Winifred M. "Winnie" Carnicelli
Allegany, NY Winifred M. "Winnie" Carnicelli of Allegany, passed away peacefully Monday (March 11, 2019).
Born February 27, 1928 in Olean she was the daughter of Leo J. and Bertha Norton Mostacato. On June 21, 1947, she married Joseph P. Carnicelli "The Love of Her Life" at St. Bonaventure Church in Allegany. Joe predeceased her January 1, 2007.
Winnie graduated from St. Bonaventure Parochial School and was a graduate of Allegany Central School, class of 1945. She later attended Westbrook Commercial Academy in Olean.
She was first employed as a typist in the billing department for the former Daystrom Furniture Co. in Olean. After her marriage, Joe re-enlisted in the US Navy and, as a typical Navy wife, traveled with him to different Navy posts up and down the East coast. After her father Leo's death, she and Joe assumed ownership of Leo's Market in Allegany and together they operated the store for many years.
She was a member of St. Bonaventure Church, the Allegany Fireman's Auxiliary, the Allegany American Legion Auxiliary and the Olean VFW Auxiliary. In her earlier years she enjoyed roller skating and going to the movie theater as well as reading mystery novels. More recently she enjoyed watching old movies on television, doing crossword puzzles and playing cards with her family.
She and Joe enjoyed each other's company and often danced polka, participated in league bowling, marched with the fire department in local parades, played in euchre tournaments and put together jigsaw puzzles. They especially enjoyed the occasional travel overseas on behalf of Olean Wholesale Co. along with her brother Jim and Jeanette Mostacato.
Winnie's grandchildren meant the world to her. She relished the role of being a grandmother and played games with them and other activities. She also loved maintaining and enjoying the pool at her homes. Her grandchildren thoroughly enjoyed being with her at the pool.
She is survived by her 3 children Nancy (Brian) Jordan of Sherman, NY/Phoenix, AZ, Kathie (David) Button of Haslett, MI and Dan (Dorene) Carnicelli of Allegany; 6 grandchildren Scott (Jen) Jordan, Sean (Becky) Jordan, Michelle (Matt) Smiley, Sharon (Ric) Bruce, Michael (Ashleigh) Carnicelli and Anthony (Ashli) Carnicelli; 12 great grandchildren Ethan, Connor, Wesley, Liv, Levi, Rye, Ava, Eli, Brynleigh, Isla, Everly and Adaline; 1 brother James (Jeanette) Mostacato of Allegany; several nieces, nephews and cousins and a brother-in-law and sister-in-law Larry and Sandy Carnicelli of Carefree, AZ.
Friends will be received on Saturday (March 16, 2019) from noon to 1:30pm at the Casey, Halwig & Hartle Funeral Home, 3128 W. State Rd., Olean. A funeral service will begin at 1:30pm in the funeral home with Fr. James Vacco, OFM, officiating. Burial will follow in St. Bonaventure Cemetery, Allegany.
The family suggests that memorials, if desired, be made to help in the treatment of her 4-year old great-granddaughter Liv, who is battling Sanfilippo Syndrome. The address is: Liv Jordan, C/O Sean and Becky Jordan, 319 Moon Court, Lafayette, CA 94549.
Online condolences may be expressed at oleanfuneralhome.com.