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Patricia (Pat) Catania

Posted 2022-07-30 by mhenderson
Published by Today's News Herald from Jul. 29 to Jul. 30, 2022 -
Lake Havasu City, Arizona -

Patricia (Pat) Catania, 78, died on Monday, July 25, 2022 at her home in
Lake Havasu City. At her side was her much loved companion and husband
of 30 years, Ed Erb, and sister, Pastor Maureen Collins. Pat was born in
Boston to Nicholas Catania and Lillian Higgins and was one of four
siblings. She spent her youth in the West End, and the family
subsequently moved to West Roxbury, were Pat met her first husband, Mike
Smith, and had their daughter Annette.

Pat and her extended family moved to Lake Havasu City in 1974 for a new
adventure. Throughout her time in Havasu, Pat waitressed at many
restaurants, making lifelong friends and sharing her infectious
laughter. She met her husband, Ed, at the Frigate, and together for
seven years, they were part owners in Rumors, a restaurant featuring
Ed's famous ribs. Beyond her restaurant work, Pat had a sincere love of
animals which included riding her horse, Nicky, and caring for their
many dogs.

Pat is preceded in death by her father Nicholas Catania, mother Lillian
Higgins, brother Richard (Sandy) Catania, sister-in-law June Catania,
brother Nicholas (Nicky) Catania, and her first husband Michael Smith.
She is survived by her daughter Annette Smith, husband Ed Erb and sister
Pastor Maureen Collins.

Please join us in a celebration of Pat's life at Living Word Church,
1890 W. Acoma Blvd. on Sunday at 2 p.m. The family would like to express
thanks to Hospice of Havasu for their care and compassion. If desired,
friends may make memorial contributions to the Western Arizona Humane

Services were entrusted to the care of Lietz -Fraze Funeral Home. To
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