Dante Michael LaCatena of Mountain Dale passed away on Monday, June 22, 2020. at Garnet Health Medical Center – Catskills in Harris. He was 22 years old.
The son of Joseph and Regina Pizzo LaCatena, Dante was born Aug. 27, 1997, in Middletown.
Dante worked as a carpenter for his family’s business, Joseph LaCatena General Contracting, in Mountain Dale.
He graduated from Fallsburg High School in 2015.
Dante was loved by all and had countless great times with family and friends through the years. Beneath those flat-brimmed hats he always wore was a smile and a personality that brought joy and laughter to all the hearts that he touched. He will be deeply missed by his family, friends and all who knew him.
Survivors include his loving parents, Joseph and Regina LaCatena of Mountain Dale; his brother Joseph LaCatena Jr., of Mountain Dale; his paternal grandmother Josephine LaCatena, and by a plethora of aunts, uncles and cousins.
Dante was predeceased by grandparents: Salvatore Pizzo, Catherine Pizzo and Angelo LaCatena.
Visitation was held June 28 at Smith, Seaman and Quackenbush Funeral Home, 117 Maple Ave., Monroe.
A Funeral Mass was celebrated June 29, at Sacred Heart Church, 26 Still Road, Monroe.
Cremation took place at Cedar Hill Crematory in Middle Hope.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105
Arrangements by Smith, Seaman & Quackenbush, Inc. Funeral Home (845-782-8185; www.ssqfuneralhome.com).