Catherine Bertoli

Catherine Bertoli, 81, of West Harrison, New York, abruptly passed away on the 22nd of February 2023 from complications with cancer. She is survived by her loving husband Richard Bertoli Sr. of 59 years, her treasured children, Richard Bertoli Jr., Karen Bertoli and Melissa Bertoli, supportive daughter in law Jessica Kesselman, most-cherished grandchildren, Emilia, Charlie and Stella Bertoli and adoring grand dogs Poppy and Willa.
Catherine “Cathy” was full of life, fun, loving, beautiful always, and an extremely generous woman. She had a heart of gold and loved her family, friends, sports, reading, travelling, laughing, dining, and making everyone around her feel special, from the local letter carrier to the city mayor.
Cathy was a member of the Westchester Country Club for over 3 decades where she enjoyed Tennis, Golf, playing cards and socializing with beloved friends.
She will be greatly missed.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday, February 27, 2023 at 11 AM at St. Anthony’s RC Church, Northvale with interment to follow at Rockland Cemetery.


  1. My beautiful Cathy,
    These are no words that I can express on how much I will miss you. You are my deal friend and neighbor and my heart is broken, I love you and things will not be the same without you. You were so kind to me and my family, you gave me great advice and were always there with gentle calming words of wisdom for us. I hope some how you know how much you will be missed and how much you were loved. We spoke almost daily and I am so sad knowing we won’t have that anymore. Until we meet again and rejoice in heaven you will always be in my heart. I love you and miss you so much already
    Rest in peace Cathy
    All the love a heart can hold. Julie Forgione

  2. Sending condolences to Cathy Bertoli ‘s wonderful family ! She told me adorable stories about her visits with her grandchildren who she and Richard adored ! Cathy was so proud of all their accomplishments ! John and I will truly miss Cathy ! With love Ellen and John Porzio and our children Beth , Johnny and David

  3. Madeline B Schettina

    Good bye pal,you will be sorely missed.Oh,such wonderful memories-dinners,vacations,the shore,Broadway,and above all uproarious laughs. I know you will be meeting Lynne for cocktails and dinner soon.See you on the other side.Rest in well deserved peace.All my love,Madeline

  4. I am writing to extend my heartfelt sympathy to the Bertoli family. I am a member of Westchester Country Club and played golf in the 9 hole group with Cathy for many years. During golf, or lunch afterwards, she learned that I am Jewish. She shared with me her daughter in law’s heritage and with great pride told me about the way she and Cathy’s son were raising their children. After that, at each significant Jewish holiday, I would receive well wishes from Cathy. Her thoughtfulness was remarkable, and always meant a great deal to me. I shall miss her.

  5. Ernest R Marrone

    Dear Richard, Gemma and I send you our deepest sympathies. Words could never express our sadness and concern for you. You and your family are in our prayers as is the soul of Cathy. She will be missed.
    Ernest Marrone

  6. I am so sorry to hear about Mrs. Bertoli’s passing. I am sure you kids don’t remember me but I used to babysit you for years when I was in high school and you lived in Sparkill. Your mom was always so generous and kind. I spent a lot of time with you all and saw how much she loved each of you. May she rest in peace.
    Elisa (Morris)Odell

  7. I love my mother. She will always be my best friend

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