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Carmelo M. Consolo

Carmelo M. Consolo, age 95, of Westlake, passed away Tuesday, January 19, 2021 at O’Neill Healthcare in Bay Village following a short illness.

Born March 29, 1925 in Sant’Agata di Militello, Sicily, Carmelo worked in produce before coming to the United States, settling in Rocky River in 1958.  In 1966, he established Italia Market in Lorain located on Broadway. In 1976, Carmelo moved to Lorain and continued to own and operate the market until his retirement in 1983.  For the past 3 years, he has been a resident of Westlake.

He enjoyed gardening and listening to Italian music.

Surviving are his children, Vince Consolo of Parma, Margarete Napoli of Westlake and Antoinette Linna of Amherst; and grandchildren, Deanndra Paghi, Brandon Linna and Samantha Napoli.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, Lucy in 2017; daughter, Rosemarie Paghi; grandson, Vincent Linna; parents, Carmelo and Rosa (nee Cortez) Consolo; and sisters, Rose Consolo and Antoinette Frusteri.

Private graveside services will be held in Lakewood Park Cemetery, Lakewood.

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Happy memories at my Uncle Melo's home, full of family, all the time, and always room at his table for everyone! His love for his family, and his work ethic were shining examples for all. When we needed him most, as my father was passing, Uncle Melo and my father's twin sister, Aunty Lucy came to our house, by instinct, knowing the time was near. They stayed at my father's side, proving great comfort to my father and to us, for many, many hours. I will always cherish his memory for his steadfast dedication to his family. Cherished memories, V. J. Consolo III

Vincent James Consolo Jan 20 2021 12:00 AM

Toni and family,
I am sorry to hear of your father's death. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. May the memories you have of your dad be held close to your heart.

Mary Ruth Halas & family

Mary Ruth Halas Jan 20 2021 12:00 AM