Dolores Catauro

Dolores Catauro, a lifelong resident of the Bronx, died on August 12, 2020. She was 89.

Mrs. Catauro was born in the Bronx on June 17, 1931 to the late Albert and Edith (Russo) Lucia. She is pre-deceased by her husband Mario Catauro and her daughter Lisa Catauro. She is survived by her son Carl Catauro and his former spouse Stephanie; her daughter Adrienne Gizzi and her husband Chris; Marcos Benitez (her late daughter Lisa’s significant other); her grandchildren, Ashley Williamson and her husband Jonathan, Christopher Catauro and his girlfriend Casey Young, Spencer Catauro, and Sophia Gizzi; and her great-grandchild Jaxon and soon to be great-grandchild Finn.

Visiting will be Thursday from 4-8pm at John Dormi & Sons Funeral Home, 1121 Morris Park Avenue, Bronx. Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday at 10am at St. Clare’s Church, 1918 Paulding Avenue, Bronx. Entombment will follow at Ferncliff Cemetery, 280 Secor Road, Hartsdale. In lieu of flowers the family prefers contributions to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital,



  1. Karen Figueroa on August 12, 2020 at 8:13 pm

    What a beautiful picture of Dolores (Mrs C)- smiling and happy- looking wonderful !! This is the way to remember her… she was a bright and wise woman until the end.. Deeply caring for her family and friends. A person full of spirit and life – I enjoyed her presence over the years. Thank you Mrs C for your kind ways and easy to be with personality… we are all the better for your love and laughter that you shared with everyone. God bless you on your journey…. time to be with Nanny, your husband and dear Lisa…again. God Bless you xoxo

  2. Larry Binenstock on August 12, 2020 at 9:51 pm

    Delores was a wonderful person who always carried herself with class and was always respectful to anybody that she knew. She married a great man and together they brought up 3 beautiful children. I always enjoyed stopping by to see her and talk to her for a few hours. God bless you. You will be missed by many many people.

    • Kathy Szuper Begin on August 12, 2020 at 10:10 pm

      My deepest sympathy on the passing of your mother and grandmother.
      We were neighbors on Neill Avenue for approximately 20 years.
      I remember Dolores fondly and nice times enjoyed by neighborhood kids at her home.
      May she rest in peace….

  3. Lizette on August 12, 2020 at 11:00 pm

    My father, Marcos, and I will always remember Dolores as an amazingly sharp and witty woman who was always someone you could confide in and made you feel part of the family. My kids saw her daughter, Lisa, as their grandmother, and I saw Dolores like a grandmother, as well. She was a strong pillar for her entire family during the toughest of times. Lisa used to call her daily several times a day and when she passed, my dad continued the habit as they both comforted each other over their grief and sorrow. She treated him just as a son. I loved her great, big, heart and hold on to the hope that she’s now in the Presence of God and her beloved family.

  4. Chuck Goetz on August 12, 2020 at 11:35 pm

    Many condolences to the Catauro family from Chuck Goetz and Karen Nash-Goetz. We are friends of Carl from Georgetown University and have heard many stories from Carl of his mother and family over the years.

  5. The Zaccone Family (Richie, Elaine, Nick and Miranda) on August 13, 2020 at 12:38 am

    Our condolences on the loss of your beloved mother. Our prayers are with the Catauro family.

  6. Helen and George Drivas on August 13, 2020 at 2:23 pm

    So sorry for your loss. Our family was blessed to be part of this beautiful extended family. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
    Much love to all of you

  7. Suzy Berardi-Andolina on August 14, 2020 at 2:47 am

    May my condolences bring you comfort and my prayers ease the pain of the loss of your Mom (Grandma). May she Rest In Peace, and lovingly watch over the family.

  8. Peg&Carmine Rossi on August 14, 2020 at 5:25 pm

    Heartfelt sympathy and prayers go out to Carl and Adrian ‘AA’ and family.Thinking of all the wonderful ,good times we had growing up our children together.Delores and Mario, was always happy and smiling ready to help you out. These memories of our youth on Neill Ave. we will always remember. Peace be with you and your family.

  9. Marie Girolamo on August 15, 2020 at 9:36 pm

    My deepest sympathies to the Catauros. Mrs. C. Was a sweet, fun-loving , caring woman. She is free of pain now. May she Rest In Peace with Mr. C., Nanny, and Lisa.

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