Norma E. Catanese, 86, formerly of 5454 Route 474, Ashville, NY, passed away at 3:50 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, in the Heritage Park Rehab and Skilled Nursing Facility.
A lifelong area resident, she was born Oct. 4, 1927, in Blockville, N.Y., a daughter of the late John and Edith Simmes Lord.
She was a member of the Blockville United Methodist Church, the Harmony Senior Citizens and the Lakewood Rod & Gun Club Auxiliary.
She will be remembered as a loving and caring mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who loved to spend time reading, crocheting and enjoyed babysitting her grandchildren.
Surviving are a daughter, Linda L. (Jon) Nobbs of Blockville, N.Y.; two sons, Samuel W. (Carmella) Ca-tanese of Falconer, N.Y., and Patrick J. (Kristy) Catanese of Panama, N.Y.; seven grandchildren, Tif-fany (John) Goldberg of Panama, Briana Catanese of Ashville, Dacota "DJ" Catanese of Panama, Hillary (Randy) Elleman of Bemus Point, Lindsay (Phil) Nobbs Lombardo, Kandi (Nelson) Torres of Jamestown, and Tate Catanese of Panama; five stepgrandchildren; nine great-grandchildren, Garrett and Dalton Goldberg, Samantha and Grayson Elleman, Camden, Maddox, and Adriana Lombardo, Daeton Cline, and Kiana Torres; nine stepgreat-grandchildren; three brothers, Charles Lord, Melvin Lord both of Ashville, and Richard Lord of Spring Creek, Pa.; and a sister, Shirley Whitton of Jamestown.
Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Samuel L. Catanese whom she married Feb. 23, 1946, and who died Nov. 21, 2003; a brother, Robert Lord; and two sisters, Doris Lutz and Joyce Wells.
The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Lind Funeral Home. The Rev. Steven Taylor, pastor of the Panama United Methodist Church will officiate. Burial will be in the Blockville Union Cemetery.
Friends will be received from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Hospice Chautauqua County, 20 West Fairmount Ave. Lakewood, NY 14701, or to the American Cancer Society, Memorial Process-ing Center, P.O. Box 7, East Syracuse, NY 13057.
You may light a candle in remembrance of Norma at www.lindfuneralhome.com