Mary Louise Bastian Cataldo
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Mary Louise (Bastian) Cataldo, 91, of Marco Island, FL and North Eastham, MA passed away peacefully on February 28, 2023, surrounded by her family.
Mary was born August 20, 1931 in Poughkeepsie, NY to Eugene and Stella (Slavin) Bastian. Raised in Elizabethtown, New York in the heart of the Adirondack Mountains, Mary graduated top in her high school class and attended The College of St. Rose in Albany, NY. Shortly after, Mary met her husband of 65 years, John Charles (Charlie) Cataldo. They married in 1951 and settled in the Schenectady, NY area. Mary was predeceased by Charlie in 2017.
Mary is survived by her four children: Charles S. Cataldo of Eastham, MA; Daniel C. Cataldo (Kimberly) of Hingham, MA; Sally C. Leopold (Robert) of Foxboro, MA; and Stephen J. Cataldo of Clinton, CT. She leaves nine grandchildren: Rhiannon and Haily Cataldo; Jamie Zelenka, Zoe and Joselyn Cataldo; Charles and Clayton Leopold; Kayla and Collin Cataldo; and one great-grandson, Emerson Zelenka.
Also surviving is her brother, John Bastian of Elizabethtown, NY and many nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her parents, sisters Margaret Bastian and Sally Ferenz, and her brother Charles Bastian. Mary devoted her life to being a loving wife, mother and beloved Mimi to all of her grandchildren. She most enjoyed her time on Cape Cod where 4 generations of family and friends gathered for get-togethers at the "Cottage". Mary touched everyone she met with her warmth, strength, intelligence and welcoming nature.
There will be a Mass celebrating Mary's life at San Marco Catholic Church on March 17, 2023 at 11 AM. Burial will take place at San Marco Catholic Church Memorial Garden, located at 851 San Marco Rd, Marco Island, FL.
Donations in Mary's honor can be made to Vitas Hospice of Naples or the San Marco Catholic Church, Marco Island, FL.