April 12, 1918 - November 4, 2020
UTICA - Mrs. Lucretia T. (Polera) Carlo, graced with the longevity of 102 years, went home to the Lord on Wednesday, November 4, 2020. Born in Utica on April 12, 1918, Lucretia was the daughter of the late Ralph and Maria “Mary” (Pellegrino) Polera. She was raised and educated locally. On March 12, 1938 she married Dominick A. Carlo with whom she shared a loving, respectful union of just over 68 years, prior to his passing on February 7, 2006. During her working years, Lucretia was employed by the General Electric Company at the Bleecker Street Radio/Receiver plant. When her husband’s job required them to relocate to Sacramento, California for a number of years, Lucretia made the best of it! She enjoyed the warm weather, made new friendships, and appreciated the blessing of the changes that came with their new life. Lucretia was raised by good parents and had the advantage of knowing the wisdom of her years. Throughout her life, she was hospitable, loving, and kind. She helped her family with an open heart, and her compassionate concern will not be forgotten. A prim and proper woman of her era, Lucretia was a meticulous dresser with a flair of her own. QVC was her go-to channel for apparel and adornments, and she had their phone number on speed dial! She enjoyed dining out, shopping, and sharing a cappuccino, along with a pastry of choice from Caruso’s Cafe, accompanied by her dear friend Kay DeSantis. Those days of fun and friendship were etched in her memory. A woman of faith, she was a communicant of St. Mary of Mt. Carmel/Blessed Sacrament Parish. She had faith in the Lord and honored him by attending daily Mass, and volunteering with Kay at the annual Church feast. Actually, Lucretia was an avid participant in all parish activities, …that’s what fulfilled her life. Lucretia was preceded by her son Vincent R. Carlo on October 18, 2017; surviving are her daughter-in-law Mary Jane Carlo; her grandchildren, Dominick S. Carlo, Cabrina and Ray Brown, Gina and Richard Barnaba, and Vincent R. Carlo II and his wife; and numerous great-grandchildren. She also leaves many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews; and friends, especially Kathleen “Kay” DeSantis with whom she shared so many great times and had a sister-like relationship. She was predeceased by her brothers and sisters-in-law, Peter and Helen Polera, John and Theresa Polera, Anthony and Lenore Polera, and Frank and Julia Polera; sister and brother-in-law, Angeline and Al Grasso; in-laws, Anthony J. and Carmella Carlo, Catherine and Joseph Christiano, Antoinette and Julia Carlo, Salvatore V. “Sal” and Carrie Mole, Fred and Grace R. Candella; and her nephews, Ralph Polera, and Robert Polera. It was at Lucretia’s request that she wished to thank Linda Carlo, Patricia Polera, Richard Polera, and Kay and Al DeSantis for being her family, always at her side. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend Lucretia's Final Blessing which will commence on Tuesday at noon at Christ Our Savior Mausoleum Chapel at Calvary Cemetery. Face masks are required and social distancing and contact tracing will be implemented. Lucretia will be laid to rest next to her husband following the Blessing. During this time of social distancing that we are all experiencing, please take a moment to connect with Lucretia’s family through the “Memories” section of her obituary. Our prayers go out to all as a sign of our continued support.
​UTICA - Mrs. Lucretia T. (Polera) Carlo, graced with the longevity of 102 years, went home to the Lord on Wednesday, November 4, 2020. ​Born in Utica on April 12, 1918, Lucretia was the daughter of the late Ralph and Maria “Mary”... View Obituary & Service Information
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