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Katherine R. (McMahon) Catinazzo-Kalfin

Family & friends are invited to attend Visiting Hours on Friday, January 4th from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) REVERE, for Katherine R. (McMahon) Catinazzo-Kalfin, who passed at her daughter’s residence on Sunday, December 30th, following a brief illness. Her Funeral Service will be conducted in the funeral home, immediately following the visitation at 7:15 p.m. Interment will be held privately.

Raised & educated in Winthrop, she moved to Revere over 55 years ago. The mother of four children, she was a stay-at home Mom. After her children had grown, she returned to the work force for the F.W Woolworth Inc. (Five & Dime) Department Store on Washington St. in Boston as a Chef. She spent over 15 years there making many friends within her fellow employees and her customers. Katherine was married to the late James L. Catinazzo, Sr. & together they had four children. She lived in Revere for over 50 years. Her second marriage was to the late Arnold J. Kalfin. She is the devoted mother to Jo-Ann Mottola & her late husband, Richard Mottola of Revere & formerly of Peabody, Robert S. Catinazzo & his fiancĂ©e, Angela Vulliet of Glastonbury, Ct. & the late James L. Catinazzo, Jr. & the late Vincent J. Catinazzo. She is the cherished grandmother of Richard J. Mottola & Carla M. Mottola, both of Peabody, Nikki & Justin Catinazzo, both of Glastonbury, Ct., Nicole Catinazzo of Peabody, Joseph Catinazzo of Malden, Vincent Catinazzo of New Jersey & Staff Sgt. Michael Catinazzo, U.S. Marine Corps. of Hawaii. Adored great grandmother to Aubreyana Rose & Gabriel. She is the dear sister to Marie Coppola of Revere, Donald McMahon of Maine, Philip McMahon of Rhode Island & the late Loretta Brockelbank, Gladys Afienko & John A. McMahon, Jr. She is also lovingly survived by her late son Vincent’s companion, Lisa McAuliffe of Malden & many nieces, nephews, grand-nieces & grand-nephews.


Visiting Hours

Friday, January 4th from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Funeral Service

Friday, January 4th at 7:15 the funeral home


Will be Private

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Catholic Charities of Boston, 275 West Broadway, Boston, MA 02127.

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  1. Maureen Golden
    Jan 2 2019

    Dear Jo-ann and family,
    I am so sorry for your loss and how close a family you all were. Try to keep the memories alive and you know your Mom/Grandmother will always be watching over you. Take care.

    Maureen Fitzgerald Golden
    Charlestown/South Boston, MA

  2. Yvonne Lentini
    Jan 1 2019

    Dear Jo-Ann & Family,

    There is no right words. Cherish the memories. Sending prayers and strength to you all. I am here if you need anything or just want to talk.

    Love you,
    Yvonne xoxo

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