YOUNGSTOWN - Carol "Dolly" Favarula Delfre, 90, passed away early Tuesday morning, Nov. 27, 2012.
Carol was born Dec. 16, 1921, in Youngstown, the daughter of Antonio C. and Consiglia Pirozzi Favarula.
She grew up in Smokey Hollow and attended The Rayen School. She was a member of Christ Our Savior Parish.
She worked at the Ravenna Arsenal during World War II, weighing the powder that was used in the detonators. As "Rosie the Riveter," she welded tank treads for the army tanks while working at Republic Steel's Truscon Plant. It was at this time where she met the love of her life.
Carol was a good dancer, enjoying the evenings dancing with her husband at Idora Park's Ballroom. Carol had a wonderful smile and loved to go on day tours with her husband and friends. She had a sense for style and looked forward to shopping for purses and high-heel shoes.
She was especially known to be a phenomenal Italian cook. She used these talents to feed others, especially cooking her famous meals for the nuns while she worked at the St. Brendan's Convent.
Carol and her daughter shared a lifelong love of old, classic movies and 1940s war-time songs.
Her husband, Angelo A. Delfre, whom she married May 4, 1946, at St. Columba Cathedral, passed away Jan. 17, 2010, after 63 years of a beautiful marriage.
Carol will always be remembered by her daughter, Assunta Delfre of Boardman; a son, Joseph Delfre of Boardman; a sister, Nancy Hightree of Niles; and brothers-in-law, Angelo Rich and Gabe Delfre.
Besides her parents and husband, Carol was preceded in death by her two sisters, Rose Modarelli and Victoria Rich, and three brothers, John and Jim Favarula, and Frank Rella.
There will be funeral services at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Rossi Brothers & Lellio Funeral Home, 4442 South Ave., Boardman, followed by an 11:30 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at Christ Our Savior Parish at St. Nicholas Roman Catholic Church in Struthers. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Family and friends may visit the Book of Memories at www.rossifunerals.com to view this tribute and send condolences to Carol's family.
The family wishes to express their gratitude to Visiting Physicians and Grace Hospice, whose services were invaluable to Carol and her family.