Antonio Catino, 77, of Stamford passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Thursday, September 9, 2021 at Stamford Hospital. He was born in San Mango Sul Calore, Italy to the late Teodoro and Giuseppa Prizio Catino.
Antonio was a man of humble beginnings. Like so many from San Mango sul Calore, he had a dream. Not to be famous or to be a politician, but for a better life. With that dream and little else, he immigrated with his family to America with the intention of doing a little better than his parents. A loyal union man to the end with the Bricklayer’s Union, he worked harder than anyone we know and he did what he set out to do – he made a comfortable life for his family and prepared his family for the future.
He was a man who enjoyed the simple things in life: spending Sunday morning at the the San Manghese club, a nice bowl of pasta with a homemade glass of wine, and a nice game of briscola. He found peace in his love for his vegetable garden, which even to the end was bountiful.
Antonio gave it his all and never quit. He was a great Husband, Father, Grandfather, Brother, Friend, Paisano, Teacher, Provider, Inventor and one of the most talented Stone Masons in Fairfield County.
Antonio is survived by his devoted wife, Angiolina Loisi Catino of Stamford, his loving sons, Teodoro “Ted” Catino and his wife Elena of Wilton, Joseph “Joey” Catino and his wife, Joann of Norwalk, five grandchildren, Lauren, Gabriela, Brianna, Anthony and Nicholas Catino, as well as his siblings, Vincenzo Catino of Stamford, Michele Catino of Italy and Carmella Catino of FL.
Besides his parents, Antonio was predeceased by his sister, Assunta LaRocca.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, September 13, 2021 at 10:30 AM at Sacred Heart RC Church, 37 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford. Entombment will follow at Queen of Peace Cemetery in the Catino family private Mausoleum.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Antonio’s name to the American Cancer Society, CT Chapter, P.O Box 280285, East Hartford, CT 06128
The Nicholas F. Cognetta Funeral Home & Crematory is honored to assist the family with the arrangements.
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