Catherine A. Castiglione Navetta

September 4, 1924December 1, 2012
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Catherine Anna Navetta "Katie" was born in Brooklyn, New York on September 4, 1924 to Andrew and Catherine Castiglione. She passed away peacefully in Livonia, Michigan at the age of 88.

Katie was the loving mother of Frank (Rose) Navetta, Christopher (Phyllis) Navetta, Michael Navetta and Maria (Lance) Gilmore. Cherished grandmother of Lori (Jim) Whistler, Chris (Brandi), Peter, Catherine (Mike) Bingaman, Paul (Lissa), John (Denise), Nick Gilmore, Andrew Gilmore and Anthony Gilmore. Great-grandmother of 9. Preceded in death by her loving husband Louis, whom she married on June 6, 1942 in Detroit, Michigan and cherished son Andrew.

Katie was blessed with a full life. She always enjoyed joining her friends for coffee at McDonald's, was active with the Redford Seniors, and was most proud to be a member of Our Lady of Loretto Parish. She truly cherished and enjoyed her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Her family was the love of her life.

The family will receive friends for a Visitation on Tuesday, December 4, 2012 from 3-9pm with a 6:30 Rosary at the Harry J. Will Funeral Home 37000 Six Mile (East of I-275 and Newburgh Roads)

The Funeral Mass will be at 10:00am on Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at Our Lady of Loretto Catholic Church 25700 Six Mile Road (at Beech Daly). Katie will lie In-State at the church from 9:30am until Mass begins at 10:00am

Katie will be entombed, with Committal Prayers, in the mausoleum of Oakland Hills Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Novi, Michigan.

Memorial Donations may be made in Katie's name to: Our Lady of Loretto 17116 Olympia Redford, MI 48240


  • Visitation Tuesday, December 4, 2012
  • Rosary Service Tuesday, December 4, 2012
  • Final Viewing Wednesday, December 5, 2012
  • Funeral Mass Wednesday, December 5, 2012
  • Committal Prayers Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Catherine A. Castiglione Navetta

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Lauren Whistler

December 7, 2012

Hey Great-Grandma, Its so hard to think that you're not with us anymore. The visits to Michigan just wont be the same without you. I'm thankful for the 16 years I got to spend knowing you. You were one of a kind, and there will be no one ever again like you! Watch over us, and keep my grandpa in line up there! Cant wait to see you again! Love, Great Grandchild/Granddaughter #1

Rosemary Lewings

December 6, 2012

Our prayers go out to all the Navetta family, that God would comfort you during this time of great loss of your precious mother. She left an amazing inheritance for each of you by how she lovingly raised you & pour so much of herself into each of her children, grandchildren & great grandchildren. You have been blessed to have such a wonderful mother for 88 yrs. Bless all of you.
Love, Rosemary Lewings

Frank, Suzanne, and Family Borin

December 4, 2012

Aunt Katie you are going to be missed. We will miss your zest for life, your warm humor, and all the joy and laughs that you brought to our family gatherings. Rest In Peace. Love Nephew

Nick Gilmore

December 4, 2012

I love you Gram, I'm going to miss seeing you every Sunday.

John Goodwin

December 3, 2012

I'll remember my nice visits and talks with Catherine. She was a loving mother and caring grandmother. She told me she looked fprward to her holiday visits with her family.
John, Amsterdam N.Y.

John, Bitsy, Nicolas, Mia Borin

December 3, 2012

So sorry to hear the news of Aunt Katie. She was always sharing so many laughs and funny stories. We will miss her.

Lance Gilmore

December 3, 2012

Hi Mother in law. We already miss the Sunday morning breakfast with you after church. Nick, Andrew, and Anthony love Gram so much and will miss you deeply. Make sure Grampa has a cracker with peanut butter on it for Nick. Oh.. Fonzy, Lily and Cody are going to miss there favorite treat lady. Rest in peace Mom, we love you with all our hearts!!


December 3, 2012

I'm going to remember all the good times we had Gram, because I can't remember one bad one. I cherished every moment with you, I'm going to miss you, Love you Gram.

Andrew Gilmore

December 3, 2012

I'm going to miss you so much Gram and I'm going to cherish all the amazing memories I had with you. Love you so much Gram.

Lori Navetta-Whistler

December 2, 2012

As heavy as our hearts are, I know u are at peace. I can only imagine the reunion ur having with grandpa & dad! We will miss u terribly,
Love, Lori, Jim, Lauren, Tyler & Zac