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Catherine Marie Vitale

April 30, 1938 September 9, 2019
Catherine Marie Vitale
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Catherine Vitale-Pitt
April 30, 1938-September 9, 2019
Middletown, NY

Catherine Vitale-Pitt, cherished mother, grandmother and great grandmother, died unexpectedly on September 9, 2019 at Sapphire Nursing Home in Newburgh NY. She was 81.

The daughter of the late Vito Vitale and Catherine Aseste, she was born on April 30, 1938 in Brooklyn, NY. She was a receptionist at J.C. Penney in the Galleria Mall in Middletown, and a telephone operator for Frontier Communications in Middletown for almost 30 years before retiring from both jobs.

Her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren were the main focus of her life. She loved nothing more than spending time with all of her children, their families, and all of her relatives, near and far. She was always in the kitchen, making the food of her heritage. She made pasta, meatballs, and sauce and would feed whoever was hungry. She was, and will forever be, her favorite song, the "wind beneath our wings". Her family was her biggest joy. She couldn't stop talking about her family and all they have accomplished. She couldn't wait for the next family reunion because she was her happiest when she could see all her family together.

A statement from her family reads "She will forever be in our hearts. She was our Italian Princess who loved family and friends. She left us with an amazing amount of memories that we will cherish forever." We would like to thank the staff at Sapphire Nursing Home in Newburgh for their care and all they did, and especially the director Steven Rossi, for his personal time and sacrifices.

Catherine is survived by her children, daughter, Renee Liseski and her husband Joseph, son, Norman Pitt Jr and his wife Laurie, daughter, Donna Hyatt and her husband Dale, son, Anthony Pitt and his wife Sherry, and son, Mike Pitt and his wife Stacey. She is also survived by her cherished grandchildren, Joseph Jr, Nicholas, Michelle, Thomas, Benjamin, Aaron, Anthony Jr., Andrew, Alexis, Amanda, Darien, and Jaylin, and her treasured great-grandchildren, Anabella, Chase, Braden, and Laney, as well as many cousins, nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her parents and eleven siblings.
Visitation will be from 4pm to 7pm on Thursday September 12, 2019 at Applebee-McPhillips Funeral Home, Inc, 130 Highland Ave, Middletown, NY 10940. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 am on Friday September 13, 2019 at Holy Name Catholic Church, 45 Highland Ave, Otisville, NY 10963. Burial will follow in the family plot in the Holy Name Church Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Applebee-McPhillips Funeral Home Inc.


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Visitation

Thursday

12

Sep

4:00 PM 9/12/2019 4:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 9/12/2019 7:00:00 PM
Applebee-McPhillips Funeral Home

130 Highland Ave.
Middletown, NY 10940

Applebee-McPhillips Funeral Home
130 Highland Ave. Middletown 10940 NY
United States

Service

Friday

13

Sep

11:00 AM 9/13/2019 11:00:00 AM - 12:00 PM 9/13/2019 12:00:00 PM
Holy Name of Jesus

Highland Avenue
Otisville, NY 10963

Holy Name of Jesus
Highland Avenue Otisville 10963 NY
United States

Graveside

Friday

13

Sep

12:00 PM 9/13/2019 12:00:00 PM - 12:30 PM 9/13/2019 12:30:00 PM
Holy Name of Jesus

Highland Avenue
Otisville, NY 10963

Holy Name of Jesus
Highland Avenue Otisville 10963 NY
United States
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