Carmela Bove, 98 of Rochester and formerly of Auburn, passed away peacefully early Tuesday morning, June 29,2021 at Hildebrandt Hospice Home.
She was born on May 20, 1923 in Manhattan, the daughter of the late Vincenzo and Sadie Barbagallo Tabone. Carmela was a selfless, strong and bright woman. Up until her death, she was able to perform mental math better than her daughter and grandchildren.
For 35 years, she worked for the former Red Star Express Lines in the accounting department. After her retirement, Carmela’s joy of her life was helping raise her two grandchildren.
Carmela was a tomboy at heart, who loved to shoot, bowl and was an avid Yankees fan. She also had a keen sense of fashion that she passed down to her family. One of Carmela’s favorite sayings was, ‘ Your word means everything ‘, a mantra she lived by.
She is survived by her loving daughter, Dr. Brenda Baratta, son-in-law Dr. Anthony Baratta of Webster, two beloved granddaughters , Dr. Vanessa Baratta , Juliana Baratta and fiancé Levi Oliver as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins.
In addition to her parents she was also predeceased by her husband of 40 years Louis A. Bove and siblings Michael Tabone, Lena Tabone and Rocco Tabone.
Friends and relatives are invited for a calling hour this Saturday, July 10th,
in the Pettigrass Funeral Home from 10-11 with services to immediately follow at 11 at the funeral home, 196 Genesee St., with the Rev. Louis Vasile. Burial will be in St. Joseph’s Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, any donations may be made in her memory to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.
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