Carmela "Millie" Soricelli

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Born in New York, NY on February 13, 1926

Departed on January 1, 2020 and resided in Fairport, NY

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Carmela (Millie) Soricelli, 93, passed away peacefully on January 1, 2020. Born on February 13, 1926 in New York City, she was the daughter of the late LeoLuca and Antonina DiFrisco.  Carmela was predeceased by her sons Thomas and Michael Edward and her husband Alfred R. Soricelli on June 24th, 1994.

Carmela was a beloved mother to Mary (Gerard) DiGiovanni, Nina (Richard) Mottern, Christine (Richard) Ford, Alfred (Ann) Soricelli and Maria (John) Slayton. Cherished grandmother to Gregory (Tatum), Matthew (Robin) and Joseph (Erin) DiGiovanni, Andrew (Cori) Moore, Alissa (Louis) Hauck, Natalie (Ted) Long, Jessica (Kevin) McConnell; Emily (Joshua) Harkins, Gina, and Jeannette Soricelli, Benjamin and Alexander Mottern, and John Rodney Jr. Treasured great-grandmother to Drew, Brennan, Anna, Wade, Helen, Lea, Emma and Adeline DiGiovanni, Orion and Ozzy Moore; Jacob, Samuel, Louis Jr., and Cora Hauck; Waylon and Oliver Long.

She is survived by her sister Louise (Salvatore) Termini and sister-in-law Carol Loverde DiFrisco and beloved niece Nina (Robert) Mariano and nephews, John (Laurel), Louis (Lorraine) and Salvatore Termini Jr. and Pasquale Gianni.  She is predeceased by her brother Dominic DiFrisco. She will be deeply missed by all.

Carmela attended Evander Childs High School and the Miller Secretarial School in the Bronx. She will always be remembered as a bright, strong woman who made a difference as a mother, housewife and administrative assistant in Lime Kiln Elementary School in East Ramapo, NY. Her talents were also evidenced in her work  with the Women’s Order of Sons of Italy Mona Lisa Lodge Branch in Wesley Chapel, NY. In her later years, Sundays found her ushering at St. Bernadette’s in Pt. St. Lucie, Florida. In 2012 she moved to The Legacy Senior Community in Victor, NY. There, as a former ambassador for the community, she would be found enjoying her many friends, card games and myriad of activities. In April, 2018 she moved into an assisted living community at the Fairport Baptist Homes.

A visitation for Carmela will be held at the Ballard Durand Funeral Home, 2 Maple Avenue, White Plains, NY on January 10th from 5-9 PM. The Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated on January 11th at 10 AM at St. Anthony of Padua Church, 85 Harrison St., West Harrison, NY. Burial will follow immediately at Ferncliff Cemetery in Hartsdale, NY.

In lieu of flowers, Carmela requested donations be sent to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital in her memory. St. Jude’s Place, 501 Memphis, TN 38105 or

Guestbook Entries

  1. Michael Dwyer January 2, 2020 at 5:44 pm - Reply

    Nina, I am so sorry to learn of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

  2. Michelle Crook January 2, 2020 at 6:17 pm - Reply

    Dear Nina and Richard,
    My deepest sympathy goes out to you and your family during this difficult time. I know your Mom will love on forever in your hearts. Sending you sincere wishes for peace and healing.
    With love and friendship,

  3. Ronnie and Jim Stowell January 2, 2020 at 6:21 pm - Reply

    Mary and Nina, Ronnie and I are so sorry for your loss. You are in our prayers. We know your mother’s soul is resting in peace.

  4. CHIKITA MANN January 2, 2020 at 7:35 pm - Reply

    Nina – I am sorry for your loss. Praying for peace, strength and comfort for you and your family.

  5. Teri and Dave Treiger January 3, 2020 at 8:08 am - Reply

    Nina – Hearing about your mother’s passing saddened me. Life passages are inevitable yet challenging nonetheless. Dave and I send our deepest condolences to you and your family in this difficult time.

  6. Rosemary Adamo January 3, 2020 at 10:05 am - Reply

    Nina, I can not express my feelings in writing…I loved Millie dearly…and my heart and prayers are with you and your family. Please contact me
    when you can after you come back home. I love you dearly and never forgot how you helped me with my Joe at the VA. May God Bless you and all of
    Millie’s family. Love Rosemary Adamo

  7. Anne Mercer January 3, 2020 at 11:29 am - Reply

    Nina, Please know that that we are thinking of you and your family. We are wishing you moments of peace and comfort as you remember your Mother who was so close to you.

