Carmella Yerace, 90, of Fairmont passed away early Thursday, August 9, 2018 at Fazio’s Eldercare. She was born on September 1, 1927 to Nick and Rose Yerace in Everson, West Virginia.
Carmella graduated from Fairmont Senior High School and from West Virginia Business College in Fairmont. In November 1952 she began her career in banking at City National Bank as a Bookkeeper and worked as a Teller, Manager of the Savings Department and Assistant Cashier. In 1975 she was promoted to Cashier. In May 1974 she graduated from the School of Banking of the South at Louisiana State University. She was active in the West Virginia Bankers Association and the National Association of Bank Women. She retired from banking in December 1992. She was a member of the Fairmont Soroptimist Club where she served as a past president. She also served on the board of HOPE Inc., Domestic Violence Center.
In addition to her career, she was an active member of St Peter’s Catholic Church, where she served as a Special Minister of the Eucharist and was a member of the Catholic Daughters of America Court Joan of Arc 341 for over 70 years.
In addition to her parents, Carmella was preceded in death by three brothers: James (Rose); Joseph (Rose) and Peter (Margie); four sisters: Teresa (Frank) Argiro; Katie
(Milton) Scrivo; Mary (Felix) DiMaria; Amelia (Roman) Prezioso; a nephew Frank DiMaria and a niece Rosemary Argiro.
She is survived by several nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received at Ross Funeral Home 801 Fairmont Avenue Fairmont on Monday, August 13, from 2 - 8:00 P.M. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 A.M. on Tuesday at St. Peter The Fisherman Catholic Church with Father Joseph Konikattil as celebrant and Deacon David Lester. Interment will follow at Mt. Carmel Cemetery.
The Catholic Daughter’s will have a Memorial Service Monday afternoon at 4:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
The Rosary led by Fr. Joseph Konikattil will be recited Monday evening at 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home.
The family wishes to thank Cora Fazio and the staff at Fazio’s Eldercare for their loving care over the last four years.