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Romano, Catherine E. August 14, 1956 - August 30, 2023

Catherine Romano passed away peacefully with family by her side on August 30, 2023. Born to Margaret and Thomas Moyik, Cathy was raised in the Bronx, N.Y. where she graduated from Mother Butler Memorial High School.

Cathy joined the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency at the age of 17, the beginning of an accomplished career that spanned an incredible 49 years. As an Environmental Protection Specialist for the Superfund Program, Cathy was passionate and dedicated to her profession. She was perhaps proudest to serve on the Agency’s New York City Response and Recovery Operations Team to assist with residential clean-up in Lower Manhattan in the wake of the September 11th attacks.

Cathy was happiest taking care of her home and playing host for holidays and gatherings throughout the years. She and her husband Joe were inseparable, loving partners, and she was a true source of strength and support for family and friends.

She is survived by her husband Joseph Jr., brother Bruce (Dorothy), sister Maureen and sister Mary (Michael), along with sisters-in-law Bea (Bruce), Christine, Carol and Elisabeth, 10 nieces and nephews and 10 great nieces and nephews.

Calling Hours at the Fred H. McGrath & Son Funeral Home, Bronxville between the hours of 4 to 8pm Wednesday. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Joseph’s Church, Bronxville on Thursday September 7 at 9:45am.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Catherine’s name to either St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or the American Society for the Prevention of Animal Cruelty.

Calling Hours: 4 to 8 pm, Wednesday, September 6, 2023

Mass: 9:45 am, Thursday, September 7, 2023 at St. Joseph's Church, Bronxville

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    Cari Errazquin says

    Joe and family:
    I am so sorry for your loss. May our Lord Jesus Christ support you and give you peace in this difficult time. We trust that she is happy and at peace in heaven and will be your angel always. I will keep you all in my prayers. May she RIP.

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    Vicki Addesso says

    I am heartbroken to learn of Cathy’s passing. She was fun, sweet, caring. I am grateful, and was blessed, to have known her. My husband Bill and I send our sincere condolences to Joe and Cathy’s whole family. She will be so very missed.

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    Debra Cotter says

    I am sincerely sorry for your loss. Please know that we are all thinking of you and praying for your family. As your work family, we are here for you. May the loving memories you hold in your heart for Cathy bring you strength and comfort. May she RIP.

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    I am truly sorry for your loss. Mike and i are thinking of you and praying for your peace and comfort….
    may Cathy rest in eternal peace.

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    Tami Antebi says

    I’m so very sorry for your loss. May her memory be a blessing for you and your family. May she rest in peace. Condolences to all.

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    Janine Malacarne says

    I am so sorry for your loss.
    if there is anything I can do, please reach out.

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    Walter H. Schoepf says

    Joe and Family: Angela and I were deeply saddened by the news. Both of us wish you and family peace, strength and endurance during this difficult time. We both send our condolences.

    I am grateful to have known Cathy for many years at EPA as a professional colleague and friend. She was a delightful person to spend time with with many moments both on projects we shared over the years and also though exchanges we had over the years, especially sharing stories about our experiences in life and other family-related stories. She was both joyful and a person of strong character and will. She remains inspirational. She will be missed.

    Walter H. Schoepf
    Angela M. Schoepf

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    Jocelyn Bluth says

    Joe –
    There are no words appropriate for this occasion. Sending the most sincere condolences to you and your family. May her memory be a blessing to all.

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    Brian Sielski says


    I am sorry for your loss, and you and your mother are in my prayers. God bless.


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    Ildefonso Acosta says

    Joe and Romano family, My sincere and heartfelt condolences to you and your family for your loss. Our prayers and love are with you! I met Cathy in January 1995 and cherished her wise guidance ever since. I remember starting at EPA and meeting Cathy for the first time, and knowing right away how lucky I was of meeting one of the best colleague and mentor anyone could ever have. Cathy was tough in a good way and always strived to instill in “us newbies” a sense of professionalism, and dedication in everything we did and to always do right by others. I was amazed by her warm and kind heart and for Your love for the many rescued cats you brought into your lives. I will miss talking with Cathy about the many stories and sports my kids played (big HS football and baseball fan) and how they were doing and of course about the NY Yankees. She will always be remembered and may her soul rest in peace in the Grace of God! Ilde, Claudia, Jennifer, and Emilio.

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    Judy Barnes says

    Joe, so sorry for your loss. My condolences and prayers are with you and your family. May she rest in peace.

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    Ann Helion says

    Joe, I’m so sorry.
    Ann Helion

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    Kathleen Callahan says

    Dear Joe, and all the Moyiks and Romanos,
    I am so sorry to hear that Cathy has passed. I loved working with her through many years. She was smart, kind, devoted to her work, funny. I was fortunate to work with her and know her. A loss for the world.

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