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Catalina Zapata

October 26, 1928 ~ September 24, 2023 (age 94) 94 Years Old
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Catalina Zapata Obituary

Catalina Tatis Zapata, was born on October 26, 1928, in Hato Viejo, Castanuelas, a province of Montecristi, in the Dominican Republic.  She was a woman of caliber, a one-of-a-kind rare breed.  She was a strong willed and strong-minded woman, focused on progress and growth. She single-handedly brought her children and siblings to the Unites States, so that she could leave the legacy of determination that lives on within her 5 remaining children, 18 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren.  She was strong and did everything she set her mind on doing.  From country girl to city girl to business owner.  From immigrant to American citizen and world traveler. She worked nonstop, loved her novellas and Caso Cerrado, she had healing hands and made remedies for all our ailments and was the best cook. We all have endless stories to tell about “La Vieja” and they reveal the special way she showed her love to us all. We love her and miss her. May the example of her strength and tenacity remain in our hearts forever.  

The family invites visitors to join them Friday and Saturday between 3 - 7 PM at the family residence at

162 E. Fulton Avenue

Roosevelt, NY 11575



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September 28, 2023

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Flinch & Bruns Funeral Home, Inc.
34 Hempstead Avenue (corner Peninsula Blvd.)
Lynbrook, NY 11563

September 28, 2023

6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Flinch & Bruns Funeral Home, Inc.
34 Hempstead Avenue (corner Peninsula Blvd.)
Lynbrook, NY 11563

Funeral Mass
September 29, 2023

9:45 AM
St. Thomas the Apostle R.C. Church
24 Westminster Road
West Hempstead, NY 11552


St. Charles Cemetery
2015 Wellwood Avenue
Farmingdale, NY 11735


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