Anne M. Catanese

July 11, 1921February 12, 2018

Anne M. Catanese (Yacono) of Rochester, NY, passed away peacefully on February 12, 2018, at the age of 96.

She is predeceased by her loving husband and best friend: Carl Catanese Sr., her parents: Angelo and Jennie (Gallo) Yacono; siblings: Lucy (Yacono) Catanese, Connie (Yacono) DiFiore, Joseph Yacono, Salvatore Yacono, Mary (Yacono) Barbato, Louie Yacono; Great Grandchildren: Patrick Elpers, Christopher Elpers, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces & nephews.

Anne is survived by her loving children: Ronald (Beverly) Catanese, Carl J. Catanese, Corinne (Webster) Fowler; cherished grandchildren: Chrissy (Wayne) Brockman, Drew (Pauli) Catanese, Polly (Grant) Elpers, Sarah (Yianni Zaromitidis) Bartz, Conner Catanese; great grandchildren: Carly, Cole & Abby Brockman, Isabel, Gemma & Marco Catanese, Parthena Zaromitidis, Lydia Elpers; loving brother: Angelo “Junior” Yacono; sisters-in-law: Rose (Tota) Catanese and Mary (Schiavone) Yacono and many nieces and nephews.

Anne was born July 11, 1921, and was one of many siblings. She attended Madison High School and continued on to earn her Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from the SUNY College at Brockport. During her 27 year career, she was most remembered for teaching Kindergarten at Theodore Roosevelt (# 43) School. Additionally, she was 1 of 5 NYS teachers awarded the distinction to pioneer ‘Reading Tutelage’ in Kindergarten by the NYS Education Board. Teaching children to read expanded into her many years of active devotion to her church, Gates Assembly of God, where she prepared lessons and taught Sunday School & Childrens Church. Through the years, Anne lived a healthy life enjoying traveling, friends, and time with family.

Relatives and friends may call on Monday, February 19, 2018, from 4-7PM at the Funeral Home of ALVAH HALLORAN & SON, 2125 Chili Ave., Gates. A Service will be held at Gates Assembly of God Church, 4195 Lyell Rd., Rochester, NY on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at 11 AM. Entombment to follow at Riverside Cemetery on Lake Avenue.

Donations may be made in memory of Anne to Gates Assembly of God Church, 4195 Lyell Rd., Rochester, NY. ATTN: Anne Catanese Memorial.


  • Calling Hours Monday, February 19, 2018
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Anne M. Catanese

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February 21, 2018

I am so sorry for the loss of your loved one. Please find peace and comfort in Psalms 119:76.

Julian Ruiz,Jr.

February 20, 2018

Sorry for your loss, Ron, and family.

Joanna Gadomski

February 17, 2018

In remembrance of my kindergarten teacher, Mrs Catanese. Fond memories of 45 years ago #43 school.

Cindy Kline

February 16, 2018

Sending love to my family. I am thankful that my dad's big sister was there for all of us with love, nurturing, and open arms. I'm sure she will be received the same way in heaven!

February 16, 2018

Sorry for your loss. God will make you firm, he will make you strong. 1 Peter 5:10

Alice&Bob DiMarco

February 16, 2018

To the Children and Grandchildren of
Mrs Catanese,she was truly a remarkable teacher.She had both of my children for kindergarten I was a very young mother when my little ones started school.She put my mind at ease and took my little ones as if they we her own. It seems so long ago but at times it seems like yesterday.My little ones are now 46 &45 years old very successful in there jobs and families. I do believe it is because of carrying people like Anne. So Thank you for sharing her with us.