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Date of Birth: February 09, 1935

Date of Death: June 04, 2021

Carmela Marie (Zuppa) LaDuca was born February 9th, 1935 in Buffalo, NY and went to her heavenly home peacefully on June 4th, 2021 surrounded by her loving family. Carmela was the beloved wife of 66 years to Anthony "Tony" LaDuca. There was no greater love story than their love story. Carmela was a very loving mother to Linda Jeckering (Paul deceased), John, and Gina (Chuck). Grandmother to Neil Jeckering (Anna), Nicole Kauffman, Andrea Schenian (Jeff) and Lindsey Welsh. Great-grandmother to Dalton Lusti, Rainey Lusti, Kenny Welsh, and Drake Schenian. Carmela will be greatly missed by her sisters Phyllis and Clarice (Tom) brother Anthony (Carol) and many many nieces, nephews, cousins, extended friends and family. Carmela is preceded in death by her parents Dominic and Jennie Zuppa and sister Mary LaPLaca (John LaPLaca).

Service Information

A celebration of life will be held at a later date.


In lieu of flowers donations can be made in Carmela's name to Hospice of the Valley, the angels on earth.