Catello
Vanacore, Catello Vincenzo, a 17 year resident of Redondo Beach, passed away on Sunday, July 29, 2007 in Redondo Beach. Born in Italy, Catello was 62 when he died. Catello was a member of St. James Catholic Church and he was the director of food and beverage at the Crown Plaza Hotel in Redondo Beach. He is survived by his wife, Mary, daughter, Andrea, son, Vincent, brothers, Antonio & Gennaro Vanacore, sisters, Assunta Di Martino & Teresa Celotto. The Funeral Mass will be Friday, August 3, 2007, 10:00 A.M. at St. James Church in Redondo Beach. Committal will follow the Mass at 2:30 P.M. at Green Hills Memorial Park in Rancho Palos Verdes.

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  1. Dear Catello, You will live on in our hearts. We are deeply saddened to lose such a wonderful friend. We thought of you as a brother. With each memory, we will be reminded that nothing can ever take away the great moments that we shared. May you rest in peace. With all our love, Christine & Jim

  2. I was so moved by the tribute Aunt Mary, Vincent, Andrea and friends made at your memorial service. You clearly made a difference and touched so many people’s lives – you are certainly an inspiration. You’ll be missed dearly, but we’ll all have wonderful memories to carry with us every day. May God Bless You.

  3. We are so saddened by the loss of a wonderful person, our brother-in-law, Catello. He had boundless energy, treated everyone with respect and made you feel special even if he met you for the first time. Our love and prayers are with Mary, Andrea and Vincent. Love, Jim & Anne

  4. Our prayers and condolence to the Vanacore family. Always enjoyed Catello’s friendship. Sitting with him and listening to his optimistic way of seeing life with humor was encouraging. He was an Intelligent, entertaining, smart and a loving friend. God bless him and his dear family. We shall miss him, Ricardo & Brenda

  5. Dear Mary, Andrea and Vincent: I was so sorry to hear of Catello’s passing. I’m glad to have had a chance to see him a year ago March when we were both in physical therapy. It will be a difficult time for you all, and in time it will be important for you to keep as busy as possible. Your hearts will heal in time. I would love for you to call me so we could have a chat and cup of coffee. 310.374.7812 You are in my thoughts and prayers. Ruth Saxey An original patron of Cafe Piccolo

  6. My heart mourns with my sister Mary, Andrea and Vincent. Our dear Catello left much too soon. I will especially miss his vibrant personality and the pride he took in preparing one of his wonderful meals. He will be forever loved and missed by all of us. From my heart to yours I send you comfort, strength, peace and love.

  7. IL RICORDO DEL CARO ZIO CATELLO SAR SEMPRE VIVO NEI NOSTRI CUORI. ANCHE SE LA DISTANZA NON CI PERMETTE DI STARVI VICINI IL NOSTRO CUORE VI VICINO! SPERO DI VEDERVI PRESTO TUTTI VI VOGLIAMO BENE!UN BACIO DA LUCA,TONY,MATTEO E LELLO

  8. LA TUA CARA MEMORIA VIVRA’ ETERNAMENTE NEL MIO CUORE FINCHE’ NON CI INCONTREREMO DI NUOVO E PER SEMPRE. CIAO CATELLO ASSUNTA

  9. Abbiamo sempre desiderato la tua presenza tra di noi ,tra i ricordi remoti della nostra infanzia.Caro CATELLINO,cosi ti chiamavamo essendo l’ultimo dei fratelli. Adesso piu’ che mai ci mancherai ,tantissimo , e vivremo nel tuo ricordo , tra alcune cose che richiamano la tua presenza, cose lasciate nella casa paterna , che ho conservato.Come ti ho promesso giorni fa’ , riparleremo di te ai tuoi meravigliosi figli e mostreremo loro i tuoi ricordi. ” ti voglio bene ” sono le ultime parole che ti ho sentito dire nella nostra ultima telefonata. Un dolore grande mi riempie di lacrime. Arrivederci da Gennaro

  10. Caro Catellino, la tua generosit e il tuo carattere sempre allegro rimarranno sempre nei nostri cuori.Non ti dimenticheremo mai. A bear hug to Mary, Andrea e Vincenzo Adriana Raffone – Luciano e Cristina Pittiglio

  11. Caro zio Catello, purtroppo la distanza che ci ha separati non ci ha permesso di esserti vicini, ma rimarr in noi il bel ricordo di te. Dear Mary, Andrea, Vincent, we feel closer to you even if we live far from each other. A big hug from Annamaria, Giorgia, Vincenzo, Isidoro, Nadia

  12. … difficile trovare le parole…per darsi una risposta ad un perch…proprio a te!!!…Sei andato alla “conquista dell’America”…conquistandola…per necessit ma con grande gioia!!!Nella vita tutto pu succedere basta una grande volont e grande determinazione come tu ci hai insegnato. Nel cuore avr per sempre l’America…avr te!!!…quell’odore del buon caff di Starbucks che a te tanto piaceva …un forte abbraccio…come sempre, da sempre e per sempre…Ciao Zio…!!! Vincenzo

  13. Dear Mary, The world is just a little sadder place without Catello. You said it so well at the Mass what he stood for and how he touched the lives of all who were lucky to know him both personally and professionally. It’s the little things I will treasure the most: talking about our rosemary, basil and tomato plants, his cheerful, “ciao, ciao” when finishing a conversation and his tremendous courage through his illness. God bless you, Vincent and Andrea — Catello will always be remembered with great affection. Love, Annie

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