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Carmela Filippone

September 16, 1923 — September 27, 2021

THE CASEY FAMILY IS HONORED TO BE CARING FOR AND ASSISTING THE FAMILY OF CARMELA FILIPPONE


Beloved Mother and Trusted Friend to All

WOLCOTT - On September 27, 2021 our beloved and loving mother, Carmela Mary Filippone passed away at the home of her daughter and son-in-law where she resided since December 7th, 1989.

Born in Waterbury, September 16th, 1923 to Phillip and Rose (Disapio) Lucas. Carmela was baptized at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church on December 1st by Reverend J. Lynch. She grew up in Middlebury and Naugatuck and later her parents moved to Waterbury. It was there that Carmela met the person she would marry and on June30th, 1945 in Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto she became the wife of Anthony X. Filippone.

Carmela and Tony lived most of their married years with her parents before they purchased their own home in 1962. She was a stay-at-home mom, but was very active in Sacred Heart Church and Grammar School where her son and daughter attended. Once her children were older, she started a part time job at S.S. Kresge in downtown Waterbury and soon had a full-time job that lasted 19 years.

Tony passed away on March 24th, 1981 and Carmela became a widow at 57 years old. She kept the family home for eight years then realized it was hard to keep up the house the way Tony did, so she sold it. Her daughter and son-in-law who live in Wolcott asked her to move in with them but Carmela wanted her own space. So, on May 28th, 1989 the bulldozer pulled in the backyard, with Paul Cossette in the driver's seat to build and addition, and on December 7th, 1989 Carmela became a Wolcott resident.

She met new lady friends and quickly go involved in activities in town. Leila Neville, who lived across the street, introduced herself one day and soon after the two became good friends. They would go shopping, out to dinner, the movies, visit family and friends and even went on vacation together. In fact, while most people called Carmela Carm, Leila called her Connie and hence, till this day she is know as "Grandma Connie". She was an active member of St Pius X Ladies Guild and AARP Wolcott chapter. She also belonged to a sewing club that did everything but sew for 10 years. The "Lucky 7" as they were called played cards, ate, drank lots of coffee and had long conversations that were important to all of them. Marie, Jackie, Rose G., Linda, Nancy, Rose R. and Lois.
Grandma Connie was a wonderful friend to all that knew her, and will be remembered with a smile. She enjoyed laughter and seeing her friends and family have a good time. She was always included in every conversation even though sometimes she couldn't understand what was being said, but that's the way her family wanted it. A beautiful lady throughout her life and the best mother her children could have. One of her favorite things to do in her later life was to sit by the fire, in her recliner with her family and fur babies by her side. Ginger, Jassy and Webster had lots of treats and hugs from her and they always protected her.

She leaves to cherish her memory and honor her legacy, her daughter, Denise (Mark) Taravella whom she lived with for 32 years and her son, Anthony F. Filippone. She was predeceased by her parents, husband Anthony, her sister, Martha Traonetta and brother, Phillip Lucas, Jr. she leaves a brother, Michael (Barbara) Lucas. She also leaves several nieces and a nephew.

The family would like to thank Season's Hospice for the excellent care given to her at the end of her life. She was just where she wanted to be, at home with her family and in her surroundings.

Funeral services for Mrs. Filippone will be held on Friday, October 1, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. at Casey's Eastside Memorial Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 1987 East Main St @ Southmayd Rd Waterbury, CT 06705. Relatives and friends may visit with Carmela's family on Friday from 11:00 a.m. until the service at 1:00 p.m. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery. We continue to remain concerned about the ongoing pandemic so masks will be required during all indoor services whether you are vaccinated or not. Memories last only if you share them, so you are encouraged to leave a condolence, words of comfort or personal memory with the family on Carmela's's tribute page at: www.eastsidememorial.com .
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