August John Catalano, –better known to all as “Uncle Augie,” left this world peacefully in his sleep in his own home – as he wished on Monday, September 2, 2019 at the age of 85, just shy of his birthday, September 9. Uncle Augie was preceded in death by his parents, Theresa and Joseph Catalano, and by his siblings, Arthur, Tony and Marie Catalano Johnson (Kenneth). Uncle Augie served in the U.S. Army from 1954 through 1956. He married Aunt Mae and was married for many years. He was stepfather to Michael Manis, who is deceased. They later divorced but he continued to talk to her often, and often thought of her with loving affection. Uncle Augie loved reading and was most interested in maintaining good health via nutrition. He always said if you only had one thing to take care of, make sure it was your health because once you lose that, it is pretty much over. Uncle Augie continued to care for himself the best way he knew, and despite his recent health issues, he maintained his lifestyle at home till he passed. I am sure his sister, Marie, mother, Theresa, father, Joe and brothers, Bing and Tony, greeted him, and his pains and ailments ceased that moment he left this world. Uncle Augie is survived by his brother-in-law, Kenneth; nieces and nephews, Kevin, Sue, Jodi, Kim, Belinda, A.J., Bubby, Peanut, Tony Eugene, Penny, Judy, Yvonne, Tina, T-Boy, Joe, and those departed, Michael Bernard Catalano, Michael Manis, Sharon, Brenda and Vincent. He is also survived by numerous great nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held at Our Lady of Prompt Succor Church, 2320 Paris Road, Chalmette, LA on Saturday, September 7, 2019 from 11:00AM until 12:30PM, followed by mass at the Church.
Interment will follow at St. Louis Cemetery No. 3, 3421 Esplanade Avenue, New Orleans, LA.
Earthly remains entrusted to Heritage Funeral Services located at 4101 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans, LA 70117.