Carmella Ann D'Amelio

January 12, 1934July 7, 2018
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D’Amelio, Carmella “Carm” Ann (Mondo)

On July 7, 2018 Carmella “Carm” Ann D’Amelio passed away. Carm was born on January 12, 1934 in Cohoes, NY. She graduated from Thomas R. Proctor High School in 1951 in Utica, NY. On August 28, 1954, she was married to Anthony D’Amelio in St. Anthony’s Church in Utica, NY.

Beloved wife of the late Anthony “Tony” D’Amelio; loving mother of son, David D’Amelio and his wife Melissa D’Amelio, and daughter Diane D’Amelio Chmel and her fiance Michael Johnson; Cherished grandmother of Corinne, Chelsea, and Connor Chmel, and Alexandra, Jessica, and Michael D’Amelio.

She was employed at National Auto Stores Inc, Savage Arms and General Electric in Utica, NY. She was also employed at International General Electric in Puerto Rico while her husband was in the service.

After her children were in school full time, she returned to work at Historic Old St. John’s Church in Utica, NY where she worked for 20 years as a secretary and book-keeper.

Carm and her husband moved to Ellicott City, MD in 1986. She was a member of the Howard County Sons of Italy and American Legion Madeira Beach, FL.

She leaves one sister, Mary Dapice of Palm Bay, FL and brother-in-law, Louis D’Amelio of Utica, NY and many nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her husband of 59 years, Anthony D’Amelio, brother Andrew Mondo, sister Josephine White, her father Anthony Mondo and mother Salvatora “Sally” Mondo.

Carm spent her last years in the Charlestown Community cheerfully amongst her many friends. She was the leader of the Lighthouse of Prayer Group and involved with the garden committee. Always full of information, she was incredibly welcoming to new residents. She also enjoyed attending theatre with her friends from Charlestown.

Carm had a cheerful spirit and a beautiful smile. She was incredibly giving and welcomed others with open arms.

Always well-dressed with a beautiful sense of style, she enjoyed entertaining, hosting holidays, and spending time with her children and grandchildren. Carm enjoyed traveling on many lovely cruises with Tony.

Carm was very proud of her Italian heritage and upbringing. She loved Sunday dinners with her family enjoying homemade sauce, meatballs, and pasta and passing on her secret recipes.

A proud and loving mother, grandmother, and devoted wife of 59 years, she will be forever loved and greatly missed.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the American Heart Association or the Nolan Robison Foundation,


  • Visitation Wednesday, July 11, 2018
  • Visitation at the Our Lady of the Angels Chapel Thursday, July 12, 2018
  • Funeral Service Thursday, July 12, 2018
  • Burial Thursday, July 12, 2018

Carmella Ann D'Amelio

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Adelaide Foresti

July 19, 2018

Dear Diane and David! So sorry to her of your mom's passing. She was a great lady and we shared wonderful memories of our school years. It was a plus after she and your dad were married. He and I always felt we were related because we shared the same family. Sorry for your loss. Sincerely Adelaide Scotese Foresti and family.

Jessie D'Amelio

July 11, 2018

Grandma’s abundant advice is in the back of my head everyday; I make my bed right when I wake up and I wouldn’t dare say no to dessert. She was a social butterfly. She taught me the importance of helping strangers feel welcome, as she did so kindly at Charlestown, and that food is love. She taught her granddaughters how to be ladies, but also to be confident and hard-working women just like herself. I’d like to thank a lot of my self-growth to her, for being and for raising such great role models for us all. Thank you Grandma for teaching us to be strong women, to be humble, practice self-care and to always put others first. You will be greatly missed!

Melissa Damelio

July 11, 2018

One of my fondest memories early in our marriage involved cooking with Carm and Sally, her mom.
They came over during tax season and taught me how to make sauce and meatballs ( the Mondo way!) I still have the handwritten notes I took during our lesson. There was no written recipe to follow, just the right amount of each ingredient to make it authentic.
The same is true to describe Carm's personality. She had just the right amount of spunk, patience and high expectations when interacting with her family and friends.
I will miss her smile and encouragement. She set the tone and rituals for Christmas Eve dinners, the feast of many fishes. Christmas Eve dinner and gifts are a highlight during the holiday season for Italian families.
Carm and Tony are together looking down on our family today- eager to see us celebrate a life well lived and giving us encouragement. Their grandchildren are their pride and joy. May they feel the love of their family and hope for a bright future.

kellie blake

July 10, 2018

Dearest Diane and Family,
I am so sorry for the loss of your beautiful Mother and Grandmother. She lived a beautiful life. I will hold you in my thoughts and prayers!
Kellie Blake
ACP school and roommate.

Owanate Davies-Brony

July 10, 2018

Looks like she touched so many, and raised a great family, one of whom I got to know and work with (Diane). Hope you find comfort in knowing she is resting and is not in any pain. We will keep you all in out thoughts and prayers.

Chelsea Chmel

July 9, 2018

One of the best memories of Grandma I will cherish forever is the time we spent around the Holidays. Family came absolutely first and we would always celebrate Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day with Grandma. Her homemade lasagna and meatballs will forever be a custom in our family, (who needs ham?!) and her snowball cookies are the best cookies I have ever had in my life! We celebrated the Italian Catholic way, with seven types of fish on Christmas Eve. I also remember spending Holidays at Grandma and Grandpa’s house, and hearing Celine Dion in the background. The grandchildren were always blessed with so many generous gifts from our grandparents, who loved us beyond belief. I believe the Holidays will be the hardest part of this for me, but I know she will be looking down and hopefully helping us not burn the garlic bread.

Corinne Chmel

July 9, 2018

Grandma was the glue that held our family together. She was the life of the party and had so many friends. Family was the most important thing to her and she always wanted the very best for her children and grandchildren. She and my grandpa, Tony, were the perfect match and spent over 50 years together. I will remember her for her love of family, travel, and food. Sounds like me :)

Some good memories I have include our D'Amelio family reunion in 2017 and when she would tell me old stories about her and my grandpa when they were in their 20s.

Chelsea Chmel

July 9, 2018

Grandma had two grandpuppies, Frankie the wiener dog and Dale the English bulldog, both whom she adored. She loved when they came over to her house and when she saw them on holidays. A funny memory is how she would always say “niiiiice, niiiiice, quiet, quiet” while petting their foreheads until their eyelids pulled back. Most of the time, it was funny, because the dogs weren’t making any noise and she kept saying “quiet, quiet”. “Nice, Nice, Quiet, Quiet” will always be something I think of while petting the dogs, and I will always think of Grandma pulling their eyelids back! 😊

Barb DeBoy

July 9, 2018

I just heard the very sad news from my Dad. Carmella was such a dear person. We really enjoyed our family dinners with my parents - the Faheys - and the D’Amelios. She will be truly missed by her many Charlestown friends and, of course, by her wonderful family. The only comfort is that she is with her beloved Tony.