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Joann Cataldo

d. August 11, 2023


Joann Cataldo

Cataldo, Joann (Caccamesi), of Stoneham formerly of East Boston, passed away unexpectedly on August 11, 2023.

Beloved wife for over 45 years to Fred Cataldo.

Loving daughter of the late Peter Caccamesi and Carmela (Pantano).

Devoted mother of Joseph P. Fagone and wife Nicole, Lesley Fagone Webber and husband David, Michelle Cataldo Favaloro and husband Joseph, Frederick Cataldo, Joanna Walsh and husband Sean, and Kara Cataldo.

Dear sister of the late Sylvia Caccamesi.

Cherished grandmother of Justin and Michelle Perrin, Johnna Fisher, Carmela, Isabella, and Jack Fagone, Olivia, Ryan and Tyler Mcdermottroe, David and Noah Webber, Addison Cataldo, Julianna and Jacquelyn Durkan.

Also survived by her loving great grandson Weston Fisher and cherished cousins and life long friends who became family. 

Joann could only be described as classy and elegant as well as strong and fierce. She was dedicated to her family. Her children and grandchildren meant the world to her.  She was their biggest fan.  Nana Honey, referred to by her grandchildren, was always present at sporting events, academic achievements and countless dance recitals and plays.  Joann loved the theatre and made sure her grandchildren experienced the arts at a young age. Joann was loving, supportive, and always encouraging in her own unique ways.  Her love of travel led her to 5 continents and countless countries around the world.  A joy she passed down to her family, always planning their next family adventure.  One of her favorite places to visit was her family’s hometown of Villarosa, Sicily, where she enjoyed spending time with her cousins. 

She will truly be missed, but her memory and feisty spirit will live through all of us who were touched by her love and generosity. 

Family and friends will honor Joann's life by gathering at the McDonald-Finnegan Funeral Home, 322 Main Street, Stoneham, MA 02180, on Thursday, August 17th 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM and again on Friday morning at Saint Patrick's Parish, 71 Central St, Stoneham, MA 02180 for a 10:00 AM funeral mass. Please meet directly at church. Services will conclude with Joann being laid to rest at Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett.

In lieu of flowers, please consider giving to Boston Children's Hospital, in memory of Joann Cataldo. Contributions can be made at Or mail checks, payable to Boston Children's Hospital, to Boston Children’s Hospital Trust, 401 Park Drive Suite 602, Boston, MA 02215-5301. Please include honoree’s name in the memo line.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Joann Cataldo, please visit our flower store.

Past Services


Thursday, August 17, 2023

4:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

McDonald-Finnegan Funeral Home

322 Main St, Stoneham, MA 02180

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Funeral Mass

Friday, August 18, 2023

Starts at 10:00 am (Eastern time)

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