Carmeilna Arcarese Crucilla Friday, October 10, 1924 - Thursday, March 30, 2017
Phoenix, AZ- Carmelina Arcarese Crucilla, 92, of West Carson Road, Laveen, AZ, formerly of Randolph, passed away, March 30, 2017 at the South Mountain Post Acute Care Center in Phoenix, AZ. She was born October 10, 1924 in San Cataldo, Sicily, Italy, the daughter of the late Biagio and Michelina Arcarese. Carmelina came to the United States in 1948 and was proud to become a citizen of the United States. She and her late husband Joseph P. Crucilla had owned and operated the former Randolph Restaurant in Randolph and after his passing she owned and operated Mick's Pizza in Randolph. She was a Communicant of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Randolph, Altar Rosary Society., and was a life member of the Randolph American Legion Auxiliary Unit 181. Carmelina was a well-known cook throughout the years and had a passion for food and often would take food to someone in need. She was the President and the founding Member of the SPARLA Club. She is survived by her daughter and care giver: Valerie Crucilla Jorgensen and husband Gary of Laveen, AZ, a grandson, Joseph Shellenbarger of Pittsburgh, Pa. She was preceded in passing by her husband Joseph Crucilla in 1979 and daughter, Michelina Shellenbarger on March 13, 2001. The family will receive family and friends from 4 - 7 Tuesday April 4th, 2017 in the VanRensselaer & Son Funeral Home, 14 Church Street, Randolph. Please come prepared with a good story of Carm, as there will be a time of reflection and memories starting at 6:30 PM Tuesday. A Mass of Christian burial will held at 11:00 A.M. April 5th, 2017 in St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Randolph with the Rev. Joseph Janaczek as the Celebrant. Burial will be in the Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Jamestown. To leave a condolence log onto: www.vanrensselaerandsonfuneralhome.com In Lieu of flowers, if desired memorials may be sent to The Randolph Children's Home or Hospice of the Valley in Phoenix, Arizona.