Official Obituary of

Carol (Allen) Vitale

August 11, 1930 ~ March 7, 2024 (age 93) 93 Years Old

Carol Vitale Obituary

Carol (Allen) Vitale, a cherished matriarch and beloved member of the La Porte community, passed away peacefully on March 7, 2024, at the age of 93. Born on August 11, 1930, in La Porte, Carol lived a full life characterized by love, kindness, and a passion for her family and friends.

Carol was the loving wife of the late Daniel Vitale Sr., whom she married on June 21, 1946. Their enduring partnership was a testament to their shared values and commitment until Daniel's passing on October 18, 1999. Together, they raised a family that would be Carol's greatest pride and joy. She is survived by her devoted children, Alice Compton, Pam McCarty, Tamara Jo (Mark) Frame, Jeana Kane, and Bob (Liz) Vitale. Carol was a guiding light in the lives of her several grandchildren and great-grandchildren, who will carry her legacy forward with fond memories and lessons learned from her wisdom. Carol was preceded in death by her mother, Martha Allen, her children Marsha Lamb, Dan Vitale, and Jim Vitale, and her four sisters. Despite these losses,

Carol's strength and love never wavered, and she continued to be the cornerstone of her family. For 42 years, Carol dedicated her professional life to American Rubber, where she was not only a committed employee but also a friend to many. Her work ethic and positive attitude left a lasting impression on her colleagues and contributed to the company's warm and collaborative environment. Outside of work, Carol's interests brought joy to both her and those around her. She played dice every Tuesday, a tradition that was much more about laughter and camaraderie than the game itself. Carol was also an exceptional cook, known for her chicken and noodles and spaghetti and meatballs, dishes that became synonymous with comfort and love in the Vitale household. Her culinary skills were just one of the many ways she expressed her love for her entire family, which she absolutely adored.

As we remember Carol, we celebrate a life lived with purpose and generosity. She was a beacon of love and kindness, touching the lives of all who knew her. Her spirit will continue to inspire those she leaves behind, and her memory will be cherished forever. Visitation for Carol will be from 10 a.m. to 12 noon on Thursday, March 14, 2024, at Frank L. Keszei Funeral Home, Essling Chapel, 1117 Indiana Avenue, La Porte, Indiana. Funeral services will follow the visitation at 12 noon in the Funeral Home. Burial will be at Pine Lake Cemetery in La Porte.

Memorial contributions may be made to Dunes Hospice, 4711 Evans Avenue, Valparaiso, Indiana 46383.

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March 14, 2024

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Frank L. Keszei Funeral Home, Inc, Essling Chapel
1117 Indiana Avenue
La Porte, IN 46350

Funeral Service
March 14, 2024

12:00 PM
Frank L. Keszei Funeral Home, Inc, Essling Chapel
1117 Indiana Avenue
La Porte, IN 46350


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