Carmella R. Santamaria Petrozzi, age 84 of Parlin, passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 28, 2020, at Raritan Bay Medical Center in Perth Amboy. Born in Newark, Carmella had lived in Parlin for the past 56 years. She was a loving homemaker and the cherished matriarch of her family. Carmella loved nothing more than filling her home with her daughters, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a communicant of Our Lady of Victories RC Church in Sayreville. She was a member of the Civil Air Patrol and she was actively volunteering at St. Joseph's Nursing Home in Woodbridge, NJ.
Carmella is predeceased by her beloved husband Fred on Wednesday, March 25, 2020, her brothers Alexander, and John Santanmaria and her sister Judith McGreevy.
She is survived by her loving daughters Rosanne Nizolek, Genevieve (GiGi) Kenna, Michelle Duvall, Theresa Blekeski, and Patricia Petrozzi, 12 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and her brother Salvatore Santamaria.
All services are private due to the COVID-19 federal restrictions on public gatherings, under the direction of the Carmen F. Spezzi Funeral Home 15 Cherry Lane Parlin, N.J.
Letters of condolences and arrangements may be found by visiting www.spezzifuneralhome.com.