August 3, 1935 - September 2, 2015
With heavy hearts, we announce that Caroline Delores (Bartoles) Merulli of Center Township, passed away peacefully on September 2, 2015 with her loving family by her side. Born August 3, 1935, in Aliquippa PA, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Matilda (Elich) Bartoles. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Robert F. Merulli. She was also preceded in death by her two brothers, Pete Bartoles and Rudy Skrlac; a sister, Ann Kostial, and two sisters-in-law, Dolly and Louise Bartoles. Carol was a member of St. Francis Cabrini Church and was a retired employee of Phoenix Glass. Carol, pictured here on her 80th birthday, was a caring, compassionate woman who adored and loved her family dearly. She was so very proud of her grandchildren. She loved entertaining, cooking and baking, gardening and shopping, but most of all?dancing! She is survived by her two sons and a daughter-in-law, Andre (Sally) Merulli, and Robert F. Merulli Jr.; a daughter and son-in-law, Cynthia (James) Ceccarelli. She had three grandsons, Andre, Michael (Katie), and Jeff; two granddaughters, Tarah and Brooke, and a great-grandchild, Khloe Merulli. Carol has a brother, Carl Bartoles; two sisters, Mary Skrlac and Tillie Stein; numerous nieces and nephews; a special friend, Tony, and many loving friends. Visitation will be on Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. in the ANTHONY MASTROFRANCESCO FUNERAL HOME INC., 2026 McMinn St., Aliquippa, 724-375-0496. Departing prayers will begin at 9 a.m. on Friday followed by a Mass of Christian burial at 9:30 a.m. in Saint Titus Church with Father Paul Householder. Entombment will follow at Mt. Oliver Cemetery. The family would like to extend their heartfelt appreciation to VITAS Hospice for the loving and compassionate care that was given to Carol.If love could have saved you, you would have lived forever! When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure! Always, your loving family. There will be a St. Francis Cabrini Parish vigil service on Thursday at 4:45 p.m in the funeral home.
With heavy hearts, we announce that Caroline Delores (Bartoles) Merulli of Center Township, passed away peacefully on September 2, 2015 with her loving family by her side. Born August 3, 1935, in Aliquippa PA, she was the daughter of the late... View Obituary & Service Information
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