Carmella Marie Pempek, age 72, of Richmond, died Monday, June 30, 2014 at JourneyCare in Barrington. She was born January 8, 1942 in Chicago to Joseph and Helen (Kotwilia) Perrone.
A forty year resident of McHenry, Carmella had lived in Richmond for the past three years. Prior to retirement, Carmella had been employed at Seaquist/Aptar in Cary for thirty-three years as a tool crib attendant. She enjoyed watching Q.V.C., fishing and flower gardening.
Survivors include two children, Kimberly Blackwolf of McHenry, Donald J. “DJ” Pempek of McHenry; three grandchildren, Lorraine Pempek, Heather Parth, Celia Parth; and a great-grandson, Jacob Breitfuss.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Geraldine; and a brother, Joseph.
Visitation will be from 4 pm until 7:30 pm on Thursday, July 3, 2014 at Justen Funeral Home & Crematory, 3700 W. Charles J. Miller Road, McHenry, IL 60050.
The memorial service will be at 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home.
Inurnment will be private.
For those wishing to send an expression of condolence, memorials to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memorials & Honors Program, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. For information, please call the funeral home at 815-385-2400, or visit www.justenfh.com, where friends may leave an on-line condolence message for his family.