HUDSON FALLS | Angelo “Chuck” Catalfamo, 70, a life-long resident of Hudson Falls passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016, at Memorial Sloan Kettering Hospital in New York City.
Born Oct. 6, 1945, in Glens Falls, he was the son of the late Anthony and Annette (Trombley) Catalfamo.
He was a graduate of Hudson Falls High School where he was recognized as an outstanding athlete in baseball and football. A friend to all, he was also the junior prom king. Chuck was drafted into the New York Mets organization out of high school, though after two years, an injury ended his pitching career. Upon returning to Hudson Falls he completed a masonry apprenticeship and began a career in construction. Through his strong work ethic, positive attitude, vision and faith, he grew his business, A.J. Catalfamo Construction, into a thriving family business, which continues today.
On Aug. 12, 1967, Chuck married his high school sweetheart, Anne Moumblo, at St. Mary’s Church in Hudson Falls.
Chuck made friends easily due to his sunny disposition and fun sense of humor. Though strong in stature, he was a big softy. He was a friend to all in need and was known for being generous and active in his community. He was a volunteer for the Hudson Falls Girls Softball League for 21 years, serving as a coach, sponsor, and league president. He continued to mentor young athletes up until his death. Most importantly, Chuck was a dedicated family man. His favorite thing was to spend time with his wife, daughters, and grandchildren. He was always seen watching his daughters’ games and coached many of their softball all-star teams. He and Anne spent hours watching their grandchildren and took great pleasure in all of their endeavors; he was very proud of his daughters and grandchildren. In addition to the people in his life, Chuck was always surrounded by beloved pets and had many loyal companions, including his recently deceased dog, Sweet Pea.
In addition to his family, Chuck had a wide circle of friends and business associates. He could be found most Friday nights having dinner with friends at his favorite spot, the Talk of the Town restaurant. He also enjoyed trips to Florida to visit friends and watch spring training.
Among the many awards Chuck received, he was just voted into the Section II Capital District Football Hall of Fame. Previously he was inducted into the Glens Falls Area Baseball Society and Hall of Fame, and was inducted into the Hudson Falls High School Wall of Distinction. All in all, Chuck was a person who anyone in need could turn to; he did so much for so many.
Besides his parents, Chuck was predeceased by his sister, Sharon Carpenter.
Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Anne Catalfamo; his two daughters, Lori Kiernan and her husband, Neil of Hudson Falls, Lisa Catalfamo-Flores and her husband, Omar of Hudson Falls; his grandchildren, Thomas Kiernan, Neil Kiernan, Anne Kiernan; his sister, Sally Brayman and her husband, Bill of Argyle; as well as many loved nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family.
Friends may call from 3 to 7 p.m. Monday, at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., 68 Main Street, in Hudson Falls, New York.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Tuesday, at St. Mary’s/St. Paul’s Church in Hudson Falls, with the Rev. Thomas Babiuch, officiating.
A celebration of his life will take place immediately following services at the Talk of the Town Restaurant in Glens Falls.
In his memory, donations may be made to the “Chuck Catalfamo Memorial Fund” in care of “Hudson Falls Central School District” at 1153 Burgoyne Avenue, Fort Edward, NY 12828. Proceeds will go to the constructions of batting cages for the baseball and softball teams, and to help children and families in need within the Hudson Falls School District.
Online condolences may be made by visiting the website: www.carletonfuneralhome.net.