Dear Christopher, Thank you so much for the beautiful granite etching of Vito. we are placing it where we can see it every day. Thank you again for the professional and beautiful services you provided for Vito's wake and funeral. Viola R. & Family
Dear Chris/Cataudella Funeral Home, On behalf of our entire Saints Constantine and Helen of Andover, we send our sincere love and appreciation to you for your most kind and generous sponsorship in our ad-book for our Greek Festival this year. Even though we had some challenges with the weather, our Festival was a huge success thanks to wonderful and thoughtful people like you. THANK YOU SO MUCH! May God bless you, your family and your business this year and always with all prosperity and success. Sincerely and with much appreciation, Fr. Christopher Makiej, Parish Priest
Dear Chris, on Tuesday September 19, 2023, The Saints Vartanantz Armenian Church and The Armenian Apostolic Church at Hye Pointe held their 10th Annual joint golf tournament at Hickory Hill Golf Course in Methuen, MA. We had a great day of golf which was followed by a banquet at the clubhouse. Thanks to you and your donation, it was a great success! We appreciate your donation. Please note that no goods or services were provided by the organization. You are truly fulfilling our Lord's teachings. On behalf of our church community, thank you again! Rev. Fr. Vart Gyozalyan and Rev. Fr. Khachatur Kesablyan
Dear Cataudella Staff, It has been very difficult for me to find the words to say "Thank You" to you for all you did for me and my children after Ron's death. Our appreciation goes far beyond thank you. From the time you took Ron from Hospice in Haverhill to the day of his burial, you were all so kind, attentive, and patient with us. Please thank Christina Dusablon for her attention to detail, her support, and most of all her gentleness in helping us to make decisions. We will always be thankful and I am sure that Ron would have been humbly grateful for all that was done for him. Sincerely, Janet B.
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My family and I are very grateful for the exceptional services provided by Cataudella Funeral Home. When I reached out to Cataudella to initiate the process for my mother’s funeral services, it was not an easy phone call to make. I called outside of normal business hours, but they answered the phone right away. The staff member patiently answered my questions and informed me of the next steps. Christina Dusablon, our funeral director, provided outstanding service. Her compassionate demeanor provided us comfort when we were planning the services to honor my mother. She is very detailed, respectful, and caring. I contacted Christina after the funeral services, and she was still timely in her response and helped me fulfill a request. The funeral attendants were attentive, helpful, and professional. During an extremely difficult and heartbreaking time, we were able to carry out an intimate funeral service for our beloved mother thanks to the professionalism and attentiveness of Cataudella Funeral Home. Cataudella Funeral Home provided enough space to accommodate the large number of people who attended the funeral services. We also appreciated the transparency of the cost for the services they provide.
Hi Doug, Just wanted to express our sincere thanks to you, Joyce, Jim, Jean, Christina, and Ray for all your care and concern and for doing a great job. All the arrangements and services were done beautifully. Thanks again for everything. With appreciation, The C. Family
Dear Doug, Thank you very much for a beautiful and moving wake and funeral. Everything was very professional, perfect to the smallest detail. Viola R. and Family
Douglas, Jeannie, and Joyce, Thank you for all of your support and kindness. The family of John Paul Leone
Thank you so much for the granite etching of my father, Thomas DiPippo. It looks wonderful. You run a class and caring organization.
Dear Christina, Thank you for everything you did for us. Making our Celebration of Life for Brittany the best possible day for everyone. Your patience and professional guidance was everything we needed. With gratitude, Lorri, Steve, and Brianne
Dear Mr. Chetsas, I want to thank you so much for the beautiful granite etching you sent me of my husband Wally. I've never seen anything like it. It is so very impressive. I was more than pleased with the way your staff handled my husband's wake and funeral. It was done with such professionalism. Thank you for making this difficult time in my life easier for me and my family. Sincerely, Arlene A.
Dear Doug and Staff, Thank you so much for helping us with the funeral process. Everything went smoothly from start to finish. We couldn't have asked for anything more. We appreciate your kind, thoughtful and professional services. With our deepest gratitude, Joyce and Jeff L. and Rick P.
Dear Doug, I just want to let you know how much me and my family appreciate the care & concern you gave to us throughout my husband's wake & funeral. Everything that I wanted to honor Wally was handled by you with such professionalism. Thank you for helping me through this trying time. Gratefully yours, Arlene.
Sincere thanks from the K family. We appreciate the comfort you provided during this tough time. Elie
Thank you for your expression of sympathy. The love and kindness shown to us during this difficult time has given us great comfort and will be forever remembered by the family of Brandon A.
To everyone at Cataudella Funeral Home, We wanted to thank you for your kindness and compassion for making our mother's service a beautiful one. Thank you for all you do. God bless from the children of Mary C.
Hello Chris. I just wanted to drop you a line and let you know that we received a check today for my brother, Michael Lynch's, VA Burial Allowance. I wanted to thank you again for bringing this to my attention, and helping me submit this benefit claim.
You know, people near me told me that I could have chosen another funeral home for services for my brother, Mike, for less money. THIS is exactly why I chose Catadella Funeral Home. The attention to detail by every staff member that I had the honor of meeting during the services, and the sincere concern for my family is why I tell them that there is no other choice for me. My parents and maternal grandparents were taken care of within your walls.
I am not just a grieving family member, I plan on being a customer, myself. Ha ha. I half kid, but you have earned our continued business.
Thank you very much for donating two wheelchairs. We can't do what we do without friends and donors! May God Bless you!
