Loretta Carmel
  • 87 years old
  • Date of birth: Apr 7, 1925
  • Date of passing: Sep 14, 2012
When the body and mind are at peace, things appear as they are... perfect and complete, lacking nothing.

This memorial website was created in the memory of our loved one, Loretta Carmel, 
born on April 7, 1925 and passed away on September 14, 2012.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by stacy carmel on 14th September 2017

"Today, the 14th of September, 2017, is my mother's 5th yarzheit.
Dearest beloved mother,
You are my North Star. I will love you eternally. Please light a yarzheit
candle for my mother, and say kaddish for her. She illuminated everyone's life. She was, and is, the best and the brightest always.
I am your abiding daughter,

This tribute was added by stacy carmel on 29th September 2016

"The 27th of the Hebrew month of Elul, this year, is tomorrow, September 30th, 2016. That was the day of my beloved mother's passing, and marks her yarzheit of 4 years on the Hebrew calendar. Please illuminate her memory by lighting a yarzheit candle for her, and going to shul to say kaddish for her. My mother's luminosity was, and is, endless LOVE, shining from within. Send prayers of love to her in return."

This tribute was added by stacy carmel on 14th September 2016

"Today, Sept.14, 2016, is my mother, Loretta's, 4th yarzheit. As my mother's only daughter, Stacy Carmel, I have lived my entire life by her side, as her loyal advocate, protector, supporter, and her true best friend. Even more, we both implicitly always knew each other to be soul-mates. My mother remains as close to me as my own heartbeat, and will forevermore. My mother's compassionate and brilliant authenticity, remains unequalled, except by her own humility. Everyone should say kaddish for my mother, and light a candle in her indelible memory. She
did more for her family, and humanity, throughout her whole life, than words can ever say. My remarkable mother embodied pure LOVE and rare enlightenment, tempered by great humor, eloquence, beauty, and dignity. Not least of all, my mother had exceptional courage in life and in facing death in our fight against pancreatic cancer, side by side.
Her strength of character was her indominable spirit."

This tribute was added by stacy carmel on 14th September 2015

"Today, September 14th, 2015, we are together again, sharing the passage of these three years, apart, yet inexorably together in our love. I stand beside you, and speak to you, knowing our love is transcendant.
You sculpt the clouds and paint the sky now, your artistic brilliance and compassion outshining the sun. Your unequalled humanity, and magnaminity, elevated motherhood to a fine art. Your beauty and eloquence was unsurpassed. Your legacy of love lives on inside of me. I will love you eternally, my mother. Your only daughter, Stacy Carmel"

This tribute was added by stacy carmel on 5th September 2015

"My beloved mother, Loretta, will have her third yarzheit, on Friday, September 11th, 2015. The day of her passing on September 14th, 2012, on the Hebrew calendar, fell on the 27th of the month of Elul, which is September 11th, this year of 2015. My mother throughout her lifetime was an observant Jew, and always lit a yarzheit candle for her parents. Please say kaddish for her, and light a yarzheit candle for her. The memory of her life, of infinite goodness, should be illuminated. Stacy"

This tribute was added by stacy carmel on 10th May 2015

"Happy Mother's Day to my irreplaceable mother, Loretta, on this May 10th, 2015. We remain together intrinsically, as mother and daughter, and as lifelong best friends. Your life-force lives on inside of me, and all around me, with each breath I breath. The virtues of my mother, Loretta, are unequalled and immeasurable. I love you now as before, and pray that our souls will again be reunited. May God surround you with the brilliance of compassion, and kindness that you gave to others.
Your only daughter, Stacy, is with you. Happy Mother's Day Mom 2015."

