Joyce M. Ondo Carlesi

Joyce M. Ondo Carlesi

CHESAPEAKE, Virginia
09.30.1947 - 04.11.2018
Birthplace
PA

Joyce Mary Ondo Carlesi, 70, a resident of Chesapeake Virginia, passed away on April 11th 2018 after a brave struggle with illness. She was a beloved wife, mother, nanna, mother-in-law, daughter, sister, niece, aunt, cousin, and friend. Joyce was a native of Pennsylvania, born on September 30th, 1947 and was raised in Manorville in the Alleghany valley, graduating in 1966 from Ford City High School. After relocating to Tidewater, she worked as an accounting representative professional at Sentara Leigh Memorial before pursuing her dream of teaching. She attended Old Dominion University where she earned a Master of Education with honors, then taught middle school in the Virginia Beach school system for 16 years.

Joyce lived a rich and full life, and her family and friends were the center of it. She also enjoyed china painting, various crafts, board games, mind puzzles, cooking, flowers, the color blue and the beauty of nature. She cherished memories of family events and milestones and would light up with laughter when the stories of these endeavors started to flow. She was an avid dog lover and was especially fond of the cherished pets that accompanied her throughout her life.

She is preceded in death by her parents Paul E. and Mary J. Ondo and her sister Janet. She is survived in life by her loving husband of 52 years, Lawrence A. Carlesi, her siblings Joan, Paul, Jean, Jacquelyn and Jocelyn. She is also survived by her children Lawrence W. Carlesi, Angela Farris and her husband Kevin, Christopher A. Carlesi and his wife Amy, and Karen Asarak and her husband Tony. She had ten adorable grandchildren whom she cherished deeply, Ashley, Michael, Lindsay, Amber, Casey, Melanie, Emma, Megan, Justine and Hannah.

Family and friends will be received on Saturday and Sunday, April 14th and 15th 2018 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM at R. W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home and Crematory 509 W. Washington St. Suffolk, VA 23434. A funeral service celebrating her life will be held the following day on Monday, April 16, 2018 at 11:00 am at St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church 5345 Virginia Beach Blvd, Virginia Beach VA 23462. A graveside service will follow at the Holly Lawn Cemetery, 1525 N Main St, Suffolk, VA 23434 with a gathering at the home of Christopher and Amy.  Address will be provided at the service. Condolences may be offered below.

 

 

 

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R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home and Crematory
509 W. WASHINGTON STREET
SUFFOLK, VA 23434
United States

Visitation
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End Time

R. W. Baker Co. Funeral Home and Crematory
509 W. WASHINGTON STREET
SUFFOLK, VA 23434
United States

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St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church
5345 Virginia Beach Blvd
VIRGINIA BEACH, VA 23462
United States

Guestbook

Aunt Joyce was a great cook and opened her heart and home to my family. I always enjoyed my time at your big house in Worthington and summer vacations at Virginia Beach. I enjoyed talking about books with Aunt Joyce. She always encouraged me to read, and I remember the fun times I had with her.

Kierstin Edwards

Condolences to the family and friends of Mrs.Joyce Carlesi
no doubt she will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her
the God of all comfort will provide the much needed comfort
and strength that you will need..
(1 Peter 5:7) READS : " while you throw all your anxiety on him ,
because he cares for you "

Cee David

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