Chris, May God give you peace. I want to thank you for the Swiss Army backpack! I needed it. Several people had offered to help me get a new one. Thank you for your kindness and thoughtfulness. I now you are a very busy servant of God. May he find a way to reward you with a special that you need. I'm sending along a prayer card to pray that God would send us holy priests to continue to help you in the very sensitive and necessary work you do. With gratitude in Christ, Father Joseph Medio, FPO
Dear Christopher, I would like to thank you for arranging my mother's funeral. Doug and the entire staff were thoughtful, professional, and extremely helpful. They met my family's needs with genuine compassion. They were there every step of the way and carefully addressed all the details. Any questions I had were addressed and taken care of right away. Thank you for your kind words of condolence. I sincerely appreciate your dedicated service. Thank you for the lovely granite etching of my mother you sent me. Kind regards, Susan K.
Dear Chris, On behalf of my mother and our family, I would like to thank you and the staff of Cataudella Funeral Home for your assistance in planning my father's funeral arrangements. We were all very grateful for your help and support during a very difficult time for all of us. Sincerely, Linda T. for Kay K. and family.
Chris, You and Cataudella Funeral Home provided such a respectful tribute to my husband, Steve. Our family was fortunate to have your direction. We will always be grateful. Sincere thanks, Noreen
The C. and A. Families would like to thank everyone for doing an amazing job. Doug and the team ensured we were well taken care of during our time in need. The Cataudella Staff were caring, compassionate, and empathetic. Doug checked in and coordinated all our family's wishes and changes. The excellent service given will be forever appreciated.
Thank you for sending me the lovely Christmas ornament in memory of Barbara S. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Carmeline C.
To the staff at Cataudella, Just want to say thank you for the beautiful dove ornament for the Christmas tree. Such a caring thing to do. Cheryl G.
Dear Cataudella Staff: Thank you so very much for the beautiful ornament in honor of Domenic. It was very thoughtful of you. Sincerely, Anna T.
Hello, I want to thank you for the Christmas dove with my mother's name and date on it. I was hoping for one because I received one for my father, and when I opened the card there it was. It is so beautiful, they're both beautiful. Thank you again. Sincerely, Rosemary B.
To the Cataudella Family, on behalf of my entire family we all wish to thank you for your generous gift ornament memorial for our mother, Lucy A. C. It will be cherished and part of our holiday season. Thank you. The C. Family
Dear Cataudella Family, We want to thank you for the memorial keepsake ornament. Your thoughtfulness is greatly appreciated. May you all have the best of holidays. The B. Family
Dear Chris, A belated thank you for all of your kindness and support in helping to make Harold's celebration of life service so special. I will be forever grateful! The memorial keepsake ornament is beautiful and will be treasured & heartfelt. Thanks! Warmest wishes, Gayle B.
Thank you so much for the beautiful granite etching of Domenic. It is a beautiful tribute to have. Thank you, too, for the dignified manner in which his funeral was conducted. It made our sadness a little easier to bear. Everything, from the wake and funeral to the burial with military honors, was handled smoothly and respectfully. Sincerely, Anna T.
Thank you so much for the lovely tree ornament with Walter's name and date of passing. It was a wonderful surprise. The holidays are never the same when a loved one is not present, but memories of Walter's funny stories and antics will always live in our hearts. So thank you again for one more treasure we can hang on our tree of memories. Sincerely, the family of Walter A.
Dear Chris and Cataudella Staff, On behalf of the C. family thank you all for the outstanding job you did for us! Your professionalism and your personal touches were a great comfort to us all. You made the process very easy during this difficult time for us all. We will forever be grateful to you and your staff.
It takes a special kind of person to care enough to take the time for others to do whatever it takes to help somebody out. For everything you have done...for everything you have given...THANK YOU!! We will forever be grateful.
Thank you to the staff of Cataudella. Bill's service was so respectfully taken care, every last detail, especially allowing us to have his trike inside the room. Thank you for the cross in the casket, the special candle and the beautiful granite tribute. Bill always loved working with granite. From the first day I came in to make arrangements to the time we left Bill with you in your great care, I always felt very well taken care of. Thank you again, Pam G.
Chris, Greg, and Staff, On behalf of our family, I would like to thank you for your support and service during this difficult time. Your kindness and professionalism means a lot to us. Thank you again.
Mr. Sears, Thank you so much for helping us through this difficult time. Your attention to detail and professionalism was evident and appreciated.
Dear Christina, Thank you for all your help during A.'s funeral service. Your professionalism made this difficult time easier.
On behalf of our entire parish, we send our sincere love and appreciation for your most kind and generous sponsorship for our Greek Festival this year. Our Festival was a terrific success thanks to wonderful and thoughtful people like you. THANK YOU SO MUCH! May God bless you, your family, and your business this year and always with all prosperity and success. Sincerely and with much appreciation, Fr. Christopher Makiej
To all, Just want to thank you for the beautiful photo of Mark G. Such a lovely gesture and much appreciated. I will cherish it forever. Sincerely, The G. Family
Hello Chris, Thank you for the most beautiful plaque you had made of my mom and sent to me. I was so surprised to have received it. I didn't know what was in the package because I didn't order anything. When I opened it, I started to cry. I miss my mom so much. I have put the plaque in the living room next to her chair where it belongs, with us. Thank you again for your thoughtfulness and kindness, also to your staff. Sincerely, Rosemary B.
