Caterina “Kate” (Ingrassia) Banks, age 86 of Bridgeport, the beloved wife of the late George A. Banks, entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, October 16, 2013 in St. Vincent’s Medical Center with her loving family by her side.
Kate was born on October 31, 1926 in Brooklyn, New York, she was the daughter of the late Andrew and Jennie (Pavone) Ingrassia.
She was a lifelong resident of Bridgeport and was retired from Sikorsky Aircraft where she worked for over 30 years.
Kate attended Central High School in Bridgeport. She was an active member of the Sikorsky club.
Kate is survived by her daughter Linda B. LoSchiavo and her husband Joseph J. LoSchiavo of Orange, daughter-in-law, Judith Banks of Ansonia, her sister, Bessie Ingrassia, of Bridgeport, her brother, Peter Ingrassia and wife Helen Ingrassia of Trumbull, sister-in-law, Verna Ingrassia of Monroe. She is survived by five grandchildren, Brian Banks and wife Karen of Hamden, Jamie Richards and her husband Paul of Derby, Joseph LoSchiavo of Stratford, Joy LoSchiavo of Orange and Justin LoSchiavo of Orange, six great grandchildren as well as the several nieces and nephews.
Kate was predeceased by her husband, George Banks, her son, Dennis Banks, and three brothers, Frank Ingrassia, Joseph Ingrassia and Michael Ingrassia.
Friends may call on Sunday from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM in the Parente-Lauro Funeral Home, 559 Washington Ave., Bridgeport.
Friends are invited to attend the funeral on Monday, October 21, 2013 at 10:00 AM DIRECTLY in St. Margaret’s Shrine, 2523 Park Ave., Bridgeport with a Mass of the Christian burial. Interment in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Trumbull.
In lieu of flowers the family has requested that donation may be made to St. Vincent’s Swim Across the Sound, 2800 Main St., Bridgeport CT 06606 in memory of Kate. To sign an online guest book or to send private condolences please visit www.parentelauro.com.