09 February 2013

Sunday's Obituary: Naomi O'Flaherty Catanese

My Aunt - Aunt Nonnie - passed away Friday morning. Technically she is my cousin. Her paternal grandfather (Hugh O'Flaherty) and my mom's maternal grandmother (Catherine O'Flaherty Walsh) were siblings.

Her obituary follows:

Naomi O'Flaherty Catanese, 79, of Coatesville, died on Friday, February 8, 2013 at LifeCare in West Chester. She was the widow of the late Dominic J. Catanese. Born in Phoenixville, she was the daughter of the late Dennis and Naomi Souder O'Flaherty. Naomi was a resident of Coatesville most of her life. She graduated from the former S. Horace Scott High School of Coatesville, class of 1951. She met and helped numerous people as a dispatcher for many years at Red Cab of Coatesville and Downingtown Cab. She was also a security guard at Lukens Steel. In addition to spending time with family and friends, Naomi was an avid Philadelphia Phillies Fan who enjoyed watching their games for over 50 years.

She is survived by five children; Joseph Catanese and wife Kathy of Sadsburyville, Margaret McKeon and partner Joanne Battista of Gap, James Catanese and wife Karin of Downingtown, Mary, wife of Chuck Mains of Coatesville and Glenn Catanese and wife Madeline of Virginia Beach, VA, 11 grandchildren; Dennis Catanese, Daniel Catanese, Colleen Catanese, Cory Catanese, Cody, wife of Brian Blankenbiller, Zachary Mains, Cassie Catenese, Bethany Mains, Gabrielle Catanese, Sophia Catanese and Dominic Catanese, five great grandchildren and three siblings; Denise Coblentz, Maureen McDowell and Dennis O'Flaherty. She was preceded in death by a sister Patricia Swisher.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, February 15, 2013 at 11am from Our Lady of Consolation Church, 603 W 2nd Ave., Parkesburg. Family and friends are also invited to attend the viewing, Thursday evening from 6-8pm at the Wilde Funeral Home, 434 Main St. Parkesburg and also Friday morning at the funeral home from 9:30 to 10:30am.
Memorial donations may be made in her memory to the American Diabetes Assoc., 150 Monument Rd., Suite 100, Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004 or the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123.
Online condolences may be posted at www.wildefuneralhome.com 
Locations listed are located in Pennsylvania (USA), unless otherwise noted in post.