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Mary Rose Carello

Mary Rose (Malena) Carello, 88, of Bristol, CT, passed away to God’s embrace on Wednesday, September 3rd, at Ingraham Manor Nursing Home. She was the wife to David J. Carello, Sr..

Mary was born in Bristol, CT on March 18, 1926, a daughter of the late Fontina (D'Atoma) and Michele Malena.

She worked as a Head Cook at Plainville Convalescent Home for over 12 years retiring in 1997.
She was a member of Sweet Adelines and OSIA.

Besides her husband, she is survived by, four sons, David J. Carello, Jr. and his wife Joanne, Richard Carello and his wife Traci, Michael Carello and his wife Nancy, Andrew Carello and his wife Pamela, a daughter, Diane VandenHeuvel and her husband John. A brother, Joseph Malena. 10 Grandchildren, 5 Great Grandchildren.
She is pre-deceased by 2 brothers, Michele and Leonardo Malena.  

The funeral will be held on Saturday at 9:00 am from Dunn Funeral Home 191 West St. Bristol to St. Anthony Church for a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 am. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery, Bristol. Family and friends may call at the funeral home on Friday from 6 to 8 p.m.
Donations can be made to Alzheimer’s Association 2075 Silas Deane Hwy Rocky Hill, CT  06067.

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I understand how you must feel to lost your mother, sister, friend in death. It so wonderful to know that their is a hope for your love one. This is what help me to endure and have hope by this scripture that comfort me in my sorrow. Isaiah 25:8 "He will swallow up death forever, And the Soverreign Lord Jehovah wipe away the tears from all faces. The reproach of his people he will take away from all the earth, For Jehovah himself has spoken it.  Please check this web site www.jw.org to learn more about the reason why we did under subheading Publication  (tract) "Can the dead really live again?' Please accept my sincerely sympathy

Tammy Oct 24 2014 12:00 AM

Mom, you were a class act, and everyone in our world knew it. You taught me things that I will take to my last day. You were the light to so many people. You will never be forgotten. You can now rest in Heaven with the rest of our dearly departed.

Mike Carello Sep 9 2014 12:00 AM

Hi Mom, the weight of sadness has lifted from my shoulders since you left because I knew you could not stay any longer.  Mom, you carried me home on a happy day long ago when I was born, you held me in your warm embrace and smiled, you took all fears and sadness away instantly by your mere presence even to the day you left.  You made everything better because you were my "Mom".  Ma, you were so creative, clever, and artistic but you rarely gave yourself the credit you deserved.  I will miss you mom, I will miss your smile, your laughter, your humor and, your hugs.  I will miss the aroma of your cooking because that was home when I was there.  Ma, I am the better person because of you, and I know that when it's my time to leave this earth it will be your face I will be looking for to carry me home again.  I love you Mom, you are my sunshine.

Dave, #1 Son Sep 9 2014 12:00 AM

Mom, I miss you so much even though we fought and were at odds sometimes doesn't mean I didn't love you. The day you died was the saddest day of my life because I knew that my sunshine was gone but you made me laugh, smile and love. I will never forget you ever :) You truly were my Sunshine my mother my life! Love your daughter Diane

Diane Sep 9 2014 12:00 AM

Sorry to hear about Mrs. Carello.I remember being at the carello homestead at the bottom of union st many times in the 1960,s.You would be greeted by her big smile.My heart goes out to Mike and the rest of the Carello family.      Jim Filosa

james filosa Sep 6 2014 12:00 AM

I'm am truly sorry to hear of mama Carello's passing! How I remember being warmly greeted at their house, always with a meatball or a chunk of pizza shoved in my face before I crossed the threshold! Many wonderful and loud, but loving memories from that Carello household. To all of you my deepest condolences. Also please know that my thoughts and prayers are that you would be greatly comforted by our Lord at this very difficult and painful time. I love you all!

Kevin Malley Sep 6 2014 12:00 AM

I just heard about the passing of Mrs. Carello and am very sad for those of us who will miss this dear woman. Yet, I am happy because I am certain that Mary Carello, a hard working and strong woman, has found rest and joy with our Lord and is surrounded by the happy faces of those she has missed and longed to see.

Mrs. Carello was the quintessential Italian mother -- loving, bold, tough, and ALWAYS generous and welcoming. I was "Frankie" to her and she was respectfully, Mrs. Carello -- a woman very much like my own mother. I remember fondly how she would unhesitatingly make room for me at the Carello family supper table whenever I stopped by.

To Mike, Rick, Andrew, Dave, and Diane -- I offer my sincerest condolences for this great loss. Your mom worked so hard for all of you and now goes on to a well-deserved rest and indescribable joy for eternity.

Frank Archambeault
Avon, Connecticut

Frank & Beth Archambeault Sep 5 2014 12:00 AM

I am saddened to learn of Mary's passing. Please accept my sincere condolences. To all of her children, you certainly had a wonderful woman for a MOM. She was gracious, fun, funny, a great cook, baker, seamstress, grandmother, friend, chauffeur, caregiver, singer, a very valuable family member who will always be lovingly remembered. God rest her soul now in Heaven, with Grandpa, Grandma, Mike and Leonard. We will all miss her, but know that she has finally entered God's Kingdom and found peace.

Jane Malena Sep 5 2014 12:00 AM

I am so sorry for your loss. Sending thoughts and prayers.

Shirley Patterson Sep 5 2014 12:00 AM

Our deepest sympathies to all of you, Mary was always a bright light in our lives. She had a kind word for all and will be missed by our family dearly. May the Lord give you peace at this time.

The Morin Family Sep 5 2014 12:00 AM

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