Carmella Danzo, a Village resident who made her home for many years on Thompson St., died June 2 in Memorial Hospital, in Easton, Maryland, at the age of 93.
“She was ill for three months and died in my arms,” said her daughter, Nancy Cossu, of Tilghman Island, Maryland.
She moved with her husband of 72 years, Dominic, 97, to Londonderry, Easton, Maryland, in 2008 to be near their daughter, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Born one of eight children to Catherine and Donato Sabato in Dunmore, Pennsylvania, Carmella graduated from Dunmore High School in 1937 and met her future husband, who was visiting a cousin who had married her older sister.
They were married in 1939 in Dunmore and lived for a few years in Binghamton, N.Y., before moving to the Village.
She began working in 1957 for Manufacturers Hanover Trust, which became part of JP Morgan Chase, and rose to be manager of the stock transfer department until she retired in 1986. She also worked for the Board of Elections at a Sullivan St. polling place for many years.
Active in St. Anthony’s Church, she helped with the annual Feast of St. Anthony. She was also devoted to the Rosarian Society at St. Joseph’s and visited hospital patients and homebound neighbors.
“She loved going out ‘with the girls’ in the Village and later in Londonderry,” her daughter said, adding, “Everybody loved her.” Crocheting, cooking and baking for friends were her hobbies.
In addition to her husband and her daughter and son-in-law, a son, Daniel Danzo, of Gerrardstown, West Virginia, and daughter-in-law survive, along with several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Two brothers, Salvatore Sabato and Peter Sabato, also survive, along with several nieces and nephews.
A funeral Mass was held at St. Peter and Paul Church in Easton on Fri., June 8, and burial was June 10 in Calvary Cemetery in Queens. Perazzo Funeral Home, on Bleecker St., was in charge of arrangements in New York.