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Carmen Famolaro

Carmen R. Famolaro

February 9, 1922 - January 2, 2020
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Carmen R Famolaro, 97 of Utica, NY passed away Thursday, January 2, 2020 at the Bethany Gardens Skilled Living Center, Rome.
He was born February 9, 1922, one of eight children of Salvatore, Sr. and Josephine Cotruzzola Famolaro and received his education in Utica schools. He proudly served in the U.S. Army Air Force 406th Bomb Squadron during WWII in the European African Theater from 1942 until his honorable discharge in 1945 as a Tech Sergeant. He was awarded the Air Medal with 5 Oak Leaf Clusters. On July 26, 1943, Carmen was united in marriage to Josephine M. Nole, a blessed union of 65 years until her death on April 24, 2009. Carmen worked at the Griffis Air Force Base in Rome until retiring. He enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, fishing and gardening. Carmen was a gifted woodworker and enjoyed making all kinds of things out of wood. Making sausage in the oil was a favorite pastime. He also raised beagles. He especially enjoyed his Saturday morning meetings at his home with compares Tiny Puccine, Rock Carzo, and nephew Sam Famolaro.
Carmen was a communicant of St. Peter’s Church, Utica, and a member of the American Legion Post #229 of North Utica.
Surviving are his sons, Sam Famolaro and his fiancée, Debra Strange; Carl Famolaro and his wife, Sheila; 7 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a son, John Famolaro.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Noon on Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at St. Peter’s Church, 422 Coventry Ave., Utica, NY.
Interment will be in St. Agnes Cemetery at the convenience of the family.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Burgess & Tedesco Funeral Home.
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    N. Utica, NY 13502
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Joyce C. Duignan

Posted at 02:24pm
Sammy and Carmen and families,
So sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. I have very fond memories of your Mom and Dad and my parents going way back.
God be with you all.
Your cousin, Joyce Cafarelli Duignan

Bonnie LoRusso

Posted at 09:28am
John and Erin I will always treasure the memories of you growing up with Grandpa and Grandma. What a blessing to have such wonderful grandparents. To all the Famolaro grandchildren my thoughts and prayers are you with you. It’s up to you to stick together and continue the Famolaro legacy and traditions. God bless all of you.

Lester Conklin

Posted at 01:57pm
Carl and Sheila and family, Cathy & I are very sorry to hear about your Dad. It's never easy to accept the loss of our loved ones no matter the instance. Our prayers are with you.

Cathy & Les

Erin Famolaro

Posted at 12:26pm
Our Grandpa was one of a kind and will be greatly missed. We are so blessed as grandchildren and great grandchildren to have had so many years with him. Rest eternally Grandpa. Love forever

john nole

Posted at 11:32am
so sorry Sam & family.Carmen was a wonderful man

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