Carmela Verdone was born May 7, 1944 in Castelluzzo, Sicily, Italy to Giovanni and Paola Ciaravino.
She married Salvadore Verdone in 1964 and moved to Modesto, CA in 1973. In 1984 they moved to Turlock.
Carmella was a homemaker and worked seasonally at Stanislaus Foods for 34 years. She worked until she was diagnosed with ALS.
She is survived by her husband, Salvadore, sister, Maria Pia Ciaravino, children, Anna (Perry) Youngman, Frank (Danil) Verdone, Johny Verdone, and Paola (Don) Inman, grandchildren, Ashlyn Inman, Caitlin Youngman, Brianna Youngman, and Cierra Verdone, and Milana Verdone.
A visitation will be held Monday, December 8, from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. at Turlock Funeral Home, 425 N. Soderquist Rd., in Turlock, with a recitation of the rosary at 6:00 p.m. The funeral mass will follow on Tuesday, December 9, at 10:00 at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, 7820 Fox Rd., in Hughson, with entombment in Turlock Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the ALS Association (www.alsa.org) to help others to avoid this disease in honor Carmela Verdone.