Catherine Roy "Cathy" Colletti

May 14, 1932 - February 18, 2021

Catherine Colletti

Catherine “Cathy” Colletti, 88, of Lumberton, died on Thursday, February 18, 2021 after a brief illness. She was born on May 14, 1932 in Patoutville, Louisiana, the second child of Forrest and Odette LeBlanc Roy. Cathy attended New Iberia High School but was introduced by a cousin to Tony Colletti who attended Jeanerette High School. They were married on February 3, 1951 remaining in Louisiana for ten years. In 1961, they moved to Beaumont where they helped manage The Cedar Sand Motel, which was constructed and owned by Tony’s mother, Rose Colletti. Tony later became a real estate broker and together he and Cathy started Tony Colletti Real Estate with Cathy earning her real estate license and working side by side with him in their Lumberton office for over 35 years. They were married 56 years until his death in November of 2006.

Cathy was a member of Infant Jesus Catholic Church in Lumberton and was a member of the Alter Society.  Her claim to fame were her meatballs and tomato gravy which were usually the top seller at the church’s Fall Festival. Aside from her parents and beloved husband, Cathy was preceded in death by her brother, Russel Roy, of Patoutville. LA.

She is survived by her three children; Pam (Charles) Suggett of Lumberton, TX, Tony, Jr. (Gale) Colletti of Richmond, TX, and Susan (Dave) Will of Lumberton, TX; Six grandchildren; Keenan (Nicole) Taggart of CO, Erin (Hayden) Tresner of Tulsa, OK, Kacey (John Michael) Whitby of San Marcos, TX, Jordan (Emily) Colletti of Oklahoma City, OK, Jacob Will and Cord Will both of Lumberton, TX and ten great grandchildren. She is also survived by her sisters Constance Boudreaux of Lydia, LA, Shirley Dionne of Lake Charles, LA, and Juanita (Kenneth) Broussard of Conroe, TX, several nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers include Keenan Taggart, Jordan Colletti, Jacob Will, Cord Will, Connor Colletti, R.J. Will, Chris Colletti, and Ross Boothman.

A gathering of Mrs. Colletti’s family and friends will be at 12:00 p.m., Friday, February 26, 2021 at all at Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont with her funeral service to follow at 2:00 p.m. Her interment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Beaumont.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Julie Rogers Gift of Life, 2390 Dowlen Road, Beaumont, Texas 77707.

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Gathering of Family and Friends
Broussard's Mortuary - Major Dr.
1605 N. Major Drive Beaumont, TX 77713
Friday, February 26, 2021
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Funeral Service
Broussard's Mortuary - Major Dr.
1605 N. Major Drive Beaumont, TX 77713
Friday, February 26, 2021
2:00 p.m.
Forest Lawn Memorial Park
4955 Pine St Beaumont, TX 77703

Comments (11)

  • eileen TINDALL

    26 February 2021 at 16:13 | #

    Pam and Susan, sending prayers and sympathy to your family on the loss of your mother.


  • Betty Teel

    26 February 2021 at 01:54 | #

    My thoughts and prayers are with the family. Cathy was a lovely lady.


  • Jan and Scott Johnson

    25 February 2021 at 15:56 | #

    Susan, Tony Jr., and Pam, We are so sorry to hear this news. Miss Cathy was very special to us, as a next door neighbor for 20+ yrs, as well as an adopted member of our family. Our children thought of her as theirs, especially Matthew. And as for that red gravy and meatballs, she would always hold back some of each batch for us! A wonderful, sweet soul, she is with her Shepherd now. You guys are in our prayers.


  • John Sudela

    25 February 2021 at 15:05 | #

    Susan and family, I am so sorry. I will continue to pray for you during this difficult time.


  • mike cacioppo

    25 February 2021 at 05:34 | #

    tony i am so sorry for your loss. i remember the cedar sand motel well. also thank you for always being so kind to me. prayers mike cacioppo


  • Lynne Larkin

    24 February 2021 at 07:00 | #

    We have so many memories from growing up on Ranier some highlights were her making Brother (little Tony) and Sister (Pam) hug T the end of the driveway after arguing, the days we got to spend at The Cedar Motel in the pool. The food she brought to our neighborhood gatherings was always a hit. I remember her making mayonnaise. She will be dearly missed but she is now in Gods arms. Prayers to all of the family and friends.


  • Jerry Henderson

    24 February 2021 at 04:07 | #

    Pam, I am so very sorry to hear of the passing of your mom. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers during this very sad time.


  • Lynda Jo (Johnson) Casteel

    24 February 2021 at 03:12 | #

    Tony, Pam, Susie
    So sorry for your loss of your mother !
    She was beautiful inside and out , not to
    mention a fabulous cook .
    Oh the memories our families shared
    all those years !
    I pray the lords peace comfort for your families .
    Lynda Johnson


  • Brenda and Tommy Ehrensberger

    23 February 2021 at 22:50 | #

    Susan, So sorry to hear about your mother, I loved her and your Dad. They were so good to me and I learned so much from both of them. I could not have done my job with the City without them. May the Lord wrap his arms around you and comfort you during this time.


  • Melanie Williams

    23 February 2021 at 15:19 | #

    Susan I am so sorry for the loss of your mother. It is so painful to loose a parent. May you find peace and comfort in the memories you have. Time will help...You will be in my prayers.


  • Henry and Jan Heyl

    23 February 2021 at 03:20 | #

    Granny Cathy was such a beautiful person both inside and out. She was like a “Granny” to us and our children. She loved her grandchildren and great grandchildren so much and was at as many of their functions as she could possibly attend. We will all miss her immensely. She is now with our Heavenly Father along with her dear ones that went before her. May the wonderful memories carry her family through this difficult time and may God grant them all Peace.


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