Camilla Carrabba, age 83, of Bryan, Texas, passed away to join our Lord in heaven on February 21, 2006. Camilla was born in Bryan, Texas on august 27, 1922, the daughter of Joseph Carrabba and Josephine Bosso Carrabba.

Camilla was preceded in death by her parents, her six brothers John, Louis, Sam, Luke, Ben, and Frank and by her three sisters Lucy Weido, Rosie Grizzaffi and Carmella Carrabba. She is survived by numerous nieces and nephews and their children.

After graduating from McKenzie Baldwin Business College, Camilla held a few part time jobs but in 1955, she began working for The Eagle Newspaper and she held that job for 18 years. Camilla worked as a bookkeeper most of those years and she always said she never got the printer's ink under her finger nails but she sure knew how to count those numbers after all those years. After leaving The Eagle in 1973, Camilla went to work for the Brazos County Auditor's Office. Camilla worked there 12 years where she retired in 1985. Camilla said that working at the courthouse allowed you to have a different experience everyday.

If you ever called Camilla at home and she wasn't there, you could always count on her being at church. She attended daily Mass and made every novena and devotional, devoting her life to prayer and service to God. Camilla was a member of the Mother of Grace Society, the Altar Society, and Our Lady of Carmelite Society. She contributed regularly to Catholic charities. Camilla involved herself in many church activities and the Sunday preceding her death, she was busily working at the St. Anthony's spaghetti dinner, which she has done for the past many years.

Camilla was especially proud of her Italian heritage. She enjoyed the stories told by her mother and father about the old country and sharing those stories with the younger members of the family. She really enjoyed family reunions and during the holidays, she always prepared the family's favorite dish, "faccia de vecchia" cooked in her own special way. The tradition of faith, family, and food were a mainstay of Camilla's life.

Camilla was also an impeccable dresser. She made sure every outfit she wore was colorful and all accessories were matching. Camilla always said she never saw a dress she didn't like.

A Mass of Resurrection will be held at 10 a.m. on February 24, 2006 at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Bryan, Texas with Rev. Kirby Garner and Rev. Msgr. John Malinowski officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery, also in Bryan, Texas. Visitation will be held on Friday from 8:00a.m. to 9:00a.m. at Memorial Funeral Chapel in Bryan, Texas

The family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks and appreciation to Dr. Amin and Dr. Light, the caring staff of SJRHC CCU, Msgr. John Malinowski and Rev. Kirby Garner for helping with the care of Camilla during her stay in the hospital. We will all miss you Aunt Camilla but like you always said, "The Father knows best."

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