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Obituary for Catherine Palma Martinangelo

Catherine (Kay) Martinangelo, 102, passed away peacefully at Autumn Lake Healthcare in Oceanview NJ on April 4, 2023.

She was born and raised in Roselle Park NJ. She moved to Elizabeth when she married in 1955 and lived there for over 60 years in a home the Martinangelo family had owned since 1914. Her life in Roselle Park was spent surrounded by her Signorello family. She left school after 8th grade to work in Fusco Clothing Factory for the next 20+ years, this was due to the Great Depression. She attended Church of the Assumption in Roselle Park, where she received all her sacraments, including marriage. Her life in Elizabeth involved her family, St Anthony’s Church, where she volunteered for numerous functions and then worked 20+ years for the Elizabeth Board of Education as a school lunch aide until the age of 81.

Kay was predeceased by her husband James Martinangelo in 1974. She is survived by her son Anthony and his wife Cindy, of Cape May NJ, her grandson Michael and his partner, Cara Dawson of Hoboken and her granddaughter Lindsey Edsall and husband Ben of Westfield.

Visitation will be on Tuesday, April 11, at the Mastapeter Funeral Home, 400 Faitoute Ave, Roselle Park, from 3-7pm. Funeral mass will be at 10am at Church of the Assumption with entombment to follow at St Gertrude cemetery, Colonia.

The family is not requesting flowers or donations. Flowers can be purchased through or by calling 908-245-1330.