Monday, May 13, 2013
Owner Steve Cerullo shares the story of the Catman Cafe.
It's been 11 years since Steve Cerullo started the Catman Café with his childhood friend Michael “Catman” Cataldo. While the road has been rocky, Cerullo feels he’s made a good business here in Mansfield. Cerullo said he’s always been in the restaurant business, and leaving it is very tough for him. “It’s always a little crazy here,” he said. “This business does affect you a little bit. I mean my wife’s been to Italy, Ireland and I just can’t leave this place for more than three days.” Cerullo said he and Cataldo had been friends since he can remember. He said he made it into the restaurant business while Cataldo went into the insurance business, at which Cataldo was very successful. “He won a ton of salesman awards,” Cerullo said. “He …
Friday, January 4, 2013
Owners Steve and Heidi Cerullo remember their long-time friend and business partner.
Michael Cataldo is being remembered by his friends. The owner "The Catman Cafe" in Mansfield died Dec. 31. Steve Cerullo said that Cataldo was called the "Catman" not only because of his name, but also because he liked cats and his father (when Steve and he were growing up) always had Cadillac’s. “He had a heart of gold,” he said. “Everybody who knew him loved him and loved his family. We grew up in Westwood together in the same neighborhood, everybody loved him. He was a great football player, he went to [Boston College] and was a great insurance agent, one of the top in New England.” Steve Cerullo said Cataldo had a lot of medical issues during his life because of his football career. “He was dealing with a lot of stuff,” Heidi Cerullo…
Thursday, January 3, 2013
The following is the obituary for Michael W. "Catman" Cataldo Jr.
Thursday, January 3
Michael W. "Catman" Cataldo Jr., of Westwood, died Dec. 31, 2012. Beloved father of Jessica, Gina, Nicholas and the late Michael W. III. Father-in-law of John Lobsitz. Devoted son of the late Michael W. and JoAnn P. (Sullo) Cataldo. Brother of Donna Schubert and former husband of Maria Aitoro. Also survived by many loving nieces, nephews and cousins. Mike was a graduate of both Westwood High School and Boston College. Relatives and friends are invited to attend visiting hours in the Holden, Dunn and Lawler Funeral Home, 55 High Rock St., (off Route 109) Westwood on Friday Jan. 4 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Funeral from the funeral home on Saturday morning Jan. 5 at 9 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Margaret Mary Church at 10 a…