Cover photo for Catherine A. Rizzo's Obituary
Catherine A. Rizzo Profile Photo
Catherine

Catherine A. Rizzo

d. November 9, 2022

Catherine Anna Rizzo (nee Laky) of Flourtown, Pennsylvania, passed peacefully on November 9, 2022. Born March 4, 1928 to Joseph J. and Elizabeth Laky of Philadelphia, Catherine was the youngest of 11 children. As a young woman, she worked at her parent’s restaurant, Laky’s, on Stenton Avenue in Philadelphia, and after graduating from Little Flower High School, she also worked as a switchboard operator and billing clerk for Bell Telephone. Catherine met her future husband, Anthony, when they were teenagers, and after he was discharged from the US Marines in 1949, they were married the following June. After the untimely death of Anthony in 1961, Catherine raised their four children and eventually went back to work, working as a clerk for the Pennsylvania Department of Welfare, and as a cashier. Catherine was preceded in death by her husband, Anthony (‘Tony’), and daughter Dolores (‘Dee’) Ogden (2005). Survived by daughter Catherine (Bryan), sons Raymond and Ralph, grandchildren Alanna, Camielle, Jennifer, and Jason, and three great-grandchildren. Friends and family will remember her as fun-loving, hard-working, energetic, and very fond of the “three C’s”: cheesecake, carrot cake, and chocolate. Above all, she was resilient, with strength of character, deep faith, and the ability to handle many difficult circumstances in the 94 years of her life. She will be missed. A Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday November 17, 2022 at 10AM at St. Genevieve Church, 1225 Bethlehem Pike Flourtown, PA 19031. Relatives and friends are invited to her viewing from 9-10AM at the church. Interment will follow in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph Villa 110 W. Wissahickon Ave Flourtown, PA 19031.
To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Catherine A. Rizzo, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services

Viewing

Thursday, November 17, 2022

9:00 - 10:00 am (Eastern time)

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Funeral Mass

Thursday, November 17, 2022

Starts at 10:00 am (Eastern time)

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Guestbook

Visits: 85

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree