Honoring the Life by Telling the Story

Anne Maureen Catalane

October 12, 2019
Shorewood, WI


Family and Friends will gather on

Thursday, October 17, 2019
5:30 PM CDT
Old Saint Mary Parish
844 N. Broadway
Milwaukee, WI 53202
(414) 271-6180

Everyone will be seated at 5:45 PM for family eulogies prior to Mass.


Memorial Mass

Thursday, October 17, 2019
6:00 PM CDT
Old Saint Mary Parish
844 N. Broadway
Milwaukee, WI 53202
(414) 271-6180


At the family's request memorial contributions are to be made to those listed below. Please forward payment directly to the memorial of your choice.

Riverwest Food Pantry
2610 Dr. M.L. King Drive
Milwaukee, WI 53212
(414) 301-1478

When donating online, please complete the DONATION NOTES section: In memory of Anne Catalane

Web Site

Catholic East; ATTN: Hilda Esteves
2461 N. Murray Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53211
(414) 964-1770

Checks should be made payable to "Catholic East" -- please include "In memory of Anne Catalane" in the memo portion of your check.

The family prefers memorials in lieu of flowers.


Below is the contact information for a florist recommended by the funeral home.

Belle Fiori
2014 N. Farwell Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53202
(414) 272-2234
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Anne Maureen Catalane

Final journey October 12, 2019.

Born in Montclair, New Jersey. Daughter of the late Jack and Lillian Catalane. Loving and devoted mother to son Patrizio Maffei.

Anne was the leader of the pack of six girls, the late Carole Catalane Farrell (William), Patricia Catalane Dane (Peter), Nancy Jeanne Catalane and survived by Mary Grace Catalane (the late Mark Patton), and Catherine Catalane Bury (Chris Bury).

Anne was a loving aunt to her nieces and nephews in the United States and Italy. Anne did her best to enjoy “la dolce vita,” not only as a longtime resident of Rome, but also as the unofficial “mayor” of Milwaukee, where she was well-known and loved by countless friends and colleagues.

A proud graduate of Santa Clara University, Anne worked at the Pentagon for the U.S. Department of Defense and at the American embassy in Rome. She also served as Dean of Women at Chicago Loyola University’s Rome Center. Anne returned to Milwaukee and began a career in radio and television at WISN. Then, Anne became a director at the Milwaukee Catholic Home, where residents considered her the ambassador of good cheer. For Anne, this was the most fulfilling work of all.

Anne loved to travel the globe with friends, and, as an avid reader, explore the world of literature. She was the consummate hostess whose home was a lively gathering place for fine food and conversation.

Anne will be remembered for her joyful spirit, sense of humor and giving heart. She never stopped helping those in need.

Family and Friends will gather at Old St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 844 N. Broadway in Milwaukee on Thursday, October 17, 2019 beginning at 5:30 PM with family eulogies at 5:45 PM followed by the Memorial Mass at 6:00 PM.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the Riverwest Food Pantry (2610 N. Dr. MLK Drive, Milwaukee, WI 53212) or Catholic East Elementary School scholarship fund (Catholic East, ATTN: Hilda Esteves, 2461 N. Murray Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53211).

Arrivederci Anna, Buon Viaggio!