~~March 6, 2014~~
Joe was born in Malden, Massachusets on September 14, 1987 to Rose Hornedo and Bennie Catino. In 1992, Rose moved to Brockton with Joseph and his younger sister Gina Catino, where Joe spent his childhood and young adulthood.
He made life-long friends and loving memories with his family throughout the years.
The family moved to Florida in 2005, where Joe truly began to find himself.
He had developed a great passion for Japan, especially anime.
He found many kindred spirits in Florida. He loved conventions, COS play .. with devotion to One Piece, The Straw Hat Crew.
He found a soul-mate in Monkey D. Luffy.
Joe had aspirations to become a writer.
He wrote several fictional short stories and also poetry.
Joseph was an exceptionally unique soul. He believed in the good of people overall regardless if they fall at times. He loved unconditionally. He was a beautiful combination of childlike impishness and the wisest of old souls. Joe left a lasting impression in all those who met him.
He will be truly missed!
Joseph is survived by mother: Rose Hornedo, his sister: Gina Catino, his brother-in-law: Joshua Diaz, his niece: Leilani Jolie Diaz, his nephew: Liam Joseph Diaz, his mother’s partner: Lydia Medina, his boyfriend: Kawon Davis, the Catino family, the Hornedo family and countless extended family and friends.
~~MESSAGES FOR JOSEPH CATINO~~
A beautiful spirit made the transition early morning, February 27, 2014, as a soft rain fell ever Orlando. Joe Catino, son of my friend Rose, both of them two of the sweetest, strongest and brightest souls I know, brother to Gina, beloved uncle to Leilani and to the little nephew who will never see him on this side of the Veil, but will hear earfuls of Uncle Jojo stories as he grows up, and beloved of Kawon, another beautiful and pure soul, lost his brief but ferocious battle with cancer early today. To his very last conscious moment, he kept his sense of humor and playfulness, and reflected back on those around him the deep love that surrounded him.
Go in Beauty, Joe, just as you walked in it throughout your life.
Posted by Gringuis on February 28, 2014 10:50
May God open his gate and lead you to his paradise, where you will rest your soul next to your father, Grandparents, Aunts and uncles … We will treasure all the memories you left with us .. We will always remember the 4 of you in Mass, running up and down the stairs, chasing each other but, we wouldn’t change a thing. R.I.P. We love you Joe!!
Posted by Natalia on February 28, 2014 03:02
RIP Joe, you will always remain in our hearts.
Posted by Lori on February 28, 2014 10:50
Angels do exist, I have meet a few. Their mission is very important and your turn to be among them has come. I never meet you but I know you are now with our father. I pray for your family who is going to miss you so much. I have faith and believe that after all you was thru, you are now resting your fragile body, and your soul is now rejoicing with our Father.
Posted by Janet on February 28, 2014 02:09
Your smile is in my heart.
You have taught me about courage.
Your Smile teaches me about strength
And about hope.
Your courage brings me closer to my loved ones.
Your Faith makes me look at myself.
In the short time That I knew you my life changed
never to be the same again
All this from the smile that touch my heart.
never to be forgotten.
Posted by Juli on February 28, 2014 01:10
RIP, sweet angel. Your life may have been short here on earth but you have left a big mark of your short life. l was praying for God to wrap you around his loving arms and give you peace and comfort from all the pain and take you home because your journey here with us was over. l was also praying for your sweet mother who has been left here with an empty void in her heart and full of pain. Rose, may God now wrap you in an ocean comforting peace in your heart to help you go through this devastating time of your life, my constant prays are out for you . Giving you a big hug!
Posted by Nadia on February 27, 2014 23:41
RIP my angel … I will always love you.
Posted by Rose on February 27, 2014 23:15
You Won! May you rest well in Paradise
Posted by Lori on February 28, 2014 01:32
You made a great impact in my life inspired me and gave me courage, a soft angelical voice, kind words touched my heart when we spoke. Thank you I will never forget you♥!
Posted by Maria on February 27, 2014 23:40
You have touched my heart deeply, you have left an imprint. Thank you for allowing me to be by your side when you were the strongest. Give my dad a big hug for me! Love ya 🙂
Posted by Jazzy on February 27, 2014 23:40
A young warrior faced a battle bigger than life itself. He used all the “weapons” he had at hand. All possibilities were considered, all opportunities explored, all avenues where taken. In the end the battle was bigger than his heart.
Joe’s earthly form is no longer with us. However, his heart, his memory, his spirit will always be imprinted on the hearts and minds of those that he “touched” …. knowingly and unknowingly.
His light isn’t extinguished. He will be forever within reach.
Heaven has a new angel … .and his name is Joseph Anthony Catino …
Posted by Horty on February 28, 2014 02:09
I love you Joe! Keep shinning!
Posted by Chris on February 27, 2014 22:54
You are so loved Joe. The brilliance if this star can’t compare to the brilliance of your spirit! We love you!
Posted by Beki on February 27, 2014 22:54
Your strength, courage and kindness Joe – has touched my heart. You are an incredibly beautiful soul!
Posted by Melissa on March 01, 2014 02:19
RIP, sobrino, with your grandmother (my mom) and your aunt (my sister Inez)
I will see you all in Paradise
Posted by Irma on February 28, 2014 22:32
RIP Joe, you will always remain in our hearts.
Posted by Lori Krol on February 28, 2014 10:50
May God open his gate and lead you to his paradise, where you will rest your soul next to your father, Grandparents, Aunts and uncles … We will treasure all the memories you left with us. We will always remember the 4 of you in Mass, running up and down the stairs, chasing each other but, we wouldn’t change a thing.
R.I.P. We love you Joe!!
Shining Star- Earth, Wind, and Fire
Forever in our minds and hearts!!