Carmela A. “Tootsie” Bevilacqua, 90, of Jessup, formerly West Scranton, died Thursday surrounded by her loving family. Her husband of 35 years, Joseph Bevilacqua died October 3rd, 1990.
Born in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late Angelo and Lillian Benginia Caramanno, she was a 1947 graduate of West Scranton High School. She was a member of St. Lucy’s Church. She loved cooking Sunday dinners for her family, making ceramics for family and friends, and will always be remembered as having a smile on her face. What she enjoyed most was spending time with her children and grandchildren.
She is survived by her daughters, Denise McGowan, Scranton, JoAnn Bevilacqua, Jessup, and Wendy Halloran, Jessup; grandchildren, Lindsay McGowan, Washington, D.C., Kristen Marmo, and husband Jeffrey, Old Forge, T.J., Abbey, Matthew, and Steven Halloran, all of Jessup; a sister, Lee Keiper, Roaring Brook Township, as well as several nieces and nephews.
She was also preceded in death by two sons-in-law, Paul McGowan and Thomas Halloran, as well as a great-grandson, Andrew Paul Marmo.
The funeral will be Wednesday from Savino Traditional Funerals and Cremation Care, Carl J. Savino, Jr., Supervisor, 157 South Main Avenue in West Scranton with Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30am in St. Lucy’s Church, 949 Scranton Street in West Scranton. Interment to follow in the Cathedral Cemetery.
Friends and family may call Tuesday from 5pm-8pm.