Angelo Carnevale of Lawrence Township died at his home peacefully on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012, surrounded by over 40 family members.
Born Dec. 22, 1920, and raised in Pettoranello, Italy, he moved his family to Lawrence in 1970 at the age of 50 to start a new life. He was a proud man and a true Patriarch as he worked three jobs in order to support his family.
He served in the Italian Army during World War II and was taken as a POW in Greece in 1943.
Angelo enjoyed working in his bountiful garden, producing an abundant assortment of vegetables, which he shared with his family and neighbors. He made his red wine every October, a ritual which he truly enjoyed. One of his weekend enjoyments was watching the soccer matches on the Italian channel.
He retired in 1987 after a long career on the maintenance force at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. In addition to his full time job, he worked evenings with the cleaning force at ETS and cut grass on the weekends. A true immigrant, he worked hard and provided for his family, who he loved so dearly, and nothing made him happier than spending time with his entire family, no matter what the occasion.
Son of the late Francesco and Maria Toto Carnevale, he is survived by his wife of 66 years, Bice Ciccone Carnevale; his four daughters, Maria Palumbo, Lucia Carnevale and her husband Franco, Antonietta Antenucci and her husband Michelino, and Nancy Slavin and her husband Edward; his son Sam Carnevale and his companion Janis MacDonald; his grandchildren, Kim and Dan Palumbo, Maria Steinbach and her husband Eric, Vincent Antenucci and his wife Jody, Clara Pascarella and her husband Mike, Angela Galantic and her husband Pete, Lisa Landry and her husband JC, Dan Carnevale and his wife Katie, Michael Antenucci, Rhonda Lazar and her husband Matt, Frank Carnevale, Ed and Sean Slavin, Samantha Mull and her husband Shane, and Jason Carnevale and his wife Amanda; and his great grandchildren Gabrielle, Samantha, Sabrina, Michael, Philip, Danny, Kylie, Jack, Maddie, Vincent, Benjamin, Natalia, McKenzie, and Ryan.
He also survived by his sister, Annina Carnevale and her husband Michele; his brother-in-law Nick Ciccone and his wife Ada; his sisters-in-law Ernestina Carnevale, and Michelina Sferra and her husband Alfonse; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his son-in-law, Angelo Palumbo, and his brothers Alberto, Giovanni, Nicola, and Ernesto Carnevale.
His funeral will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 26, at 9 a.m. from Poulson & Van Hise Funeral Directors, 650 Lawrence Road, Lawrence.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday at 10 a.m. at The Church of St. Ann, with Monsignor Vincent Gartland, pastor, officiating. Entombment will be in the Ewing Cemetery Mausoleum, Ewing.
Friends may call on Tuesday, Sept. 25 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 1 Union St., Suite 301, Robbinsville, N.J. 08691.