Carmen T. Carbone, of Reston, Virginia, passed away on Monday, August 17, 2020.
Carmen was born in Yonkers, New York, to Dominick Tringali and Domenica Corbino Tringali on September 29, 1926.
She was a loving wife to her husband Rocco. She was blessed with two daughters, Anne Carbone and Nancy Carbone Harwood. She is survived by her daughters, sister Avila Matheson, son-in-law Bob Harwood and grandchildren Kyle and Madeline Harwood. She was preceded in death by her husband and her brother Hugo Tringali.
She earned a bachelor’s degree in English at St. Lawrence University in 1948. Friends made during those happy years at St. Lawrence were the joy of her life and became family. She spent her career as an elementary school teacher with the Elwood School District in Huntington, New York. She was revered by her students and their parents, who appreciated that she expected the best from her young charges. She was very active in the United Italian-Americans for Progress chapter and fiercely proud of her Italian heritage. Her friends from her many years in New York cherish her unending friendship.
After moving to Northern Virginia in 1984, Carmen became a vibrant and contributing member of her new community. She was a volunteer at Reston Hospital for 25+ years and was very active in the Vintage Ladies, which often had programs focused on antiques, needlework and history, all of which she enjoyed immensely. Before she moved into an assisted living facility just over a year before her death, she had been an active member of St. Thomas a Becket Church in Reston.
Carmen will be cremated and her ashes will be interred in the gravesite with her husband at St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Huntington, New York. There will be a graveside service followed by a "Celebration of Life" for local family and friends which will be held in the spring of 2021.
In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made to the Kirk Douglas Scholarship at St. Lawrence University using the link below. Please designate that the gift is made “In memory of Carmen Carbone”, so that the family may thank each donor directly.
The address for gifts made by mail is: University Advancement, 23 Romoda Drive, Canton, NY 13617.