Carmela Sgroi "Carmelina"

April 24, 1921November 11, 2020

Carmela "Carmelina" Sgroi was born April 24, 1921 and passed away on November 11, 2020 at the age of 99. Beloved wife of the late Joseph Sgroi. Loving mother of Gerrie (Jerry) Sulak and Roy (Kathy) Sgroi. Dear grandmother of Joe (Andrea), Chris Sulak, Jennifer (Darin) Brown, Laura (Chris) Futo, Joseph (Jennifer) Sgroi and Michael (Melissa) Sgroi. Dearest great grandmother of Lucas, Victoria and Olivia Sulak, Hayden, Jude and Cora Brown, Anthony, Charlotte, Lucas, Georgia and Sophia Sgroi.

Carmelina was born in Italy where she married her husband before moving to the United States. She and her husband owned and operated Carini Bakery for 25 years on the west side of Detroit. Carmelina was very social and active in her community. She was a long-time member of St. Colette Parish and The Italian American Club of Livonia. She was co-chairperson of the Italian club's knitting committee, which she deeply enjoyed. In addition to being a regular attendee at mass at St. Colette, she was an avid participant at many May Crowning and St. Anthony Feast celebrations. She also worked to support local foundations such as raising money for the St Louis Center. She enjoyed gardening, playing bocce, dancing and being surrounded by close friends. Her greatest joys in life were her family and cooking for them as often as possible. She will be deeply missed.

A visitation will be held on Tuesday November 17, 2020 at 9:45am until time of mass at 10:30am at St. Colette Catholic Church in Livonia. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Colette Catholic Church for the benefit of the St. Anthony of Padua Orphanage. If you are unable to attend the services, Carmela's funeral mass will be live streamed on Harry J. Will Funeral Home Facebook page, link provided below.



  • Funeral In State

    Tuesday, November 17, 2020

  • Funeral Mass

    Tuesday, November 17, 2020


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Linda Height

November 19, 2020

I was so sorry to hear of Carmela's passing. Although it's been many years since I saw her, she and her family were a huge part of my childhood. From working at the bakery with my mom and sisters, to having dough fights with Russ, Carini Bakery and the Sgrois carry wonderful memories for me. And, when my dad died, I still remember Carmela coming to our house immediately and being a great source of comfort to my mom. Gerri and Russ, I send loving thoughts and prayers to you and your families.

Linda (Picchi) Height

Hayden Brown

November 17, 2020

I remember when my family and I were going over to Nona’s house and the second we stepped in the doorway we would be pelted with hugs and kisses and sweet treats. I love you Nona

Rosaria Varesi

November 16, 2020

Carmella and Joe were dear friends of my parents Sam and Mary Modica. Wonderful people. Sincere sympathy to the family.

Kathryn Budd

November 15, 2020

As a former employee of a home health agency, I had the privilege of caring for Carmela. Her love of cooking and her deep faith inspired me. Heartfelt sympathy goes out to her family and friends.

Delores Bozzi

November 15, 2020

I enjoyed Carmela's company. I will miss her.
We had some wonderful times together.
Delores Bozzi

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