Carmela N. Carabetta, 92, wife of George C. Carabetta, died on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 at Midstate Medical Center after a brief illness. Born in Meriden on December 2, 1926, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Teresa DeMaria Nigro. Mrs. Carabetta was a lifelong Meriden resident, attended Southington schools and graduated from E.C. Goodwin Technical School. Carmela and her husband George owned and operated Carabetta Florist prior to retiring in 1990. Carmela had a lifelong passion for sewing and she loved sharing her handmade blankets and teddy bears. She was a parishioner of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church and a member of the Intermediate Club.
Besides her husband George of 71 years, she is survived by two sons, George (Janeen) Carabetta Jr. and David J. (Lisa) Carabetta; four grandchildren, Daniel Carabetta, Matthew (Paula) Carabetta, Erin (Chris) Hoff and Colin Carabetta; four great-grandchildren, Emmah and Ellana Carabetta and Rhea and Avery Hoff; her sister, Mary Fasulo. Carmela is also survived by several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brother, Ralph Nigro; her daughter-in-law, Kathleen M. Carabetta, her grandsons, Ryan and Sean Carabetta and her lifelong friends, John and Pauline Soltis.
The funeral will be held on Friday, February 15th at 9:15 from the John J. Ferry & Sons Funeral Home, 88 E. Main St., Meriden, CT 06450 and at 10 a.m. at Our Lady Queen of Angels Parish, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Campus for a Mass of Christian Burial. Burial will be in Walnut Grove Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday, February 14th from 4 to 7 p.m. Should friends desire, contributions in her memory may be made to the American Cancer Society 38 Richards Avenue, Norwalk, CT 06854 or to the American Heart Association 5 Brookside Drive, Wallingford, CT 06492. For online condolences, please visit jferryfh.com.
It was our pleasure to know Carmela and to witness the love affair she shared with her husband George. Whenever we saw them he was right by her side. She was quite a woman in so many ways and is sure to be missed by many. Our condolences to all who mourn her. Sharing your sorrow,
Ann Marie & Joe Tretler
Joe & AMT - Friday February 15, 2019 via Condolence Message
I am so sorry to hear about your mother Uncle Dave. Marc and I are thinking about you, Aunt Lisa, Erin and Collin. Love, Chuck Chapman (little)
Charles Chapman Jr - Thursday February 14, 2019 via Condolence Message
George and Family,
I am so sorry for the loss of your beautiful Mother. I still have many memories of her sewing machines and her kind heart. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Diane Woronick - Thursday February 14, 2019 via Condolence Message
May happy memories carry you all through this sorrowful time.
Our sincerest sympathy to the entire Carabetta family,
Ginny & Cliff Pierson
Ginny Pierson - Thursday February 14, 2019 via Condolence Message
In memory of our dear Aunt Carmela Carabetta. Many fond memories of her, her grace, and her style. All memories of our Aunt are with her husband George by her side - never have we seen them separated. We thought it befitting to plant two trees side by side in their honor. Our sincere and loving thoughts are with the entire family. Love Pam and Mark