Bernard Joseph Giarratano

Bernard Joseph Giarratano, 82, of Katy, Texas, passed away on January 16, 2017, in Richmond, Texas.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, January 25, 2017, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Orange, Texas. Officiating will be Father Joseph P. Daleo. Burial will follow at St. Mary Catholic Cemetery in Orange.

Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., with a Rosary held at 6:00 p.m., Tuesday, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange.

Born in St. Louis, Missouri, on March 31, 1934, Bernard was the son of Tony and Mary Giarratano. He was a member of St. Edith Stein Catholic Church in Katy but grew up attending St. Mary Catholic Church in Orange. Bernard was a wonderful man who touched every life he met in a positive way. He will be greatly missed by everyone who had the pleasure of knowing him.

He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Betty Em Giarratano; his parents; and his brother, Frank Giarratano.

Those left to cherish his memory include his son, Scott Giarratano, of Katy; grandchildren, Hayden and Shaine Giarratano; and his brother, Joe Giarratano, of Beaumont, Texas.

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