Carmela Novak née Tripodi was born July 23rd 1944 to Nancy and Salvatore Tripodi passed away Wednesday December 30th 2020 at Shore Memorial Hospital Somers Point, NJ. Carmela was born at St James Hospital in Newark NJ. She was a graduate of Our Lady of Good Counsel in Newark, NJ and of Caldwell University in Caldwell, NJ. While employed as a social worker for the Bureau of Children's Services in Trenton, NJ she met the love of her life to whom she was married the past 54 years. Upon relocating from Bethlehem, PA to White Plains, NY the subsequent 30 years found her as a Mother and Homemaker, Real Estate Professional, and an exceptionally talented Artist. She is survived by her husband Richard, her daughter Diane, her son John and daughter-in-law Prenisha, her brother Fred Tripodi, nephew Patrick and his children Gianna and Anthony. Her faith and belief in God was unwavering and the foundation upon which she stood. Her friends and family were all too familiar with her kindness, compassion and generosity which was an open window to her soul that she blessed us with every day. Her quirkiness made us smile; her passion for food and her range as a chef always impressed, but it was her love that made us whole. She will be missed but never forgotten. As our hearts weigh heavy with our loss we can take comfort knowing that our guardian angel will always be watching over us.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Thursday, January 7th, 10am, at the Blessed Sacrament Church/Holy Trinity Parish, Chapel on Jerome Ave., Margate.
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10:00 am - 11:00 am
Thursday, January 7, 2021
Holy Trinity Parish - Blessed Sacrament Church Chapel