The world lost a beautiful person on May,14, 2018 when Adrienne Carra, 91, passed away peacefully at home. Her obituary is a loving tribute to the "beloved mom, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend" who was alternately known as "Adrienne, Mama, and Nana."
Born on May 11, 1927 in Montelungo, Italy, Adrienne was the daughter of Antonio and Tosca Pinelli. She grew up in Long Island, NY and thoroughly enjoyed singing her whole life. Adrienne married the love of her life, Frank, and they raised three children together. She was a fantastic cook and enjoyed entertaining people at home with her food and song. If a positive person is considered having her "glass half-full", Adrienne's glass was full to the brim.
Adrienne was a life- long member of the Roman Catholic Church and was a choir member at Our Holy Redeemer Church in Freeport, NY, Our Lady of the Snow in Bluepoint, NY, and St. John Nepomucene in Bohemia, NY. After moving to Florida, she was a soloist in the choirs of Saint Malachy in Tamarac and St. Jerome in Ft. Lauderdale.
In addition to working for 35 years as a singing waitress at Verdi's restaurant in Florida, Adrienne spent summers singing on stage at the Granite Hotel in Kerhonkson, NY.
Adrienne is survived by her daughter, Nancy Porcelli and son, Frank Carra. She is also survived by her son-in-law, Frank and three grandchildren, Richard Conrad (Dawn), Frank Porcelli (Dawn) and Michael Porcelli. She was the loving great-grandmother of Zachary and Shelby Conrad and Frankie Porcelli. She was predeceased by her husband, Frank, and daughter, Linda Morella.
Adrienne was a true friend to many and quietly gave a helping hand to those in need. She will be missed by many.
Funeral arrangements were made through the DiDonato Funeral Home, 1290 Route 9W, Marlboro. There will be no viewing hours.
There will be a mass of Christian burial at a later date at Saint Malachy Catholic Church in Tamarac, Florida. Burial will follow in Our Lady Queen of Heaven Cemetery in North Lauderdale, Florida.