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Obituary - Catherine A. Cristeno


Catherine A. Cristeno

Catherine A. Cristeno (nee Silipena),100, of Audubon, N.J. passed away on December 21st. Born and raised in Nesco, Catherine graduated from Hammonton High School at the age of 16 and went to Atlantic City to live with her sister and work at a deli. After the war started, she worked at the U.S. Naval Shipyard in Philadelphia as a riveter on airplanes. She met her husband there and lived in Philadelphia until they moved to Audubon in 1962 where she lived until her passing.


Catherine was predeceased by her husband, Joseph A. Cristeno; along with six brothers and sisters. She is lovingly survived by her two daughters, Sandra “Sandy” Johnston and Patricia “Pat” DiDomenico; her four grandchildren, Tricia, Johnny, Louis and Joseph; her six great grandchildren, John Thomas, Ryan, Heidi, Sonny, Ellie and William; her sister, Dorothy Cassetta; her brother, Arthur Silipena as well as numerous nieces and nephews.


Relatives and friends were invited to her Viewing on Saturday, December 30 from 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. at the Healey Funeral Home, 9 White Horse Pike, Haddon Heights, N.J. where her Funeral Service were held at 11 a.m. with Fr. Paul Harte presiding. Interment followed at Locustwood Cemetery, Cherry Hill. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to Samaritan Hospice, c/o Samaritan Gift Processing Center, PO Box 71425, Philadelphia, PA 19176-1425 or at www.samaritannj.org.


Arrangements entrusted to Healey Funeral Home.

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