Irene G. Carnovale
Irene G. Carnovale, 82, of Johnsonburg, died Friday, June 15, 2012 at the Kane Lutheran Home.She was born Aug. 10, 1929 in Czechoslovakia, daughter of the late Gustaf and Maria (Omcht) Gratza. On Oct. 10, 1953, she married Patrick “Patsy” Carnovale; he preceded her in death on Nov. 16, 1993. She was a homemaker, also working with Stackpole Carbon of Johnsonburg, IPM of Ridgway, as a retail store demonstrator, and with Johnsonburg Youth Center for several years.She was a member of Holy Rosary Church, Rosary Altar Society, and Catholic Daughters of America. She was also a member of the Rolfe Sportsmen’s Auxiliary and an avid card player, belonging to a Cinch club.She is survived by four children, Angela (Alan) Leathers of Johnsonburg, Sandy (Philip) Hoh of St. Marys, Frank “Bunker” Carnovale of Johnsonburg, and Patricia Carnovale of Pittsburgh; five grandchildren, David Leathers, Michelle Ramirez, Brian Leathers, and Samantha and Maria Hoh; and two great-grandchildren, Evan and Alexander Ramirez.Private services for Irene G. Carnovale were held by the family. Burial took place in Holy Rosary Cemetery.There will be no visitation. The family suggests memorials to Benedictine Sisters of Elk County or to Holy Rosary Church.