Obituary of Jennie Catanese
Jennie (Spolsino) Catanese, a woman devoted to her family, passed away at Care One in Wilmington, on Monday evening, January 28, 2019. The beloved wife of the late Guarino Catanese, she was 94 years old.
Jennie was born in Boston. She was one of six children born to Italian immigrants the late Francesco and Filomina Spolsino. Jennie was raised and educated in Hyde Park. It was while her brothers were serving their country during World War II that she would meet one of their friends Guarino Catanese. They would marry, live for a period of time in East Boston, eventually moving back to Hyde Park where they would raise their son Gary. Jennie was a protective and loving mother who always put the needs of her son Gary above her own. Jennie moved to Burlington in 2007 to be closer to Gary, Gerry and their family.
Jennie worked as an Assembler for Boston Envelope in Dedham for over 30 years. She enjoyed knitting blankets and sweaters for her granddaughters. She was also an avid reader and loved puzzles. For many years Jennie and Guarino would make a yearly trip to vacation in Pompano Beach in Florida. Jennie’s greatest joy came with the birth of her twin granddaughters Jessica and Erica. They were her world. She was so happy to see them both marry and start families of their own. She was blessed to see the birth of her four great grandchildren. All Jennie talked about in recent years was her great grandchildren. Just seeing a picture of them or hearing a story about them would bring a smile to her face.
Jennie was the beloved wife of the late Guarino Catanese. She was the loving mother of Gary Catanese & his wife Gerry of Burlington. Jennie was the proud grandmother Jessica Tomaszewski & her husband Ryan and Erica Zola & her husband Michael. Great grandmother of Jordan, Payton, Luke & Ava. Sister of the late Michael & Anthony Spolsino, Angie Carney, Lena Lacorazza and Vera Scorzello.
Visiting hours will be held at the Edward V Sullivan Funeral Home, 43 Winn St., BURLINGTON (Exit 34 off Rt., 128/95 Woburn side) on Friday, February 1 from 10 – 11:30 a.m. Followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Margaret’s Church, 111 Winn St., Burlington at Noon. Burial to follow in Blue Hills Cemetery, Braintree.
Edward V. Sullivan
43 Winn Street
Burlington, MA 01803
Ph: (781) 272-0050