NORTHFIELD - Concetta "Connie" Carruba, 99, longtime resident of Buffalo and Kenmore, N.Y., died Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012, at the Mayo Manor in Northfield. She was born in Mount Morris, N.Y., on Oct. 18, 1912, the daughter of Joseph and Carmela (Puglia) Rubino. Connie was the wife of the late Charles Carruba, who predeceased her in 1977.
She was a member of St. Andrews Catholic Church in Kenmore, N.Y. Connie has resided in Northfield the past seven years to be close to her son Gerald Carruba and his wife, Paulette Gagne. Connie was a devoted mother, wife, grandmother and great-grandmother. She had many wonderful friends and will be remembered for her terrific sense of humor.
Survivors include her son Gerald J. Carruba, of Northfield; her sister, Josephine Trinca; two grandchildren, Carlene and Deanna Carruba; and two great-grandchildren, Garret and Jeremy Brown.
In addition to her husband, she is predeceased by her son Martin Charles Carruba and brother, Leonard Rubino.
There will be a celebration of her life at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012, in the chapel at Mayo Manor on Water Street, Northfield. Family and friends are invited to a second ceremony at her entombment service at Forest Lawn Cemetery, Buffalo, N.Y., at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012.
Donations may be made in her memory to a
. Kingston Funeral Home in Northfield is in charge of the arrangements.