CARMELLA Di STAULO

A funeral mass was offered Jan. 19 at Holy Rosary Church, Jersey City, for Carmella Di Staulo, 93. She passed away Jan. 14. Carmella was born to Philomena and Peter Parziale in the “downtown” section of Jersey City, where she attended St. Mary’s grammar school and Ferris High School. Carmella was known to all by her nickname “Chubby”. While in high school she met her husband, John. She remained dedicated to him when he was a paratrooper in WWII. They married in 1949 and were together for 61 years until his death in 2010. Before marriage, she worked at Muller Macaroni and Ryerson Steel companies. After marriage and the start of their family, Chubby and John relocated “uptown”, settling in the Lincoln Park area to raise their five children, in a home filled with many visitors and much joy, where her children’s friends were always welcome, and where she resided for the past 56 years. Carmella’s family was her life. In the prime of her life, she enjoyed spending time at her homes in Scottsdale, AZ and Delray Beach, Fl. Carmella was predeceased by her husband John, her son Peter, her bothers-in-law Joseph Cusmano, Joe (Connie), Michael, James (Ida), sisters-in-law Anne Mayo (Dominic), Marie Balaza (Charles). She is survived by her children John (MaryLou), Diane (Bill), Mark (Ondrea) and Susan, daughter-in-law Margaret, grandchildren Danielle Kernodle (Tom), Peter, Christopher (Laura) Melissa, John, Jennifer, Jesse, Dylan and Harlee, great grandchildren Thomas, James, Violet, Alice, Finley and Joseph. She is also survived by her sister Virginia (Gina) Cusmano, her sister and brother-in-law Lucy and Joseph French, her friend Anne Zampella, and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Her extended family and lifelong friends include the Zampella, Gangemi, Riotto, Perrella, and Hanley families. Services arranged by the Riotto Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Jersey City.