Carmela Bray, age 79, of Painesville passed away at Tripoint Medical Center in Concord on December 17, 2017. Carmela’s parents immigrated to the US in 1938, where they lived on Orange Ave near downtown and Saint Joseph’s Church which was referred to as “Big Italy”. They shortly welcomed Carmela Bray on December 10, 1938. Carmela was a high School graduate of East High School; she also attended Ohio University.
Carmela worked at Lake County Schools Credit Union for many years. She loved gardening, cooking meals for others, playing Bingo and reading astrology. Mrs. Bray volunteered at St. Gabriel’s food pantry and at Project Hope for the Homeless.
She is survived by her Daughter Victoria (Marty) Bos, Alan ( Viktoria) McGill, and Lisa (Tim) Neenan; her Brothers Joe and Rudy (Carol) Spagnuolo; her Grandchildren Amanda McGill, Jack Neenan, and Caitlin Neenan; and a Great Grandchild Owen McGill.
Visitation will be held Saturday January 27, 2018 at St. Gabriel Church 9925 Johnnycake Ridge Road, Mentor from 10 to 11 am, with a Memorial Service following. An interment will be following the service at Holy Cross Cemetery 14609 Brookpark Road, Brook Park Oh 44142
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Project Hope, Please send Checks and Money Orders to:
The Ecumenical Shelter Network of Lake County Inc.
P.O. Box 2035
Painesville, Oh 44077 or visit their website at Https://projecthopeonline.org