Lee A. Catanzano

August 12, 2017

Lee A. Catanzano

LEE A.(BECKHAM)CATANZANO – of North Andover suddenly, August 12th, fifty-four years of age. Beloved wife of Robert K. Catanzano. Loving daughter of Theresa A. Beckham of SC, and the late James Beckham. Cherished sister of Charlene Silk, her husband Bill of North Andover, Patti Beckham, Linda Koenig, her husband Bill,all of S.C. Dear daughter in law of the late Ann Amendola. Devoted niece of Arlene McGrane of Methuen, sister-in-law of Gina M. Leto, her husband Joseph and Philip A. Catanzano, all of Woburn. Cherished aunt to Jessica, Joseph and Bradley Silk, all of Brooklyn, N.Y, Laini Fletcher, her husband David of Woburn, and Alissa Leto, her husband Brian Mulkern of Tewksbury. At the request of Lee’s family, all services are private. Those wishing to honor Lee’s memory may make a contribution to https://www.gofundme.com/in-honor-of-my-aunt

OBITUARY:

Lee Andrea (Beckham) Catanzano, passed away suddenly after being stricken at her niece’s wedding, Saturday, August 12th. The beloved wife of Robert K. Catanzano, she was fifty-four years of age.

One of four daughters, Lee was the daughter of Theresa (Ohanesian) Beckham and the late James Beckham. Born and raised in Peabody, Lee graduated from Peabody Veterans Memorial High School.

While working in customer service for New England Copy Specialists, she met the nicest gentleman on the phone named Bob. He one day called back again to talk with Lee, and asked her out on a blind date! They agreed to meet at a local pub, and it was love at first sight.

After seven years of being together, they married in the United Methodist Church in Woburn and had celebrated twenty wonderful years together.

Lee was a proud Aunt to her nieces and nephews, whom she loved unconditionally and treated as if they were her own. A very kind, fun loving and generous Aunt, she was involved in all that they did; at home, in school, on the fields or on the courts playing all the different sports. The holidays and birthdays were also very special times she shared with them all over the years.

An avid reader, she particularly enjoyed reading mysteries and Stephen King novels. There were certain TV shows she never wanted to miss so, they were pre-recorded all the time, each week setting aside time to view them all. Lee had a great sense of fashion and always dressed “to the nines.” A passionate shopper, antique stores were her passion. Lee could always find something very unique and different to add to her collection.

Lee will always be remembered for having a wonderful personality and sense of humor and for being kind hearted, generous, and sweet. She was just the type of person to give you the shirt off her back and was always willing to lend a hand to those in need. A very versatile person, Lee was very well- rounded personally and professionally along with being very conscientious in all she did.

Lee, her husband and family always made time to spend with each other. Many different road trips to Rockport and Newburyport, combined with all of the very many wonderful gatherings they shared have left them all with a legacy of tremendous love and devotion.

Sadly, in addition to Lee’s father James, she was predeceased by her mother-in-law Ann Amendola.

Lee is lovingly survived by her husband Robert K. Catanzano, her mother, Theresa A. Beckham of SC, her siblings, Charlene Silk, her husband Bill of North Andover, Patti Beckham, Linda Koenig, her husband Bill,all of S.C, her aunt, Arlene McGrane of Methuen, her sister-in-law Gina M. Leto, her husband Joseph, her brother-in-law, Philip A. Catanzano, both of Woburn, and her nieces and nephews, Jessica, Joseph and Bradley Silk, all of Brooklyn, N.Y, Laini Fletcher, her husband David of Woburn, and Alissa Leto, her husband Brian Mulkern of Tewksbury. At the request of Lee’s family, all services are private. Those wishing to honor Lee’s memory may make a contribution to https://www.gofundme.com/in-honor-of-my-aunt

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  1. Lee your in our hearts forever…..you touched so many people in your life. Thank you for being the kindest person who made everyone happy to be around you. Miss you – love you !!!!!!

  2. Bob,
    I’m so sorry for the loss of Lee..we had a lot of good times at work and our 1pm lunches were so much fun.

    She’ll always be watching over you with love.

    Sincerely,

    Toni Guarino

  3. Bob,
    I know words cannot take away the pain. Nor bring leigh back. But I do know, that with help of family, friends and MEMORIES..you’ll get through this. There is a light Bob, and that light is Leigh. She is watching over you all the time, you can’t get it now but in time you will,, a flower blooming out of the snow, a bluebird singing at your window, a raindrop on your nose..these small things will be her Bob!! Understand she is always with you,, make sure you talk to her…talk about her…she’s here.. she loves you and knows you’ll be ok. It just takes time..it’s ok it’s ok…. xoxo

  4. Words can’t express the sorrow we feel in losing our Lee. Our hearts are forever broken and never to be whole again. The Beckham sisters have always been so close and we are fortunate to have so many memories to keep Lee in our thoughts every day. Family was so very important to Lee and she showed that every day in her words and actions. Lee called mum every day and visited her twice a year in SC. She brought so much joy to family and friends and will be forever missed by her mother, by me, by her husband, by everyone.

    Patti Beckham

  5. Bob,
    I feel so lucky to have had both you and Lee as neighbors. I will never forget when I first met Lee with her friendly smile welcoming me into the neighborhood. Her generosity and kindness helped me feel at ease as I moved in next door.
    Lee managed to make simple tasks like decorating the front porch for the holidays and handing out candy on Halloween fun.
    I will forever miss our chats about the latest community news and what is going on with our fur babies.
    I pray that you find comfort in the memories of your time together.
    Rest in peace Lee.
    June Hassenfratz

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