January 18, 1924 ~ January 30, 2007
Meriden- Carmen Lopez went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, January 30th at Westfield Care & Rehabilitation Center after a long illness due to several strokes. She was born in New York City on January 18th, 1924. Carmen was the proprietor of "Carmen Baby Boutique" in Haverstraw, N.Y. for over 27 years until her retirement in 1997. She was a pillar of the Hispanic Community and anyone who came to her store was taken under her wing. She will always be remembered for her generosity, her energy, her compassion, and her directness not only to the people of Haverstraw, but also to the staff and residents at Westfield. The family expresses a special thank-you for all the love and care she received during the last 3 years of her life to the staff at Westfield and MidState VNA Hospice Care. Carmen is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Lynn & John DiRoma of Meriden, her grandchildren, Giancarlo DiRoma, Christopher & Micah Canestaro, her great grandchild Aaron Canestaro, her son-in-law, Arthur DiGiacomo of Wakefield, MA. She also leaves a sister, Virginia Giraud of Harriman, NY , her nieces Corinne McCall, Joyce Giraud, and a nephew Ronald Giraud. She was predeceased by her daughter Stephanie DeGiacomo. A graveside service will be held on Thursday, (TODAY) Feb. 1 at 11:30am at Walnut Grove Cemetery, Meriden. The Pastor Mark Sharnick will officiate. There will be a "Celebration of Her Life" held at First Assembly of God Church, 601 Paddock Ave., Meriden at 6:30pm on Thursday, Feb. 1. The Beecher & Bennett-Flatow Funeral Home, 48 Cook Ave, Meriden, CT is in charge of the arrangements.