We thank you for all the kindness shown to us for your care of Dennis and especially for his beautiful etching. It arrived on the morning that the family was holding Dennis' Celebration of Life. What perfect timing! Thank you again, Linda, Jacob, and Angela
Chris, Greg, and Staff, On behalf of our family, I would like to thank you and your staff for your support and services during this difficult time. Your kindness and professionalism means a lot to us. Thank you again.
Chris and the girls, Thank you for all your help and kindness in this difficult time! We appreciate the compassion and professional service. Hopefully, we won't need your services anytime soon, but if we do, I know we will be in good hands!
Mr. Sears, Thank you so much for helping us through this difficult time. Your attention to detail and professionalism was evident and appreciated.
Dear Chris and Staff, Thank you for the granite etching with my husband's picture sketched on it. It is so beautiful. I really appreciate it. Dealing with Cataudella Funeral Home has been a wonderful experience. Sincerely, Anita M.
Douglas, We thank you for the beautiful marble etching of my husband, Norman. Your thoughtfulness is unbelievable. God bless you.
Thank you Doug for your support over the last week. The attention to detail by you and the staff at Cataudella was simply extraordinary and for that we thank you.
Again - many thanks.
Greg, thank you so much for all you did for our family during such a sad time. You went over and above anything we would have expected. Everyone at Cataudella's was wonderful, but you especially. With gratitude, Judy F.
Dear Mr. Sears, I thank you so very much for all your help and kindness. I was very pleased with everything that was done for this service. Also, thank you for the lovely plaque.
Dear Jeannie, Greg, and everyone at Cataudella Funeral Home, My deepest appreciation for everything you did for my mom's wake, funeral, and burial. I will be forever grateful. Warmly, Saramichelle S-S
Dear Greg, I want to personally write to you to express how grateful I feel to have had you take such great care of my husband and all the necessary tasks during this mind-blowing and harsh time. Although Cataudella's has given many services to my family members over the years, your work and caring has been exemplary and went far beyond the norm of what was expected. Your life of work is difficult as it is, however, your demeanor and genuine sincerity shines through, which made things a little easier for us all. A simple thank you is not enough, but I hope you get a sense of how deeply I appreciated all your hard work, which I do. I hope you find a home with Cataudella for a long time so you can continue to help other families the way you have with mine. Thank you so very much! With sincere gratitude, Michelle A. W.
Chris, thank you so much. I want to express our sincerest gratitude to you and your staff. Your sympathy and kindness have given us much comfort during this difficult time. It is deeply appreciated and will be forever remembered. Thank you. Jo-Ann
Greg, Thank you so much for all you've done for us.
Dear Greg and Doug, We thank you for making my dad's service so easy and special. Fondly, Katie P.
Thank you for your comforting supportive service during our time of loss of Grace S. Your services have always been so professional.
Dear Greg and the entire Cataudella staff, We truly can't thank you enough for your kindness, compassion, and total professionalism in the care of our son, Will, and his funeral service. Thank you for guiding us through the entire process and checking in several times with us personally to ensure that even the smallest of details were given your time, attention, and care. The personal touches and generous gifts in helping memorialize Will were so appreciated. Thank you for your steadfast service in helping navigate the most difficult time in our lives with such sincerity and compassion. We are forever grateful. With true appreciation, Erin and Mark W.
Chris and Staff, Thank you so much for all your help with my mother's funeral. I just want to tell you on behalf of our family that we really appreciated your kind and thoroughly competent care of our family. You were so good to us when we came to you in our grief. Words cannot express my appreciation. Joyce D. and the P. Family
Dear Greg and Staff, Thank you for being so caring and sensitive with our family as we grieve our wife, mother, sister, and friend. You were all so good in making the hardest day beautiful! Thank you! Also, thank you for the beautiful etching of Emily. It was very nice. Thanks. The R. family
Jim and I are so very thankful for the wonderful service that you all provided during the loss of Charles. It was greatly appreciated at this sorrowful time for our family. Regards, Robin
I am writing on behalf of my family in order to send our heartfelt gratitude and thanks to the professionals at Cataudella Funeral Home in Methuen. On June 8, 2021, Raymond J. F., Sr. passed away while in hospice less than a mile away from Cataudella's. A couple of hours after he passed, we called Cataudella and they were there within 25 minutes to retrieve Ray, Sr. The initial care, compassion, and reverence displayed by Mr. Greg Gallagher and Mr. Christopher Chetsas was noticeable.
The reason why I say this is that during a break in military service, I served as a police officer in Atlanta, and during this period there were many occasions when I had to deal with deceased individuals. In my experience, the attitude and demeanor often displayed by many funeral homes was one of what we used to call in the military of "tagging and bagging" the deceased. Get in, get them, get them out, on to the next task. The patience, compassion, and empathy that was displayed by Greg and Chris was exemplary. To be quite honest, I didn't know how it would go and asked my sister to remove my mother to the master bedroom. Those two men set the tone for the rest of our experience.
To say that our experience was excellent is an understatement. All of the crew at Cataudella were simply outstanding. Being a small business owner myself, I could tell they are always looking for ways to not only compassionately serve the customer, but build a better and more efficient business. The efficiency, prepared systems for passing and processing paperwork and all the associated tasks that go with a funeral made the administrative load on my family that much less. We showed up, Greg got with us in a room, and we were off and running. My sister and I walked out breathing a huge sigh of relief, we looked at each other in the car and I told her, "That crew is on the ball. Greg and his people have this." In an unsteady and emotional time like that, for an organization to be able to do that for any family is a huge deal.
