Carmen Manto, Paraprofessional from UFT died Friday, April 3, 2020. Carmen was 75.
Carmen Manto was a longtime paraprofessional at PS 152 in Woodside, Queens.
A devoted wife and mom to three children, she lived most of her life in Queens before moving to Cranford, New Jersey, after she retired in 2008. She was 75.
Born in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, Carmen was known for being fiercely protective of her family as well as exhibiting a quick wit and sass that made her a focus at every gathering. Her friends and family will miss her amusing remarks.
Carmen was an avid bowler, and spent several days a week at a local bowling center with her husband, Umberto Manto. She was also an animal lover, who often rescued dogs as well as sheltered and fed neighbors’ outside cats.
Besides her husband, Carmen is survived by her mother, Rosario Rivera Sosa; children Elizabeth Marty-Dalli, Nelson Marty and Maria Van Teeckelenburgh; and grandchildren Alexandra Dalli, Samantha Dalli, Victoria Dalli, Jordan Dillon, Ellie Dillon and Kaia Van Teeckelenburgh. She also leaves behind a brother, Robert Almodovar, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Condolences may be sent to:
Maria Van Teeckelenburgh
414 Centennial Avenue, #1
Cranford, NJ 07016