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Kenneth Catalano

05/12/1947 - 06/02/2023


Obituary For Kenneth Catalano

Kenneth John Catalano, 76, of Bristol, passed away peacefully on Friday June 2, 2023, at Providence Veterans Affair Medical Center.

Born in Providence, he was a son of the late Vincent and Caroline (Piccirilli) Catalano.

A lifelong Bristol resident, Kenneth attended Bristol High School, and went on to become an active-duty serviceman with the U.S. Army. where he was honorably discharged in 1967. He went on to be employed as an insurance adjuster for many years.

Kenneth was a gun enthusiast and collector and was a lifelong member of the East Warren Rod and Gun Club. He competed in many skeet and trap competitions in his younger years, winning several awards. He was also a member of the Elks Lodge #1860 and the Warren German-American Club. Ken was a man of many interests; he was a collector of baseball cards, coins, stamps, and vinyl records. As an amateur radio operator, he enjoyed communicating with others from around the world. In his later years, there was nothing Ken enjoyed more than going for a leisurely drive through town and meeting his best friends for coffee.

He is survived by his children, Gina, Lauren, and Kristine Catalano and Christopher Silver; his sweet grandchildren who he adored and loved spending time with; his caretaker, Barbara Francis; nephews, a niece, and countless friends. He was the brother of the late Vincent Catalano Jr. and the late Annemarie DeCesare.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend the visitation at Smith Funeral & Memorial Services, 8 Schoolhouse Road, Warren, on Sunday, June 11, 2023, from 3-6pm. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Ken’s memory may be made to: East Warren Rod & Gun Club, PO Box 12, Warren, RI 02885, or Warren German-American Club, 27 Kelly St, Warren, RI 02885

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  • 06/18/2023

    Condolences to the Catalano family. My thoughts and prayers are with the family during this difficult time.

  • 06/09/2023

    This Picture is of Kenny and my brother, John Medeiros, in celebration of their 1st communion. It was taken in front of my house "The Hut" on Lawn St., Bristol. Kenny, my brother John Medeiros & I (Ron Medeiros) used to fly kites in the empty lots across from Kenny's house on DeWolf Ave. We also played Cowboys & Indians and "War" there growing up. He was our best friend.

  • 06/06/2023

    My cousin Kenny and I had a meaningful and joyous relationship, especially during the most recent years. We shared many family memories and stories from the past together, while also talking about our current lives. His priorities to discuss were always the love he had for his children and grandchildren. He truly adored you all. I am so, so sorry for your loss of a great man, father, grandfather, friend and cousin Kenny. Mary Ann Dattilo Boyd I

  • 06/06/2023

    Kenny and I shared many common interests. I will surely miss our talks at the Dunkin and times we enjoyed shooting at the Warren Gun Club. My condolences to his loved ones. Rest in peace old friend.

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