Wake:Wednesday, June 1, from 4:00 to 8:00 PM at the Collins Funeral Home.Mass:Thursday, June 2, at 10:00 AM at St. Joseph Church, 85 South main Street, Norwalk.Interment:St. John Cemetery, 223 Richards Avenue, Norwalk.

Antoinette M. Camarota


September 20, 1912 ~ May 26, 2016

Antoinette M. Camarota, 103, wife of the late Arthur Camarota, passed peacefully on May 26, 2016, in her home in Norwalk, CT.

Born September 20, 1912, in Norwalk, CT, she was the daughter of the late Michael and Josephine Amato.

Aside from being a homemaker, Antoinette was involved in various organizations through St. Joseph church for over 53 years, dedicating her time to the Children of Mary Altar Society, various fundraisers, and decorating the altar.

Antoinette was a devoted mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother who loved her family more than anything and always put them first. She is survived by her children Diana and her husband Richard Zakhar of Norwalk, CT and Vincent Camarota and his wife Kathy of Brookfield, CT; 6 grandchildren, Vincent Camarota and his wife Jennifer of Trumbull, Timothy Camarota and his wife Ilona of Shelton, Sherri Camarota of Waterbury, Kimberly and her husband Brian Troccolo, of Southington, Jason Zakhar and his wife Jacki of Norwalk, Matthew Camarota and his wife Lindsey of North Port, Florida; 4 great-grandchildren Halle Camarota, Gia Camarota, Dominic and Brianna Troccolo; sister-in-law Mary Amato; She is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband Arthur, she was predeceased by her siblings Arthur, James, and Ralph Amato, Anna Connelly, Frances Manzi, Mary Pellegrino, and Faye Shepherd.

Friends may call from 4:00 to 8:00 PM on Wednesday, June 1, at Collins Funeral Home, 92 East Avenue, Norwalk, CT. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, June 2, at 10:00am in St. Joseph Church, 85 South Main Street, Norwalk. Interment will follow in St. John Cemetery, 223 Richards Ave, Norwalk.

  1. Diane, Richard and family – so very sorry for your loss. Aunt Antoinette had a wonderful spirit and blessed soul. I will always remember her (photograph) as Grandma’s sweet flower girl, an admirable matriarch and an avid sports fan who was so supportive to so many of us.
    Sending love and prayers your way.
    – Lynn Luczkowski

    May 30, 2016
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  • Diane and family,
    I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. Amazing that she lived such a long life at 103. Times like this are never easy, I am sending my thoughts and prayers to you during this difficult time.

    Pamela Gery

    May 31, 2016
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  • Dear Diana and family, So sorry hearing the sad news of your Mother, Grandmother. My thoughts and prayers are with you. If you need anything please let me know…Love you! Karen

    May 31, 2016
    Karen Santorella -
  • So very sorry to hear about Grandma Camarota. She was a grandma to Scott and Holly too, they always called her
    “Grandma Camarota”. She was one amazing lady. I so often sent her a card on her birthday, remembering years ago she called me in Florida to thank me! I never failed to speak or see her when I made the trip up to Ct.
    God Bless you all. She will certainly be missed.

    May 31, 2016
    GAYLE BAKER -
  • Diana sorry to hear about your Mother passing. My thoughts an prayers are with your family

    Marty Kelly 06/01/2016

    June 1, 2016
    Marty Kelly -
  • Diana ,Mike and I are so sorry as you know your Mother had a special place in Mikes Heart ,he will miss her in a little way as w eall will

    June 1, 2016
    Margaret Amato -
  • Dear Family of Antoinette Camerota,

    My sincerest sympathy on the passing of your loved one, Antoinette Camerota. I shall always remember her lovely smile and dedication to St. Joseph’s Church. As a child I remembered how she was so dedicated in working at St. Joseph’s Church, South Norwalk, CT. She decorated the altar with flowers and was very respectful to all. God bless her soul and may she be at peace in Heaven with our Lord and all His saints and angels.

    Sincerely,

    Virginia Cundari Falcone

    June 2, 2016
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  • To Diana and Camerota Family

    I am so very saddened to hear of your Mom’s passing away. You are all so lucky to have had her for so long. I hope I am as lucky with my Mom, who is 96 years old!! Sadly, I didn’t know Mrs. Camerota, but she just sounded like such a happy lady who loved life, and above all her family. It’s never easy to lose your Mom – at any age, even if they did live an extraordinarily long life. It is a privilege to have had Mom in your life for so long – how blessed you were! May she rest in peace and your family enjoy her many, many years of happy memories with you all.

    Love & Hugs to all….
    Angela Clark – June 3 2016

    June 3, 2016
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  • Can you imagine that”Great Card Game ” in Heaven? They are all there now. God Blless Antoinette and her family. She was a womderful part of my life through my Mom…………I remember the Wednesday games at her house. She always had pastry to send home to my wife, Donna and the kids.
    So sorry I couldn’t pay our respects to you Diana and family at the funeral. You are all in our prayers……….with Love, Donna and John Sacco

    June 4, 2016
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