 279-3615. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Vincenzo’s memory to St. Jude Research Hospital 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.