Carmela (Cardaropoli) D'Ascoli, 88, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, on Sunday, May 7, 2023. Born, March 14, 1935, in Bracigliano, Italy, she was the daughter of the late Giuseppe & Marta (D'Ascoli) Cardaropoli, and stepmother, Orsola (Sarnelli) Cardaropoli.
Carmela will be remembered by her family as, a loving mother that raised 5 children on her own after losing her beloved husband, Raffaele D’Ascoli, at a young age, devoted Nonna to Elizabeth and Ariana, Little Nonna to Jacob and Mason, Sister, Aunt and Friend. She loved spending time with family and friends. Carmela also shared her love of cooking with her children and grandchildren. Whether it was freshly made pasta, homemade meatballs, or fried chicken cutlets, Carmela always looked forward to cooking for the ones she loved. She was the glue that held her family together. Her laugh, her smile, her strength, and humor set her apart from everyone else. She will pass her strength on to her family and guide them through this difficult time.
Along with her parents and husband, Carmela was predeceased by her siblings, Anna, Gennaro, Franco & Giuseppina, sisters-in-law, Angelina & Virginia, and brothers-in-law, Giovanni & Luigi.
Carmela is survived by her daughters, Francesca, Marta & husband Robert, Virginia, Annamaria & Randy, son, Gaetano & wife Barbara, granddaughters, Elizabeth & husband Tim, and Ariana, great-grandsons, Jacob & Mason, sister, Giovanna Porfilio & husband Raffaele, sisters-in-law, Anna, Maria, Ida, Maude & Raffaela, many nieces, nephews, loving relatives in Italy, and lifelong friend, Antonietta Albano.
Family and friends are invited to visit Friday, May 12, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Tazzini Funeral Home, 22 Locust Street in Springfield. Carmela’s funeral will begin Saturday, 9 a.m. at Tazzini Funeral Home, proceeding to her 10 a.m. Liturgy of Christian Burial at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church. Carmela will then rejoin her beloved Raffaele at her burial in Italy.
Please visit www.TazziniFuneralHome.com for condolences.