Obituary for Caterina Mauro (Anania)
May 13, 1929 – October 5, 2017
It is with deep sadness that the family of Caterina Mauro mourns her passing. Caterina was born in Amato, Italy on May 13, 1929.
Caterina is predeceased by her parents Angela and Guiseppe Anania, her husband Serafino Mauro, infant son Agostino, brothers, Gregorio, Raffaele, Gaetano, Guiseppe, Antonio, sisters Theresa and Carmella, and sister-in-law Caterina Anania.
Caterina is survived by her children Rosina and Frank Scarpino, Medicine Hat, AB, Angelina and Antonio Grande, Gus (Agostino) and Cathie Mauro, Cathy and Tim Gabrielson, San Diego, CA, grandchildren Tina and Lucio Fernandez, Lori and James Seeley, Amanda and Shaun Hagemeister, Concettina Grande and Shawn Langstaff, Serafina and Dylan Ryder, James Mauro, Stephanie Gabrielson and Nicholas Gabrielson. Great grandchildren Gabriella, Francesca, Sophia, Gianna, Antonio, brother Angelo and Wilma Anania, sister- in-laws Maria Anania, Victoria Aiello, Maria and Antonio Cappellano, Frank and Maria Mauro as well as many nieces, nephews and friends.
Caterina was born in Amato, Catanzaro, Italy. Her husband Serafino came to Canada to find a better life for his young family. Caterina and Rosina soon followed to begin their new life in Winnipeg. Family was everything to Caterina as she not only raised her own children, but took great care of her many grandchildren. Caterina was unfailingly selfless, she truly lived life to the fullest through simple pleasures; chatting with her friends and family both in Italy and Winnipeg, hosting Sunday dinners often and always making sure no one left her home hungry (mangia) . Caterina enjoyed gardening, cooking, knitting/crocheting and listening to Italian music.
Though Caterina battled advancing Alzheimer’s, her eyes would still light up each and every time she saw her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, relatives and friends.
She will be lovingly remembered for her warm smile and her innate ability to bring laughter to all those around her. Caterina will be missed by many; she effortlessly revealed what it meant to live life with courage, resilience, kindness and love. Her memory will live on in the hearts of those who knew her.
The family would like to thank the numerous healthcare, respite and homecare workers who kept Caterina comfortable in her son’s home; their caring and compassion will never be forgotten by the family.
In lieu of flowers donations in memory of Caterina can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation Winnipeg, Alzheimer’s Society Manitoba or charity of choice.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, October 11 at 11:00 AM at Holy Rosary Roman Catholic 5hurch, 510 River Ave. with Rev. Father Sam Argenziano celebrant. Viewing/Condolences will commence at 10:00 AM. Entombment in Chapel of Eternal Memories Mausoleum, 1501 Waverley St.
Pallbearers will be Caterina’s grandchildren, Tina Fernandez, Lori Seeley, Amanda Hagemeister, Concettina Grande, Serafina Ryder, James Mauro, Stephanie Gabrielson and Nicholas Gabrielson.
Riposa In Pace
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