THIS IS THE CATALFAMO FAMILY. WE ARE COMPRISED OF CUBAN AND ITALIAN DECENT.Angelina CatalfamoEDF 2085March 28, 2012
Orlando (died) and Olga(no photo) Hoyos married and had Belkis (seen belowon left) Catalfamo in 1962Tony(died) and Maxine (seen below left) married in 1960 and hadJoe (seen below) in 1963 whom Belkis later married in 1985
Belkis and Joseph then had (me) Angelina Catalfamo in 1990 (seen below) In 1998 my brother Dominic Antonio Catalfamo was born (seen below)
Orlando Hoyos born: 1945-2010Born in Havana, Cuba he flew to Spain where he took hiswife Olga Hoyos and from there they came to Miami, FL.They came to the U.S to seek freedom and a betteropportunity of living. The struggles they faced were learningEnglish, something Orlando neveraccomplished, however, was a successful business man.Belkis Catalfamo born in Havana Cuba in 1962, then flewto Spain with her parents, to come to America at age 3. Herbiggest struggle as a child was surviving poverty withparents that could not speak English and putting herselfthrough school.
Tony Catalfamo 1935-1994 was born in Miami, Fl and met his wife MaxineCatalfamo they struggled with having 8 children (Tony had 8 with a previous wife)and feeding all of them.Joe Catalfamo was born in 1963 in Miami,FL his biggest struggle growing up wasbeing a White Italian in a Spanish speaking city and trying to find a job.
Our values are family is #1 however, God always comes first. The normsfor us are going to school (even the parents) working full time jobs, andbeing home to eat as a family by 6p.m & church on Sunday’s.
TRADITION for the Cuban side of the family is‘lechon’ on Noche Bueno (the 24th of dec) we havea big party and fiesta with our family and lovedones and tradition is ALWAYS a lechon.
Celebrating the sweet 15 or Quinceanera for Cubans &sweet 16 for the Italians! These days are full of familyand fun! They realize a significant time in your life andhow precocious being young is! Lucky for me I had asweet 15 AND 16 Birthday cruise!