Rizzo, Carmel Marie
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Carmel ("Candy") Rizzo, born May 3, 1948, died February 5, 2013 in Pasadena, CA. Carmel was born and raised in Forest Park, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago. After high school, she worked for many years at the Ferrara Pan Candy Company in Forest Park. In 1981 she moved to Pasadena with her mother to be near her brother and his family. While living in Pasadena, she worked at Goodwill Industries and the Foothill Workshop for the Handicapped. Most recently, Carmel resided at Rose Garden Convalescent Center after breaking her hip in an accident. She is survived by her brother Michael (Tania), her niece Christina (Ely) Lester, her uncle Frank Stacy as well as cousins Sam Lombardo, Anita Speciale, Mark Rizzo, Jerry Stemnock, Fred Stacy and Rourke Stacy. We will miss her smart-alecky wit, her phenomenal memory and her knitting talents. Interment will take place at Queen of Heaven Cemetery in Hillside, Illinois on Friday, February 15, 2013.
Published in Pasadena Star-News on Feb. 11, 2013