Kathleen Castellitto – January 19, 2021

Kathleen “Kathy” Castellitto, 76, passed away peacefully Tuesday, January 19th with loving family at Hoboken University Medical Center.

Kathy was a well-known, lifelong Hoboken resident. She will be remembered for her jovial, welcoming spirit, her positivity, infectious smile and exceptional baking. 

Kathy had a tremendous love for her family, friends and worked most of her life at her family owned business The Grand Bakery on the corner of 8th and Willow Ave. Kathy is the beloved wife of the late John and loving mother of the late Anthony Castellitto. She is survived by her cherished sister, Florence and her husband Vincenzo Pasquale, as well as many loving nieces and nephews, grand-nieces and nephews and great-grand-nieces and nephews. 

She was predeceased by her parents, Michael and Jennie (nee: Viggiano) Catania; her dear siblings Jean Catania, Amelia (nee: Catania) and the late Joseph Pridmore, Sarah (nee: Catania) and the late Sam Pernetti, and Peter and the late Josephine Catania.


Visitation for Kathleen will be held on Friday, January 22, 2021 from 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM at Lawton-Turso Funeral Home in Hoboken (633 Washington Street, Corner of Seventh & Washington Streets, Parking on Seventh). A Funeral Mass will be offered on Saturday, January 23, 2021 at 10:00 AM at St. Ann Catholic Church in Hoboken (704 Jefferson Street, Corner of Seventh and Jefferson Streets) Masks and social distancing will be required. Burial to follow at Holy Cross Cemetery in North Arlington.

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4 thoughts on “Kathleen Castellitto – January 19, 2021

  1. So SAD ! For her loss – She was a wonderful person and a great friend – We”ll miss her a lot ! Eternal Memory ! Our thoughts and prayers are with the family now !
    Please Accept our condolences !

  2. So Sad – We’ll miss her a lot – She was a great friend and a wonderful person -please accept our condolences-
    Our thoughts and prayers are with the family now- memory eternal .
    Pauline and Pete Tasigiannis

  3. When I first moved to Hoboken over 25 years ago, Kathy , John and Anthony were the first to welcome me. I was given home made wine and cheese and made to feel like Family. For the next twenty five years, that warm loving feeling of Family never waivered. You never knew when it would happen, but frequently there would be a knock on my door and behind it, I would find Kathy with a beautiful warm plate of lasagna or manicotti with meatballs and a delicious desert. There was no reason for bringing me these delights. other than her generosity and kindness, not to mention her expert cooking skills. Kindness and generosity were traits that she and John had in abundance! They were two of the nicest people I have ever had the pleasure of knowing and they will always live in my Heart. I like to think of them together now with Anthony sitting around their family table filled with laughter and love. That’s how I’ll remember them.

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