Carmella D. Carnahan, 80, of Oak Street in Johnsonburg, died at home Saturday (Oct. 5, 2013) surrounded by her loving family.
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Born June 4, 1933, in Johnsonburg, she was a daughter of the late Sisto and Elizabeth Allegretto Cicuzza. In 1954, she married Charles T. Carnahan, who died Jan. 22, 2008.
She was a past employee of Stackpole Carbon and worked as a cook and bartender for many establishments, including the Kinzua Inn, Bogarts and The Well.
Mrs. Carnahan was a member of Holy Rosary Church, the Polka Boosters, Red Hats, Piedmonte Club, Central Hose Co. and Johnsonburg Senior Center.
She enjoyed donating her time delivering Meals on Wheels, shopping, going to the casino, playing scratch off tickets, making blankets for loved ones, making honey cookies and raviolis and dancing. She especially enjoyed spending time with her great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Carnahan is survived by four children, Charles M. Carnahan of Johnsonburg, Sylvia E. (Robert) Birt of Wilcox, Julie L. (Lori Curcio) Carnahan of Mount Jewett and Shauna E. Carnahan of Raleigh, N.C.; grandchildren, Steven (Kathy) Birt, Travis (Emily) Birt, Michael (Tiffany) Birt, Angela Carnahan, Stephanie (Adam) Wanless, Douglas (Jessica) Carnahan, Shaina Abrams and Juliana Carnahan-Curcio; great-grandchildren, Elisha Abrams, Noah Abrams, Vincent Adamski-Carnahan, Roman Carnahan, and Kayla, Bleys, Tia, Alia, Kierra and Corwin Birt; a sister, Gerri Bush of Farmville, Va.; best friend and beloved sister-in-law, Rose Carnahan; and her four-legged grandbabies, "Molly" and "Rosie."
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by three brothers, Sisto "Buckskin," Clement "Dubb" and Guy Donald Cicuzza "Donnie;" and two sisters, Gloria Tietjen and Angelina Cicuzza.
The family will receive friends at Holy Rosary Church in Johnsonburg on Friday from 9 to 10 a.m., at which time a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated with the Rev. John Barwin as celebrant. Interment will be at Holy Rosary Cemetery, Johnsonburg.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Ubel Funeral Home, Johnsonburg.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
Ubel Funeral Home
111 Bridge Street
Johnsonburg, PA 15845
Published in The Bradford Era from Oct. 8 to Oct. 15, 2013