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Margaret (DelPrete) Caterino

December 27, 1926 ~ May 1, 2021 (age 94)


Margaret Caterino, 94, of Scranton, died on May 1st at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital.  She was the widow of Salvatore M. Caterino who died in August 1979.

Margaret was born in Scranton and was the daughter of the late Anthony and Mary Vellella DelPrete.  She lived in the Green Ridge section of Scranton and graduated from Scranton schools.  She was a member of St. Ann’s Basilica for over 75 years and faithfully attended the novena to St. Ann.

She worked for 12 years in downtown retail in several women’s and children’s stores.  After that time, she devoted many years to both her husband’s and then son’s business in Taylor until her retirement. 

She was an active member of the South Side Senior Center, South Side Over 50 Club, CMC Women’s Auxiliary, Women of the Elks Club, the Ladies of St. Ann’s Basilica, and a Telespond volunteer.

She loved getting together with friends, playing bingo, and family gatherings.  She also loved to travel with her husband to Italy, Panama, Las Vegas, Arizona, Hawaii, and the Grand Canyon, along with yearly summer vacations to Atlantic City, and then later on with her many friends on bus trips all over the United States. 

Surviving are twin children, Cathy Gerard, Taylor, and Alfonso Caterino and wife Ruth, Scranton; grandchildren, Renée Rinaldi, Scranton, Laura Cue and husband Jim, Houston, TX, Salvatore Caterino and wife Stephanie, Olyphant; great-grandson, Vincent Rinaldi; niece Cathy Bianchi and husband Carl, Olyphant; and nephews Anthony Marrone and partner Julie Brown, Clarks Summit, and Gene Marrone, Florida. She also always looked forward to her weekly phone calls from her niece and nephew in New Jersey, Gus and Sue Brady, and Rosemary Brady Mapalo, all of New Jersey. 

She was preceded in death by sisters Angeline Eisenhart, Catherine Brady, and Helen Reissen; and brothers Ralph DelPrete and Anthony DelPrete.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday at 11 a.m. in St. Ann’s Basilica, Scranton. All those attending are asked to follow current safety guidelines in respect to wearing a mask and social distancing.

Interment to follow in Cathedral Cemetery, Scranton.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Ann Monastery and Shrine Basilica, 1233 St. Ann St., Scranton, 18504. 

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Mass of Christian Burial
May 6, 2021

11:00 AM
St. Ann Basilica, St. Ann St, Scranton

Interment following funeral service
May 6, 2021

Cathedral Cemetery, Scranton


Basilica of St. Ann
1233 St. Ann St., Scranton PA 18504

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