Port St. Lucie, FL – Anna Lacarbonara, 68, of Port St. Lucie, Florida peacefully passed away at home on January 2nd, 2024, after a brief, aggressive illness.
She was born on March 5th, 1955, the only daughter to the late Mario and Yolanda (Eliseo) Ricciuti in L'Aquila, Italy. At a few months old she set forth on her first vacation: a Trans-Atlantic voyage to the United States, which inspired her love of travel and more specifically cruise ships. They settled in Mt. Vernon, N.Y. where she developed strong bonds with her extended family of aunts, uncles, and cousins. Not a Sunday passed without delicious food mixed with plenty of loud 'conversation'.
Loving wife and caretaker, devout mother, loyal daughter, trusting friend—there was not a role that Anna could not juggle as she made everything she did appear effortless. Her pragmatic approach to life rendered honest no-nonsense advice that extended to her network of family, friends, and career as a paralegal. With her attention to detail and love of entertaining, Anna was the party planner that anyone would be lucky to have. Her plans of vacations, parties and holiday menus were the stuff of legend; consistently wowing her audience with fantastic results.
Anna is survived by her adoring husband, Angelo, loving children, Sharon (Demetrios) Eleftheriades, Dena (Joseph) Platero, and Damian Lacarbonara. She was a devout Nonna to her three grandchildren Alyssa, Isabella, and John, who always brought a smile to her beautiful face. A loving older sister to Joseph (Julia) Riccciuti and a special Zizi to Daniella and Anthony. She and Angelo built a beautiful life together, one filled with laughter, cruise vacations and creating memories shared with life-long friends.
A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, February 3rd at Sinatra Funeral Home in Yonkers, visiting hours from 1PM-5PM.
In lieu of flowers, please make a contribution to the Fresenius Medical Care Foundation— Fresenius served as Anna's second home while managing her end-stage renal disease. Their Port St. Lucie West staff took excellent care of her during the difficult hours of kidney dialysis treatments that she had endured.