August 5, 1948 ~ January 2, 2022

Born in: Bronx, NY
Resided in: Hauppauge, NY

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Visitation: January 6, 2022 4:00 - 9:00 pm

Branch Funeral Home Smithtown
190 E. Main St.

Second Visitation: January 7, 2022 4:00 - 9:00 pm

Branch Funeral Home Smithtown
190 E. Main St.

Mass: January 8, 2022 9:30 am

St. Patrick's R C Church Smithtown
280 E Main St


Smithtown Cemetery
64 North Country Rd.

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Ronald McDonald House of Long Island


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  1. candleArtie – I am very grateful to have known you. You made me smile, EVERYTME, I was with you!
    I am going to miss you. Until we meet again, Jay

  2. To my old friend,Incredible boss and past Mentor, I pray we meet again someday, and make up for the time we lost. Rest In Peace.
    To Lorain, AJ, Nicole, Danielle and Ronnie. My heart breaks for all of you and I’m so so Sorry for your loss.

  3. Artie you are one of my dearest friends, always had something funny to say. Words cannot describe the loss we all feel. My love goes to your family and all that were close to you. You will always be in our hearts.

  4. “Artie was one of a kind – He will be missed greatly by many people that he only knew for a short while. His laugh and kindness will be remembered always by us at the club. He made a dull day much brighter just by his presence, truly a light went out on his passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Cataffo Family and his dear friends from South Fork Country Club. He will be missed greatly but remembered always.
    Tim Garvin and Staff, South Fork Country Club”

  5. candleDear Lorraine,
    I and many of our classmates were shocked and deeply saddened to learn of Artie’s passing. He was ever a gentleman and my memories of him begin in junior high when he set all of our pulses fluttering. But he chose you, so we all had to get over it. And he never wavered. My memories extend over our high school years and the many reunions you both attended, including our last one, our 50th. His hair might have turned white but he still had that warm smile and kindness that I so enjoyed. I’m glad to have that memory. To you and your daughter especially, I send my deepest sympathy. He was a very special guy.

  6. candleDear Lorraine,
    So sorry to hear of Artie’s passing. He was a close friend of mine all through Jr. High & High School in Plainview. We were teammates on the baseball team for four years and I have wonderful memories of our time at Plainview. Rest in Peace Artie

  7. Lorraine and family, if you didn’t realize how much Artie was loved I hope you will see and feel it in the next few days. I recently moved to SC and with so much Covid, I regret not being there. Please know you are in my prayers for the strength you will need.

  8. Lorraine, i am so sorry to read about Arties passing. i had a crush on him since 6th grade when id watch
    him comb his hair. loved seeing him on tv with his granddaughter cooking. one of his old neighbors
    recently contacted him asking for a recommendation for me to walk her dog. he told her she’d couldnt do better than me. i will always remember him, he was so thoughtful and kind. my condolences to you
    and your family.

  9. Dear Lorraine and Entire Cataffo Family,
    My heartfelt sympathy and may Artie’s memory be a blessing to you all.
    Artie lived around the block from our family and I remember his siblings.
    I remember stick ball behind Morton Village where we all grew up.
    I remember going to elementary school and how when I started school late because our home was not finished he made me feel welcomed.
    His gentle giant persona made everyone want to be his friend.
    I would always brag to friends I met later in life that our high class was special and I would mention that there where high school sweethearts that attended our 50th reunion.
    I don’t know what else I can say but so many people thought of you as one and my prayers and thoughts are with you.

  10. Lorraine and family,

    My heartfelt condolences and best thoughts are with you at this time of loss, of sorrow.
    May your memories bring smiles to your heart 💜

  11. Dear Lorraine and Family,
    I was so shocked when I heard about Artie. He was someone bigger then life
    and always knew how to make a entrance. Rest In Peace Artie “The King”🌹❤️🙏

  12. Dear Lorraine and family, I was deeply saddened to learn of Artie’s passing. Artie was a one of a kind personality; importantly, he was a friend to many – – especially his POBHS classmates. Although we would renew our friendship during our many wonderful reunions, renewal would always begin with a warm, genuine hug – yes a big bear hug that is reserved for guy friends. Artie was a special individual who will be missed and will always be remembered as being larger than life and a great family man. Long live the King!

  13. Dear Lorraine,
    I just can’t imagine you without Artie by your side — a true couple formed in heaven! Although I know your heart is broken, I can’t help but smile when I think of him. He went out of his way to be kind to me and I will always be grateful for his caring. He was a true friend to many and we are better people for his influence. I feel so very fortunate to have known him. I hope the kind words of so many acquaintances will help you and your daughter heal in time. I send you my sympathy and prayers for comfort.

  14. Dear Lorraine and family,
    Our heartfelt sympathy and condolences are sent to you at this time. You are in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless you

  15. Lorraine Ronny & family. You have our deepest condolences. I’m so sad to hear this. Artie was one of the best that God put on this earth. R.I.P. Artie you will be missed by many.

  16. candleJust found out my dear friend Artie has passed away .I have no words to express how I feel .My heart is broken .
    Rest In Peace dear friend .
    Michael Castellano

  17. Rest in peace dear friend. The influence you had on so many will never be forgotten, your hearty laugh and sense of humor will stay with me forever. I’m so glad our friendship endured over the years. I will miss yiou Artie. All of my love to you Lorraine and all of the kids.

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