Cathy Bartoni passed away from heart failure on December 20, 2021 at age 47 in Danville, California. The daughter of Renzo and Carol Solari, she was born at St. Mary’s Hospital in San Francisco, California. She grew up in Concord with her two siblings Larry and Sandra. She graduated from Monte Vista High School and attended Diablo Valley College. After high school she met the love of her life, Frank Bartoni, and married at St. Isidore in 1995. A year later, they had their first child, Vincent. Their second son, Dominic, was born in 1998; and their third son, Joseph, was born in 2002.
After they married, Frank and Cathy purchased a home in Discovery Bay and later relocated to Livermore where they both lived the rest of their lives. Cathy worked in the hospitality industry at Sodexo in San Ramon, serving PG&E workers. She was a volunteer at St. Michael School where all her children attended. She was also a parishioner at St. Michael Church. She was also a volunteer at Livermore Little League baseball where all of her sons played and husband Frank coached.
Outside of her many jobs and volunteering, Cathy had many interests. As a child she loved bike riding, gymnastics, and dancing. Growing up she enjoyed her many trips to Italy with her family. She also enjoyed her trips to Hawaii, where she had her honeymoon. She was cost-conscious and loved to find good deals when shopping. Arts and crafts were also a favorite hobby of hers. She was an animal lover and had several cats and dogs. Every morning she liked to have mocha coffee with marshmallows. She loved gardening, her favorite flowers being tulips, carnations, and gladioli.
Cathy was best known for generosity, kindness, and strength in life. She never complained about anything, especially about her health. She didn’t want anyone in her family to ever worry about her. Most of all, Cathy was devoted to her family, especially her husband Frank who passed away one year before in 2020. She inspired love and happiness in all those around her.
The family is grateful for the wonderful times and experiences with Cathy over the years and for having her in their lives. Survivors include her children, Vincent, Dominic, and Joseph; granddaughter, Laila; parents, Renzo, and Carol; her siblings, Larry, and Sandra; and nieces and nephews; Lena, Tiffany, Alan, Justin, and Jonathan.
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