Carmela  DiBiase



Wednesday April 17, 2019

2:30 PM

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Carmela DiBiase, age 90, of Conneaut, died Friday, April 12, 2019 at Mt. Carmel West Hospital in Columbus surrounded by her family.
Carmela was born March 28, 1929 in Bonefro, Italy, the daughter of Antonio and Teresa Marinaro. She attended school in Italy and at the age of 24 came to Montreal, Canada.
On May 31, 1958 she married the love of her life Costanzo "Custy" DiBiase in Montreal and then they moved to Conneaut to begin their new life in the United States. Carmela worked in the kitchen at the former "Papes" restaurant and later retired from the Conneaut Area School system after working many years in the school cafeteria.
Carmela was a member of the Corpus Christi Parish and attended mass at St. Frances Cabrini. For years she and her husband volunteered their time at many church functions and festivals. Carmela enjoyed knitting and crocheting and was a wonderful seamstress. She was always mending clothes for family and friends. Carmela even made her own drapes.
Carmela was preceded in death by her parents, husband Costanzo "Custy" DiBiase in 1994; a brother, Giuseppe Marinaro; and a sister, Santarella Columbo.
She is survived by a son, Nicholas DiBiase of Conneaut; a daughter, Teresa and Dr. Mark Ricaurte of Columbus; three grandchildren, Maria Ricaurte of New York, Michael Ricaurte of Texas, Anthony Ricaurte of Indiana; many cousins, nieces and nephews in Montreal, New York and Boston; along with Carmela's dearest and supportive friends throughout her life.
Calling hours will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at the Raisian Family Funeral Home, 581 Harbor Street, Conneaut.
Mass of the Christian Burial will follow at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at St. Frances Cabrini Church, 744 Mill Street, Conneaut with Fr. Philip Miller of Corpus Christi Parish officiating.
Entombment will follow at Greenlawn Mausoleum, Route 20, North Kingsville.
Memorial contributions can be made in Carmela's memory to Corpus Christi Parish, 744 Mill St, Conneaut, Ohio 44030.
Carmel's family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the nurse's aides, nurses and doctors on the 7 Tower and 3 Tower at Mt. Carmel West Hospital in Columbus for the wonderful care and compassion given to Carmela during her illness.
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Gina Sanzotta monahan
Apr 18, 2019
Teresa & Nick. I am so sorry for your loss! I have such fond memories of your lovely mother. Love,
Andrea, RN 7T
Apr 17, 2019
Carmela I am so grateful that my life has been touched by you. You have been a great light and such a warm presence. Your smile has always been contagious and I will truly miss racing you down the hallway in your house coat and slippers ❤️ You did not take comfort for granted! You encouraged me every day to look for new blessings and appreciate the beauty in my life. I will always remember your kind words and your tight hugs. You will be greatly missed sweet girl.
Taylor moe
Apr 17, 2019
It was an absolute privilege to take care of mrs Carmela. I will never forget her positive attitude through her illness and her vibrant smile !! She will surely be missed on 7tower. Thank you to nick and Teresa!! Me and my little girl send our love to you !!!