Carmela Farina, age 98, of Newton, on Thursday, October 31, 2019.
Beloved wife of Paul Farina. Cherished mother of Mary Pitts & husband Tom, Paul Farina & wife Patsy, Richard Farina, Stephen Farina & Pamela Slater and Rose Wing & late husband Herb Wing.
Adored grandmother of Paul, Laura, Lisa, Shawn & wife Laura, and Mark & wife, Colleen; Allison & husband Chris, Angela; Kate, Nick, Zach, Annika, Martha & husband Tyler, and Benjamin; Ryan, Geoffrey and Gregory; Adam, Matthew & Daniel; Michael and Justin.
Beloved great grandmother to 14 children and treasured great great grandmother to 3 children.
Carmela truly followed the biblical supplication to go forth and multiply. Loving sister of Jerry Gentile & children; Caroline Cefalo & children, Josephine Gentile. Warm memories of Carmela include traveling to her native country Italy twice, to China, Alaska, Hawaii, France, England and Israel and all across the United States. Received many City of Newton Awards for her beautiful rose gardens, her amazing abbondanza style Italian homemade cooking, her many lifelong friends and devotion to her faith and volunteer work with the church. Carmela’s generosity of love, wisdom, positive spirit and grace lifted us all.
Visiting hours in the Magni FH, 365 Watertown St, Newton, Tuesday, Nov. 5 from 4-8pm and again at Wednesday at 9:30AM before proceeding to Our Lady Help of Christians Church, 573 Washington St, Newton for a 10:30AM Funeral Mass. Burial to follow in Newton Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Xaverian Mission Center’s Metrowest Interfaith Dialogue Project P.O Box 5857 Holliston MA 01746.