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Morristown Councilman Dies

Lifelong resident Anthony Cattano had been battling cancer.

Longtime Morristown Democrat councilman Anthony Cattano has died.

Mayor Tim Dougherty confirmed Cattano's passing Tuesday night, after a long battle with cancer. He said Cattano's son, John, would likely announce service arrangements later this week.

Cattano, who would have been up for re-election to Town Council next year, had not appeared in a council meeting all year as he fought his illness. Occasionally, the son of former mayor Anthony Cattano Sr.—whom Cattano Avenue was named after in the early 1990s—participated in meetings by phone.

"He had been battling serious illness for a while," Dougherty said. "Tony was one of those guys who kept coming back, though, you know?

"The town lost an icon," he said.

Morristown Patch will continue to update this story as more information becomes available.

Jersey Jerry September 05, 2012 at 03:12 AM
Very sad. I've known TC for almost 40 years..bought my wedding rings (and he was at the reception) and much more at his jewelery store over the years..years later would always chat with him when I popped into the Colonial Bar.
Rebecca P. Feldman September 05, 2012 at 03:21 AM
I will miss Councilman Cattano's warmth, humor and light hand with the Council Presidents' gavel. Let's pray together for comfort for Tony's family, and for all who mourn.
Patti September 05, 2012 at 11:30 AM
RIP Tony, you'll be missed by many!
Roseann Loia September 05, 2012 at 11:32 AM
My earliest memory of you is coaching CYO basketball at the Neighborhood House while I was cheer leading for SMS. Be forever in peace Tony!
Motown Resident September 05, 2012 at 12:25 PM
My coach, my friend, my councilman..........................he will be missed. Always a smile and a helpful hand, always giving and never asking, RIP Tony.
christine howard September 05, 2012 at 01:27 PM
You will be missed by all! May you rest in peace. I pray god hold all that loved you during this time of healing. I will always remember you as a prominent figure in the town I grew up in. Christine Howard. <3
Janet Blanchard September 05, 2012 at 01:39 PM
To the Cattano Family, My deepest condolences on the passing of you Tony Jr. He was such a Morristownian, may he Rest in Paradise. And may the Lord continue to comfort you during this time.
Ryan FL September 05, 2012 at 03:10 PM
RIP MR C. you will be missed by all of us you were a great man it was an honor to know you and will be missed terribly

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