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Joel P. Catulo, age 39, of Gloucester, passed away on April 28, 2017, unexpectedly after a brief period of health issues.
Born and raised in New Bedford, he graduated from New Bedford High School in 1995. He later went on to obtain his Master Barbers License, leading him proudly to the success of his own barber shop, "Catulo's" in Gloucester. With the help of his cousin, Peter Lovasco, the shop exceeded great expectations.
He enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his children, and his dogs, Athena and Venus. There wasn't a bigger Raiders fan out there.
In addition to his mother, Cinthia F. Medeiros-Catulo, survivors include his fiancé, Angela Costa, with their two children, Sofia and David; his eldest son, Patrick; aunts, Linda Avylla and godmother, Elizabeth Aiello; uncles, godfather, Joseph and Paul Catulo, Scott Avylla and Keith Costa; many cousins, several brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews. He was the son of the late Michael Allen, step-son of the late Jeffrey Medeiros, and grandson of the late Joseph and Carol Catulo.
His funeral service will be held on Friday, May 5, 2017, at 9 a.m. from the Rock Funeral Home, 1285 Ashley Blvd., New Bedford, followed by his Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Fatima Church, 4256 Acushnet Ave., New Bedford. Visiting hours will be Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory in care of the family. Burial in Pine Grove Cemetery, New Bedford. For tributes and online registration, visit www.rock-funeralhome.com.
Published on May 2, 2017
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