portrait picture for Carmella DePanfilis

Wake:Wednesday, February 19, from 4:00 to 8:00 PM.Mass:Thursday, February 20, at 10:00 AM in St. Jerome Church, 23 Half Mile Road, Norwalk.Interment:St. John Cemetery.Contributions:In Lieu of flowers, Star Inc. 182 Wolfpit Avenue, Norwalk, CT 06851.

Carmella DePanfilis

September 7, 1926 ~ February 15, 2014


Carmella DePanfilis, 87, of Norwalk passed away on Saturday, February 15, 2014, at the Norwalk Hospital.

Born September 7, 1926, in Norwalk, she was the daughter of the late Antonio and Valverdina D’Alessio DePanfilis.

The DePanfilis family would like to express their thanks to the Ryan House, Star Inc., for their loving care of Carmella who spent many happy years there. They would also like to express their thanks to the nurses and staff at the Norwalk Hospital, especially Kelly Ann DePanfilis.

Carmella is Survived by her three brothers, Ralph, Vincent and John DePanfilis, all of Norwalk; one sister, Mary Gargiulo also of Norwalk; and by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, February 20, at 10:00 AM in St. Jerome Church, 23 Half Mile Road, Norwalk. Interment will follow in St. John Cemetery, 223 Richards Avenue, Norwalk.

Friend may call on Wednesday, February 19, from 4:00 to 8:00 PM in the Collins Funeral Home, 92 East Avenue, Norwalk.

In lieu of flowers donations in Carmella’s Memory may be made to: Star Inc., 182 Wolfpit Avenue, Norwalk, CT 06851.

  1. Dear Ralph and Family:
    Please accept my sincere condolences on the loss of Carmella. She is with God.

    Mike Errico

    February 18, 2014
    Mike Errico -
  • Ralph, I remember like it was yesterday when you called me to introduce me to Carmella and ask if STAR could support her in our senior program. You warned me that she liked to talk ….a lot….and constantly. We were so overjoyed as the STAR senior program at that time had many people who did not speak at all and I assured you the staff would not mind but would welcome a chatty little lady. Well she chatted her way directly into our hearts. When she moved into Ryan House, we were overjoyed to have her join our residential services. She was feisty, and loving. She watched out for everyone and always had an opinion and a kind word. She loved her family and talked all the time about her brothers and sisters in law. She also loved her nephews and nieces and bragged about their accomplishments. A lady to the very end….we already miss her.

    February 18, 2014
    Katie Banzhaf -
  • Wishing peace and comfort at a time of sorrow. Sorry to hear about death. My prayers are with you. God bless.

    Cleo Johnson-CNA

    March 23, 2014
    Cleo Johnson -
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