Obituary of Lena Catalino
Beloved wife of the late Joseph Catalino and loving mother of Ken and Dennis.
Lena Grace Barranco was born in Santa Caterina Villamosa in Sicily. Her mother died when she was just a baby and she moved with her father and step-mother to Fairport, NY before she was five. There, she met and married Sgt. Joseph Catalino, US Army Aircorps. They moved west, to San Diego, CA where Lena worked for a major a defense contractor.
After Ken moved from Alaska to Webster, NY, Lena, Joseph and Dennis followed. Eventually, she moved to Kenmore, NY to live with Ken and Kim.
Lena was a kind and spunky woman. At 80, she still wanted to ride roller coasters. She loved horror movies or anything with explosions. She was a lucky woman at the casino and even won $25,000 on a scratcher. She never had a bad word to say about anyone. Her sense of humor was apparent as she always had an easy smile and laugh. She was honest and not pretentious. People gravitated to her. Lena showed tremendous strength in life and in death. She was loved by all and will be greatly missed.
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