Carmela A. Clementi-Rizzi, 94 of Naples, Florida, passed away peacefully on March 18, 2021, surrounded by her loving family at Joanne’s House at Hope Hospice. Formerly of Tonawanda, New York, she had been a resident of Naples since 1993. Carmela was born March 29, 1926 in Buffalo, a daughter of the late Anthony and Santa Battaglia.
She was a devout Catholic and faithful parishioner at St. Agnes Catholic Church. In her younger years she enjoyed volunteering and was a member of many social groups. Carmela also loved playing cards and dominoes as well as listening to music, baking and spending time with family and friends.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Louis L. Clementi in 1974; second husband, Sallustio “Sal” Rizzi in 2019; and sister, Sarah Battaglia.
Survivors include her loving children, Louis (Deborah) Clementi of Big Pine Key, Florida, Anthony (Lisa) Clementi of Naples, Florida, Michael (Christine) Clementi of Fort Lauderdale, FL, Nancy (Gary) Willis of Tonawanda, New York, and Sandra (Scott) O’Connor of Naples, Florida; 14 cherished grandchildren; and 12 adored great grandchildren.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated March 23, 2021, at St. Agnes Catholic Church in Naples. Inurnment followed in the church columbarium.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Carmela’s name to Joanne’s House at Hope Hospice, 27200 Imperial Parkway, Bonita Springs, Florida, 34135.