Carmen M. Santarelli, 83
Nov. 28, 1932 — Feb. 20, 2016
Carmen M. Santarelli (nee Ruiz), 83, passed away peacefully Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016, at the Wheaton Franciscan Hospital in Franklin. She was born Nov. 28, 1932, in Puerto Rico to Marcelo and Edelia (nee Martinez) Ruiz. Carmen has survived losing three husbands and raising her children throughout. She was a devoted church member and her greatest joy was being with her family and, of course, candy, ice cream and cake!
Carmen is survived by her children, Carmen Maciejewski of Illinois and Nelson (Karen) Correa of West Bend; grandchildren, Vince (Gretchen), Nick (Megan), Kelly (Brad), Kyle, Alex and Sean; great-grandchildren, Brandon and Theodore; her sister, Ester (Julio) Martinez; and her special son-in-law, Pete Konrath. She is further survived by stepchildren, Richard (Elba) Santarelli, Barbara (Kevin) Smidt, Carlo Santrelli and Charles (Liz) Santarelli, grand-stepchildren nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She is preceded in death by her parents; three husbands, Joe Santarelli, Benardo Correa and Jose Vicente Rosado Bravo; her son, Rick Correa; and her brothers, Ernesto and William.
A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 25, at the Phillip Funeral Home Chapel (1420 W. Paradise Drive, West Bend) with Deacon Ron Schneider presiding. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home.
A special thank you to the staff at Creekside Manor in Oak Creek.
The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family: 262-338-2050 or www.phillipfuneralhome.com.