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Canonico, Catherine P.

Catherine P. “Cathie” (Bonito) Canonico, a lifelong resident of Dedham, died Sunday, March 29, 2009 at the Caritas Norwood Hospital after a brief illness.  She was 60.  Cathie was born Feb 10, 1949 in Norwood, Massachusetts, a daughter of the late Edward F. and Catherine A. (Scarpaci) Bonito.  She grew up in Dedham and graduated from Dedham High School with the Class of 1966.  She worked for 45 years at Norfolk County Trust Company, and its successor companies Baybank and Bank of America, most recently as an ATM Technician.  She was also a member of St. Mary’s Church Sodality.  Cathie was the former wife of Vincent Canonico and the mother of the late Anthony J. “Tony” Canonico.  She is survived by her daughter, Gina M. Canonico of Dedham; her brother, Robert E. Bonito of Dedham; her sister, Priscilla R. Strickland of Dedham; as well as many nieces and nephews.  Visiting hours will be held Wednesday, April 1st from 4-8 PM at the Folsom Funeral Home, 87 Milton Street, Dedham.  Relatives and friends will gather Thursday at 8 Am at the Funeral Home and proceed to St. Mary’s Church, 420 High St., Dedham for her Mass of Christian Burial at 9 o clock.  After cremation, private interment will be in Brookdale Cemetery in Dedham.  Donations in Cathie’s memory to the St. Vincent De Paul Society, c/o St. Mary’s Church, 420 High St., Dedham, MA 02026 would be appreciated.

Guestbook Entries

  1. Lisa Rivera
    March 30th, 2009 | 5:07 pm

    Gina…sorry to hear about the passing of your Mom. You’ve got another Guardian Angel watching over you.

  2. Janet and Jim Neighbors
    March 30th, 2009 | 8:17 pm

    Our hearts go out to you and the family. I can’t begin to tell you how glad I am that we had such a great visit last October. She was and will always be my dearest friend and even though we lived so far apart she was always in my thoughts and prayers, and you also. I have so many great memories that I will treasure. Tonight we gave her a toast in the Italian restaurant we were eating at…I know she was up in heaven chuckling!! You are the most amazing daughter, God Bless you.

    Love, Janet

  3. Karin (Poch) House
    March 30th, 2009 | 8:53 pm

    Gina…so sorry to hear about the passing of your mom. Your mom was a special lady and will be missed. She will always be a happy part of my childhood memories as “Cathy down the street”. Hugs, Karin

  4. Kathy Anderson
    March 31st, 2009 | 7:22 am

    I am so sorry to hear about your wife. My thoughts are with you…

  5. Danielle Mahoney
    March 31st, 2009 | 7:57 am

    Gina, I am so sorry for the loss of your mom. God bless her and God bless you and your family.

  6. Starr Hills
    March 31st, 2009 | 2:00 pm

    Dear Gina,
    Your mother meant so much to me. She was always there when i needed a shoulder to cry on or to encourage me when i needed a lift. We always had something to laugh and joke about every time we talked. She will be greatly missed by everyone she knew.
    Love and peace,

  7. April 1st, 2009 | 12:26 am

    Dear Vinnie&Gina

    We are sadden to hear of the passing of Cathy,we remember her as a warm hearted lady who always had a big smile & open arms at family gatherings. Our thoughts and prayers are with you both.

    David&Tina Canonico

  8. Julie (Marotta) Carroll
    April 1st, 2009 | 8:53 am

    Dear Gina,
    I just learned the sad sad news of the loss of your Mom! All my thoughts and prayers are with you & your family. She was a GREAT and defiantley FUN loving Lady!
    Hugs to you!

  9. Joan Wells
    April 1st, 2009 | 9:09 am

    You are in my heart and prayers today. Words cannot express how sorry I am. You are the best daughter and your mom’s greatest blessing from God.

    Love, J

  10. Paul Shruhan
    April 1st, 2009 | 6:12 pm

    I was so saddened to hear about the loss of your mom. She was a WONDERFUL mother, GREAT friend, and a SPECIAL lady who always had a smile on her face and kind words to say. She will be missed dearly, and she certainly earned her place in Heaven. She will never be forgotten, and I’ll always hold a spot in my heart for the special lady we all called FRIEND.

  11. Meg (Gallant) Venuti
    April 1st, 2009 | 7:15 pm

    Dear Gina, My thoughts and prayers are with you and all of your family. My memories of your mother are moments filled with laughter and tears of happiness. You have always been her joy. May God bless you with peace and His love in the difficult days ahead. Love, Meg

  12. Kathleen Caruso
    April 1st, 2009 | 9:45 pm

    Dear Gina-
    I was sorry to hear about your mom . You know she’s gone home to the Lord and will be restored to perfect health. I know you were so wonderful to her, she could not have hoped for a more loving daughter. I know you have tremendous faith but its still hard. Thankfully we have Jesus to lean on. I’ll be there Thursday morning. love and prayers Kathleen

  13. Patricia & Paul Pelletier
    April 1st, 2009 | 10:37 pm

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Your special bond with your mom will always remain in your heart.

  14. Bob & Phyllis Sinibaldi
    April 4th, 2009 | 3:02 am

    Bob and Pricilla…..We are sorry to learn of the loss of your sister Cathie. We pray that the Good Lord will help you through these difficult days.

  15. Jan Moore
    April 4th, 2009 | 2:58 pm

    So sad for your loss her smile will be in your memories a wonderful lady she always had the best smile and heart. She will be missed by so many. The brightest star in the sky for sure.

  16. Maria Collins
    April 5th, 2009 | 11:59 pm


    I am so sorry to hear about your mom. She was wonderful to my daughter and I will never forget that.

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