On July 19th 1955 a candle was lit for Catherine Ann LaManna (nee McNamara). It burned brightly for 65 years and unexpectedly dimmed on October 3rd, 2020. Beloved wife of 46 years to Peter LaManna. Proud mother of four sons, Carlo (Dana), Paul, Dominic and Vinny (Manny). Doting grandmother to 6 beautiful grandchildren; Maddie (Marcos), Izaak, Devin, Gianni, Pietro and Maizy. Expected great-grandmother to a baby boy. Devoted Sister of Danny (Emma) Sheila (Dick), Margaret (Byron), Jane (Mike) and Mary Beth (Phil). Loving Daughter-in-law to Carlo John LaManna, caring sister-in-law to Jim, Connie, Tony, Rock (Ivette), Louise (Ron), Joe (Debbie), Carlo (Eva) Carla (Tom), Frank (Pam), Paul (Gloria) and 39 nieces and nephews.
Preceded in death by father, John McNamara, mother, Elizabeth, and mother-in-law, Virginia LaManna.
Catherine was dedicated to helping people as a career. Working as a nursing assistant for 13 years at St Joseph Hospital and her most rewarding work for the past 3 years at The Pillars Hospice Home.
Catherine brightened the world all around her. She was completely selfless, with a giving nature. She so much enjoyed her time at the river and always showed love through her baking. Catherine was the happiest surrounded by her family talking, eating and playing cards.
The LaManna family will be greeting friends and family for a public walk through visitation 4-7pm Thursday, October 8th at O’HALLORAN & MURPHY FUNERAL HOME, 575 S. Snelling Ave., St. Paul. Please enter through the East entrance (facing Snelling Ave.) and follow all posted CDC regulations; facemasks are required. Please call with any questions.
The family will also welcome guests for an hour viewing prior to the noon mass held Friday, October 9th at St Matthews Catholic Church, 510 Hall Ave, St Paul, MN 55107. Service will be recorded on Zoom, details below. Catherine will be interred at Resurrection Cemetery.
Memorials preferred to HealthEast: The Pillars Hospice Home, 6025 Upper 35th St. N, Oakdale MN 55218