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Carmen F. Lavella Mar 29, 1946 - May 31, 2018

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Carmen F. Lavella (Cookie), age 72, died peacefully May 31, 2018 at Riddle Memorial Hospital. Carmen was born and raised in Chester. Carmen has resided in Media for the past 42 years. He graduated from St. James High School Class of 1965. He also graduated from St. Gregory’s College in Tulsa, OK. Carmen was co-owner and operator of the Lavella Brothers, Night Owls Wholesale Market in Chester. Carmen prided himself on continuing his father’s legacy in the family business with his brothers and ensuring a meritorious education for his children. He enjoyed spending time with his family and going to the Jersey shore. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. He was a member of Nativity BVM Church in Media where he was a devout Catholic and very active in parish life, adoration and a prolife advocate. Carmen was a very generous and giving person always willing to help someone in need.

He was the son of the late Gabriel and Linda Rapposelli Lavella.

He is survived by his wife of 44 years Carol Brownell Lavella, his children Jennifer Flach (John), Dr. Gabriel Lavella, Joseph Lavella (Carolyn), Natalie Notarianni (Michael), brothers Joseph Lavella and Gabriel Lavella, grandchildren John, Alyssa, Justin, Sophia, Delaney, Dominic, and Callum.

Visitation will be Wednesday from 9:15-10:45 am at Nativity BVM Church, Monroe & Franklin Streets, Media. Funeral Mass will follow at the church at 11:00 am. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Nativity BVM Church.


Service Location

Nativity B.V.M. Church

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Begins: Jun 06, 2018 11:00am - 11:45am

30 E. Franklin St.

Media, PA 19063


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Michael Trasatti says:

Submitted on: Jun 11, 2018

So sorry to hear of Carmens passing. I met him when I would stop into Night Owls while working and got to talking to him. He was such a nice man to converse with. My parents were from the old neighborhood and my dad would always talk about Night Owls. I'm honored I got to meet Carmen. Prayers to the family during this difficult time. Michael Trasatt-Chester PD (Retired)

Sandra, Vito and family says:

Submitted on: Jun 06, 2018

Our deepest sympathies to the Lavella Family. Uncle Carmen was an admirable man who has left behind a wonderful family legacy. May he Rest In Peace . Families are Eternal and one day you will be reunited.

James Vincenzo says:

Submitted on: Jun 05, 2018

Sincerest condolences to the Lavella family from the Vincenzo's formerly of Second and Lamokin.

John Mooney says:

Submitted on: Jun 01, 2018

On behalf of the St. James High School Alumni Association, I extend our deepest sympathies and prayers on your loss. The Alumni Association will remember Carmen at their annual Memorial Mass, April 7, 2019, at St. Madeline's Church, Ridley Park, PA.

Betsy, Bill, & Caitlin Hanna says:

Submitted on: Jun 01, 2018

Our deepest sympathy for the passing of our brother-in-law Carmen. Be at peace.

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