Born in Montclair, New Jersey, Anne Catalane ’66 was the daughter of the late Jack and Lillian Catalane and the leader of the pack of six girls, the late Carole Catalane Farrell (William), Patricia Catalane Dane (Peter), Nancy Jeanne Catalane and survived by Mary Grace Catalane (the late Mark Patton), and Catherine Catalane Bury (Chris Bury). Anne was a loving aunt to her nieces and nephews in the United States and Italy. She did her best to enjoy “la dolce vita,” not only as a longtime resident of Rome, but also as the unofficial “mayor” of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where she was well known and loved by countless friends and colleagues. A proud graduate of SCU, Anne worked at the Pentagon for the U.S. Department of Defense and at the American Embassy in Rome. She also served as dean of women at Chicago Loyola University’s Rome Center. Anne returned to Milwaukee and began a career in radio and television at WISN before becoming a director at the Milwaukee Catholic Home, where residents considered her the ambassador of good cheer. For Anne, this was the most fulfilling work of all. Anne loved to travel the globe with friends, and as an avid reader, explore the world of literature. She was the consummate hostess whose home was a lively gathering place for fine food and conversation. On Oct. 12, 2019, she passed away. Anne will be remembered for her joyful spirit, sense of humor, giving heart, and for being the loving and devoted mother to son Patrizio Maffei. She never stopped helping those in need.

22 Jan 2020