Joseph A. Catanese
June 27, 1934  -  February 3, 2018

Joseph A. Catanese


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Resthaven Funeral Home
11817 Jefferson Highway
Baton Rouge, LA  70816
Saturday, February 10, 2018
10:00 am-12:00 pm
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Baton Rouge, LA  70816
Saturday, February 10, 2018
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Joseph Anthony Catanese went to be with the Lord on Saturday, February 3, 2018 at 2:25 pm surrounded by his family at his home in Walker. A native of New Orleans, he was born June 27, 1934 at home in Algiers. He graduated from Holy Cross High School and the School of Banking of the South.

He served as a supply clerk in the United States Army for two years. Following his stint in the military, he worked his way through the First Commerce Corporation, finally retiring as Vice President of First National Bank of Commerce after 30 years. He went on to be the Volunteer Coordinator of the Retired Senior Volunteer Program at the New Orleans Council on Aging and worked seasonally for H & R Block. He was an avid sports fan, following the New Orleans Saints, LSU Tigers and New Orleans Pelicans. In his younger days, he was a member of the Krewe of Endymion for five years.

Joseph is survived by his wife of 53 years, Elizabeth Hoehn Catanese; son, Christopher Joseph (Lisa); daughter, Beth Catanese Ford; three granddaughters, Courtney Elizabeth and Alyssa Michelle Catanese and Kayla Marie Ford. Also survived by his brother, Charles Joseph Catanese (Rosemary); sister, Nancy Catanese Ford; brother-in-law, James Smith III (Karen); as well as numerous nieces, nephews and godchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Jacob and Antoinette LaBella Catanese.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, February 10, 2018 at 10:00am until 12:00pm at Resthaven Gardens of Memory and Funeral Home chapel with a Mass of Christian burial in the mausoleum.

The family would like to extend a special thanks his cardiologist Dr. Andrew P. Rees and Audubon Hospice for their excellent care.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in his name to the American Heart Association and the American Cancer Society.

Family and friends may sign the online guestbook or leave a personal note to the family at www.resthavenbatonrouge.com.


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  1. Barbara Hernandez
    Metairie, LA

    Trying to find words to describe how much Uncle Joe meant to me and how much he will be missed is an impossible task. He was a man who loved his family and always made me feel as if I were part of that family. His smile lit up the room, he was generous, warm, and someone you could always depend on. I will cherish every memory. Aunt Betty, Chris, and Beth you will all be in my thoughts and prayers. I love you all!

  2. Bob Barbalich
    New Orleans, LA

    Sorry to hear of Joe’s passing. He is now free from his pain and the problems of this world’s everyday life. I pray that our Lord gives Joe’s family the strength to carry on. Remember we’ll our many social times spent laughing together. He is now with God at peace.

  3. Jude Sorapuru and family
    New Orleans, LA

    Sorry for your loss. We remember the good neighbors
    you were.God bless you and give you his Peace.

  4. Theresa Muller
    Metairie, LA

    Aunt Betty, I'm so sorry to hear about Uncle Joe. I remember so many good times with you and the family at our house on Pratt Drive, especially New Year's Eve celebrations. I'm unable to make the service but I am thinking of you and the family and sending prayers. Love,Theresa

  5. gc
    , LA

    My sincere condolences to the Catanese family. May the God of all comfort give you the comfort you need to endure this difficult time and the days ahead (2 Corinthians 1:3,4)

  6. S.R.
    New Orleans, LA

    I'm so sorry for your loss. Joseph will be missed by all those who knew him. John 16:22,"So you also, now you have grief; but I will see you again and your hearts will rejoice, and no one will take away your joy."

  7. S.R.
    New Orleans, LA

    I'm so sorry for your loss. Joseph will be missed by all those who knew him. John 16:22,"So you also, now you have grief; but I will see you again and your hearts will rejoice, and no one will take away your joy."

  8. Amber Micka
    Monroe, LA

    My condolences to the family. May God strengthen and comfort you with his promise of the resurrection. Acts 24:15

  9. Calvin Morvant
    Covington, LA

    So sorry to hear about the passing of Joseph. Besides knowing Joseph & family through Glenn & Phyllis, Joe & I went way back to 1983 with FNBC. Prayers & Thought to your family.

  10. Richard and Judy Craig
    Lake St John, LA

    We are so sorry for your loss....May God give comfort to
    each
    of you.

  11. Phyllis Michon
    Chalmette, LA

    With all my love and a heavy heart I send my condolences to the entire Catanese family. May Joe now fly with all of our family Angels and rest in peace for eternity.🕇❤❤❤

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