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.