I also want to specifically thank Greg for getting the veteran's burial and firing detail, and my father's casket lid with his rank and U.S. Army Seal. I am sure he was looking on from above and was thrilled. The uniform and the Army always held a special place in his heart, he recognized that it shaped him and made him the man he was. He was forever grateful to the Army and for what it did for his life; somewhere deep inside, he realized the Army was the father he never had. Thank you for doing that.
Although Greg and Chris were the face of the effort, I also want to recognize these professionals who were tremendously influential in making all this happen. The care, compassion, and professionalism that they displayed were tremendously comforting during an exceptionally trying time for our family; Doug Sears, Christina Dusablon, Joyce Feugill, and Jeannie Chetsas. Again, I cannot say enough about the crackerjack outfit that is being run at Cataudella's. Without hesitation or any reservation, I would recommend Cataudella Funeral Home to another family. May God bless you in all of your efforts for the very important work you do. Again, thank you. Very respectfully, Raymond J. F., Jr.
Dear Chris, Thank you for your help and compassion in dealing with my mother's funeral. You made a very difficult situation for me work and for that I am grateful. You and your staff will always be in my prayers. Sincerely, Diane G.
Good morning Chris, I clicked on your website and saw the nice record you had of Mr. Najjar's death. I have shared it with his son. Thank you for all you did to make Mr. Najjar's departure from this world such a dignified one. Thank you for upgrading the coffin and for the nice poem on the nameplate at the gravesite. If I have to organize another pre-paid burial in the area, I will certainly contact you.
I also read the profiles on your staff on the website ad see that you are recently married. Congratulations! Sincere thanks for all that you did for Mr. Najjar. MK
Chris, I thank you from the bottom of my heart for handling Kevin's arrangements so perfectly. Everything was exactly what Kevin wanted and me, too. I heard so many compliments about you and the services and the home. Please tell Jeannie I also thank her for all her help and kindness. Thank you again, Rick L.
Dear Greg, Thank you so much for all you did for me and my family. You went beyond and we appreciate your sincere thoughtfulness. Sincerely, Pat B. P.S. You did a wonderful job!!
Hello Doug and Greg, I want to wish you a Happy New Year and also thank you for helping my family during this COVID-19. I was happy to see that all who knew my husband got to pay their respects and it was all because of you! Thank you, The Frye family
Dear Doug, Thank you so much for your help and kindness shown to me and my family. You were a wonderful support helping me through this terrible time. I will forever be thankful to you. Sincerely,
Dear Doug, Thank you and your team at Cataudella for the beautiful service you provided for my husband, James M. It was very special. I was very impressed by your sheer professionalism, but mostly the compassion that was shown to me and my family during this sad and difficult time. I also want to thank you so much for the black marble stone with my husband's picture (and Eddie the dog) etched onto it. It's beautiful and I love it. Warmest regards, Donna M.
Dear Doug, Thank you for everything you and your staff did to ensure that the funeral and visitation for my mother, BQ, went smoothly. Thank you also for the time you spent with my husband and me to explain everything we needed to know about the process at Cataudella's and other service providers. Your thoughtfulness and support helped us tremendously. Sincerely,
Dear Christopher, On behalf of the Carvalho family we would like to express our deepest gratitude for the beautiful services and expertise provided by Christina who guided us through this difficult time in loss of our mother. Christina’s professionalism, kindness and knowledge was absolutely flawlessly executed. Our family wanted express how we were extremely pleased with the services.
Dear Christina, Our family can’t thank you enough from the bottom of our hearts for your care, kindness and personable manner handling our mother's service. Her passing was so difficult to cope with, but each step of the way you were there to help guide us, take all the last minute curve balls we threw at you. You and your team did an absolute amazing job giving our mother a beautiful service. Again THANK YOU!!!
Chris and Team, The Sarcione family would like to extend our thanks for your professionalism, compassion, and understanding during this difficult time for us all. You all made the process of seeing our loved one go to his final resting place. We know you do this many days a week, but our day felt special and unique. Even others who attended mentioned how wonderful you all were. Sincerely, Lisa S. and Family
To the Cataudella Staff, I would like to extend from my family and me for the excellent service you provided for us for Kevin. Knowing his death was most difficult for everyone, we couldn't say more by the outstanding way you guided us through this process. The directors and office staff couldn't do more to make sure all of our questions and needs were answered. My special thank you to Doug. Without his calming and special interest for Kevin, I wouldn't have managed as well as I did. As I grieve every day, the caring and compassion everyone extended to me will always be remembered. Fondly, Janice R. and Family
Dear Chris, Thank you so much for all that you and your staff have done after my mother's passing. Your service was exceptional and greatly appreciated during this difficult time. The granite etching that I received is a beautiful remembrance that will forever be cherished. With sincere appreciation, Alice A. and the L. family
Dear Doug, I want to express my appreciation for your exceptional service you extended to me. I felt that you really cared about my son's passing as well showing sincere compassion. You have made this process bearable to me. My grief and sorrow will be with me for some time, but you have made that more bearable. Fondly, Janice
Doug, thanks again for all of your help and assistance during the past two-plus weeks. My sister and I really appreciate everything you have done and we were pleased with the services. Even though my sister was not able to locate my father's eyeglasses, we thought he looked very good and dignified. You are easy to work with, which is very helpful during times like this when one loses a family member. Thanks.
Dear Doug, I wanted to send you this note to thank you for your kindness and thoughtfulness shown to me and my family. Dana is very happy with the service. You took really good care of Dana and with me also.
With my sincere thanks and gratitude,
Hi Jeanne, Yesterday was the second anniversary of my mother’s death, Connie Zanfagna Kinson. To mark the day, I lit the candle that Cataudella’s provided and re-watched the DVD you made of photos of her and our family.
