OLEAN - Carmelita Mary (Frungillo) Linnan, of South 14th Street, entered God's Eternal Kingdom Sunday (June 9, 2013) in Olean General Hospital surrounded by her loving family.
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She was born April 26, 1939, in Olean, to the late Louis T. and Josephine M. DeCerbo Frungillo.
She married George R. Linnan, who survives, and her legacy lives on through her children, Thomas (Kathy) Linnan of Hammondsport, Lisa Keenan of North Ridgeville, Ohio, and Tamera (Scott) Reinhart of Holland, Mass.; her eight grandchildren, George Keenan, Maria (Sean) Keenan Housel, Justine (Shahid) Keenan Hanif, Stephanie (Nicholas) Linnan Volchko, Jennifer Linnan, John Linnan, Tyler Reinhart and Hannah Reinhart; her brother, Louis A. (Dawn) Frungillo, Jr. of Olean; and two nephews, Steve Frungillo and Robert (Barbie) Frungillo.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by a daughter in law, Jean Garvey Linnan.
Carm was a graduate of the Olean High School Class of 1957. In addition to her family and faith, Carm owned and operated Arranged to a Tea Gift Shop in Olean for many years. She was an active member of St. Mary of the Angels parish in Olean and contributed her time and talents to their bereavement committee.
Friends are invited to call from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Guenther Funeral Home, Inc., 1303 E. State St., Olean. A scripture wake service will be at 8 p.m. in the funeral home. A mass and celebration of her life will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday (June 12, 2013) in St. Mary of the Angels Church. The Rev. Gregory Dobson and the Rev. David Tourville will co-celebrate the mass. Burial will be in St. Bonaventure Cemetery, Allegany.
Through her courage and strength, Carm has been an inspiration to many near and far whose lives are affected by uterine/ovarian cancer. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the M. Steven Piver, M.D. Center for Women's Health and Wellness, Seton Professional Building, Suite 100, 2157 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14214.
Guenther Funeral Home Inc
1303 E State St
Olean, NY 14760
Published in The Olean Times Herald on June 10, 2013