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Carmela Grieco


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Carmela Grieco

AGE: 82 • Manchester

Carmela Grieco, nee DiBenedetto, 82, of Manchester, died May 24, surrounded by her large, loving family. Born and raised in Belleville, this adventurous daughter of Italian immigrants relished living in Europe and across the US with her Air Force husband, Ben, and their children. She showed fortitude and courage in meeting many health challenges and lived a deep faith expressed in a compassionate heart and an appreciation for her life. She was widely known for lighting up the room with her great sense of humor, and felt blessed in her last years by a community of loving friends at The Pines. She is predeceased by her husband Ben, parents Rachele and Marco, stepmother Carmela, sister Yolanda Neely and brother Romeo DiBenedetto. Surviving are her daughters and their husbands: Donnamarie, Brenda & Jim, Gail & Ron, and Rachele & Jim; son Dan & wife Karen; sisters Venice and Mary; and grandchildren Jenna, Sarah, and Joshua. Visitation is Friday, 3-7 pm, at Oliverie Funeral Home, 2925 Ridgeway Road, Manchester. Funeral Liturgy is Saturday, 10:30 am, St. Luke's Church, 1674 Old Freehold Road, Toms River, with entombment to follow at Ocean County Memorial Park, Toms River. In lieu of flowers please make donations to EWTN 5817 Old Leeds Road Irondale, AL, 35210. To obtain directions or to send online condolences, please visit www.oliveriefuneralhome.com.
Published in Asbury Park Press on May 25, 2017
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