Carmen Castillo

August 26, 1928September 5, 2019

Carmen Castillo, age 91, of Chattanooga, passed from this world to her new Heavenly home on Thursday, September 5, 2019. She was surrounded by her loving Family as she passed peaceably from us. Carmen was born August 26, 1928 in Havana, Cuba and lived as a devoted wife, mother, grandmother. She helped manage her husband’s medical practice. Carmen was an active traveler, hiker and was strong in the Catholic Faith. Carmen was preceded in death by her husband of 46 years Antonio Rafael Castillo, MD; her parents Manuel and Antonia Varela. She was the family Matriarch and will be missed by her daughters, Maria (Richard) Stangarone and Ivonne (William Jude) Weidner; six grandchildren, Thomas (Robin) Stangarone, Mary Carmen Stangarone, Maria (Mateo) Corbet, Anthony (Chelsea) Weidner, Ivonne (Cam) Stewart and Veronica (Nick) Daughertey; ten great grandchildren, Emi and Mahia Corbet, Mia and Jude Weidner, Conner, Duncan and Caelyn Stewart, Olivia, Matthew and Carmen Daughertey. Thank you to Reverend Mike Creason and Reverend Charlie Burton who performed last rights at the Memorial Hospital just hours before Carmen’s passing. Also thank you to the Alexian Village for their efforts in assisted living during Carmen’s last eight months here on earth. The family will receive friends from 4 to 6 pm on Sunday, September 8, at the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home where a Rosary Service will be held at 6 pm. A Mass of Celebration will be held at 11 am on Monday, at St. Jude Catholic Church, 930 Ashland Terrace, Chattanooga, TN 37415 with Father Charlie Burton officiating. Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Catholic Church or Hospice of Chattanooga, 4411 Oakwood Drive, Chattanooga, TN 37416. Arrangements are by the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory and Florist, 5401 Highway 153, Hixson, TN 37343.


  • Antonio Rafael Castillo MD, husband of 46 years (deceased)
  • Maria and Richard Stangarone, daughter and son-in-law
  • Ivonne and William Jude Weidner, daughter and son-in-law
  • Thomas and Robin Stangarone, grandson and his wife
  • Mary Carmen Stangarone, granddaughter
  • Maria and Mateo Corbet, granddaughter and her husband
  • Anthony and Chelsea Weidner, grandson and his wife
  • Ivonne and Cam Stewart, granddaughter and her husband
  • Veronica and Nick Daughertey, granddaughter and her husband
  • Emi and Mahia Corbet, great grandchildren
  • Mia and Jude Weidner, great grandchildren
  • Conner, Duncan and Caelyn Stewart, great grandchildren
  • Matthew and Carmen Daughertey, great grandchildren
  • Manuel and Antonia Varela, parents (deceased)


  • Visitation Sunday, September 8, 2019
  • Rosary Service Sunday, September 8, 2019
  • A Mass of Celebration Monday, September 9, 2019
  • Graveside Service Thursday, September 12, 2019


Carmen Castillo

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Ivonnesita Stewart

September 12, 2019

La vida de la casa se fue. Our hearts hurt so much only because she was such an important part of our lives. Always caring and sweet and strong. I told her that we all had so many, millions, of stories to always remember her by... stories of her strength and her sweetness. We will always miss her laughter and the love she exuded to everyone. Ahora ella esta con mi Abuelito, pero siempre en nuestros corazones.