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Carmine DeCaro

Updated: Nov 26, 2020

Carmine DeCaro died surrounded by his loving family on November 24, 2020, at the age of 90. 

Born in Bracigliano, Italy, he was the son of the late Giuseppe & Giuseppina (Petrone) DeCaro. Carmine and his wife Carmela (Russo) settled in Springfield in 1958.  

Carmine worked as a baker for both La Fiorentina and The Boys & Girls Club of Springfield. He was a communicant of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church and a member of the Mt. Carmel Society. He had a passion for gardening, cooking, bocce, and family. 

Carmine will be dearly missed by his children, son Frank DeCaro and wife Maria of Feeding Hills, daughter Anna VanTassel of Springfield, son Joseph Decaro Sr. of Agawam, son Emilio DeCaro of Florida, his beloved 11 grandchildren, and cherished 9 great grandchildren. He also leaves his sister Tina Giordano and her husband John of Agawam, brother Emelio of Bracigliano, and several nieces, nephews, cousins, and extended family here and in Italy. 

Along with Carmela, Carmine was predeceased by his brothers, Ulderico and wife Kathy, and Salvatore. 

Family and friends are invited to Carmine’s wake, Thursday December 3, 4-6pm at Tazzini Funeral Home 22 Locust St. in Springfield. Carmine’s funeral will begin Friday at 9 am at Tazzini Funeral Home, proceeding to his Liturgy of Christian Burial, 10 am at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church. Burial will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Masks and social distancing required at all.

Please visit www.TazziniFuneralHome.comfor condolences.

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Nov 27, 2020

Anna and family, we are so sorry for the loss of your dad. He was a very caring and generous man. He and your mom have and had the best garden around. I will always cherish those times at the house with your mom and dad. Walking in the door and your father saying sit down eat eat. Like I wasn't fat enough as it was. The did have the best pasta fagioli ever. The wine well that spoke for itself. I will always carry those fond memories of he and your mother with me. Cherish those wonderful memories you carry of him with you and the boys.We are here for you, thoughts and prayers.



Anna DeCaro
Anna DeCaro
Nov 27, 2020

Dad, missing you already..Thank you for asking me to come home with you 10 yrs ago. My mom's death took a toll on you and now I am lost without you.Thank you for letting Evan and Spencer stay with you all these years.. they couldn't wait on Sunday to have your penne and meatballs they were the best. No matter how you felt you got up and you would start cooking for them so early in the morning. You were so proud of them and spoke of them often and that how lucky you were to have them so close to you. I am so lucky to be your daughter and though we struggle through many hardships with your illness…

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