Carmela Valenti (Lina to her family and friends), of Venice, Florida passed away peacefully in her sleep on April 11, 2021 at the age of 79. She was born on November 27, 1941 in Sortino, Sicily to the late Giuseppe Lamari and Maria (Failla) Lamari. She will be missed by her devoted husband Sebastiano, her eternal love of 54 years; daughter and son-in-law, Lucy C. & John Guyer and son Cesare A. Valenti both of Venice, FL and her cherished granddaughters, Sgt. Carmen M. Guyer (U.S. Army) and Marina E. Guyer. Carmela & Sebastiano moved to the U.S. to start a new life and raise a family. She worked as a seamstress where her passion grew for working with her hands. The family moved a few times, from the Bronx, NY to Cromwell & Hartford, CT before settling down in Venice, FL.
Carmela is survived by her oldest sister, Vincenza (Lamari) Marino; older brother, Santo & wife Nunziatina Lamari; older sister, Sofia (Lamari) Blancato & husband Vincenzo and youngest sister, Angela (Lamari) Rubino. She is also survived by her Valenti sisters & brother-in-law and many nieces, nephews, grand nieces & nephews in both the U.S. and Italy.
A visitation will be held on Sunday, April 18, 2021 from 5:00PM-7:00M at Farley Funeral Home in Venice. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00AM on Monday, April 19, 2021 at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Venice with burial to follow at Venice Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Carmela’s memory to the Arthritis Foundation, 1355 Peachtree Street, NE, Suite 600, Atlanta, Georgia 30309 (www.arthritis.org)
Date: Sunday, April 18, 2021
Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Date: Monday, April 19, 2021
Time: 10:00 am
Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church
Address:1301 Center Road, , Venice, FL, 34292