James L. Cattaneo, age 67

of Plymouth

James L. Cattaneo, age 67

James L. Cattaneo, age 67, of Plymouth, formerly of Quincy, died peacefully, Wednesday, December 15, 2021 at South Shore Hospital in Weymouth, in the comfort of his loving family.

Jim was born in Quincy, to the late Marie L. (Sepka) and John J. Cattaneo, Jr. Raised and educated there, he was a graduate of Quincy High School, Class of 1972.

He lived in Plymouth for the past four years, previously in Quincy for many years.

Jim was employed as a Program Manager, in Information Technology, for the Raytheon Corporation for almost two decades, and had been retired for several years.

Jim had love for a lot of things in his life, but far and away, above everything else, he loved his family, and he loved God. He poured his heart and soul into those two things, and dedicated his life to both. Dad and Papa were his favorite roles, and he cherished those roles more than anything in this world.

Together for fifty years, he was the beloved husband of Susan M. (Morton) Cattaneo. They were each other’s soul mate and best friend, rarely ever seen without the other by their side. His love for his wife was undying, and will live on forever in her heart.

Devoted father of Jennifer Roche and her husband Glenn, Susan Conneen and her husband Steven, all of Rockland, James L. Cattaneo, Jr. and his wife Taryn of Scituate, and Michael C. Cattaneo of Quincy.

Loving grandfather of twelve.

Dear brother of Robert S. Cattaneo of Naples, Fla., Thomas S. Cattaneo of Duxbury, Stephen G. Cattaneo of Hanson, Anne Marie Nolan of Pembroke, and the late John J. Cattaneo III.

Jim is also survived by many beloved nieces and nephews.

Memorial Visitation will be held at the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Avenue, Quincy, on Wednesday, December 22, from 3 – 7 p.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. A Memorial Service will be conducted at the Calvary Chapel of Boston, 175 Market Street, Rockland, on Thursday, December 23, at 5 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Jim’s memory may be made to Teen Challenge, 20 Clifton Avenue, Brockton, MA 02301.


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  • My condolences to your family.

  • Jim was the kindest Christian man you would ever want to know. He fought a good battle, but Covid took over and now he rests in the Saviors arms eternally . He always welcomed my family in his home along with his wife and always treated us as family. I will never forget this God-fearing man. Jim loved his children and grandchildren so much and was the best grandfather in the world. God Bless the family and my love and condolences to the whole family.

  • Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  • Our condolences to all of the family! Jim was an awesome, kind, loving , sweet and funny guy. He will be missed! He along with Sue were always there when you needed them. Jim will be missed but at least we know he is now at rest with the Lord! We love you Jim. May you rest in the peace and love of God!

  • Our prayers are with you all – we are thankful to have had the chance to meet such a kind man♥️

  • So very sorry to learn of Jim’s death. He was a great person. May your wonderful and happy memories provide comfort.

  • Dear Susan and Family.

    Please accept my deepest sympathy in your loss of James. Seeing this obituary brings back so many memories to your “old” neighbor and friend, James and all of you are in my prayers in this holy season. Love and Semper Fi, Millie

  • I was listening to “There Will Be a Day”- Jeremy Camp when ‘Sweeney’s posting’ reached my in-box. And while I shared 8 years of class with Jim at St Mary’s, my last 30 have been here in AZ. Learning of Jim’s total faith in Our Savior was remarkably portrayed both in the song’s lyrics, and these amazing comments from friends and family. The deep love for his family and the Lord gives us all such amazing peace! Thanks ‘Jimmy’ for being such an awesome God-fearing example! (Teen Challenge–Yes!)

  • Dear Susan and Family,

    Please accept my deepest sympathy in your loss of James.

    As an “old” friend and neighbor, reading his obituary brought back many happy memories of our two families, Please know that James and all of you are in my prayers at this holy season.

    Love and Semper Fi, Millie Cox

  • My condolences to the whole family. Jim was a great guy, and will be missed by all of us who had the pleasure of knowing him.

  • I am going to miss the absolute best man I have ever known. He was such an amazing example of being a man, father, Papa, friend, Uncle, cousin, son, brother ect… He loved God, Mom and his family more than anything!!! He is going to leave such a whole in our lives that only God can fill until we are reunited. I love you so much Dad and will miss you everyday for the rest of my life! XOXO Love your Suza-belle ❤️

  • To Sue and family, my sincerest condolences. So sorry for your tragic loss. TP

  • I am so very sorry. My heart breaks for the entire family. You are all in my prayers. Though I know you will all be together again with our Lord one day, this is such painful news. God bless you all.

  • I was so saddened to hear of Jim’s passing. My thoughts and prayers and lots of hugs are coming your way for the whole Cattaneo family. Our loss is Heaven’s gain. The journey is over for you Jim and Jesus has welcomed you into Paradise. Love and prayers, Lois

  • Jim, I will never forget when you gave me the blessing to marry your daughter and how you welcomed me and my daughter into your family. You always loved my daughter as your own flesh and blood. I will never forget how you always made me feel included and would occasionally just make a call just to check in on me. This really sucks. It sucks for all of us who will miss your rye humor, for your grandkids who always felt so doted on by papa and I know it sucks for Jesus who sees us all missing you so much. But yet I also know how excited Jesus must’ve been to embrace you and to welcome you in , say “ well done” and then show you all around heaven and answer every question you ever had. I always got a kick out of the fact that though we share the same birthday you always needed to have your own party and not share. Funny Suzy was asking me yesterday if you would want such a big public service and I said “of course! He loved to be the center of attention!” I’m sure Jesus will be nudging you and saying “Jim! You should see all of the people who came to celebrate your life and share all of the wonderful memories you gave them! There’s many! And Jim your prayers are answered! Your kids are all in church and your family is hearing all about me! “

    It must be crazy beyond belief everything you’re seeing and hearing right now.