I just want you to know that I cherish that DVD; it couldn’t be any more beautiful and representative of a life well-lived! Please know that your good and loving work is and will be greatly appreciated for years to come. Thanks, again.
Ann Marie Z.
Dear Mr. Chetsas, A sincere thank you to you and your staff, Joyce Feugill and Jeannie Chetsas for all the assistance we received in preparing the arrangements for the funeral and burial of our mom, Gilda C., and afterwards we were very happy with the services received and would gladly recommend the funeral home to others when the need arises. Many thanks, The family of G. C.
Dear Chris, I have just received a granite etching of my brother and I had to write you and let you know how much it is appreciated. I have never seen anything so beautiful. It only goes to show how much class and caring comes out of your profession. Again, thank you so much for your kind thoughts for my family. Yours truly, J.M.
Dear Chris, Thank you so much for the beautiful granite etched picture of my husband Richard. It touched my heart. I placed it on a table in our four-season room near the recliner he always sat in. Fondly, L.L.
Doug, Thanks for your note. You did a wonderful job handling my mother's arrangements. Your kindness and compassion was very much appreciated during such a difficult time.
Dear Chris, Jeannie, and Joyce, God's timing is perfect. We will miss our father dearly, but we are so grateful for his service at Cataudella's. Thank you for providing comfort in such a difficult time, whether it was a phone call, text, email, or just a visit, we all felt like you were family.
Chris, we are so grateful for your kindness and generosity with our father's care and services. Jeannie, your heartfelt words and gentle spirit was comforting each time we came to you frazzled at the task before us. Whether the obit, pictures, or anything else, you provided a sense of peace and calmness in the midst of the storm. Joyce, words cannot express our gratitude for taking on my father's program! You so kindly after-hours converted it and it was ready to print on our dad's behalf.
All these details were perfected because of each one of you, and words truly cannot express our gratitude. Cataudella's is a place of true comfort in the midst of life's many storms. Thank you. Love, light, and peace.
Dear Chris, Jeannie, Joyce, Doug, Christina, and everyone at Cataudella's, I can't even begin to express my gratitude for what all of you have done for me and my family! I know each and every one of you took EXTRA time and effort to help me and my family during this difficult time. You are all so special to me and I will always remember how loving and caring you were to my family. You are all so classy and genuine. I know how all of us sisters can overwhelm, so thank you for your patience, too!
Thank you so much for all you did to make Larry's funeral so memorable, as well as all you did to ease our minds. We are very grateful - especially during these difficult times.
I would like to thank you so much for all you have done for our family. From the first day when we sat to set up the trust for my husband, Richard, you answered all my questions. During this past week, you and your staff treated us with such kindness and compassion. You allowed us to focus on our loving memories rather than the logistics.
The service at the cemetery was beautiful and moving. Arranging the military honors meant so much to our family, there are no words to express our gratitude. Affixing the Red Line T symbol to the vault was a very touching gesture and shows how much you care for the families you support.
Everything you did for my husband Richard was carried out with dignity and thoughtfulness and I can't thank you enough! Stay well and God Bless.
Dear Doug, It was so nice to meet you. Thank you for your kindness and compassion. It was a beautiful service for Mary. I appreciate all your help.
I want to thank all the staff members who helped me to plan a beautiful ceremony for my husband Jarvis. Your support, kindness, and professionalism turned a difficult time in my family’s life into a fitting tribute to him. The place is beautiful and I will never forget the kindness shown by everyone there
I just received the granite etching you sent of my Moms picture yesterday. Words cannot express how surprised I was. It is absolutely beautiful, and such an unexpected thoughtful gesture. It meant so much. Thank you all for your kindness during such a difficult time.
Anita Hanson and family
To all of the wonderful staff at Cataudella's, We want to thank you for helping to make Maura's service such a beautiful one. Your gentleness and caring manner turned an unthinkable task into a beautiful and magical memory for Maura and her friends and family. Your professionalism is amazing, your generosity is overwhelming. We felt as if there were little angels all around us tending to our needs, and in such a caring manner. Thank you for everything you did for our family. As you know, the grief is overwhelming and surreal. The fairy light from the casket spray burns bright in our upstairs hallway. Maura is clearly watching over us and would be so thankful to see what a magical and spiritual service she had. Thank you for opening up all the rooms so that all of those that love her could be more comfortable and stay for her service. I imagine you are still collecting glitter from the rug! Maura had a wonderful send-off and hopefully is on a magical ride through unknown fairy kingdoms and starry skies. It must be quite a sight to see her on a tandem bike with her Grampy giving directions from the back seat! Thank you again for a difficult, but wonderful experience. Sincerely, John, Anne, Allison, and Catherine L.
Dear Chris, Thank you for making my mother look so beautiful. I was in awe when I saw how serene and lovely she was. As you know, Mom was a very special lady and she loved you and cared about you like a second son. Even though we met under very stressful circumstances, God blessed us with introducing us to you, and we are forever grateful. Thank you for your caring, your compassion and your thoughtfulness. Please convey our sincere appreciation to Jeanne and Joyce for all their help and compassion. We hope you will keep in touch. Thanks for being Mom's very special friend.
Connie & Wayne
Chris, The card says it all, but I want you to know how much my family appreciates you and your staff for the kindness and compassion you showed during this difficult time. We are able to "make it through" this time because of good people like yourself and your staff. Thank you again.
