Carmela Mary (Mottola) Bosco
Carmela 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.