Carmen Armas, 89, of Chatham, NJ, passed away peacefully at home on December 19, 2014. She was predeceased by her devoted husband of 59 years, Olivero Armas. She was the loving mother of Oliver and his wife Jeanmarie, and cherished abuela of Maria and Isabel.
Born in Havana, Cuba, Carmita, as she was affectionately known, came to the United States in 1963 and lived for many years in Hudson County where she worked for the Picone Company in Union City. After enjoying 18 years of retirement in Miami, Carmen moved to Chatham, NJ.
Carmen was a gentle and spiritual woman, a great friend to many, a talented seamstress, and a wonderful creator of authentic Cuban food. Everything she touched was made beautiful.
Funeral arrangements will be made by William A. Bradley & Son, and viewing is private. All are welcome to join the family in a celebration of her life at a mass of Christian Burial at St. Patrick Church, Chatham, NJ, on Tuesday at 12:30.
Donations in her loving memory can be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN, 38105, her favorite charity. Siempre en nuestros corazones.