This tribute was added by stacy carmel on 7th April 2015

"Happy 90th Birthday today, April 7th, 2015, my beloved mother, Loretta. Today, as on each birthday, throughout our entire lives, we celebrate together. As mother and daughter, we celebrate your life and eternal spirit which glows brilliantly from your heart. Your presence informs the sun to shine, now, as before. I recall each birthday and milestone we shared, lovingly, and lavishly, together, in a manner of your impeccable style.Your laughter, and beautiful smile fill my days and the night sky. You are the north star by which all others chart their life's navigation. I love you deeply, and will forever. Your devoted only daughter, Stacy"

This tribute was added by stacy carmel on 30th September 2014

"My mother, Loretta, lives on for me. We have always been soulmates, and were closer than any two people could be, since I was born. She radiated selfless love generously shared. Her sophistication and class, artistry, humor, and graciousness was unparalled. As my mother's sole caregiver and medical advocate for her last 4 years of life 24/7, and as the sole executor of her estate, and as her soulmate, I can only share that the void of her absence is monumental. She defied even pancreatic cancer with her strength of character for 4 years. She lived for me she said through it all, but I lived for her. My father, Milton is her guardian angel now, and may God protect and elevate her soul and his--together."

This tribute was added by linda korman spiegel on 20th September 2014

"Aunt Loretta was an amazing wonderful woman. She had a heart of gold. She is missed so very much but her voice, smile, laughter and beauty (inside and out) is in our hearts and souls forever. May she rest in peace. We love you, Aunt Loretta."

This tribute was added by Cindy Fouhy on 19th September 2014

"When I think about Aunt Lorretta, I hear her laughter and remember her sense of humor and her love of life-- especially family.  Not just my aunt, she was my friend from the time I was a child through my teenage years into adulthood. And always, she made me feel special through her gift of unconditional love. I feel her smile everyday and miss her more than words can express."

This tribute was added by stacy carmel on 15th September 2014

"My mother Loretta Carmel, and I, Stacy Carmel, spent September 14th together, graveside, alone in the knowledge that our spirits are intertwined. My mother is the Life of my life, and the Soul of my soul. My mother, was, and is, an unequalled example to the world of exceptional humanity, complemented by great humility. She transcended all others, in her compassion, and magnaminity, eloquence, and beauty, and nobility of character. Her courage and perseverence in the face of life's challenges was unprecedented. Her legacy of love lives on inside of me. Please light a yarzheit candle for her, as I do, and please say kaddish for her, as I do. My mother's yarzheit this year of 2014, is seen on the Hebrew calendar as the 27th of the month of Elul, which falls on Sept. 22nd this year."

This tribute was added by Gilda Spielberg on 14th September 2014


This tribute was added by richard wexler on 14th September 2014

"Peace beautiful Aunt Loretta.
Your amazingly supportive smile and soul shines forever in my heart. Who you were, are and continue to be adds light to all that is good and offers a bright and cheerful path for others to follow to help make this a better world. Love ya forever."

This tribute was added by stacy carmel on 10th August 2014

"My beloved mother Loretta lives on in me, in every breath I breath. In every second of every day and every night. In every thought I think and in each heartbeat of my being. Her eloquence and indominable strength of character, brilliance, and compassion outshines the sun. My mother's second yarzheit will be coming soon in September on the 27th of Elul. The hebrew calendar date for this is September 22, 2014. This is the corresponding date for September 14th, 2012 when she passed. Please kindle a yarzheit candle in her memory and say kaddish for her. My mother's soul will be elevated by your prayers. I so appreciated sharing my mother's unveiling service with those family members who came last September 2nd, 2013 on her first yarzheit. Knowing her so well, I am sure my mother appreciated it too. Her limitless Love and Creativity was a force of nature, to which none other can compare. Her loss to me is immeasureable. We have always been inseparable as best friends and mother and only daughter. I love you so, my magnificent and exceptional mother. Stacy"

This tribute was added by richard wexler on 3rd August 2014

"In my mind you get more beautiful every day. Thinking about your smiling face gets me to smile without fail."

