Camillo “Camil” Catena

September 21, 1934 - October 6, 2018 Formerly of Kennett Square | Age 84 A Man Who Loved His Family

Catena, Camillo (Camil), formerly of Kennett Square died suddenly on October 6, 2018 at the age of 84.
Camillo was a member of the Kennett Optimist Club, KAU Little League and the Italian American Club, where he enjoyed many good times with family and friends.
Camillo had been in the mushroom industry for many years. After that his passion turned to the restaurant business. He owned the Beef and Barrel in Hockessin, Delaware and managed the Hockessin Memorial Hall. He was always seen at the Hilltop. He enjoyed spending time at the Huber House in Ocean City, New Jersey and keeping score for Catena’s softball team.
Most of all, he loved spending time with his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Camillo was predeceased by his wife Carolyn C. Catena, by his parents Amelia Fabiucci and Camillo Catena and his sisters, Teresa Vincenti, Ilda Sullivan and Betty Deery.
Camillo is survived by his three children Cindy Dietterick (Randy), Billy Catena (Amy) and Annette Vattilano (Robby). He is also survived by 10 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Camil is also survived by his companion Dot Mummert.
Visitation will be held at Kuzo & Grieco Funeral Home 250 W. State Street Kennett Square on Friday Oct. 12 from 5-8PM and on Saturday Oct. 13 from 9:30-10:30AM.
Mass of the Christian Burial will be held at St. Patrick’s Church, Kennett Square on Saturday Oct. 13 at 11AM.
Interment will be private at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association 200 Continental Drive Ste. 101 Newark, Delaware 19713

Memorial Donations

American Heart Association

200 Continental Drive Ste. 101
Newark, DE 19713



October 12, 2018 Friday from 5-8PM and Saturday from 9:30-10:30AM Kuzo & Grieco Funeral Home
Kennett Square, PA

Funeral Mass

October 13, 2018 11AM St. Patrick's Church
Kennett Square, PA


  1. Nette, Cindy & Billy, You were good to your parents. They loved you & you took good care of them. I’ve missed your mother & I will miss your dad. Thanks for always including me. Let’s continue to take care of one another. Hold on to all the memories. Love Ya!

    Becky | October 16, 2018 at 7:28 AM
  2. Cindy, Billy and Annette and families,

    Sorry for your loss. Joni Hoffman

    Joni Hoffman | October 15, 2018 at 4:46 PM
  3. Sending our deepest sympathy to the Catena family. We’re sorry we didn’t make it by to see him and all of you. We had a death in our family and things are a little hectic for us. Camil was one of kind. Nice man. We’re thinking of you.

    Jeff and Diane Brittingham | October 15, 2018 at 9:17 AM
  4. I knew Camil from serving him Communion through Assumption B.V.M. Parish in West Grove, while he was in Luther House. He was a fine gentleman and concerned about the other residents.

    John Eller | October 14, 2018 at 3:51 PM
  5. So sorry to hear of Camil’s passing. Remember him fondly from the Fabucci family reunions. Our sincere sympathies to all.
    Vicki and Robert Torello

    Vicki Torello | October 13, 2018 at 11:14 PM
  6. Fond memories of the fun times we had at The Red Fox Inn when Camile would take the floor and do his interpretation of Cleopatra and Mark Anthony rowing a boat down the Nile. Everyone would be laughing so hard we could hardly breathe. Always had a smile and a kind word. Peace, Camile. Our condolences to the Catena family. Henry and Shirley Raimato

    Shirley Raimato | October 13, 2018 at 8:39 PM
  7. To the Catena family, sorry for your loss. Prayers to all of you. Stephanie and Danny Taylor

    Stephanie | October 13, 2018 at 8:33 PM
  8. Billy, Cindy and Annette,

    My sincere condolences to you all.
    Fond memories of Camile.

    Joe Donohoe

    Joe Donohoe | October 13, 2018 at 3:11 PM
  9. Catena Family, So sorry hearing of your father’s passing. A nice man whom I would speak with when visiting my in-laws
    John & Mary Mastrippolito in Jennersville . He always had a smile and nice story to tell.

    MICHAEL CONNER | October 12, 2018 at 5:21 PM
  10. To the Catena Family, I am so sorry for your loss, Camile was a good friend for a long time, he was always their for all his friends.He will be missed !

    Rich Melton | October 11, 2018 at 1:34 PM
  11. So very sorry to hear this. Camil was a kind soul. Although I had not seen him in person since we lived near one another, we reconnected on the internet as friends and I was so happy to be in touch with him again. Prayers with love to the family through this difficult time and always. Debbie

    Debra Howell | October 11, 2018 at 11:47 AM
  12. To the Catena Family, so sorry to learn of your dad’s passing. What a great guy he was and great friend. I will always remember the fun we had at the club. Elaine.

    Elaine Fiore | October 11, 2018 at 8:27 AM
  13. Condolences to the Catena family.

    Donna (Groves) Dawson | October 11, 2018 at 6:11 AM
  14. To the Catena Family, I am so sorry to hear of your great loss. Camile always called me Cous because back in the day our Families were
    intertwined with Baptisms and Confirmations so he said that definitely made us “related”. I will miss that little smile he always had.
    My Sympathy to all, Love to You, Patsy

    Patsy Vanderkraats | October 10, 2018 at 7:45 AM
  15. A good friend. Always made me laugh every time we were together.

    Prays and Condolences to his family.

    Be Thou at Peace.


    Stephan G Murphy | October 9, 2018 at 2:27 PM

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