May 5, 1953 - October 23, 2021
Louise F. Carparelli, age 68, unexpectedly passed away after suffering declining health on Saturday evening, October 23, 2021; at the time of her passing Louise was held in the hearts of those she loved most. Born in Utica, Louise entered the world to the most wonderful parents on May 5, 1953; the late Raymond John and Ergia M. “Gia” (Cardarelli) Carparelli. Louise began her education locally at Christopher Columbus Elementary School and then went on to graduate from T.R. Proctor High School/Class of 1971. Following her high school accomplishments, Louise earned her Associates Degree in Business Management from Morrisville Community College. Louise relocated to Alexandria, VA, to commence her professional life; there, she worked in Washington D.C. as an Administrative Assistant. This was a wonderful experience for Louise, and when she fondly talked of her time there, it was apparent that some of the best years of her life were spent in the nation’s capital. Subsequently, Louise returned to Utica to invest her time and efforts in the family business, of which she was an ardent supporter. Louise operated American Fireplace on Broad St. – a subsidiary of Carparelli Brothers, Inc. – for over 20 years. She loved working alongside her late father, Raymond Sr., and her brother Ray, as she always appreciated the opportunity this work gave her for family proximity. She currently held a Customer Service Representative position with Suburban Propane, Partners in Marcy. Louise was a remarkable woman; she had a quiet strength that was especially apparent in how she received those around her. She was an incredible listener, both compassionate and kind hearted. Louise was a silent giver of her soul who always highly prioritized the best interests of the others in her life – a skill improved by her ability to perceive people well. Always respectful and usually reserved, there were a few dearly loved by Louise who were lucky enough to know how fun and hilarious she was! Her expansive heart held space for her beloved nieces and nephews enduring life’s storms, and she possessed a special talent for holding others, and helping them to see the reasons behind the hurt. She was an especially present and adored aunt to her sisters’ children, whom she shared as though they were her own. Louise was so proud of her nieces and nephews, and her great-nieces and great-nephews. Aunt Louise would have “given the moon and stars” to them if she could, especially for Lemans “Manzi,” in whom she saw the sweetest heart. She was also blessed by her nephew-in-law Johnny, who served as a special angel in her life. Not all families are so fortunate to have had such a magnanimous heart among them. Louise enjoyed passing her time watching a few of her preferred TV shows: “Good Girls,” “Downton Abby,” and “The Queen.” Any show, or documentary that discussed the English Royal Family piqued Louise’s interest, as she was invested in continuously learning about them. Additionally, Louise became exceptionally alive during the holidays. She loved to decorate the Christmas tree during the holiday season, and relished hosting the Christmas Eve dinner for her family each year. Louise also loved to dine with family whenever she could grab the opportunity, which most of the time included take-out food or TV dinners and checking in with each other – the latest “gossip,” but with the focus always on good news. Louise forever knew the Lord in her heart; he helped her each day. She was fortunate to know prayer and frequently turned to it for comfort. Louise worshipped at Historic Old St. John’s Church. Her loved ones are consoled to know that Aunt Louise will always watch over all of them with the same love as though she were still here. Nobody will ever be able to take her place. Louise is survived by her sister, Diane E. Hill; and her brother and sister-in-law, Raymond P. and Barbara Carparelli. She will always be fondly remembered as one of the most wonderful aunt and friend – who meant the world to her nieces and nephews. Louise will be greeted by her nephew Jay Paul Rocco (passed away in 1987); and her additional nieces and nephews, Matthew and Quennie Rocco, Billy Davis, Marisa and Johnny Erima; Caitlin Carparelli, Ashley Carparelli and Freddy LaBella, and Raymond Carparelli III and Shelly Rodriguez; as well as her great-nieces and great-nephews: Giani; Carson, and Gia; Lemans (Aunt Louise’s boyfriend!); Arianna, Janaya, and Jamar; Ari; and Raymond IV; and several aunts and uncles. Outside of her immediate family, Louise was close to her Aunt Florence, and shared dear friendships with Nancy Leonard, Debbie George, and Jimmy Quattrino. Louise was predeceased by her maternal grandparents, Paul and Fernanda Cardarelli; and paternal grandparents, Nicholas and Louise Carparelli. The family wishes to extend a special “thank you” to the Emergency Department at MVHS at St. Elizabeth Medical Center, especially Karen RN; the staff of the ICU, and to Dr. Emile Wassel, Dr. Ashok Patel, and Dr. Mario Carillo – all who were so kind and compassionate during her illness. Flowers will be gratefully accepted in her memory. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend her funeral service and Celebration of Life which will commence on Thursday morning, November 4, 2021 at 10:00 at Historic Old St. John’s Church, 240 Bleecker St., Utica where her Mass of Christian Burial will be offered. Interment will take place in Calvary Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Her family requests that those in attendance please wear a full facial mask covering.
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