    I just want to say thank you. Thank you for never wavering in your faith. Thank you for always being an amazing example of a godly man and how you would get up early every morning to watch the sunrise and spend time with your Jesus. Thank you for never letting me feel like an outsider in this family.

    You are going to be so missed and thought of daily. We can’t wait for the day when we get to be with you again. Save us from clam strips!!

    With love and tremendous respect
    Your son-in-law Steve.

  • My uncle Jim was like a father to me. He was a loving, caring man that raised his family right, and gave them the proper steps to succeed throughout their lives. Unfortunately, I could never repay him for all of the guidance, support, and words of wisdom he shared with me, and my family. I am deeply saddened about this loss, wish I had the chance to spend another moment with him. The one of a kind, unforgettable memories will live on, though. I pray that he was right, and there is something better waiting for us when our time, here, on earth expires. I am confident he will still be watching over us from the other side. Rest easy, my friend, thank you, God bless, amen.

  • May light perpetual shine upon Jim. My condolences to the family and friends. Recruiting Jim into Raytheon is one of the success stories of my career. We always took each others calls and texts, day or night, when we needed urgent help with those pesky servers. Peace and love to the family.

  • My heart is so broken for your family. His love of family and faith in God will forever continue in all of you. My condolences to all. Debbie

  • Sue–so sorry to hear this very sad news. So many great memories…….

  • To my cousin Susan, all of Jimmy’s kids, grandkids, brothers & sister, my deepest condolences in your loss. I didn’t get to see Jim very often, but when I did, it was always a pleasant experience. He was always kind to those around him, & always had me laughing. In my conversations w/him it was so apparent how much he loved his family, & I hope that comforts you in your grief. I also know he had an unbinding faith that is ever lasting. He is with the Lord now, & you will see him again. May he rest in eternal peace.

  • Mr.Cattaneo, “Daddy C”. I just want you to know we will take good care of jen and sue. They will be ok. Thank you for giving me my two best friends and for loving them and training them to make them into the amazing woman they are today. Thank you for the example of your marriage that stands the test of time. Thank you for loving the Lord and putting him first. I cannot wait to see you reunited in the clouds with your family. A good name is better than precious ointment; and the day of death than the day of one’s birth. It is better to go to the house of mourning, than to go to the house of feasting: for that is the end of all men; and the living will lay it to his heart. Sorrow is better than laughter: for by the sadness of the countenance the heart is made better.
    Ecclesiastes 7:1-3

  • To Susan and Family, I am shocked to read this news. Remembering him at the Diner is such a great time in my life. The whole family Ann, Susan, Tom, Bob, Steve, Pat, And Norma waiting and serving customers, and at the Helm, Jim with a smile! May you all stay strong. R.I.P. old friend.
    Fondly, Rick

  • Sending prayers and condolences to you and your family. Jim was a good friend and former coworker. I agree with everything written about him. He absolutely loved his family and he loved God. He talked about both all the time. Jim also had a great sense of humor. We had a lot of laughs together especially at a Bruins – Habs game. I will cherish those moments. Jim will be missed. God bless.

  • On earth and in heaven there will be the words as Jim Cattaneo passes by: “There goes a wonderful man who was animated by his love of his Lord and Savior, and he like Christ breathed that soulful life into every thing he did and every person he touched. He was a bright beam of hope for all. He loved amateur radio and obtained his Amateur Extra license, W1JC, his initials. Rest in the peace of Christ, dear Jim.

  • Had the pleasure of working with Jim for several years. He was such a nice guy and also fun to be around. Such a great sense of humor. Will never forget how well he took care of the people he managed. Please accept my deepest condolences for your family’s loss.

  • To my cousin Susan, and to Jenny,Susie, Jim Jr., Michael , and to all of the Cattaneo family…..Jim was one of the finest men whom I have ever known. I feel blessed to have known him for most of my life.
    He was an inspiration to me….always kind, loving, and supportive, and his gentle teaching and encouragement about life and its meaning always gave me hope and positivity.
    Jim’s love for you….his family, and his love of Jesus Christ, was a joy to behold.
    And what a funny and interesting man!!
    And I love the beautiful couple that is Jim and Susan.!!
    And what a beautiful family!!
    My fondest memories are recent ones over the last few years, as we became even closer…..getting together with Jim and Susan, and spending hours and hours talking and laughing and learning and enjoying life. I always felt proud that Jim and Susan and their kids are my family.
    My heart is heavy at his passing, yet I know that Jim is with the Lord, and was called to Heaven for even greater works. He is with you always.
    I will always cherish Jim Cattaneo.

  • Our thoughts and prayers are sent your way. Jim was an incredible guy and we count ourselves lucky too have known him. He will be remembered very fondly by all of us across the street❤️ Please know we are here for you. If there’s every anything you need, don’t hesitate to call on us.