Virgin Mary

Santa Carlo

November 3, 1931 ~ February 25, 2022 (age 90)


Santa Carlo nee: Sciarrone, age 90 of Highwood passed away surrounded by her loving family on Friday, February 25, 2022 in Gilbert, Arizona. She was born November 3, 1931 in Rosali, Reggio, Calabria, Italy to the union of Giuseppe and Grazia (Cotroneo) Sciarrone. On January 22, 1956 at the Church of Santa Maria in Rosali, Reggio, Calabria she married Rocco Carlo. The young family then immigrated to Highwood in 1961 where she worked for over 30 years for Cherry Electric in Highland Park.  Santa was a loving wife, mom and nonna who was devoted to her family and sacrificed her own happiness so her children could have a better life.  She was an amazing cook who never let you leave her table hungry, family or friend. The joke was she made enough food to feed Fort Sheridan. Her hobbies included knitting, crocheting, fishing while in Florida and playing a mean game of 313.

Beloved wife of the late Rocco on November 5, 2018. Loving mother of Cathy (Victor) Carlo-Gallione of Stuart, Florida and Grace (Elwood) Butcher of Gilbert, Arizona. Fond nonna of Rick Barnhill of Highwood, Julie Barnhill (Brian Campagni) of Chicago, Jessica Butcher of Gilbert, AZ and Jennifer Butcher of Gilbert, AZ. Bis-nonna of Luca James Barnhill and Alessia Marie Campagni. Dear sister of the late Francesco (late Sara) Sciarrone of Italy, late Natina (late Domenico) Vizzari of Italy, the late Angela Sciarrone of Highwood, late Domenico Sciarrone of Italy and the late Guy (late Irene) Sciarrone of Highwood. Dear Zia and Friend to many.

Visitation Monday, March 7, 2022 from 9:00 AM until time of mass 10:00 AM at Saint James Church, 134 North Avenue, Highwood. Rev. Thomas F. Baldonieri, celebrant. Entombment will follow at All Saints Cemetery, Des Plaines, Illinois

In lieu of flowers contributions to Catholic Charities of Lake County would be appreciated.



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March 7, 2022

9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Saint James Church
134 North Avenue
Highwood, IL 60040

Funeral Mass
March 7, 2022

10:00 AM
Saint James Church
134 North Avenue
Highwood, IL 60040


All Saints Cemetery & Mausoleum
700 North River Road
Des Plaines, IL 60016


Catholic Charities Lake County
671 South Lewis Avenue, Waukegan IL 60085
Tel: 1-847-782-4000

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