Florence Cardarelli, 89, of Frederick, died peacefully with her children at her side at Citizens Care & Rehabilitation Center in Frederick on Thursday evening September 16, 2021.
Florence was born in Syracuse, NY to Florence Hummell (Stocker) and Joseph Hummell on October 18, 1931, the 5th of 9 children. After attending Central High School in Syracuse, Florence married Armond Cardarelli in June 1951; they were married for 67 years.
Florence was a wonderful mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and sister who cherished her family above all else. Raising 5 active children was no easy task, but Florence ran a well-organized home, filled with laughter, joy, and warmth.
She was fond of musicals, art, reading, nature, tea, chocolate, and fall weather. She was active in her book club and played mah-jongg. She believed in living your life with kindness, humility, and patience; values she passed on to her children. Everyone knew her as a person who looked on the bright side of life. She had something kind to say about everyone. Living through the great depression, Florence was grateful for the many blessings in her life and never took anything for granted. A devoted Catholic and a longtime member of the St. Timothy’s Catholic Church in Frederick, Florence attended service every Sunday while she was able.
Florence is survived by her loving siblings, Jim, Doris, and Shirley and 5 children, Gary Cardarelli - Sharon Dodge, Laura Murphy, Brian Cardarelli - Diane Johnson, Diane - Henry Felices, and Paul Cardarelli. Florence was the most loving grandmother of 8 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by grandson Gregory Cardarelli, her husband Armond, siblings Joseph, Eddie, John, Delores, and Helen.
A Memorial Service will be held at St. Timothy Catholic Church at 8651 Biggs Ford Rd. in Walkersville, MD on Saturday October 9th at 11:00 AM for family only, due to the pandemic. Immediately following the service, a reception will be held.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Florence’s favorite charity, St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. Memorial contributions in her name can be made at http://giftfunds.stjude.org/FlorenceCardarelli. Arrangements have been made by Resthaven Funeral Services, Frederick, MD. To sign the online guestbook and leave condolences go to www.resthaven.us.
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