Julia E. Cartolano, 92, a lifetime Yonkers resident, died peacefully on March 10, 2023, in the presence of her loving family. Julia was born on August 17, 1930 in Yonkers, New York to the late Giulia and Thomas Masella. She grew up in the Park Hill section of Yonkers and was a graduate of Commerce High School. She married her loving husband of 67 years, Romeo J. Cartolano, in May 1955 at St. Anthony's Church in Yonkers.
Over the span of nearly 50 years Julia worked her way up to office manager at the Goodhart National Gorman Agency, where she had many friends and associates in the community. She was one of the first to implement an advanced computer system for the insurance agency, managing the system for 17 years from the time it was installed to her retirement.
After retiring Julia spent time traveling in the USA, Canada and Italy with her husband, family members and friends, as well as enjoying precious time with her family and loved ones. Julia enjoyed gardening, cooking and baking, and shared her recipes with her entire family and with everyone who asked. She was known for making homemade sausage and Easter pies with her sisters, as well as large quantities of all varieties of cookies during the Christmas holidays. She also instilled her devotion of her faith in her children and grandchildren.
Julia was the beloved wife of Romeo J. Cartolano, and devoted mother of Anthony R. Cartolano and wife Karen Cartolano, Thomas Cartolano and wife Alessandra Cartolano, and Robert Cartolano and wife Lisa Cartolano. Julia cared for and helped raise her cherished grandchildren Anthony L. Cartolano (Jeanette), Maria Cartolano, Kristine Logozio (Robert), Matthew Cartolano, Linda Paolino (Nick), David Cartolano, Mark Cartolano (Kelly), Amy Cartolano, and Joseph Cartolano. She was ecstatic over the arrival of her great-grandchildren Ryan, Kyle and Sarah Cartolano. Julia was the loving sister of Grace Lavaia and the late Anna Gallego.
Julia will be dearly missed by family, friends and neighbors who valued her warm and caring personality. Donations may be made to the American Heart Association in Julia's memory.