    Anne & Bob

  8. Maria January 3, 2020 at 1:37 pm - Reply

    Please accept my sincere sympathy on the passing of your beloved mother

  9. Vivian Campagna January 3, 2020 at 4:19 pm - Reply


    So sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.

  10. Nina January 3, 2020 at 11:27 pm - Reply

    “I’ve recently become very aware of the cycle of life and death. The old must make way for the new and those of us in between must welcome
    and make friends with both.”

  11. Nina January 4, 2020 at 12:02 am - Reply

    ”I’ve recently become very aware of the cycle of life and death. The old must make way for the new and those of us in between must welcome
    and make friends with both.“

    • Michelle Crook January 4, 2020 at 8:59 am - Reply

      Dear Nina, What a beautiful quote and so very true. Love and prayers, Michelle

  12. Judy Lund January 4, 2020 at 10:39 am - Reply

    Dear Mary and Jerry.
    Your dear mother is going to be deeply missed by her loving family. But we pray that a sense of comfort, peace and strength can be gotten from knowing she’s at peace with her Heavenly Father. May He be especially near to you and all your family during this time of sorrow.
    With sincere sympathy and love,
    Jim and Judy

  13. Ann January 5, 2020 at 10:15 am - Reply

    Nina and Richard
    My preyers a thoughts are with you. May her memory be blessed forever. Ann

  14. Ann Sorrentino January 6, 2020 at 9:07 am - Reply

    — A beautiful woman w/ a beautiful and caring family. Tony and I are saddened, as we know how much Mom will be missed.
    Blessings and love to all.
    Tony and Ann

  15. Bruce and Margaret DeGraff January 6, 2020 at 10:05 am - Reply

    Dear Mary and Jerry,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. May fond memories of your mother comfort you and the support of your many friends
    help you in this time of sorrow.
    With love,
    Margaret and Bruce

  16. Cathy and Bob McDowell January 6, 2020 at 11:32 am - Reply

    We are so sorry for your loss. Our mothers never truly leave us. We will always feel that reassuring hand on our shoulder.
    Keeping you in our thoughts.

  17. MaryLynn Tandle January 6, 2020 at 4:06 pm - Reply

    Dear Nina and all of Millie’s precious family,
    Were grieving with you during this time of a great loss of your cherished Mom, Grandma, and Great grandma.
    My Mom and Dad, Mike and Jo, adored her and were blessed to have her for a friend and tablemate at Fairport AL for the past couple of years.Her friendship
    enhanced their quality of life!
    What a hope we do have in Jesus that in a day far from now we will unite back with all of our loved ones who are saved by our faith in what He did for us.
    Our prayers go out to all of you for comfort and peace. Big Hugs! Mike Salotto’s and MaryLynn Tandle

  18. Steve DiGiovanni January 6, 2020 at 4:32 pm - Reply

    Heaven has become an even happier place. I’m sure Helen is showing her around..
    Stephen and Ro

  19. Barbara C Consolazio January 6, 2020 at 7:07 pm - Reply

    Dear Mary and Gerry,

    We are so sorry to hear about your Mom’s passing. Your loss and sadness will give way to your memories or happier times. We are thinking of you and your family and keeping you in our prayers.
    Barbara and Tony

  20. Marilyn Dysinger January 6, 2020 at 7:13 pm - Reply

    Mary and Nina, so sorry about the loss of your mother. I remember having lunch with her in Florida and was so impressed with her spunk, humor and life force. Your hearts must be broken. Marilyn and Denny Dysinger

  21. Dr. Jared Young January 6, 2020 at 10:12 pm - Reply

    Nina, those we love don’t go away they walk with us everyday, my prayers are with you and your family.

  22. sherry Watt January 7, 2020 at 4:35 pm - Reply

    We are so sorry to hear about your Mother.
    Tom and Sherry

  23. Judy D Neill January 8, 2020 at 12:44 pm - Reply

    Sorry to hear of the passing of your Mother Mary. We are all thinking of you.

    Judy and Sam Neill

  24. Jeannie LeDoux January 8, 2020 at 2:15 pm - Reply

    Heaven’s gain is our loss. Praying for you and your family Nina. What a beautiful lady.

  25. Daria and Matthew Coleridge January 9, 2020 at 4:40 am - Reply

    Aunt Mary,
    We am so sorry to hear about the passing of your mother. We love you very much and are sending our love to you and your sister!
    Daria and Matt

  26. Nick Godano January 10, 2020 at 3:48 pm - Reply

    Please accept my sympathy for Millie’s passing. I pray for comfort for all of you at this difficult time.

  27. Evangeline Bruhn January 21, 2020 at 11:23 am - Reply

    Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your heart.

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