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D'Esopo Funeral Chapel

277 Folly Brook Boulevard, Wethersfield, CT

OBITUARY

Caterina Cavallaro

April 30, 1924October 21, 2019
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Caterina Cavallaro, 95, of Wethersfield beloved wife of the late Nunzio Cavallaro, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Monday, October 21, 2019. Caterina was predeceased by her cherished son, Enio Cavallaro, in 1979. Born in Pratola Peligna, Province of L’Aquila, Italy, she was the daughter of the late Raffaele & Maria Liberata (Liberatore) D’Andrea. She was a proud Wethersfield resident for 52 years. She was employed at Wiremold in West Hartford for 20 years prior to her retirement in 1987, when she was promoted to her cherished title of “Nonna”, the best job she ever held in her lifetime. Caterina truly enjoyed cooking for family gatherings making homemade bread, pasta and delicious desserts with pizzellas being her specialty. She especially loved spending time with her three granddaughters, whom she adored immensely, and her newly born great grandson Niko filled her life with so much joy this year. Caterina had a very sharp mind, remembering even the smallest details to the very end of her beautiful life. She had a grand heart and truly brought out the best in everyone. Her ability to ensure everyone felt treasured was one of her greatest qualities and she never forgot to tell you how much she loved you. Caterina is survived by her loving daughter, Rita Castrucci and her devoted husband Dominick of Cromwell, three cherished granddaughters, Melissa Sharkevich and her husband Gary of Wethersfield, Alicia and Dominique Castrucci of Cromwell, four sisters-in-law, Loreta Cavallaro of Wethersfield, Lucia Cavallaro of Rocky Hill, Maria D’Andrea of Newington and Maria Cavallaro of Pratola Peligna, Italy. She also leaves several nieces, nephews and cousins in Connecticut, Italy and France and many close friends. Caterina was pre-deceased by her four brothers Tommaso D’Andrea of Hartford, Vittorio D’Andrea, Luigi D’Andrea and Guglielmo D’Andrea all from Caracas, Venezuela, brothers-in-law Guerino Cavallaro of Wethersfield and Antonio Cavallaro of Hartford, a sister-in-law Italia Colaiacovo and husband Pasquale of Hartford, sister-in-law Vittoria Pichlin and husband Norbert of France. Funeral service will begin at 9 a.m. on Friday (October 25th) at the D’Esopo Funeral Chapel, 277 Folly Brook Blvd., Wethersfield followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at St. Augustine Church, 10 Campfield Ave., Hartford. Burial will be in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Hartford. The family will receive relatives and friends on Thursday (October 24th) from 4-7 p.m. at the funeral chapel in Wethersfield. For on-line expressions of sympathy please visit www.desopofuneralchapel.com

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, October 24, 2019
  • Mass of Christian Burial Friday, October 25, 2019
  • Burial Friday, October 25, 2019

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Margherita D'Andrea (figlia di Luigi D'Andrea)

October 23, 2019

Pratola Peligna's family sends condolences to all of you and your family. We will keep our most beloved aunt in the bottom of our hearts. We miss her very much and we share your sorrow.
Yours truly,
Margherita, her husband Mario Paolantonio and family

Diane DeMarco

October 22, 2019

Nonna would have Alicia or Dominque bring me over some home made lasagna or we would just sit outside on Rita’s deck and chat about life and friendships Xo Diane, Dan, Eliza, Dylan and crazy Willow

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