April 28, 1923 – April 30, 2019
Aldo Carnaghi passed away peacefully, two days after his 96th birthday, on Tuesday, April 30, 2019, fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church.
Aldo was the beloved husband of the late Virginia (nee' Farrow) Carnaghi; wonderful dad of Cheryl (Tom) Dixon and Ricky Carnaghi; dear godfather and uncle of Yvonne Krzmarzick; treasured uncle of Rene' McKee, John Frisella, Rodney and Pam Medler, Carol Lee, and so many more; a great-uncle, a great-grand-uncle, and a good neighbor.
Aldo was born in St. Louis to Naldo and Rose Carnaghi, and grew up on The Hill. He attended Shaw Grade School, and at the outbreak of World War II, enlisted at a young age in the United States Marine Corps. He served our country in the Pacific. He married the love of his life, "Gents, " in 1951, and together raised their children, Cheryl and Ricky, in Affton.
Aldo loved tending his lawn, reading the paper, and being a homebody. He liked cars, and drove sports cars when he was a younger man. He and Gents liked to dance and were great dancers. He enjoyed cooking dinner every night, with a glass of vino. He needed to know what the weather was doing about five times a day. In the early days, he loved taking his family on road trips, short and long, always appreciating the scenery along the way. Saturdays meant Mass and a trip to Rigazzi's on The Hill for their cavatelli and a glass of wine.
He was a proud member of American Legion Post 111.
He was the most generous father, affectionate, welcomed guests into his home with a hug and a kiss for the women. He loved his son-in-law, Tom. He expressed his opinions freely, and if he didn't like something, he didn't hold back. He was loved by many and will be deeply missed.
Visitation will be Monday, May 6, from 9-11am at Hoffmeister Colonial Mortuary, 6464 Chippewa Street, St. Louis MO 63109. A Funeral Service will follow at 11am in the Chapel at the funeral home. Interment Resurrection Cemetery, Affton MO. Please leave a favorite memory of Aldo for his family to cherish at the "Add a Memory" link below.
- Visitation Monday, May 6, 2019
- Funeral Service Monday, May 6, 2019
- Committal Service Monday, May 6, 2019
May 7, 2019
Al and Gen were dear friends of my Mom and Dad, Jeanne and Henry. They loved going out to dinner and dancing. I know he took gentle care of Gen until her death. Al continued to be a faithful friend to my Mom, after their spouses passed away. He would drive her to church, and when she could no longer go, he faithfully brought her a bulletin, so she could keep up with St. Dominic happenings. He was such a kind and patient man.
Yvonne Oberle Krzmarzick
May 4, 2019
Dearest Uncle Al, my wonderful sweet Godfather. Always a smile, hug and kiss waiting. He was always so thoughtful and kind and wrote many cards to us over the years. We moved away from St Louis when I was 7 years old, however I remember his warm and loving way when I was young. Uncle Al was a loving father and husband, uncle and friend. He cared for his dear Gents until she passed. I know that they are dancing together now! Our most recent visit to St Louis was when Uncle Al was 89 years old. He was still tending to his yard and doing 50 push ups every day! I remember vividly when Cheryl was young she would always get her way with her Dad just by the sheer sound of her scream! Uncle Al was loved by many and will be missed dearly by all who knew him. Rest in Peace, Dear Uncle Al. Love, Yvonne, Eric and Sean
May 2, 2019
I have the fondest memories of Al. He is the father of my friend Cheryl whom I have known for 40 yrs. we always enjoyed each other’s company thru weddings, birthdays and anniversaries. He was such a special man who spent his later years in life caring for his most beloved sweetheart. They are together now. May they be blessed with an eternity of love and peace.