Dear Chris, Thank you to you and your staff for helping my family through a very difficult time. As you know, Joe's passing was sudden and unexpected. We are grateful for the sensitive and caring support you and your staff showed us during our time of loss. It was a blessing to know there was someone handling every detail to ensure a smooth and beautiful memorial service for Joe. Your professionalism and the compassion you showed us made planning Joe's funeral a lot easier. The funeral service was beautiful and perfect in everyway. thank you, and God Bless.
Dear Chris, thank you for all you did for my Dad's service. You really did a great job. We love the granite tribute to him as well.
Gino C. Jr.
Christopher, Thank you so much for the granite etching. It is beautiful! Your thoughtfulness made such a sad occasion an easier one to endure.
Paula C. and Family
Dear Chris, My sincere gratitude and appreciation to you and each of the staff for all the care, consideration, and understanding in helping me and my family provide our beloved brother, Frank, with a dignified and memorable funeral service. Your overall interest and attention to our concerns contributed to our peace of mind and heart, at this time. The granite etching was an added bonus; now, that expression, so familiar to those who knew and loved him, is definitely etched in stone for all of us to recall. Thank you so much.
The Teresa P. Family
Dear Chris and associates of Cataudella Funeral Home, On behalf of the family of C. A. H. I would like to express our sincerest and heartfelt appreciation and gratitude for your generous and professional service offered in laying to rest our beloved father and grandfather. Your keen and humble sense of compassion, care, and understanding provided us with an environment of stability and peace during those difficult days! Thank you for being there for us! In all of the "big" and "small" ways, we feel that we all were treated as "family!" May God bless you always with sincere appreciation.
Dear Chris and Staff, Words cannot express our gratitude for the way you handled the burial of our son, Evan. We truly appreciate your professionalism and kindness through all stages. Please accept this small token of our thanks.
Thank you for being a very kind funeral home. Thank you for comforting sad people who have lost a loved one.
Dear Mr. Chetsas, I can't thank you enough for the beautiful memorial service your staff and you provided on December 2nd. I was there for my brother Bill, who passed in March. Your brother was absolutely fabulous as well. My experiences at Cataudella Funeral Home, have been excellent. Thank you again for this wonderful gift you gave me and others during this difficult time.
Sincerely, Marguerite S.
Dear Chris, Thank you for the beautiful granite etching of J. B. We appreciate your patience and support in assisting us during this most difficult time. Our hearts are forever broken. Sincerely, B. & S. T.
Thank you so much for the granite etching of our son, Christopher L. It is beautiful and does bring peace. We would also like to thank you, Bob, and the lovely ladies in the office for all their help and kindness to get us through this very difficult time. Thank you, Larry, Cheryl, and family.
I would like to thank you for the lovely granite etching of my mom. It was a very thoughtful gesture. I would like to take this opportunity to say how pleased my family and I were with the thoughtfulness and handling of my mom's funeral. Thank you again. Sincerely, Susan L. and family
Dear Chris and Staff, Thank you very much for the wonderful service for my husband Walter and the kindness you showed our family at a very sad time. We especially appreciated you obtaining the Navy to honor Skeets with the playing of Taps and the presentation of the American Flag. It was very touching and special to our family. Many of our friends commented on it. It was these special touches that meant so much to all of us. Thank you, too, for your courtesy.
Dear Chris and Staff, This is the first time I have used Cataudella Funeral Home and I want you to know your professionalism and kindness was greatly appreciated. I can't thank you enough for the marble etching of Bonz. It is on my mantle and when I look at it, it brings a flood of wonderful memories of our life together. Sincerely, Pat
Dear Chris, I want to thank you and your staff for the care and warmth you have all shown to me and my family. Also, for all my husband went through, he looked handsome. I thought that at the wake and the cemetery we were shown care and respect. Thank you. Sincerely Mrs. Mary Lou M.
Dear Chris, I just want to thank you for a beautiful, well done job in providing a final farewell for my husband. In addition to your compassion and understanding (which is expected from any funeral home,) I was most appreciative of the calling of names of all those attending the funeral; having all the pallbearers line up as guests were leaving for the funeral; asking if I wanted to place the blanket on my husband before the casket was closed; making sure my grandchildren, who were pallbearers, were instructed and walked through the funeral protocols; bringing the family together for the placing of the Pall; the special nod and smile you gave me when I kissed my grandchildren during the Sign of Peace; and arranging the Honor Guard at the cemetery, playing Taps, and the presentation of the Flag (they did a phenomenal job.) Everyone was impressed with how you provided, with dignity, Frank's final tribute. Your kindness will not be forgotten. Thank you, Priscilla C.
The family of Rose P. wish to express our sincere gratitude for the respectful and dignified manner in which our mother was honored at Cataudella Funeral Home. Thank you.
I would like to thank you for the wonderful, professional staff that worked with us at this very difficult time. They were kind, sympathetic, and knowledgeable about what we had to do. They made it easier for us. Jack and Chris were wonderful. I would also like to say thank you for the granite plaque engraved with my husband's picture. It is a beautiful memorial to him. Sincerely, Mary J. and the family of Roscoe J.
In honor of Catholic School Week, we want to thank you for showing love and support to those who lost a loved one. From Grade 5 and St. Monica School.
Jeannie, thank you for your prompt attention to Benedetta's life insurance notification of change of ownership. Because of your request, I was able to speak with Chris earlier today. I was also able to forward information to the social worker at Marquerite's House Assisted Living. Thank you for your assistance in this matter. I needed the information as soon as possible and with your help I received it in a timely manner. Joyce does not need to contact me when she returns due to your assistance. Sincerely, Patricia.
