The Life of Carmela Chiovitti

CARMELA CHIOVITTI CAMPBELL – There will be a Mass of Christian Burial held on Saturday, June 3, 2017, at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Basilica, 343 Via Mt. Carmel Ave. in Youngstown, with the Rev. Monsignor Michael Cariglio, officiating, preceded by 9:15 a.m. prayer service at the Rossi & Santucci Funeral Home in Boardman, for Carmela Chiovitti, 96, who peacefully passed away Tuesday morning, May 30, 2017, at her daughter’s home, with her loving family by her side. Carmela will always be remembered and loved by her family and friends for being an exceptional mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She enjoyed cooking and baking for her family and friends, especially Sunday dinners at her home.
She was born Nov. 4, 1920, in Campobasso, Italy, the daughter of the late Antonio and Maria (Iannantuno) Paolone. Carmela moved to America and the Youngstown area in 1971. She was a member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Basilia. Carmela is survived by five children, Giuseppe (Assunta) Chiovitti of Campobasso, Italy, Tony (Jody) Chiovitti and Mario (Virginia) Chiovitti, both of Boardman, Lina (Frank) Pelly of Poland and Aldo (Eva) Chiovitti of Las Vegas; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two sisters, Libera Paolone and Annita Paolone, both of Rome; and three sisters-in-law, Carolina Chiovitti, Pierina Chiovitti, and Marissa Paolone. Besides her parents, Carmela was preceded in death by her husbands of 52 years, Michael Chiovitti, whom she married in February of 1946, and who died Nov. 26, 1998; and three brothers, Giuseppe Paolone, Giovanni Paolone and Michael Paolone. Family and friends may call on Friday, June 2, 2017, from 5 to 8 pm. at the Rossi & Santucci Funeral Home, 4221 Market St. in Boardman, the new location.

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