Joyce Mary Paternostro Catchot was born on the Assumption of our Lady, August 15, 1926 to Peter Joseph and Carrie Albert Paternostro in a home on Washington Avenue in New Orleans. She was very proud of those facts. She married Charles C. Catchot on November 1, 1947, they were together for 65 years. Watching these two dance was such a beautiful experience it looked as if they were dancing on a cloud. I can just imagine when she got there music was playing and daddy came over grabbed her and said lets go babe. Charlie and Joyce are Dancing Again with each other. Of that union of marriage came two daughters Joyce Mary Catchot Long (husband Kenneth) granddaughter Amy Long Pierre (Chris). Grandson Kenneth (K.C.) Long Jr. and Charlene Catherine Catchot Berry (Daughter).She is survived by Carrie P. Mancuso (sister).
Mama was a member of post 6640 VFW where she held the title of president of the ladies auxiliary for a year, she was very privileged and honored to do so. Her life was spent taking care of everyone she loved. Mama was a seamstress (self-taught) she sewed the most exquisite wedding gowns for her daughters. Who were very proud to say “Mama” sewed it! Her thumbs were marked at the end of sewing with marks from putting pearls on the dresses. No greater gift could you give her than, When you think of her remember her smile and laugh that is what she would want. She enjoyed her trips to the casino with all her friends, she talked of them often. Her last breathe on this earth before entering into Grace was July 22, 2019, at 2:22 A.M.
We Love You Mama. Please pray for Mama.
Inurnment in Greenwood Cemetery.