This tribute was added by stacy carmel on 12th May 2014

"My mother Loretta Carmel and I spent every mother's day together in a lifetime of love shared.This mother's day of 2014 we were together again. It is humbling to stand upon the soil under which my heart is buried. Yet love is stronger than death, and transcends beyond this earthly realm to connect my mother and I eternally. My mother and I had a profoundly close relationship throughout our lives. I was honored when she told me she lived her last four years for me and because of me, as we together everyday 24/7 of four years fought pancreatic cancer as we traveled to hospitals throughout the eastern seaboard together. Though she told me she lived for me, I lived for her. My mother was valiant and brave, and had a lust for life that was unquenchable. She wanted to live and had so much life still to live, through all we together were challenged by. Her dynamic,  compassionate, magnanimous, selfless, humorous, beauty and creative brilliance has always informed my life.Yet with all her attributes I so admired, she had great humility. Her character and integrity were as  exceptional as her physical beauty and world class sophistication. I love you Mom, and every minute of everyday will always be Mother's Day in my heart. Your only daughter, Stacy"

This tribute was added by stacy carmel on 7th April 2014

"On this day, April 7th, 2014, my cherished beloved mother, Loretta Carmel, has reached her 89th year, albeit in God's celestial embrace. My mother, Loretta Carmel, my father, Milton Carmel, and I, Stacy Carmel, their only daughter, have always shared our birthdays in sequence in April, all in a row. We have always been kindred spirits, inseparable in life, and even in death. I was with my mother on her birthday today, with love as her faithful companion, and soul-mate. My mother is the most sacred to me, of life's gifts. My dear mother, I Love You, and will always be with you, on your birthday, and everyday. Forevermore. Love is stronger than death, and will reunite us again. Your daughter, Stacy"

This tribute was added by stacy carmel on 14th August 2013

"My beloved mother's very first yarzheit is September 2nd, 2013. It is the hebrew calender date for her passing known as the 27th of Elul. In her honor and in her blessed memory there will be an unveiling service for the family to attend at 12 noon and a rabbi will officiate.The family is invited to attend and a luncheon will follow.Please kindle light for her and say kaddish.I Love You Mom"

This tribute was added by stacy carmel on 12th May 2013

"My mother Loretta Carmel is forever with me this May 12, 2013,& every day of my life-it is Mother's Day. She is the North Star that guides my life, and awaits me beyond this life.Love eternal binds us.I have been her only and sole caregiver for 4 years through pancreatic cancer 24/7, and serve as sole Executor of her estate.Daily I say kaddish.I am the sole custodian of her true life story"

This tribute was added by Cindy Fouhy on 7th April 2013

"It's your birthday today and thoughts of you are on my mind. I still cannot believe you are no longer with us. Your spirit, so vibrant in your life, lives on all these days since your passing.
Know that you are loved, are thought of every day and will never be forgotten. Sending you birthday love and smiles.  I know you are smiling back."

This tribute was added by richard wexler on 7th April 2013

"Your smile lights my soul forever. Every memory of you is filled with love. Thank you.
It took me till today, your birthday, to share this present.  Hope that somewhere it brings a big smile.
Love you always."

This tribute was added by Gilda Spielberg on 7th April 2013

"Lovely Loretta-thinking of the many times in the past that we shared together in the presence of friends, family and artistic souls.
The day of your birthday is now and forever and a toast is offered to you from your loving sister-in-law/slash her husband Frank.
Love and kisses embrace you from us."

This tribute was added by stacy carmel on 3rd October 2012


This tribute was added by linda korman spiegel on 2nd October 2012

"To the most beautiful woman (inside and out) that I ever met, Aunt Loretta, I miss you so much that writing this makes me cry though I can't help smiling and feeling lucky when I think of your smile, your beauty, your wit, your laughter, your charm , your finesse, your warmth and your love. I am so lucky to have had you as my Aunt, mentor, role model and friend. Thank you. Rest in Peace."

This tribute was added by Cindy Fouhy on 1st October 2012

"My beautiful Aunt,
There are no words to express how much you are missed. But sometimes, words are not necessary.  My heart speaks to you and smiles at you every day. I believe, somehow, you listen and, where ever you are, you smile back, knowing  how much you are loved and remain in my thoughts. Thank you for loving me unconditionally."

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Bruce Carmel


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