Pause Best of Times by Bruce H. Zimmerman (ASCAP)
Share This Obituary
Resources

Arrangements made by

Joyce Funeral Home

245 Main Street
Waltham, MA 02453
Get Directions

Profile of Joyce Funeral Home

View Phone Number
View Fax Number

Send Flowers
flowers logo


Memories & Candles

“Aunt Katie had a special warmth about her that always made you happy to spend time with her and Uncle Tony. She was loved by all who had the...Read More »
1 of 6 | Posted by: Augie Jr. & Pat Creonte - MO

“Mrs. Creonte was such a sweet, caring person with a radiant smile.I am one of those mall workers (Macys) who received many of her creations. The...Read More »
2 of 6 | Posted by: A friend

“I am going to miss Catherine she was a very special person. Rest in Peace my lovely Connie ”
3 of 6 | Posted by: A friend

“Diane, Dave and family, I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers!! Cheryl Jones Vision Source ”
4 of 6 | Posted by: Cheryl Jones - Houston, TX

“A very special Aunt always enjoyed seeing her big smile. Rest In Peace Aunt Katie Love and Special thoughts to my cousin's Judy and Diane as we as...Read More »
5 of 6 | Posted by: Margie Lombardi - Clinton, MA

“My heart is saddened by the lose of my dear friend Kay...she and Tony will always missed by us ... Our love to the family of Judy and Diane.....Read More »
6 of 6 | Posted by: Estelle Glover - Hamilton, GA


On Monday March 4, 2019 Catherine E. (Delfino) Creonte passed away surrounded by her loving family in Bedford, New Hampshire. She was the beloved wife of the late Anthony J. Creonte.

Catherine was born in Waltham on May 21, 1925 to the late Grace (Collura) and Lorenzo Delfino. She attended St. Charles Elementary School and St. Charles High School, both in Waltham, after which she was employed by the Puritan Dress Company of Waltham, then the Waltham Watch Factory. After raising her two daughters, Catherine was employed by Raytheon and then Hewlett Packard, both in Waltham. During her part-time employment at Hewlett Packard, she also managed the Route 6 Motel in Eastham, Massachusetts and then the Eastham Motel during the summer seasons. The motels were co-owned and built by her loving husband, Anthony.

Catherine was an avid craftswoman, especially remembered for her beautiful felt/sequined Christmas stockings, wall hangings and beaded ornaments. She hand-made and gave an adorned Christmas stocking to each of her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, step-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. In addition she and her husband walked the Mall of New Hampshire every day and made friends with store-keepers, mall managers and mall patrons. Catherine was a gentle and giving woman and especially enjoyed giving her hand-made crafts to all her Mall friends and anyone else she happened to meet who smiled at her.

Her husband Anthony J. Creonte died on February 7, 2018 and she is survived by her daughters, Judy Leslie and Diane Caban and her husband, Dr. David Caban, all of Bedford, New Hampshire; her grandchildren, Kimberly Egger of Sonora, California, Karrie Cluff of Show Low, Arizona, Kelly Smith of Bellevue, Washington, Anthony Williams of Grangeville, Idaho, Michael Williams of Manchester, New Hampshire, Katherine Williams of Portland, Oregon, Dr. Michael Caban of Longmeadow, Massachusetts, Dr. Christine Caban Donahue and David Caban, both of Bedford, New Hampshire; her brother Richard Delfino of South Boston and is also survived by 13 great-grandchildren, 5 step-grandchildren, 5 great-great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

She was also the sister of the late Michael and Joseph Delfino, Josephine Guzetti and Rose Rufo.

Family and friends will honor and remember Catherine's life by gathering for calling hours in The Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street (Rte. 20), Waltham on Friday, March 8th from 4 to 8 p.m. and again at 10 a.m. on Saturday morning before leaving in procession to Sacred Heart Church, 311 River Street, Waltham where her Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Burial will be private.

Memorial donations may be made to Boston Children's Hospital, 401 Park Drive, Suite 602, Boston, MA 02215 or to NH Make-A-Wish, 814 Elm St., Manchester, NH, 03101.