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Carmela M. Gentile

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Carmela M. Gentile Obituary

Carmela M. (Zitani) Gentile, 95, of East Hartford and formerly of Wethersfield, peacefully passed away on Sunday, March 2, 2014 at a local rehabilitation center. Carmela was the loving wife of over 52 years to the late Joseph John Gentile. Born in Sepino, Italy on July 15, 1918, a daughter of the late Carmine and Angela (Mancinelli) Zitani, she had been a resident of Hartford for 36 years and Wethersfield for 58 years prior to moving to East Hartford last year. Prior to her retirement, Carmela was employed for 39 years by Underwood Typewriter Company, Hartford as a Die Engraver. A devout catholic, she was a former faithful communicant of Sacred Heart Church, Wethersfield. Carmela enjoyed sewing and was an avid reader who enjoyed going out to eat (especially breakfast and lunch) with her family and friends. Besides her beloved husband and parents, she was predeceased by her four brothers, Christy Zitani, Joseph A. Zitani, John Zitani, and James Zitani; and her three sisters, Nancy Tiberio, Christine Orsini, and Phyllis Murzin. Carmela is survived by many dear nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, and friends. Funeral services will be Monday (March 10th) at 11 am at the D'ESOPO-East Hartford Memorial Chapel, 30 Carter Street, East Hartford. Burial will follow at St. Sebastian Cemetery, (Section A), Middlefield. Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home chapel on Monday morning (March 10th) from 10-11 am. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Carmela's name may be made to the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Department 142, Memphis, TN 38101-9908. For on-line expressions of sympathy to the family please visit www.desopo.com.

Published in The Hartford Courant on Mar. 6, 2014
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