portrait picture for Carla L. Mortelliti

Wake: Calling hours will be held from 3:00 to 8:00 PM on Tuesday, August 30th, at the Collins Funeral Home, 92 East Avenue, Norwalk, CT. Services: Friends may gather on Wednesday, August 31st, at 10:00 AM for the Mass of Christian Burial at St. Philip Church, 1 Father Conlon Place, Norwalk, CT. Burial: Interment will follow in the Gate of Heaven Cemetery, 10 West Stevens Avenue, Hawthorne NY.

Carla L. Mortelliti


May 2, 1961 - August 24, 2011

Carla Louise Mortelliti, 50, wife of Jose E. Torres of Wilton, Connecticut, passed away unexpectedly, Wednesday, August 24th, at the Norwalk Hospital. Born May 2nd, 1961 in White Plains, NY, she was the daughter of Joseph P. Mortelliti and Luisa Olivieri Mortelliti of Elmsford, NY.

Ms. Mortelliti attended Our Lady of Mount Carmel School in Elmsford, NY and Maria Regina High School in Hartsdale, NY. She attended SUNY Oswego, and received an Associates degree from Tobe Coburn in NYC, a BBA Business Administration degree from Pace University, and a Masters degree in Secondary Education from Manhattanville College in Purchase, NY.

She had a life-long, strong work ethic, working in business at Bloomingdales, and with Perugina, and as owner of Café a la Mode and Carla’s Flower Box. She recently found her most rewarding experience as a beloved seventh grade math teacher at the West Rocks Middle School in Norwalk, CT. Ms. Mortelliti was an active parishioner at St. Philips Church in Norwalk. She enjoyed horseback riding, the companionship of her dog, flowers and gardening. She was a most loving, caring and devoted member of her extended family.

She is survived by stepchildren Edilberto and Cathryn Torres, sister Margaret J. Breen of Mount Kisco, NY, brothers Dr. Anthony Mortelliti of Manlius, NY and Dr. Michael Mortelliti of Lenox, MA, and nine loving nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be held from 3:00 to 8:00 PM on Tuesday, August 30th, at the Collins Funeral Home, 92 East Avenue, Norwalk, CT. Friends may gather on Wednesday, August 31st, at 10:00 AM for the Mass of Christian Burial at St. Philip Church, 1 Father Conlon Place, Norwalk, CT. Interment will follow in the Gate of Heaven Cemetery, 10 West Stevens Avenue, Hawthorne NY.

  1. She taught my son David in 7th grade a few years ago, and was one of the kindest and warmest teachers at West Rocks Middle School. This is such a sad day for her family and for the extended WRMS community. My family’s prayers go out to her, to the WRMS community and to the students who will not have the opportunity to be taught by her.

    September 27, 2011
    Bill Beran -
  • We are terribly sorry to hear this sad news. Your family will be in our thoughts and prayers.

    September 27, 2011
    The Freding Family -
  • Joe, Louise, Tony and family, we are deeply sorry for your loss. Carla was a ray of sunshine in this world. Our heartfelt prayers are with you during this impossibly difficult time. God bless you all.

    September 27, 2011
    Maria & Michael Marzocchi-Clark -
  • All of us at West Rocks loved you Carla. We loved your laugh, your welcoming smile, your dedication to your students, and the support that you provided to every one of us. You will be greatly missed.

    September 27, 2011
    Lynne Moore -
  • Mr,Mrs,Jose, and family, i am so sorry for you, and your family. Carla was really a special person, and i am blessed to have experienced her special touch first hand. When she had her flower shop next to the cleaners in Rowayton, she was always looking to help me in any way she could… I ran into her not long ago at Gilberties Nursery, and realized how much i missed her, the family, and lilly! You are in my prayers love, Michael Czegledi

    September 27, 2011
    michael czegledi -
  • Carla will always be remembered for her smile and laughter. Our thoughts and prayers are with her Husband, Mom, Dad, and family during this impossibly sad time. All our love, Ellen (Purdy) and Jim Henson

    September 27, 2011
    Ellen Purdy Henson -
  • To Luise and Joe-many miles seperate us now, wish I could be there to join you and your loving family who I knew so well at this time of your sorrow. May God Bless and keep you both . I remember Carla and the many years she and AnnMarie were such great classmates and friends. My condolences from my children

    September 27, 2011
    Frank Grieco -
  • Dear Louisa and Jake, Was so sorry to hear of the loss of your daughter Carla. With Sympathy and Prayers for all of you. Elaine

    September 27, 2011
    Elaine Perilli -
  • Dear Jose and the Mortilleti Family. Mom and I are just so shocked over the sudden passing of Carla. She was a shining star in our lives. Her generosity and humor made the friendship precious to us. Even though Carla and Jose have not lived next to us for many years they were always hospitable and loving people. Carla God Bless You and Godspeed on your journey.

    September 27, 2011
    Athena & Mary Coroneos -
  • So saddened to hear of the sudden passing of your beloved Carla. She was a shining star in all of your lives… and I know she will be missed immensely. Keep her precious memory in your hearts today and always. All of you are in my thoughts and prayers. My deepest sympathy to all of her family that she held so dear. Fondly ~ Cheryl Koflan Pennellville, NY

    September 27, 2011
    Cheryl Koflan -
  • To Luisa Mortelliti and Family, I was deeply saddened to hear of Carla’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you. With sincere sympathy, Lois

    September 27, 2011
    Lois Brodie Brooks -
  • Dear Louise, Joe & Family, There are no words that we can say that will ease any of your pain, just know that you are in our thoughts, our prayers and in our hearts at this very, very sad time. Love, Cornell & Monty

    September 27, 2011
    Cornell & Monrty D'Onofrio -
  • Your passing has saddened many. My prayer is that our Father in Heaven comforts your family and friends in this hour of distress. I only met you a few times, but your spirit always shined through. You will surely be missed.

    September 27, 2011
    Anthony Braswell -
  • there are no words or understanding. my heartfelt sympathies go out to her loving family i truly know how close they are i pray they staystrong and comfort in knowing they will all meet up again carla no matter how far apart we were we always had a loving friendship how hard and painful it is to understand gods plans i do know she is playing with lilly now and has to be fine if we believe in the lord we must try and accept this love and big hugs to louisa, joe.jose and family i wish there was something i could do but its just not in our hands love love carla`s most likely dusting the clouds for us

    September 27, 2011
    jodi -
  • We’re very sorry to learn of Carla’s passing and you have our deepest sympathy. There are no words that can express this loss, but know in your heart she was loved by her family and friends. There is little one can say at a time like this, but we wanted you to know our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    September 27, 2011
    Linda and Lou Carollo -
  • Our deepest sympathies. Carla lit up the office every time she walked in and we always looked forward to seeing her. We will miss her dearly and always fondly remember her. Love, Wendy and Jeremy.

    September 27, 2011
    Jeremy and Wendy Harris at Norwalk Veterinary Hosp -
  • So sorry for your loss our prayers are with you.

    September 27, 2011
    Don and Laura Fadel -
  • We are deeply sorry for the loss of your daughter. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Helen and Joe

    September 27, 2011
    Joseph and Helen DeLaurentis -
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