Margaret Funaro Cataldo, 97, of Atria Larson Place, Hamden passed away Saturday, May 19, 2012 at the Connecticut Hospice, Branford. She was the wife of the late Paul R. Cataldo. Born in New Haven on March 8, 1915; daughter of the late John and Mary Palumbo Funaro. Margaret had worked for the former Sears & Roebuck Company of Hamden for 25 years until her retirement; was a volunteer for the American Cancer Society; member of the Hamden Senior Center; member of the Columbianettes and was a parishioner of Blessed Sacrament Church. Mother of Paul (Cathy) Cataldo of Powder Springs, GA and David (Marilyn Anderson) Cataldo of Hamden. Grandmother of Susan Cataldo, Michael (Tina) Cataldo, Kathryn (Michael) Winfree, Jennifer (Brett) Cunningham and Kristin Cataldo. Sister-in-law of Nicholas Sorvillo of Hamden. Also survived by eight great-grandchildren, many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great – nephews. Predeceased by her siblings: Joseph, Harold, Dennis, Anthony and Frank Funaro, Mary Celano, Celeste Laudino, Katherine Amatruda, Rose Cirasuolo and Louise Sorvillo.
Her funeral procession will leave the North Haven Funeral Home, 36 Washington Avenue, Tuesday morning at 9:15. A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated in Blessed Sacrament Church at 10:00. Interment will follow in All Saints Cemetery. The visiting hours will be Monday from 5 to 8 pm. Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to the CT Hospice, Inc., 100 Double Beach Rd., Branford, CT 06405.