Meriden - Carmel Yacur, 80, formerly of 8 Artizan St., died Tuesday, August 16, 2005 at the Westfield Care and Rehab Center. She was the wife of the late John Yacur. She was born in Meriden, July 4, 1925 a daughter of the late Joseph and Lucrecia Borgia Chiaro. She had worked making hand molded chocolate at the Thompson Candy Company and later she worked in housekeeping at the Napier Company. She had also been a volunteer at the Veterans Memorial Hospital. Carmel was a parishoner of St. Rose of Lima Church. She is survived by a sister, Julia Linares of Portland, CT, two nieces, Lucinda Perry of Meriden, Donna Brown of Portland, six nephews, Karl Chiaro of Meriden, Michael Chiaro of Vernon, Hank Simmons of Southington, Paul Linares, Ronald Linares and Wayne Linares all of Middletown, two sisters-in-law, Jeanne Chiaro of Plainville, Helene Podgorski of Meriden and several grand nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by two sisters, Josephine Simmons, Grace Chiaro and a brother, Rocco Chiaro. A graveside funeral service will be held Saturday, August 20, at 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart Cemetery. Friends may call Friday, August 19 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Beecher & Bennett- Flatow Funeral Home, 48 Cook Ave., Meriden.

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  1. Aunt Carm had more energy than anyone I’ve ever seen her age. Though she never had children, she treated my cousin and I like a mother would. She did the same for our parents when they were young as well. We love you Aunt Carm, rest in peace.

  2. I am the daughter of Catherine Dick. Catherime is the sister of John Yacur who was Aunt Carmel’s husband. My mom is in a nursing home in Texas and she just received word of Aunt Carmel’s passing. My mom loved Aunt Carmel so much. She would write to her often and talk on the phone. Aunt Carmel and Uncle Johnny were the best.

  3. I share my condolences and prayers to the family and friends that knew her kind-warm hearted spirit. I knew her very little but always remember all the funny stories, special things and how happy she made her family esp. Gracie. I am one of Gracie’s best friends and I know how much Carm is loved by her family. She is truly loved by her family and friends. I will miss her dearly and she will never be forgotten. My love, Jen

  4. My mother, Catherine Dick was John (Carmel’s husband) sister. My mother has kept contact with Aunt Carmel throughout the years. They cared alot about each other. We just found out that John’s brother,Nick, past away, and at the same time we found out that Aunt Carmel past away in Aug. We will miss you Aunt carmel.Rest Peacefully Sharlene and Catherine Dick.

  5. Please accept my sincere condolence’s in the loss of Carmel. I will miss her humor and the wonderful charm she showered on me during tax seasons. She was one of my favorite clients at HR Block. She always presented me with a box of chocolates for doing her taxes, I am truly going to miss this gentle women. Rhonda, H & R Block Tax Specialist

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