Carol Ann Berardelli

February 15, 1930December 13, 2013

Carol Berardelli passed away peacefully on Friday, December 13 at the age of 83. Born February 15, 1930 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, one of five daughters, to Frank and Mary Reti. Carol Ann married her true love Henry Berardelli in 1947 and lived 55 years of life and love together. He predeceased her in 2002. She is survived by her daughter, Rita Marie Berardelli, her sister Mary Kirley, brother-in-law Brother Dominic Berardelli, FSC, niece and nephews Mary Kay and Michael Dragovich and Ed and Connie Kirley and families. Carol passed away peacefully on December 13, 2013. Carol was a gentle and caring person, a friend to many, and “adopted” by many as their mother or aunt. She was a loving mother and devoted wife. She was active in the Italian Catholic Federation of St. John Bosco Church in Bellflower and generous with her time and talents. Carol was a terrific cook and hosted many spaghetti dinners for friends and friends of friends who wanted a delicious meal. It was often recommended that she open a restaurant or go into business with her recipes! Carol was a counselor to so many and always had the time and patience to reach out and assist those in need, even in her later years when she was ill and often in pain. She saw, often before others did, when someone needed comfort and support. She loved her Bingo nights and always enjoyed trips to the slot machines as often as she could! ! We will miss her positive and welcoming spirit and generous love! We thank God for her being a part of so many lives and know that this newest Saint in heaven will look upon us and bless us!



  • Visitations Friday, December 20, 2013
  • Rosary Service Friday, December 20, 2013
  • Funeral Service Saturday, December 21, 2013


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Janet Tautkus

December 23, 2013

What a beautiful ,selfless person inside and out,God had truly placed an angel among us during her short time here,( I wish that we could have shared you more despite the distance between us.) Rest joyfully in heaven Aunt Carole (I know that you are in good company) We will forever hold you very dear to our hearts and in our prayers ...God bless you and never will we forget you.Comfort and Peace be with you Rita,Uncle John and all those near and dear , our love,thoughts and prayers are with you always...Dave,Janet,David,Jesse and Christina Tautkus

December 20, 2013

Carol was a sister-in-law who was a sister to me. She was always thoughtful and caring not only to me but to so many other persons. No matter how she suffered in her final years, she was cheerful to all and had time to listen and talk. She is sorely missed already! Brother John

M. Herrick

December 20, 2013

Carol, my Godmother, was an excellent role model for me. As she was a very special person, I am sure she will be missed by many.

Jeri Hedgecock

December 18, 2013

Carol was a very special person, loving caring and kind. She will be missed by a lot of people an all that ever got to know her were lucky to have her in their life. She and Hank came to mean a lot to us, we will miss her and always keep her in our hearts. Prayers to her daughter Rita and all of her family at this time of their loss of this very Special Lady. Jeri, Mark, Shelby and Shawna Hedgecock

December 17, 2013

I was so blessed to have Carol in my life and as a friend. Her and Hank were a treasured couple and gave us all an example of what a true beautiful marriage was all about. Their love was a constant demonstration to everyone who knew them. She was here for me so many times since my husband passed away this year and now she is sharing her love with all in paradise. Rest in peace my wonderful friend. Love you always. MaryAnn Mervosh