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Loretta C. Catanzaro Jun 06, 1930 - Oct 31, 2019

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Loretta C. Catanzaro (nee Yeakel), 89, of Glen Mills, PA, passed away on Thursday, October 31, 2019.  She was born in Philadelphia, PA, raised in the Port Richmond area of Philadelphia, and graduated from Little Flower Catholic High School in 1948.  She worked for many years as an Administrative Assistant at Penn State University in the Academic Affairs office, and was a member of St. Thomas the Apostle Parish in Glen Mills, PA.  Loretta enjoyed traveling, baking Christmas cookies, Frank Sinatra music, singing, and dancing with the Mummers on New Years day.  She always made friends and communicated even when she lost her ability to speak.  Loretta will be sadly missed by her husband, family, and friends from Sunrise Senior Living at Granite Run.

She was the daughter of the late Howard F., Sr. and Caroline A. (nee Mihok) Yeakel, and sister to the late Catherine A. Miller, and Howard F. Yeakel, Jr..

SURVIVORS: Her loving husband: Vincent A. “Jimmy” Catanzaro; children: Jo, Vince (Shari), and Ken; sister: Sr. Theresa Marie Yeakel, SCC; and grandchildren: Amelia, and Tomasso.

VISITATION: Tuesday, November 5, 2019, from 6:00-8:00 pm, at Nolan Fidale Funeral Home, 5980 Chichester Avenue Aston, PA 19014.

FUNERAL MASS: Wednesday, November 6, 2019, at 10:30 am, at St. Thomas the Apostle Parish, 430 Valleybrook Rd, Glen Mills, PA 19342.

BURIAL: Thursday, November 7, 2019, at 10:45 am, at Holy Cross Cemetery, 626 Baily Rd, Yeadon, PA 19050.

In lieu of flowers, donations should be made to CurePSP at



Service Location

Nolan-Fidale Funeral Home

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Begins: Nov 06, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am

5980 Chichester Ave

Aston, PA 19014

Cemetery Location

Holy Cross Cemetery

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Nov 07, 2019 10:45am - 11:00am

Baily Road

Yeadon, PA 19050


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Carlyle engel says:

Submitted on: Nov 10, 2019

What a lovely life she had, I have a twin sister also maryannette sac gid bliss.

Rita Marie Mueller says:

Submitted on: Nov 04, 2019

Dear Catanzaro Family, You are a very loving & supportive family seeing Loretta through a terrible illness & passing. In all my years in senior health care, I have seldom witnessed such dedication & compassion from each family member. She is smiling from heaven knowing what a wonderful family she has. Everytime you have a good memory, remember Loretta comes to visit with you. You & Loretta are in my thoughts & prayers. God bless you all!

Albert Colleluori says:

Submitted on: Nov 04, 2019

My dear "Aunt" Loretta. Best family of friends our family ever had. Jim, Jo, Vince, and Ken - love you all. Miss you all. God bless and keep you. Albert

Elizabeth Collelouri Landolfi says:

Submitted on: Nov 04, 2019

Dear Jim, Joe, Vince, and Ken. My deepest sympathy to you all. Loretta was an amazing woman with so much enthusiasm for everything she did. She was a true friend and really like family, as you all are. I am sure my mom and dad are up there connecting with her. All my love to you all. Liz Colleluori Landolfi

Kathy Haas says:

Submitted on: Nov 04, 2019

I am so sorry for your loss. Love and Hugs. Kathy