CARATZOLA - Philomena (Grassi), Residing in Leisure Village, Ridge, NY. (Formerly of Brooklyn, Elmont and Levittown). Joined the Lord on February 16, 2012 in her 87th year. Born to Tessie and Carmine Grassi on February 13, 1925. Beloved wife of the late Raymond. Devoted and cherished mother of Carol and loving mother-in law of Frank Calabro. Proud and loving grandmother to Denise (Jerry) and Debra (Robert) and great-grandmother to Kirsten and Anthony. Dear sister-in-law to Robert (Diana). Survived and loved by her nieces, great nieces and nephews and many people she loved as family, friends and neighbors who called her Mom, Mrs. C, Aunt Phyllis, Nana-Phil, and Phyllis. She will be missed by many and was loved by all. Enjoyed cooking, crocheting and taking care of people. Family and friends may call at the Giove Funeral Home, 640 Middle Country Rd., Middle Island on Sunday and Monday 2-4 & 7-9:30 PM. Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday 10:00 AM.at St. Mark's RC Church, 105 Randall Rd., Shoreham, NY. Interment to follow at Pinelawn Memorial Park Pinelawn, NY.
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Published in Newsday on Feb. 19, 2012