Dear Chris, I cannot thank you enough for the loving care you provided for my mom and my family. Your kindness, compassion, and respect is second to none. You made a difficult time bearable having every last detail taken care of with professionalism wrapped in sincerity. The services and the beautiful décor of the funeral home make it easy to celebrate life. Thank you for the beautiful memorial candle and the granite etching...again above and beyond anything I could have imagined. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Donna
Thank you so much for your kind and caring attention and guiding us through the process of laying my husband to rest. Also, the granite etching of Mike is beautiful. We so appreciate all you did.
Dear Chris, I wanted to thank you for taking such good care of me and my family. I just received the beautiful granite etching of Tony. It just took my breath away. God bless you and your staff. Sincerely, Marylou F.
Dear Chris, Karen and I would like to thank you and your staff for all you have done for us to help us through such a difficult time. We want to sincerely thank you for your kindness and thoughtfulness you sent our way in honor of our dad, Nicholas H. The candle, the cards, and the beautiful engraved granite plaque with our dad's picture and obituary are deeply appreciated. We are so grateful. Thank you again for everything. Lori B.
To the Staff, Me and my family want to thank you so much for the wonderful way you handled the wake and funeral. Also for the help that Joyce gave me regarding John's life insurance papers. Everything went well. It was a pleasure doing business with you. You took good care of my husband. Me and my family loved John so much. He was a wonderful & loving husband & a wonderful & loving father & Nano. We all miss him so much. I almost forgot. The military ceremony at the cemetery was so wonderful. John admired the servicemen & flags. He must have been so happy that he had both. Thank you Chris for arranging that for John. God Bless. Sincerely, C.P. and Family
Dear Dina, Thank you so much for the time and effort you put into making my mom look like herself. I really appreciated all your thoughtfulness.
Dear Chris, Thank you for your kindness and thoughtfulness during the difficult time of preparing the funeral arrangement for our beloved Fiorenza. Please extend our gratefulness to your staff at Cataudella.
Dear Mr. Chetsas, Thank you so much for navigating us through this most difficult time. Jack, Joyce, and the staff were very caring and made every effort to ease our pain. Our mom was an amazing and precious woman and we are so appreciative that we were able to honor her in the most fitting way. Thank you also for the beautiful etching. Sincerely, the family of Eleanor D.
Dear Cataudella staff, Thank you so much for the memorial tribute and tender words from the pastor and funeral home staff to honor my mother Cecilia J. A. No words can express the gratitude and sincere appreciation for the gifts and beautiful engraved peace dove that will adorn our home of special memories of my mom everyday. Your thoughtfulness will be remembered always. God Bless all of you. Sincerely, Deborah L. and family.
Dear Chris, I received the granite etching in the mail this week. Thank you. It is a warm and touching tribute to my mother. I would also like to once again thank you personally and all the people there for the care, concern, and help shown to us during this difficult time. Your efforts were a faithful rendering of the service that Cataudella represents: quiet, dignified, professional, and caring. Your efforts are at the pinnacle of your profession. Sincerely yours, J. F.
Dear Chris and Joe, The S. family sincerely thanks you and the entire Cataudella Funeral Home organization for the outstanding comfort, care, and professionalism you extended to our family in our time of grief. We will be forever grateful for all that you did to provide such a beautiful wake and funeral for our beloved mother, Irene. It is with our deepest and sincerest gratitude that we thank you so much. Sincerely, Peter and Chuck S. and family.
Dear friends at Cataudella Funeral Home, thank you so much for the dish garden you sent in honor of my mother. Your kindness and expression of sympathy is Greatly Appreciated! Sincerely, Rick P. and family
Thank you so much for helping make this awful process easier. You were so patient and gentle, yet very professional and organized.
Dear Chris and Staff, Many are the times we would like to thank you for your kindness, support and attention to detail during these difficult days. Your presentation was flawless, professionalism exemplary, and thoughtfulness to our family appreciated and noticed by many. We are of grateful heart. Best, Kathleen, Kathryn, David and Bethany
Dear Chris, You and your team were absolutely a great pleasure to help us with our end of life care for my mum. We found you to be professional, detail oriented, efficient, door-is-always-open, as well as calm, caring, generous, understanding, compassionate, open-handed, and gracious. Our experience motivates us to sing your praises to everyone we know. We had no idea what to expect, and you not only made it easy, you made it special and great. By giving Paul the option to view my mum in her yellow dress and be cremated with the poem and flowers from her own yard, you gave him and all of us peace. We were fearful of how things would be judged because we strayed from the traditional life end proceedure. You gave us confidence and support by letting us borrow thangs that made us look polished and together. We are impressed by your kindness, and inspired to continue in the spirit of caring and giving and loyal to your good name. Gratefully, Bianca, Paul and the R. Family
Dear Chris, I would like to thank you for all your professionalism and care with helping me plan my husband Jim's funeral. A very special thanks for helping me dress my husband, something I promised him I would do. Also, the granite photograph was a very thoughtful keepsake. Everything went perfectly and I am very grateful to you and everyone at Cataudella. SIncerely, Valerie G.
Chris, Thank you for a great tribute to my loving wife Jeanne. Everything was perfect. The etching you sent me has brought great comfort to me. My grandson looks at it and kisses it every time he sees it. He strokes her hair and that tells me how much he loves me. I am truly glad that we selected Cataudella for Jeanne's memorial service. Thank you as it has made a difference in our family's time of grief. David.
