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Joseph R. Cataldo, Jr.

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“Liisa, In reviewing the 'guest book' entries I realized that I hadn't signed my entry of 15 September. I wish that I'd thought of him more often...Read More »
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“To the Cataldo Family:So sad to hear of Joeys passing. I knew him from Prov... back in the day. He was such a sweet guy. May he rest in peace.Elaine ...Read More »
2 of 11 | Posted by: Elaine Tibbetts - Salisbury, MA

“Erin and family, my deepest sympathy in your loss. Take comfort in the memories of all the happy and peaceful times.My thoughts are with you. ”
3 of 11 | Posted by: Kathy Moxham - Hopkinton, MA

“Truly saddened by the news of Joey's passing, Liisa. So many memories from what was a lifetime ago. ”
4 of 11 | Posted by: A friend

“Dear Lisa, I remember your brother and you with very happy memories from Christmas Eve's at my Grandparents house long ago. Your brother has now...Read More »
5 of 11 | Posted by: A friend

“Joe will always hold a special place in my heart.They say you never forget your first love --he was mineThough I have not seen him in years, the...Read More »
6 of 11 | Posted by: susan ricciardi - auburn, MA

“A true friend and partner in schemes for so many years. Guitars never go out of tune in heaven, God speed. ”
7 of 11 | Posted by: Pete Brozowski

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the Cataldo family at the time of your lose. An old friend from Millbury Street. ”
8 of 11 | Posted by: Ronald and Joyce Bubon - SC

“Lisa, so sorry for your loss. I don't know if you remember me. We went to Prov together. ”
9 of 11 | Posted by: Norman Chagnon - worcester, MA

“My sincerest condolences to all of Joe's family.While I have not seen/spoken to him since we were much younger, news of his passing saddens the day. ”
10 of 11 | Posted by: George (Sonny) Marrno - Millbury, MA

“Thinking of you all and many prayers. God Speed. Hugs and kisses from Pauline and Andy. ”
11 of 11 | Posted by: Pauline and Andy Lemoine - MA


Worcester-Joseph R. Cataldo, 67, passed away after a long battle with lung cancer, at home surrounded by his family on Wednesday, September 9.

Joe is survived by his three daughters, Nichole Cataldo, Erin McDonnell and her husband Jason, and Ashley Cataldo. He is also survived by two grandchildren, JJ and Violet McDonnell; his sister, Liisa Cataldo and twelve cousins. He was predeceased by his mother and father, Dora (Leppilahti) and Joseph Cataldo, Sr.
Joe was born in Worcester, MA, in 1947 and lived in that city until his death. He graduated from South High School in 1965 and WITI in 1967 with a degree in electrical engineering. Following his graduation, he began a 30-year career at IBM, where he worked as a field engineer and software support specialist. After his retirement, he continued to pursue an active interest in computing and electronics, playing his guitar, doing crossword puzzles, and spending time with his two grandchildren, whom he called "Papa's Boy" and "Dungaree Doll." Joe also served in the Air National Guard for many years and was a member of the Chester P. Tuttle American Legion Post %23279.
Thanks are to JHC Hospice, especially Donna, Emily, Kelly and Renee. With their help Joe was able to remain at home during his illness.

Funeral Services are private. Burial will take place in All Faith Cemetery. Arrangements in the care of LINDQUIST LUNDIN Funeral Home, 36 Butler Street.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen Street, Framingham, 01701.