Carmela Ciletti, born in Pittsburgh, Pa, to Pasqualina and Antony Caputo, is survived by siblings Ray Caputo of New Jersey and Dolores Priola, of New York. She met Leonard Ciletti in 1936 and they married May 23, 1938. After a honeymoon in Washington D.C. they made their home in Washington, Pa. Active in St. Hilary's Parish in Washington, in the Christian Mother Society, Carmela served the post war foreign relief project. The Ciletti's came to Colorado in 1956, to visit their son in the Air Force in Denver. They fell in love with Colorado, and moved to Colorado Springs in 1971. They became active members of Corpus Christi Church. After her husband passed in 1984, Carmela sang in the choir and served on the liturgy committee. She enjoyed piano, art, cooking, canning and several crafts. She loved family dinners and took pride in passing on recipes for her Italian cookies, Easter Bread and a traditional Christmas Eve dinner. Preceded in death by Leonard, and Leonard Jr., Carmela is survived by her children, Michael Ciletti and wife Jerilynn, James Ciletti and wife Mary, Barbara Ciletti and husband Eric Schreiber of Longmont and Anthony Sacco and his wife Sarah. She is survived by 14 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren. Viewing will be 6 to 8 pm, Thursday, at Swan-Law Funeral Home The Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 am. Friday, Corpus Christi Church with burial at Evergreen Cemetery.
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Published in The Gazette on Jan. 23, 2013