Dear Chris and Cataudella Staff, The Christmas dove ornaments you sent are absolutely beautiful! Inscribing Mom and Dad's name on them made them extra special, Mom and Dad always loved Christmas. Your thoughtfulness will add beauty to the Christmas tree and comfort us for many years to come. The family is delighted and appreciative that these special ornaments will always decorate Tricia and Craig's tree, as Mom and Dad celebrated Christmas with them for many, many years. Thank you for honoring our parents in such an exceptional way. With much love, the Family of John C.
Hello Dina, I wanted to thank you so very much for the wonderful service you provided to my mom, Marie L. Her hair and makeup was excellent. Thank you so very much! Regards, Maria W.
Dear Chris and Staff, Thank you very much for yesterday's memorial service. We appreciated all the hard work you and your staff did organizing the event. Thank you, too, for the lovely ornament, plant, and candle. All so thoughtful. Your brother's words were soothing, and we appreciated the humorous moments. We cannot thank you enough for all you and your staff did to make this terribly sad journey less difficult. Thank you, Dick and Bonnie B. and Family
To the Cataudella Funeral Staff, Your expression of sympathy during a most difficult time in our lives is greatly appreciated. Your kindness offerred our family comfort and we sincerely thank you for your acknowledgement of flowers and for your professionalism during the wake and funeral mass. Carl and Mimi B.
Cataudella Management and Staff, We want to thank you so very much for the beautiful etching of our mom, Edna and also for your care and concern for our family during a very difficult time. The death of a loved one is never easy but your professional and dignified staff made our family feel taken care of and very much at ease. Thank you again for all you do every day! The A. Family
Dear Mr. Christopher P. Chetsas, Thank you very much for the granite etching of my mother, Mrs. Ida H. That was so sentimental to me and my family. We placed it on the living room mantle. You and your staff were very courteous, efficient, friendly, and most of all professional in my mother's final matters. Again, thank you and everyone!! Yours truly, Mr. Frank J. L.
Chris, Thank you for all that you did for our father, Paquale. The preparation for the wake and funeral service were just beautiful. It was wonderful that we did not have to think about what needed to be done next - as you took care of all the next steps for our family. I appreciate your help with the pictures we brought for people to view and the cars driving by our dad's home on the way to Holy Rosary Church. We are also grateful for the beautiful granite picture of our father. Sincerely, Mary Lou B. and Patricia V.
Dear Chris, God used you & everyone there not only to take care of the funeral, but even as a source of comfort. Cataudella Funeral Home is by far the best funeral home anyone could take their loved one to. We thank God for you & everyone there.
I've had many relatives waked at Cataudella and everyone looks so beautiful...whoever does the hair makeup, etc, is magnificent, my aunt looked as though she was sleeping and so natural, it helped us even though she has passed...the same for my dad, 8 years ago he looked so peaceful...thank you...and thank the person behind the scenes
Chris, Please accept my sincere appreciation for all you did to help my daughter & I with the arrangements for my mother. I really feel you went above & beyond to make us feel comfortable. Your staff was so very compassionate & professional & we were very grateful. Most of all, you ensured that my mother looked so very beautiful, something that I will cherish forever. Somehow, you took away all the pain & suffering & made sure she was the way we remembered her. I am so thankful.
Thank you for such a beautiful keepsake of my parents. It took my breath away when I opened the package. What a wonderful remembrance for our family to always have.
A granite tile with my mother etched on it arrived at my home yesterday afternoon. It's beautiful. I'm overwhelmed by the generous gift, which I have brought to my office and is on my desk now as I type this note. Thank you for your ongoing support of our family. The photo we chose reflects how we all want to remember her. She was healthy, happy and vivacious. That picture was taken while she was in a gondola in Venice, Italy.Italy was her favorite country, not surprising since she was an Italian-American.
My sister and I would like to express our sincere gratitude for the wonderful service that you and your staff provided during a most difficult time. Your expertise and guidance helped us stay focused on our family and not worry about coordinating her funeral. Your staff is absolutely top notch. They were caring, courteous, helpful and unbelieveably polite. Their calm, peaceful and knowledgable approach made all of our guests very comfortable and welcomed. Their professionalism (and yours) is something that other service providers should follow. The DVD that you produced for us was incredible. Your staff took our pictures and turned them into a very heart-warming and professionally prepared presentation that had our guests glued to the display. The extra laminating services that you provided for us was above and beyond and was very much appreciated. Your facility is one of the most beautiful that we have ever seen. The cleanliness, the atmosphere and the decor was perfect. We really appreciated the fact that we had two rooms. It allowed us plenty of room for our guests and it was decorated and arranged in a very peaceful and calm manner. We were also very impressed with the hearse and the limousine. Late model vehicles that were very classy and well cared for. Again, other providers should follow your lead. We can't say enough about the wonderful services that we received. We will be recommending your services anytime we are asked. We thank you and all of your staff for making us feel welcome and helping us through one of the most difficult times in our lives. Thanks for everything.
On behalf of my entire family, I wanted to send you a brief note thanking you for the superb arrangements made on handling the funeral of my father. My family was incredibly impressed with the care, compassion, and elegance with which you arranged the entire few days. No detail was left unmanaged and we all felt extremely well cared for. Many of our visitors from out of town commented on how elegant the home was and how pleasant the surroundings were. Thank you again. Please extend our appreciation to all of your staff who were extraordinarily helpful throughout. We are deeply in your debt.
Dear Chris, Thank you very much for advertising in the Ad Booklet for the First Church Congregational 141st George Washington Birthday Dinner. Your full page ad helped to make the Ad Booklet and dinner a great success! Sincerely, Pat King
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