Carmine LaCava, a purple heart recipient and a resident of New Rochelle passed away on Thursday, September 14th 2017. He was 93 years old. Carmine was born in Manhattan NY to Salvatore and Jennie LaCava. He was raised in the Bronx where he attended Samuel Gompers High School before enlisting in the army. Carmine proudly served his country. Unfortunately he was wounded on Normandy Beach during the D-day invasion.
After returning from the war Carmine would soon meet his wife Audrey of 66 years. They met on her birthday and would marry 3 years later. He and his brother Alfonso would go on to start Alton Instrument & Electronics Corporation which he owned and operated for 65 years. Carmine loved his work and the customers. He worked right up until 3 weeks before he passed. Carmine was a hardworking family man who loved playing racquetball, the Giants, Boxing, hunting and working out at the Yonkers Jewish center as well as the YMCA. He loved to travel and especially enjoyed trip back to the land of his ancestors. Carmine will be remembered as a gentle caring, loving, handsome and charming gent.
Carmine is survived by his wife Audrey, his sons Dale (Nancy), Michael (Nancy) and his five Grandchildren, Justin, Ryan (Leighanne), Jordey, Evan and Emily. He is predeceased by his brothers Alfonso, John and Robert. He will be missed by all that knew him.
A celebration of Carmines life will take place at the Pelham Funeral Home, 64 Lincoln Avenue, Pelham, NY, on Sunday, September 17th from 4pm to 8pm. A Funeral Mass will take place at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church 575 Fowler Ave on Monday September 18th at 10:00am. Internment will follow at Mount Hope Cemetery.
For more information or to leave a message of condolence please visit www.pelhamfuneral.com.