Patricia Ellen (Hopkins) Carnevale
Passed away peacefully on November 14, 2021. Born on August 18, 1937 to Tom and Zona (Kinsey) Hopkins in Wheeling, WV her family moved to Hawaii to join her father who was serving as director of the USO Club in Honolulu. A 1955 graduate of the Sacred Heart Academy she soon thereafter met the love of her life and was married to Major Peter E Carnevale of the US Air Force in 1959 in Honolulu. Afterwards the couple lived in Georgia, Texas, Ohio and New York. They settled in Southern California after Pete’s retirement from the service and she continued raising their seven children in Canoga Park and later Yorba Linda. Once her youngest child was in school fulltime, she began a career as a travel agent and meeting planner specifically helping groups of WW2 veterans reunite. When Pete retired in 1991, they moved to Sonoita AZ where Pat continued her career and was a founding member of the Sonoita Merchant’s Association. Active in the local Catholic church community at St. Therese’s in Patagonia She was instrumental in the formation of Our Lady of the Angels mission church in Sonoita. In addition to playing the organ at Sunday Mass she and Pete ran the bingo for many years helping raise funds for the mission church. She was also an active member of the Elgin Club and the Santa Cruz County Fair & Rodeo Association. Patricia was preceded in death by three pre-born children, her parents and her sister, Mary (Sue) Haley. She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Peter Carnevale of Sonoita AZ, her son Tony Carnevale of Las Vegas NV, her daughter Lisa Carnevale of Noblesville IN, her son Joseph (Stephani) Carnevale of Cicero IN, her son Robert of Tucson AZ, her son John (Tammy) Carnevale of Riverside CA, her daughter Donna (Tim) Bergman of Boise ID and her son Michael (Mary) Carnevale of Tucson AZ, 17 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her brother, Tom (Karen) Hopkins of Eutis FL.
Visitation will begin at noon at St. Therese Catholic Church, 222 Third Ave., Patagonia on Saturday, November 20, 2021 followed by the Rite of Christian Burial Mass at 1:30. Friends & associates are welcome at Patricia’s Celebration of Life that will begin at 4pm on that same day at the family home in Sonoita.
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