Nicholas A. "Nick" Catino, of Reading formerly of Medford passed away on April 24th at the age of 81. Loving Husband to the love of his life of 60 years Elaine V. Catino (Battaglia). Adored father of Nicholas Catino and his wife Sandra of Wakefield, Stephen Catino and his dear friend Jennifer Sonia of Plaistow NH, and Christopher Catino and his wife Donna of Everett,
Cherished son of the late Alfred Catino and Mary (Ferullo). Dear brother of Teresa Scrima and her late husband Robert. Loving grandfather of Jessica, Nicole, Joseph, Joshua and Domenic Catino. Nick also leaves many loving nieces, nephews, cousins and Godchildren. Nick attended Medford Public Schools and after graduation from Medford High School in 1956 he entered the U.S. Air force and served 4 years active and 2 years reserve duty. His assignments took him for basic training at Lackland A.F. base in Lackland Tx., and then he was stationed in Biloxi, Mississippi for 6 months following that with 1 year on a Radar Site on Mt., Sapporo in Japan. Nick was in Radar maintenance. His last assignment before discharge was for 2 years at an A.F. base in Saratoga Springs N.Y.
Nick and Elaine were married 3 weeks before his discharge on June 4'", 1960 at St. Mary's Church in the North End of Boston, on that day he told his bride that he was the "Luckiest Man in the World". He attended Northeastern Univ., under the G.I Bill after discharge in 1960.
Nick's interest and training were in Electronics so he was briefly employed by Raytheon and Epsco before his employment in 1964 with Metropolitan Life Ins., where he enjoyed a 30 year successful career starting as a Sales Representative and then being promoted to District Sales Manager of 2 districts. His first district was "the Constitution" in Dedham Ma., he was there for 4 years and then became Manager of the Arlington/Woburn office in Woburn for approximately 7 years. Nick also spent time in Field Training as an instructor.
Nick was President of the North Shore Assoc., for Life Underwriters in 1982 and 1983 and he was also a member of the Executive Board.
In addition to a ChFc accreditation he held a CLU designation from the American College of Bryn Mawr of Pa.
Upon retirement Nick held the position of Met Life Brokerage Manager/Director for an independent office working directly with brokers for the selling of Met Life Products. There were only 18 of these offices in the country. He was responsible for 3 states. Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont. He also held a Massachusetts R. E. license.
When Nick retired from Met Life after 30 years, Nick and Elaine spent 6 Winter months in Venice Fl., and Summer and Fall in York Me., and Massachusetts.
Through his lifetime wherever Nick lived he was always involved in community organizations. In Wilmington he participated in the CCD program with St., Dorothy's Church while living there for 9 years, In Westwood he was an assistant cub scout leader. In Reading he was the President/Treasurer of the Pearl St. School PTO and was also with the Pop Warner Football Program and Reading Youth baseball. Whatever his sons activities were Nick was a part of it.
While Nick was the Manager of the MetLife office in Woburn he was a member of the Woburn Rotary Club and served 1 year as Vice President and 1 year as President. He enjoyed being a member of that organization because of the many services they provided especially for young adults with various disabilities. Nick's hobbies were golf, music and traveling.
Nick and Elaine traveled to Bermuda several times, it was their favorite place. They also took a beautiful once in a lifetime trip to Italy.
Nick was also a member of 5 bands at various times in his life. While attending school in Medford he joined the St. Joseph's Band where he learned how to play the saxophone and clarinet.
In later years he was a member of the North Reading Band, Wakefield Retired Men's Club Band, The York Maine Community Band andin Florida The Venice Concert Band which had eighty-five members in the winter season. Although Nick did not hold a degree in music most of the members of this band did. They performed twice a month and drew in 1100 people for their performances each time.
Although Nick enjoyed all of the above things in his life his main love was of his wife, children, grandchildren and extended family and friends and spending as much time as possible with them.
Nick had the greatest smile, it would light up his whole face. That smile came straight from his heart. He was a sincere, loving, humble and gentle man---and he will be missed forever by those who loved and respected him.
Family and friends are kindly invited to gather and share memories with the family on Sunday July 19th from 2 pm to 6 pm in the funeral home. Parking attendants and elevator available. Face coverings must be worn at all times while in the funeral home, and guests are required to follow safe social distancing guidelines per Massachusetts regulations. 40% of funeral home capacity will be allowed in at one time.
Funeral from the Doherty Barile Family Funeral Home 11 Linden St. Reading Monday July 20th at 9:15 am followed by a Funeral Mass Celebrating Nick's Eternal Life in St. Athanasius Church 300 Haverhill St. Reading at 10:30 am.
Interment with Military Honors will be held in Woodend Cemetery, Reading.
Please consider donations in memory of Nick to the Alzheimer's Association Massachusetts/New Hampshire Chapter, 309 Waverley Oaks Road, Waltham, MA 02452