Carmelita Rondesko

Obituary of Carmelita Rondesko

Carmelita C. Tarallo, passed peacefully at home, Friday April 21, 2017 at the blessed age of 93.

Carmelita was born April 9, 1924 in South Amboy, NJ to Samuel and Carmela Tarallo. She wed Walter J. Rondesko in 1948. The two purchased a plot of land in Sayreville, NJ with a big brick building and a dream to provide for their family. 65 years later that dream stands today as The Brick House Bar & Grill. Carmen ran her establishment while proudly raising her four children. She resided in (and all around) Sayreville for the remainder of her life.

Carmen was an avid church goer and a member of the Sayreville Thursday Senior Club. She danced in the Franklin High Steppers for 20 years and loved her Tuesday yoga class at the health center. She watched her Yankees and Giants religiously, cooked a mean meatball, and drove better than most people you know. And you could almost always find her with a crossword puzzle or newspaper in hand.

She lived to take care of her family and anyone in need. Having lived a full and healthy life, she was an inspiration to all who knew her. Carmen will be remembered by all as a family woman and a woman who did it all with ease, even being 93. her most coveted attribute was passing for 63 at age 93, although she would never willingly reveal that. She sported a shirt that read, "Still Nifty at 50!," well into her 80's and always kept people guessing. Perhaps the secret to her longevity was remaining a child at heart.

Aside from her animal print fur coats and extensive jewelry collection, which she often adorned all at one time, Carmen was not a flashy woman. She was humble, smart, independent, quick witted and sharp until the very end. Finishing each of her long days falling asleep in her favorite chair; It is there where she peacefully left this world.

Her greatest pleasure in her last years was spending time with her great-grandchildren Scarlett and Bobby Jr, wishing she could live forever to see them grow.

She was known by those closest to her as "Mom-Mom." A mother to all.

Predeceased by her husband Walter J. Rondesko and their daughter Michele, sisters Sadie, Jule, Fran, Anna, Gloria, Jean and brothers Anthony and Frank.

She is survived by her brothers Joseph and Salvatore; her Loving Children MaryAnn Spisso, Donna Amato, Walter Rondesko and his wife Diane; her Adoring Grandchildren Jillian, Megan, Danny, Katie, Michael, David; her Enchanted Great-grandchildren, Scarlett and Bobby Jr. as well as several nieces and nephews.

Her family states; "There are many of us, but there will only ever be one Mom-mom."

A visitation will be held Tuesday, April 25th, from 9:00-11:00am, followed by an 11:00am service at Rezem Funeral Home, 457 Cranbury Road, East Brunswick. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery in Parlin.