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Carmen J. Formella

June 30, 1940 ~ May 16, 2017 (age 76)

The Piano Brothers

Carmen J. Formella, age 76, of Ottawa, passed away at his home Tuesday morning, May 16, 2017.

Memorial services will be held at a later date.  Gladfelter Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements.

Carmen was born June 30, 1940 in Chicago, a son of Joseph and Angeline (Passi) Formella.  He married Bonnie Clark February 7, 1959 at St. Gerald’s Church in Oak Lawn.  Surviving are his wife, Bonnie; children, Joseph Formella of Plainfield and Gina (Arthur) Bird of Ottawa; grandchildren, Anthony Formella, Amber Taylor, Bobbie Jean Formella, Heather Knupp and David Brasfield.  He also leaves a brother, Joseph Formella of Chicago and a sister, Joanne McKendrick of Chicago Ridge.  Carmen was preceded in death by his parents, a son, Carmen Formella, a brother, John Formella and a sister, Patricia Tulik.

Carmen was a man with a wonderful sense of humor and was considered quite the jokester.  He also loved to gamble.

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Family to do services at later date

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