Carmelita Giacoletti

Born: Sat., Oct. 31, 1925
Died: Tue., Jan. 22, 2019


4:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Thu., Jan. 24, 2019
Location: Frist Funeral Home

Funeral Service

2:00 PM Fri., Jan. 25, 2019
Location: Frist Funeral Home

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Carmelita Giacoletti, 93, passed away Tuesday, January 22, 2019, at 12:10 pm at the Vermillion Convalescent Center.
She was born October 31, 1925, to Stanley Ball and Velma Wilson Ball.  On November 1, 1945, she married Jave J. Giacoletti.
Carmelita worked at the Vermillion County Hospital in the Medical Records Department, and later went to A P & S Clinic in Terre Haute as a receptionist  in Pediatrics.  While working for Drs. Conway, Scully, and West, they encouraged her to return to school and get her nursing license.  She was a graduate of the Vigo County Adult Education program and received her Licensed Practical Nursing degree in 1970. After working in Pediatrics for a while, she transferred to Orthopedics and became the nurse for Dr. Harold Rosene.  Later she worked for   Drs. Kable, Topping, and Rosene, and retired from Orthopedic Surgery of Terre Haute in 1982.  After her husband’s death in 1990, she returned to nursing at Vermillion Convalescent Center in Clinton.   She retired from VCC at the age of 84, in 2010.
Carmelita was very active in the community.  She was the Past Matron of the Jerusalem Chapter, Order of Eastern Star in Clinton and served as the District #8 Deputy and Past President of the District #8 Association.  She was also Grand Guardian of the International Order of Job’s Daughters for the State of Indiana in 1988-89.  Carmelita also was a member and Past Oracle for Royal Neighbors of America, Blanford Camp.
Carmelita loved to sing and she belonged to Sweet Adelines Group in Terre Haute, First Christian Church choir, and was one of the original Italian Singers when the Little Italy Festival began.  The Little Italy Festival was her favorite time of year, and in 1995 she was the Regina of the Festival.
Her whole life she lived the scripture, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart”.  During her life she attended State Line Christian Church, First Christian Church of Clinton, Bono United Methodist Church , and was a member of Sugar Grove United Methodist Church.
Carmelita was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and her brother Chester Ball.
She is survived by her children, Joe and Diane Giacoletti of Indianapolis and Velann and Jack Dorfmeyer of Clinton; her grandchildren, Katie and Kent Ferrari of Clinton, and Carlye and Cole Mathas of Montezuma; and her 4 great-grandchildren, Luke and Landry Ferrari and Jackson and Graham Mathas.
She is also survived by a niece, Kim Anderson and nephews, Chuck Sasso and Jim Ball.
Visitation will be Thursday, January 24, 2019 from 4 to 8 pm at Frist Funeral Home.  Funeral services will be on Friday, January 25, 2019 at 2 pm at the funeral home with Rev. Bill Duke and Rev. Charlie Jackson officiating.  Burial will follow at Roselawn Cemetery in North Terre Haute.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Clinton Central School PTO in memory of Carmelita.
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Sherry Zimmerman
   Posted Wed January 23, 2019
I am so very sorry for your loss. One thing she’s in such a better place now and no more suffering. She was such a wonderful person. Always smiling. I’m sure she will be greatly missed. Prayers for all of you.

Steve Vitaniemi
   Posted Wed January 23, 2019
My thought and prayers. Carm was a special lady to me.

Pamela Loos (Jackson)
   Posted Wed January 23, 2019
Such great memories. I am grateful to have known such a successful woman.

Jenny Costello
   Posted Wed January 23, 2019
I am so very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

Rob and Nancy fraser
   Posted Wed January 23, 2019
What a blessing to have Carmelita as your mom. It was alway a joy to see her our last memory was on your pontoon boat at Racoon Lake.. Peace be with you all during this sad time.

Craig Hanks
   Posted Thu January 24, 2019
Sorry to hear of your loss. What a gracious, caring person. Absolutely certain she is greeted with, "Well done my good and faithful servant!"

Kate Calero
   Posted Thu January 24, 2019
Carmelita was the most wonderful lady. Always so kind and warm. Though we were friends OF the family, she always treated me like I WAS family. She will be missed. Condolences to the whole family for this loss.


Pat Brazelton
   Posted Fri January 25, 2019
To the Giacoletti Family our thoughts and prayers are with you. Carmelita was a sweet and caring person, always had a smile-what a wonderful legacy she has left for you.
Dorene Irish
Pat Brazelton

Diana Keown Foxworthy
   Posted Fri January 25, 2019
Sending my thoughts and prayers to Carm's family. I was very honored to be one of the young ladies who traveled with Carm when she worked with Job's Daughters. I have many wonderful memories of her. She will always hold a special place in my heart. She was always a happy person and would spread sunshine to everyone she would meet. She loved her family and couldn't wait to share with others about her granddaughters and great grand children. I will always remember: "Put a song in your heart. Those who sing will praise twice and bless others. Carm was a truly blessing through her singing and her love for life. She will truly be missed.

John and Marilyn Daniel
   Posted Fri January 25, 2019
We were so saddened by the passing of your mother. John and I have always enjoyed being with her in the Italian Singers. What a wonderful and caring person who was always joyful and so pretty in her Italian clothing. We are sorry that we will not be able to come to the visitation, but offering prayers for your family! May the wonderful memories fade the sadness as time passes!

Jeff and Sherri Russell
   Posted Mon January 28, 2019
So sorry for your loss. Carmelita was a great lady and true Christian. It was a pleasure to know her and visit with her. She is singing with the Saints, oh what a happy time that must be. God Bless you all during this time.

Rhea Dawn Gadberry
   Posted Tue January 29, 2019
My husband, Danny and I knew he thru Job's Daughters. We always enjoyed being able to visit with her. She was such a wonderful person and will be missed by many people.

Debbie Kuykendall
   Posted Fri February 01, 2019
Carmelita was such a lovely lady, inside and out. She always had a positive attitude and great personality. Her special legacy lives on in her lovely family. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

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