Carmen Di Luigi
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Obituary of Carmen Di Luigi

Greece: October 22, 2017. Predeceased by his wife Joanne (Agostinelli) Di Luigi, survived by his son, Mario (Kimberly) Di Luigi; grandchildren, Bri Anna, Dominique & Mario Anthony; brothers-in-law, Rudolph (Julianna) Agostinelli & Peter Capponi; several nieces, nephews and dear friends. For more information about Carmen, visit

Carmen’s visitation will be 4–8 PM, Wednesday, October 25 at the funeral home, 1411 Vintage Lane (between 390 & Long Pond Rd). His funeral mass will be celebrated 9:30 AM on Thursday, October 26 at Our Mother of Sorrows Church, 5000 Mt. Read Blvd. Interment in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, 230 E. Ohio St., Suite 500, Chicago, IL 60611 in Carmen’s memory.

Carmen Di Luigi was born in Abruzzo, Italy spending much of his childhood in Civitella, Italy. His parents, Otavio & Scolastica raised he and his younger siblings, brother, Mario and sister, Elisa.

As a young adult he learned the trade of Tailoring and later worked in Rome. Carmen soon secured a job here in the States at Hickey Freeman and emigrated. Later he worked for Rochester Products (GM) for 30 years.

It was his aunt, who lived in the United States prior to him moving here that introduced him to his wife Giovanna through letters and pictures. Carmen and Giovanna were long-distance pen pals before marrying! They eventually had a son, Mario and welcomed a daughter-in-law, Kimberly and then were blessed with three beautiful grandchildren, Bri Anna, Dominique and Mario Anthony.

Carmen loved to cook for family and friends, especially on Christmas Eve, his favorite holiday. He loved to eat and drink wine. You’d also often see Carmen in his garden or busy making homemade cider, wine, prosciutto, sausage and capicola.

He designed his own home and had it built in 1981. Still having strong ties with family and friends back in Italy, he made several trips back to visit. Italian soccer was a favorite pastime of Carmen’s, cheering on his favorite team, Juventus.

Carmen was also a fan of opera, old movies, animal channel and Fox News. He was an amateur photographer who always had his Canon 35mm with him.

He took care of his ailing wife for many years on his own and visited her religiously, every day for 6 years when it came time for her to be cared for at the nursing home. He was a hard worker and though he may be described as Italian-grumpy, he was excessively loyal and cared deeply for his family. He will be missed by those who knew and loved him.