In memory of
Carmel Cannella
In memory of
Carmel Cannella
Carmel Cannella Business owner and lifelong Yankees fan Carmel Cannella (née Russomano) passed away in Boca Raton, Fla., on October 3, 2020 after a long and courageous battle with cancer. She was 84 years old. Carmel was born in Newark, N.J., the daughter of the late Daniel and Gilda Russomano. She grew up in Bloomfield and is a graduate of Bloomfield High School. In 1956 Carmel married the love of her life, Sam Cannella. They were married for 56 years before his passing in 2013. She was predeceased by her beloved younger brother, Ronald Russomano. She is survived by her daughters, Cathy Cannella and Debra Socci, her son-in-law Joseph Socci, and her cherished grandchildren, Christina and Joseph Socci. Carmel worked endless hours in her 45 years as a pillar of the family businesses. She loved taking trips to Florida with her family and friends, and moved there after residing for many years in Pine Brook, N.J. Carmel loved sports and was a lifelong Yankees fan who spent every spring, summer and fall cheering them on. Carmel will be remembered most for her love of her family, especially her grandchildren, and her endless generosity to all. She was a loyal, caring and helpful friend to many, and will be dearly missed. A private memorial service will be celebrated. In lieu of flowers, please donate to www.donate.jw.org (Worldwide Work).
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In memory of
Carmel Cannella
Carmel Cannella Business owner and lifelong Yankees fan Carmel Cannella (née Russomano) passed away in Boca Raton, Fla., on October 3, 2020 after a long and courageous battle with cancer. She was 84 years old. Carmel was born in Newark, N.J., the daughter of the late Daniel and Gilda Russomano. She grew up in Bloomfield and is a graduate of Bloomfield High School. In 1956 Carmel married the love of her life, Sam Cannella. They were married for 56 years before his passing in 2013. She was predeceased by her beloved younger brother, Ronald Russomano. She is survived by her daughters, Cathy Cannella and Debra Socci, her son-in-law Joseph Socci, and her cherished grandchildren, Christina and Joseph Socci. Carmel worked endless hours in her 45 years as a pillar of the family businesses. She loved taking trips to Florida with her family and friends, and moved there after residing for many years in Pine Brook, N.J. Carmel loved sports and was a lifelong Yankees fan who spent every spring, summer and fall cheering them on. Carmel will be remembered most for her love of her family, especially her grandchildren, and her endless generosity to all. She was a loyal, caring and helpful friend to many, and will be dearly missed. A private memorial service will be celebrated. In lieu of flowers, please donate to www.donate.jw.org (Worldwide Work).
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