Doris Irene Castagno, 95 of Taylorville passed away on Saturday, February 6, 2021 in her home, surrounded by her children.
She was born on October 2, 1925 in Taylorville, the daughter of Henry Albert “H.A.” and Marie (Spresser) Curtin. Doris attended St. Mary’s School, graduated from Sacred Heart Academy in Springfield, and went on to attend College of St. Francis in Joliet. She married Joe Castagno on June 22, 1946 in Taylorville. Doris and Joe were engaged in farming in rural Morrisonville until they moved to Taylorville in 1986. He preceded her in death on April 13, 1988. She also worked for 18 years as a bookkeeper for Farmer’s Grain Co. in Palmer.
Doris was a life-long member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church and the Catholic Daughters of America. For several years she served as a volunteer at St. Vincent Memorial Hospital. Doris enjoyed taking part in activities at the Christian County Senior Citizens Center and tap danced for 13 years with “Charlie and His Angels.” She enjoyed reading, gardening, and watching British comedies. Travel was always a joy for Doris, especially the trip she took at the age of 70, with her granddaughter, to Italy. She made many life-long friends and had many wonderful neighbors during her life.
She is survived by her children: Cathy Waterman of Dunedin, Florida, Joe (Monica) Castagno, of Ellisville, Missouri, John (Amy) of Glendale, Missouri, Linda (Gary) Rinaldi, of Pekin, and Don Castagno of New York, New York; 8 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and siblings: Robert Curtin, James Curtin, Alberta Sage, Bruce Curtin, and Sr. Mary Bernice Curtin.
A private family funeral for Doris will be held with Monsignor David Lantz officiating. Burial will take place along side her husband in Oak Hill Cemetery, Taylorville.
McClure Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements. Memories of Doris, or condolences to the family, may be shared online at www.mcclurefuneralhome.com.