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Obituary - Kathleen R. (Mancuso) Hajdasz

Kathleen R. (Mancuso) Hajdasz

Date of Passing: November 21st, 2014

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Catilana "Kathleen" R. (Mancuso) Hajdasz, 91, of The Brook Apartments, Utica, passed away Friday, November 21, 2014 at Heritage Health Care Center with her loving family by her side. She was born July 3, 1923 in Utica, the daughter of Frank and Lucia Occhipinti Mancuso and was educated in Utica schools. In Utica she married Karl C. Hajdasz. He died March 13, 1972. Mrs. Hajdasz was employed by General Electric, Utica Electronics, for NASA for the first flight to the moon, and later as the Floor Manager for the Allen Calder Wing of St. Luke's Memorial Hospital Center, retiring in 1969 when she and her husband relocated to San Antonio, TX. She returned to Utica in 1982 and was a member of St. Anthony's Church and the Sons of Italy Lodge # 2054. Catilana is survived by a son, David P. Mancuso, NYC; sister, Catherine Albison, Utica; 5 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, 4 great great grandchildren, many nieces, nephews and cousins too numerous to mention. She was predeceased by a daughter, Lucille Rodriquez; sisters, Mrs. Raymond ( Mary) Cardillo, Utica, Mrs. Gennaro (Sara) DeStefano, Washington Mills and Mrs. John (Caroline) Cittadino, Utica; brothers, Joseph Mancuso, Remsen, Orazio (Horace) Mancuso, New Hartford, Frank Mancuso, Jr., Victorville, CA and Anthony Mancuso, Utica. In keeping with Catilana's wishes, there will be no public visitation. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Mass to be celebrated on Saturday, December 20, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Anthony St. & Agnes Church, Utica, with Father Mark Kaminski officiating. Interment will be in Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery, San Antonio, TX, where she will be laid to rest with her husband, Karl. Arrangements are with the Bentz Funeral Service, Inc., Utica/New Hartford.


Grandma.....miss you so much...miss that smile and the many stories you had to tell about life...and about our family....especially about the family.....going to miss our talks and quiet times you are with my beautiful mother...your precious daughter...whom I also miss with all my heart and soul....once again you both are reunited with Grandpa....a family again in day we shall all be together again....I cannot say when...that is not my for now I can only dream of the day when I can hold you all forever once your grandson......Ricky.......
Richard Horstman

Aunt Kaye, We are going to miss you. I have done a lot of thinking about when I was younger and we used to go to the hockey games together and when you had the players over to your house. We had so much fun together between that and family gatherings. I know you had your hockey gloves on and were fighting hard to beat this but now you can rest and be with my dad and the rest of your family. I will have you in my heart always and will cheer for the Rangers for both of us. Please take care of my dad. We love you Anne Maria and Al
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