Angela Stalteri posted a Condolence
| January 30, 2021
My condolences to all family and friends of Carmela.
(friend of Lederer's)
Condo Family posted a Condolence
| January 21, 2021
Our deepest condolences to your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Sam, Nancy, Pat & Christine Condo
Pina D'Acunto posted a Condolence
| January 20, 2021
John, We just found out about the passing of your mom. Our deepest condolences goes out to you and your family. May she Rest In Peace.
From the staff at Ricchio Financial Group
The Pagliaroli Family posted a Condolence
| January 18, 2021
Our deepest condolences to all of your family. May all the beautiful memories shared bring you peace and strength in this difficult time. Rest in Peace Carmela.
Joe, Fiorella & Stephen
Celene Lederer posted a Condolence
| January 17, 2021
You’re gone from this world
but forever in our hearts
Trying to find words
Nonna Carmela, where do I start?
One of the first things that comes to anyone’s mind when they think about her is how strong she is.
Right now it’s hard to think of anything other than how wrong it is,
that she’s gone like this.
There was so much life left in her to live
And an immeasurable amount of love she had left to give.
Nothing will ever be able to fill this new found void,
but we’ll never forget the sound of her voice;
“You want some pastina? come, I’ll make some food.”
She filled us in ways we never knew.
Of course the obvious dish after dish,
but more than that, the memories we’ve had to share since we were kids;
Jokes about how she’d pronounce certain words
or the odd stuff we’d find in her fridge or her cupboards.
Birthday and Christmas cards given every year
will be eternally cherished, and held very dear.
If it wasn’t for Nonna, none of us would be alive.
It was her strength, independence, kindness, and drive.
She never stopped working even after she retired,
fixing things with her two hands, duct tape and wires,
she redefined going to “the brick”
by using heavy cement blocks for an “easy” furniture fix.
In her garden is more often than not, where she’d be found.
Living up to her name proving how it’s profound
Garden is literally what Carmela means.
and believe me when I say, her thumbs were born green!
Her garden, was always lush with plenty of tomads 🍅.
It was always a treat to have fresh Nonna saladd 🥬.
To everyone she meets, she’s an inspiration!
To her family and friends was her dedication.
She rarely ever asked for help
but was always ready and willing to offer it,
having raised 4 kids by herself,
she taught us all what it means to never quit.
Nonna has been and will continue to be
the backbone of our family.
She is the embodiment
of actions speak louder than words,
even with no audience
her heart was to serve.
She lit up every room just by walking in
and when you saw her smile, you couldn’t help but join, at least with a grin.
Nonna’s laugh was more contagious than anything!
Her secret to a long and happy life is to turn the music on and sing!
It took a while to sink in that she’s no longer here,
being at her home today made it abundantly clear.
I was looking for the remote to open her garage,
and I couldn’t find it until I asked her where it was.
I pretended to have a conversation with her from the stairs,
wishing I had more time with her physically there.
You never know what you’ve got till it’s gone,
but through us, her legacy, her garden, Nonna Carmela, you will forever live on!
If you don`t know, now you know, Nonna.
- Celene Lederer