Carmela Mary (Mottola) Bosco

CARMELA CARMELA 2Carmela Mary (Mottola) Bosco – known to all as “Milly” passed away on Dec 26th, 2015 at the Green Mountain Rehab home following a brief hospitalization and illness.  Milly lived her life with gusto and verve. She told great stories, pulled no punches and always made you feel welcome in her home whether it was for ‘coffee and’ or one of her fabulous Italian meals. She lived independently with dignity until age 91 and died peacefully with family members at her side.

Born on Dec 3, 1924 to Giovanni and Michelina Mottola, Milly grew up in Cambridge, MA.  with her sisters Anne, Angie, Jane, Josephine (Dolly) and brother Tony. She married  Angelo “ Bob” Bosco on August 30, 1942 and moved to New York where she raised her three children, Robert Angelo (Bobby), Rick and Michele. They later moved back to MA and ultimately to Las Vegas, where she lived for over 30 years. She came to Vermont three years ago to be near her daughter.

Milly was a consummate saleswoman and during her career sold children’s and menswear, fine cosmetics and Las Vegas show tickets. She was an impeccable homemaker, devoted wife and doting mother. She was an avid reader, doll collector and crossword enthusiast and enjoyed doing crochet and sewing projects. She never missed Jeopardy or Wheel of Fortune and loved cooking shows.

Milly was predeceased by her husband Bob, and grandson Rick Bosco Jr of LV as well as her parents and brother.  She is survived by her sisters, as well as sons RobertAngelo of Hawaii, Rick of LV and Michele Wheeler and husband Richard of Vermont. She also leaves behind her grandchildren Meredith Wheeler, Robbie Bosco, and Angela Valdisera of CA. Adrianna and Ian Wheeler of VT, John and Chris Bosco of NY. She leaves 8 great-grandchildren, Gage, Aubree, Keegan Valdisera  and Hayden Sheehan of CA, Brendan and Beau Bosco of CA, Darien and Natalie Archer of VT as well as her dearest friends, Rose Panico of NY Cathy Mercandante and Nancy Landsman of Las Vegas.

Memorial Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 6, at La Paloma Funeral Services, 5450 Stephanie St., Las Vegas. Family and Friends invited for luncheon at noon Saturday following the service.

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  • Deep Sympathy. We will miss the glamour and laughs Aunt Millie always provided.

  • Dear Michele,
    I would love being at this service for your Mom & Dad. My thoughts of them both have been dancing in my head since hearing of Mom’s going to meet Dad in Heaven. I have 73 years of experiences with both. I do have many great stories for I cannot think of any friends that were so tied together as we were, especially when I married, after Ricky was born. The years we were there for each other without having to be asked. Then there were so many joys also. They are all high & lows, in my treasury of memories forever stored for eternity. We have been closer than any two sisters could have been & Your Dad & my husband were brothers they never had with their own biological brothers. It was a love I have yet to see today, in any two couples & each other. Our lives were so intertwined daily.
    Do give my love to everyone & my prayers for peace & to remember them both in all the good times shared. Mom & Dad do not need to be told to rest in peace. They are in peace & joy waiting for a new assignment to return in another life they are needed to share their love. God created everything to be recycled & never die. Bodies return to dirt since it was their vehicles to share their love with their mobility & hands to co-create with God here on earth. The bodies will be recycled into dirt with all the nutrients to grow grass & feed the animals, that feed others. We return in human frames again to follow God’s guidance to be as co-pilots & He the Master Pilot to give us thoughts to create with our mobility & hands to do the work here on Earth. Their Spirits will always be surrounding you all & will communicate if you think of them, especially, you will know they are present. I love this experience with my loved ones that have made their change.
    Rose Panico

  • Angela Valdisera
    February 4, 2016 12:16 pm

    What a beautiful lady! I will always remember my “Nonni” as such a strong, smart woman who was also a great role model. She was always on top of her game and didn’t let a day go by without doing her crossword or getting in a few pages of a good book. She taught me to crochet when I was very little and although I can’t do it now, I will hold on to those memories of being at her house and playing with all the games she always had for us, Spirograph being one of my favorites. The meals she cooked – oh my gosh! I wish I could prepare mine half as good as hers’ tasted. The reason they tasted so good is because she always made them with love. You will always be in my heart Nonni.

  • Rest in Peace Aunt Milly…..
    Love Mary Fimiani

  • Aunt Milly was a special person to me and my family. I always remember her treating me as ‘an adult’, even when I was a young teenager; she made me feel like ‘another son’. I spent many fun times at Burlington or Somerville playing cards, games, or just talking with the Bosco’s. (I always remember playing “Mille Bornes” with Aunt Milly and Uncle Bob; and thinking that it was her game and named after her! — still love that game)

    When I ‘stopped by’ to visit her in Las Vegas (in between a work trip) I told her I was getting married and she said how she could tell something was ‘different’ about me; sensing my happiness. Later on when she finally met Karen they bonded and shared some common interests together.

    Aunt Milly will be missed but always appreciated and remembered for all the times she was a part of in our lives.

    Love and prayers for you Aunt Milly,
    John & Karen Silva and family

  • I would like to express my deepest and heartfelt condolences to the family of Carmela Bosco. I am truly sorry for the loss that your family is feeling. The lost of a dear loved one is one of the hardest experience that a family can go thru. Because you are suffering this lost, my thoughts and prayers are with your family. Take comfort in knowing that Jehovah God never intent for us to have to go thru death or the loss that it brings us. But rest assure that very soon, Jehovah is going to reunite us back with all those dear loved ones we have lost. (John 5:28,29) Until that time, cherish all the wonderful memories that you have Mrs. Carmela. These precious memories will console the family in the day’s ahead.


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