Carmela Desiderio

  • Born: April 14, 1923
  • Died: December 6, 2019
  • Location: Havertown, Pennsylvania

D'Anjolell Memorial Home of Broomall

2811 West Chester Pike
Broomall, PA 19008
Tel. (610) 356-4200

Tribute & Message From The Family

Loving Mother, Grandmother and Great-Grandmother


Carmela (nee Naccarella) died peacefully surrounded by her family on December 6, 2019 at the age of 96. She was currently a resident of Havertown and formerly of 64th St. in Overbrook.

Carmela was the beloved wife of the late Joseph Desiderio. She is survived by her loving sons Nick Desiderio (Carmella), (her daughter- in- law Josephine) and Rocco Desiderio (Paula), also her devoted daughter Theresa Cieri (Michael), her cherished grandchildren Daniela Cerullo (Claudio), Joseph Desiderio (Heather), Nicholas Desiderio (Denise), Sabrina McKeever (Jim), Marco Desiderio (Tara), Michael Cieri (Katie) and Steven Cieri (Annmarie), her adoring great grandchildren David, Vincent, Isabella C., Giada, Mia, Marcello, Isabella D., Paul and Andrew. She was predeceased by her parents Angelina and Antonio Naccarella, her brothers Teodosio and Domenico, her sisters Maria, Geraldina and Assunta.

Relatives and friends are invited to her Viewing on Tuesday 7:00- 9:00 p.m and Wednesday 8:00-9:00 a.m. at the DANJOLELL MEMORIAL HOME of BROOMALL 2811 West Chestrer Pike, Broomall, PA. 19008. Funeral Mass 10:00 a.m. St. Donato Church 403 N. 65th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19151
Interment SS. Peter and Paul Cemetery.
Contributions in her memory to the St. Padre Pio Shrine, 111 Barto Rd., Barto, PA 19504 would be appreciated.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Theresa and Family Sending my Love And Prayers.God Bless

Posted by Theresa ann Keller/Fallen - Phila, PA - Friend   December 10, 2019

Nick, Rocco and Theresa and family--i was so sorry to hear your Mom had passed--i have known her for so many years from going to Paula as our hairdresser that i thought of her as a extended family member-we had so many great conversations together each week-and our Italian backgrounds brought out so many customs and stories-it was like my "Nonna"--i will never forget when my Mom passed a few years-she cried when i saw her--because they too had many great conversatons each week at Paula's shop--and now they are probably in God's home chatting up a storm-your Mom was one great lady who showed love,compassion,and strength and she has left that with all of you to carry on-and you will----the Lord needed his angel back-but she will always be in your hearts and to think that now she is back with your Dad-the love of her life and together they will watch over all of you--please know i will keep all of you in my prayers at this difficult time

Posted by maria cermignano - ardmore, PA - Friend   December 10, 2019


To the Desiderio Family,
How blessed you all were to have your mom with you so long. What a beautiful woman, who with your dad had a beautiful family. Remember you will always carry your mom in your heart.You are all in our thoughts and prayers at this most difficult time.

Dina & Rich

Posted by Edina De Carlo - Havertown, PA - Family Friend   December 10, 2019

May your Mother's long and happy life be celebrated by the ones who knew and loved her .
Our thoughts are with you.
Linda and Barry Goldstein

Posted by Linda and Barry Goldstein - WAYNE, PA - Family Friend   December 07, 2019


Theresa & Mike,
So sorry for your loss. The love and care you have shown her will shine back down on you and bless you.

Posted by Sandra Santoleri DeOrzio - PA - Classmate   December 07, 2019

Sending my sincerest prayers and condolences to all family members and friends. All that I learned and adored about Nonna is through her granddaughter, Sabrina, who always shared such beautiful stories about her dear grandmother. Nonna's memories will live on through everyone of you forever. Rest peacefully in heaven, Nonna. ❤

Posted by Marti Johnson - New Castle, DE - Family Friend   December 06, 2019

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