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Carmella C. Inserra

December 18, 1926 ~ June 2, 2022 (age 95)


Carmella C. Inserra, 95, passed away peacefully, with the love of her family in her heart, and by her side, Thursday, June 2, 2022.

Carmella was born in Utica, December 18, 1926, a daughter of the late Dominick and Josephine (Colosimo) Carzo. She was educated in local schools and a graduate of T.R. Proctor High School class of 1945. On March 31, 1951, Carmella was joined in marriage to George W. Inserra. George and Carmella shared a marriage of love and commitment, to each other and family, for over fifty-five years. George passed away on November 24, 2006.

After high school, Carmella worked at Oneida National Bank and later was a stay at home mom. Once her children were grown, she went on to be a much loved Special Ed Bus Aide, for the Utica City School District.

A very compassionate person, Carmella’s life revolved around family. She loved caring for her husband, children, parents, sister, and her sister’s family, who considered her a second mom. She enjoyed her home, listened to classical music daily, and loved spending time in the garden with her roses. Carmella also knitted and crocheted, and no child was ever without mittens. Her loved ones have many of her treasured afghans. Carmella made many good friends during her long daily walks. She was a woman of deep faith, who will be truly missed.

Carmella is survived by her four children, Lena Marie Inserra of Rochester, Dominick Joseph Inserra of Garland, TX, Joseph Carmen Inserra, and Josephine Ann Inserra, both of Utica; also many beloved nieces, nephews, and their families, especially, Donna (Jim) Calenzo, Delbert (Linda) Martin, and Donald (Candice) Martin. She was predeceased by her sister and brother-in-law, Antoinette and Nelson Martin; nephew, Nelson Martin Jr.; niece, Patty Inserra; and in-laws, Pat and Roma Inserra, Joseph Inserra, Tina Inserra, and Luke Inserra.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Mass of Christian Burial on Wednesday (June 8th), 11 a.m., at St. Mary of Mt. Carmel/Blessed Sacrament Parish. Entombment will be in Calvary Mausoleum.  The family will receive family and friends at the conclusion of the mass.

The family would like to offer their heartfelt thanks to their mom’s caregivers, Colleen, Stacy, Christina, Shatieka, and Enise, for the loving care and compassion shown to Carmella during her illness.

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Mass of Christian Burial
June 8, 2022

11:00 AM
St. Mary of Mt. Carmel/Blessed Sacrament Parish (Utica)

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