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Mary (Pozzi) Catonio

February 20, 1933 ~ May 31, 2022 (age 89)


   It is with sadness that we announce that Mary Catonio was called into the arms of our Lord on May 31, 2022.  She was blessed with 89 years of a rich and fulfilling life.

   Mary was born in Blairmore, AB to parents, Carmen and Rinaldo Pozzi.  She was raised with a strong faith and to appreciate all of life’s blessings.  After blossoming into a lovely young woman, she caught the eye of Valentino “Tino” Catonio. The happy couple pledged their love in holy matrimony on August 17, 1957, and they went on to be blessed with a wonderful family of their own and fifty-five years of marriage.

   Mary was a woman of many talents including crocheting, knitting and especially cooking.  She loved socializing and entertaining, and enjoyed “happy hour” whenever she could.  Her penchant for story-telling and delivering a good joke was well-known to all who knew her.  Not only was Mary a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and friend, but she was also devoted to her community as evident through her involvement with the Royal Purple, Catholic Women’s League and the Red Hat Society.  Some of her happiest times were spent wintering in Mexico, but her favorite moments were spent with her beloved family and cherished grandchildren.  Mary’s was a life well-lived and she will live on in precious memories.

   Left to mourn her passing and celebrate her life are her sons, Colin (Laurie) Catonio of Lethbridge, AB and Gerald (Michelle) Catonio of Invermere, BC; her daughter, Francine Catonio of Surrey, BC; her grandchildren, Chantel, Brittany, Ash, Trista, Ciana and Natalia; as well as her extended family and many friends.

   She was predeceased by her husband, Valentino “Tino” Catonio; her parents, Carmen and Rinaldo; her brothers, Angelo Pozzi and Alphonse Pozzi; her sister, Helen Yanota; and her step-brothers, Bruno Rinaldi and Ronald Rinaldi.

   Mary’s family would like to thank Dr. Wong and the staff at the renal and dialysis clinic in Lethbridge, AB for the compassionate care they provided her.  Also, a special thank you to Extendicare Fairmont Park for their kindness and care, especially her HCA, Teresa who was always there for her.

   The Funeral Mass will take place at 11:00am on Monday, June 6, 2022 at the Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Parish (13126 – 21 Ave., Blairmore, AB) with Fr. Myles Gaffney as Celebrant, assisted by Deacon Renso Castellarin.  Condolences may be registered at

Fantin’s Funeral Chapel entrusted with the arrangements. (403) 562-8555

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Funeral Mass
June 6, 2022

11:00 AM
Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church
13126 – 21 Avenue
Blairmore, Alberta T0K 0E0

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