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Nancy Cataldi Memoriam

Photographs of Victorian Homes in Richmond Hill by Nancy Cataldi 1999
These are some of the Homes of Richmond Hill that you can still find along the streets. Select here for more photographs by Nancy Cataldi © 1999.

Nancy Cataldi Way
In October 2009, the crossroads of 109th Street and 86th Avenue in Richmond Hill was co-named "Nancy Cataldi Way", to honor Nancy Cataldi, in recognition of her achievements in protecting and fighting to save many of Richmond Hill's homes and buildings.

Nancy Cataldi Way signNancy Cataldi Way
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About Nancy Cataldi

Nancy Cataldi was the President of the Richmond Hill Historical Sociey from 1999 through 2008.

The Richmond Hill Historical Society suffered a great loss with the sudden passing of Nancy Cataldi on October 29, 2008.

However, we were very fortunate enough to be touched by her warmth, energy, and drive which seemed to be the perfect fit needed as our President for the Richmond Hill Historical Society. She will be terribly missed. She was always there, helping, planning, hosting, meeting, petioning, galvanizing, inspiring, and just plain old loving the Richmond Hill community, working to protect its past and future for over 10 years. Nancy was very active in the Historic Districting of Richmond Hill. Her work was never done, always a new battle, and she fought for Richmond Hill right up to her very unexpected and untimely end.

Richmond Hill lost a true friend but her spirit and work will continue on through the continued efforts of the Richmond Hill Historical Society.

Read a New York Daily News Article about Nancy Cataldi. Donations in memory of Nancy may be made to Bobbi and the Stray's.

Nancy Cataldi was a freelance photographer who worked for the NY Times, Rolling Stone, People Magazine, US, and various animal publications and calendars. She also did work as a freelance fashion stylist in New York.

Many of Nancy's photographs can be seen throughout the website. She also co-authored two books with Carl Ballenas and the Richmond Hill Historical Society, Images of America: Richmond Hill, and Images of America: Maple Grove Cemetery.

Nancy lived in Richmond Hill since the early 1960's and was a proud owner of a Victorian Home on 109th Street which became Queensmarked.

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