Carmen LaMendola
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Wednesday
4
September

Visitation at Funeral Home

5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday, September 4, 2019
Festa Memorial Funeral Home
111 Union Blvd
Totowa, New Jersey, United States
Thursday
5
September

Funeral Service

9:30 am
Thursday, September 5, 2019
Festa Memorial Funeral Home
111 Union Blvd
Totowa, New Jersey, United States
Thursday
5
September

Mass

10:00 am
Thursday, September 5, 2019
St. James RC Church
Totowa Rd.
Totowa, New Jersey, United States
Thursday
5
September

Final Resting Place

11:00 am
Thursday, September 5, 2019
Holy Sepulchre Cemetery
Totowa Rd
Totowa, New Jersey, United States

Obituary of Carmen LaMendola

Carmen LaMendola of Franklin Lakes, passed away peacefully in Hackensack on August 29, 2019 at the age of 87. Loving father to two daughters Maria and Cristina LaMendola, and beloved husband of Lorraine LaMendola. Dear brother to Antonio LaMendola and the late Alfonse LaMendola. Caring uncle of Carmen and Frank LaMendola Marianne Rajewski. Dear son of the late Carmelo and Maria ( née - Manfredi) LaMendola. Born in Totowa, NJ in 1932, he was raised in Racalmuto, Sicily, Italy for 15 years before returning to the United States in 1949, residing in Paterson before moving to Franklin Lakes, NJ. He was the owner of The Hot Grill in Clifton for the past 57 years. A member of the Roma Club, Paterson, Mr. LaMendola was honored as their Man of the Year in 1994. Carmen possessed an abundance of knowledge, wisdom, and expertise in many areas- he was a food and wine connoisseur and also demonstrated expertise in both photography and field sports. 1971 world champion pigeon shooter of the Federazione Italiana Tiro a Volo (FITAV), Milano. Aside from his many accomplishments, Carmen was a caring and gentle man who loved being surrounded by his family and friends; his kind heart and generosity touched all who knew him. All are invited to attend the viewing Wednesday, September 4, from 5:00-9:00 PM and Thursday, September 5 at 9:30 AM at Festa Memorial Funeral Home, 111 Union Blvd, Totowa. Funeral Mass to follow at St. James R.C. Church, Totowa at 10:00 AM. Interment at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Totowa. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Children's Cardiomyopathy Foundation, Tenafly NJ.

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