Obituary of Justine A Lacatena
Justine A. Lacatena, 97, passed away peacefully on August 10, 2022 at UHS Wilson Memorial Hospital. She has reunited with her beloved husband Jack, with whom she built a loving home and family in Endicott, NY. Justine also joins her parents, Mary and Charles Menzok; her siblings, Julia, Rose, Katie, John, Michael, Sara and Romayne; son-in-law Scott Hill; and daughter-in-law Gayla Lacatena. She is survived by her children, Jackie and Tom Hill of Barton, NY, and Anthony Lacatena and Sharon Rohwer of Benicia, CA. Justine also leaves behind her adoring grandchildren (Jennifer Hill and Kevin Steinmuller, Jessica Hill and Ali El Saadawy, Amy and Ezra Carbins, Wade Hobb and Caitlin Garvey, Dean Hobb and Gianna Banducci) and great grandchildren (Adam, Julian, Mabel, Derica, Kayla, William, Declan and Eleanor). Justine loved to cook, bake and garden. She also took classes in carpentry and upholstery, and her family still enjoys the furniture she made. Among those she touched over the years with her warm heart, boundless energy and abundant table, and who will carry her in their hearts forever, are her many nieces and nephews, long-time friend Jane Young, traveling companion Diana Robinson and former neighbors Carol and Joe Pezzuti. Justine was the last survivor of the original homeowners on Swartwood Avenue in Endicott, where she created life-long bonds and beautiful memories. She also enjoyed new friendships at Owego Gardens, with her home companion Sandy Dygert, and her hairdressers, whom she visited every Friday without fail. There will be a graveside service for family on August 15. Expressions of sympathy in Justine's honor would be greatly appreciated by Mercy House in Endicott.