Carmela De Carlo

August 11, 1918November 29, 2012

Carmela “Millie” Rose DeCarlo, 94, called peacefully to eternal life at 9:41 a.m. on November 29, 2012 in Brooklyn, New York.  Millie was born on August 11, 1918, in Albany, New York, the daughter of Laura and Jacamo Colello.  She now joins in heaven her parents; sisters, Mary Colello, Angelina Gully; brother, Harry Colello, son, James DeCarlo; daughter, Linda Mammone; and husband, Phillip DeCarlo.

In 1944, Millie married the love of her life Phillip  L. DeCarlo. They were blessed with four beautiful children who she raised in their home in Brooklyn.

Millie found such joy in writing letters, talking on the phone, being active in her church and spending time with her loved ones. She never missed a meal or a chance to be together with family and friends.  Even in her 90’s she still had the sharpest memory and could recall dates and events from 80 years ago.  Millie lit up a room with her sweet smile. Everyone who met her fell instantly in love with her. She stood only 4’ 11” tall but had a gigantic heart of gold and a huge appetite for life.  Her greatest joy in life was her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Millie is survived by her brother, Dominic Collelo; daughter, Shirley DeCarlo Helems; son, Kenneth DeCarlo; grandchildren, Rita Turok, Lisa Castillo, Michael Mammone Jr., and Christopher Mammone; great grandchild, Natalie, Alison, Nicholas, Evan, Benjamin and Callie; and a number of other relatives and close family.

Reposing Sunday, 2-5 & 7-10 at the John J. Healey Funeral Home, 2005 West 6th Street, Brooklyn, NY. Funeral Mass to be celebrated on Monday, 11:00 am at Sts. Simon & Jude Roman Catholic Church. Interment to follow in St. Charles Cemetery, Brooklyn, NY.


  • Visitation Sunday, December 2, 2012
  • Visitation Sunday, December 2, 2012
  • Prayer Service Monday, December 3, 2012
  • Committal Service Monday, December 3, 2012

Carmela De Carlo

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Joey Vizzielli

March 4, 2013

My Mother and my family will miss you.
You and your family onlymade our lives richer especially Mine.

December 2, 2012

Dear Kenney, Shirley & Family - Your mom (Millie) was a wonderful sweet woman who's smile and kindness will live on forever - our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this very difficult time - may God give you all strength - Love & Prayers Charles & Ann Marie Merendino & Family

Pamela Colello

December 1, 2012

Dearest Aunt Nellie and family... Our hearts are broken, but your memory will live on forever. You all had that beautiful "Colello" smile and what a beautiful one it was. I will forever treasure the last letter I got from you on 9/1/12. Dad is so broken and lost now that he is the only living sibling left. I comfort him the best I can. Give our love to G'pa, G'ma, Aunt Mary, Angie & Uncle Harry. RIP sweet lady.. Love always, brother Dominic and niece Pamela

John J. Healey & Sons Funeral Home

December 1, 2012

Our thoughts are with the family and friends during this time.