Ettorina Carioti(1924 - 2014)

Ettorina A. Carioti

Ettorina Alessandrina Carioti, née Carchidi, was born in 1924 and returned to her Lord on April 22, 2014. Ettorina, known as Vicky, was born in southern Italy in 1924, and in 1961, emigrated with her husband Bruno and their children to New York. There, she sacrificed personal dreams and ambition for the health, happiness, and education of her children. She worked as a sewing machine operator in the sweatshops of New York, and at the same time at home cooking, cleaning, washing, tending, healing. Her "leisure" time was spent on creating embroidery and crochet pieces that attest to her underlying artistic spirit Until her very last breath, this earth mother showed unending sweat and guts in fighting, and sometimes winning, the battles that life brought her way.

Ettorina was preceded in death by her husband, Bruno Carioti.

She is survived by her beloved family: son, Dominick Carioti of New York; daughter, Maria C. DuBois and husband Gene DuBois of North Dakota; daughter, Teresa M. Carioti and husband Norbert Puszkar of Clarksville, Tennessee; granddaughter, Catherine DuBois of Virginia; and grandson, George DuBois of North Dakota; and "little son" Brian Baskerville of Japan.

In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to St. Jude Hospital for Children, for whom Ettorina cared so much all her life. For Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven."

Arrangements are in the care of McReynolds-Nave & Larson Funeral Home, (931) 647-3371. NaveFuneralHomes.com.

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Funeral Home

McReynolds-Nave-Larson Funeral Home
1209 Madison Street Clarksville, TN 37040
(931) 647-3371

Published in The Leaf Chronicle from Apr. 24 to Apr. 26, 2014