Catherina Blauvelt

Catherina Blauvelt (IL Grande)

Thursday January 9, 1947 - Friday December 27, 2019
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Catherina Blauvelt, 71 of Belleville, passed away on Friday December 27, 2019 at her home. Born in Barletta, Bari, Italy, she was the daughter of the late Alessandro and Nunzia (Capacchione) IL Grande. Catherina emigrated from Italy in 1959. She lived in Nutley before coming to Belleville in 1978, where she had resided for the past 41 years. She graduated from Bloomfield College and was a Spanish teacher for many years with the Newark School System. She changed careers and was employed as an account controller with Owens Corning Corp. in Kearny before retiring. Catherina became an expert cross stitch needlepoint artist. Her passion was that her beloved family and friends all received one of her masterpieces.

Catherina is survived by her beloved husband, Bernard C. Blauvelt, Sr., her son, Bernard C. Blauvelt, Jr., her daughter, Nancy Blauvelt, her granddaughter Rina M. Blauvelt. She was predeceased by her son, Alexander Blauvelt and her sister, Rita IL Grande. She also leaves her siblings, Vincent IL Grande and wife, Marianne, Angela Sicoli and husband, Michael, Maria Kish and husband, Ed, Alexander IL Grande and wife, Carolyn, Roger IL Grande and wife, Diane and her brother-in-law, Richard S. Blauvelt and his companion, Anthony.

Funeral from the S.W. Brown & Son Funeral Home, 267 Centre St. Nutley on Monday December 30 at 9:30 am.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Holy Family Church, Nutley at 10:30 followed by interment at Glendale Cemetery in Bloomfield.

Visitors will be received at the funeral home on Sunday from 2-5 pm.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Belleville Fire Department.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Sunday, December 29th, 2019 | 2:00pm - 5:00pm
    Sunday, December 29th, 2019 2:00pm - 5:00pm
    S.W. Brown & Son Funeral Home
    267 Centre Street
    NUTLEY, NJ 07110
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  • Service

    Monday, December 30th, 2019 | 10:30am
    Monday, December 30th, 2019 10:30am
    Holy Family Church
    28 Brookline Avenue
    NUTLEY, NJ 07110
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  • Interment

    Glendale Cemetery
    28 Hoover Avenue
    BLOOMFIELD, NJ 07003
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Private Condolence

William Klein

Posted at 03:15pm
Dear Bernie,
Peggy and I are deeply saddened about the passing of your wife Catherine. Our sincere condolences to you, Little Bernie, Nancy, and Rina. Cathy was a wonderful woman, who will always be remembered fondly. Wish we were not so far away and able to attend her services. Again, so sorry for your loss.
Bill & Peggy Klein

The Sgambelluri Family

Posted at 07:56am
A special women gone too soon from our lives, too soon from our Love. May you rest in eternal peace in the arms of your mother and father.

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