FULTON, NY – Neva P. Catalano, 97, of Fulton, passed away peacefully on Christmas Day, Monday December 25, 2017, at Morningstar Residential Center, Oswego.
She was born in Fulton, to the late Glenn and Leila (Chesbro) Parker.
Mrs. Catalano resided in Fulton for most of her life except when she was a resident of Mooers, North Syracuse, and Central Square, NY.
Mrs. Catalano was past employed as a nurse for 16 years with Hutchings Psychiatric Center, Syracuse.
She also worked at Precision Castings and Crouse Hinds in Syracuse.
She was predeceased by her first husband, Cecil A. Warner; second husband, Robert Barnard; and third husband, Frank Catalano.
Mrs. Catalano was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, daughter and sister.
Neva Catalano was a woman of many interests and talents.
Through the years she enjoyed spending time with her family and doing special things with them and for them.
In her early life as a young wife and mother, she was a Cub Scout den mother.
She was a very talented seamstress and quilter.
Additionally, she enjoyed creating works of cross-stitch, embroidery and scrapbooking.
She often made special dolls for her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
One of her favorite creations was Paddington Bear.
Several grandchildren were recipients of this special doll.
Adults in the family received her handmade quilted gifts, knitted scarves and mittens, or embroidered tablecloths and napkins.
In addition, Neva enjoyed traveling, creating genealogical records for her family, collecting post cards of places well-known to her, camping and hiking in the Adirondacks with her family, playing the organ, singing, and celebrating family summer birthdays with special picnics.
She was very proud of the fact that she was a descendent of Thomas G. Hawkes of the T.G. Hawkes cut glass company of Corning, NY.
Mrs. Catalano was a member of the Pennellville Cemetery Association, the Oswego County Postcard Club, CSEA and Oswego County Home Bureau.
She enjoyed taking day trips and meeting new friends through Aurora of Central New York.
She took great pride in providing home health care for the elderly right up until her retirement at the age of 78.
Neva provided her family with a model for overcoming adversity and the importance of integrity and a strong work ethic.
She is survived by her beloved children: Eleanor (Ronald) Burdick of Fulton and Clarke A. (Mary Anne) Warner-Long of Fulton; five grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; one cousin: Arlene Stoltz; and several nieces and nephews.
Graveside services and burial will be held in the spring at Pennellville Cemetery, Pennellville, NY.
The Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 W. Second St. S., Fulton, has care of the arrangements.