elevated yIaAf December 31, 1952 ~ November 25, 2018
elevated yIaAf Visitation
Wednesday, November 28, 2018 from 4:00 to 8:00 pm
elevated yIaAf Thursday, November 29, 2018 from 2- 4 and 6-8 pm
elevated yIaAf Holy Cross Catholic Funeral Home
211 Langstaff Road East, Thornhill, ON, L3T 3Z6
elevated yIaAf Funeral Mass
Friday, November 30, 2018 at 9:30 am
elevated yIaAf St. Clare of Assisi, 150 St. Francis Ave, Woodbridge, Ontario L4H 2A2
elevated yIaAf Interment
Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery
8361 Yonge Street, Thornhill, ON, L3T 2C7
elevated yIaAf Obituary
elevated yIaAf Catherine Valenti (née De Gaetano), 65, returned to her heavenly home on November 25, 2018, after a valiant battle with cancer. Her faith and devotion to her family supported her in her struggle and ultimately gave her peace. Beloved wife of Santino. Cherished mother of Adam and Richard (Mary Rose). Devoted Nonna of Matthew, Chiara, Gianna, and Maria Teresa. Doting daughter of Maria (née Pirri) and the late Santo De Gaetano. Loving sister of Antonette (David Matthews). Predeceased by her brother Joseph. Kindly remembered by brothers-in-law Paul (Rosa), Joe (Antonietta), Tony (Rosetta), Carmen (Pina), Carmelo and sisters-in-law Pasqua and Franca. Predeceased by sisters-in-law Maria and Palma, and brother-in-law Franco. Fondly missed by many nieces, nephews, friends, and relatives.
An accomplished and dedicated elementary school teacher (MSSB), Sunday School teacher, Youth Minister, CWL member, and Executive member of the St. Bonaventure Parish Council. Also an avid gardener, artist, theatre-goer and cook, who enriched the lives of others with her enthusiasm, hospitality, sense of humour, and perpetual smile. Cathy was always friendly, helpful, and empathetic towards all.
The Valenti family extends their gratitude to Dr. Ferguson of Princess Margaret Hospital, Dr. Dhar of Toronto General Hospital, and PSWs Michelle and Hyacinth for their dedicated care.
In lieu of flowers, donations to Princess Margaret Hospital or Diabetes Canada would be appreciated.
The family will receive friends at the Holy Cross Catholic Funeral Home 211 Langstaff Road East (west of Bayview Ave.) from 4 till 8 p.m. on Wednesday November 28 and from 2 – 4 and 6 – 8 p.m on Thursday November 29. A Funeral Mass of Christian burial will take place at St. Clare of Assisi Parish, 150 St. Francis Ave., Woodbridge, on Friday, November 30 at 9:30 am. The final rite of committal and interment will take place at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery (8361 Yonge Street Thornhill). Online condolences & directions may be found at www.catholic-cemeteries.com