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Carmela A. Ansell
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  • American Heart Association

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Carmela A. Ansell passed away on Monday, January 14, 2019 at the age of 92. She was born in Jersey City, NJ on August 4, 1926, the daughter of Nicola and Marina (Rucci) Naglieri.

Carmela first worked as a secretary for the FBI in New York City. Following her work with the FBI, she became the "Lunch Lady" in the Eastchester, NY School District. She worked for many years at the Greenvale Elementary School in the district and for several of the district's other schools prior to retirement.

Carmela's husband of 65 years, Robert Ansell, passed away in 2011.

She lived for over 65 years in Eastchester prior to moving to Carmel, NY to live with her daughter, Cynthia Panessa. In addition to Cynthia, she is survived by her sisters, Mary Wilkinson, Carol Taurone and Marina Williams; her grandchildren, Jennifer (A.J.), James (Kristen), Andrew (Ashley) and Cynthia; her great grandchildren, Christopher, Michael, Erik, Ryan and Andrew and her son-in-law William McGuire. Carmela was predeceased by her daughter, Janice McGuire, her son-in-law, Andrew Panessa and her brother, Anthony Naglieri.

Cynthia wishes to thank "her angel's", Doris, Daniella, Donna and Zully who took such wonderful care of Carmela during her illness.

Visiting will be held on Thursday, January 17 from 9 am to 11 am at Joseph J. Smith Funeral Home. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated also on Thursday, at 11:30 am at St. John the Evangelist Church in Mahopac with entombment to follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Hawthorne, NY.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to the American Heart Association.