Carolyn Maria Michael


Carolyn Maria DeLorenzo Michael was born April 4, 1944 to Angeline and Adolph "Arphine" Delorenzo in Fairmont, West Virginia. She passed away on August 12, 2019 in Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown, West Virginia with complications of a long illness.
Carolyn is survived by her son, Robert and his wife Michelle Michael as well as her beloved grandsons, Elliot and Oliver Michael. She is survived by her sister-in-law, Sharon DeLorenzo; nephews, Rockie (Gina) DeLorenzo of Fairmont, David (Christine) DeLorenzo of Alexandria, VA; a niece, Gina (Eric) DeLorenzo-Disharoon of Hanover, PA. In addition, multiple cousins Brenda, Jeanne, Adrienne Pizatella, Rachel Pizatella-Haswell, Teila Pizatella, Terry Jo Lamp, cousins who were her best friends and companions and others too numerous to mention. Carolyn also leaves behind many lifelong friends from Fairmont Senior High School Graduating Class of 1961 and her long-time travel club. Carolyn was vigilant about keeping up on her long-time relationships and she will be missed by many.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 25 years, David Michael; her in-laws, Ralph and Virginia Michael, her brother, Robert "Bob" DeLorenzo; her Pizatella uncles; and Mary Ann Pizatella with whom she and her brother Bob lived along with her parents in Watson.
Carolyn proudly attended Watson Elementary School, Fairmont Junior High School, Fairmont Senior High School (1961), and graduated from the Fairmont General Hospital School of Nursing in 1964. She and David moved to Charleston, WV where she was a surgical nurse and later, they moved to Toledo, OH where she worked in a surgical practice. "Rob" was born in Toledo in 1977. When he was still quite young, they relocated to Fairmont so that he could experience the love and care of a large extended family as she did in her childhood. Carolyn continued to practice nursing in a doctor's private practice, then as an Obsterrtics nurse at Fairmont General Hospital and later a home health nurse at the Marion County Health Department until her retirement when she left nursing to be the best "Grammy" ever to her grandsons Elliot (11) and Oliver (7).
Carolyn will forever be remembered for her passion for her Italian heritage and her continuing her mother's tradition of hospitality, cooking, baking, and never coming to any event without her special lemon lush, colorful "wedding" cookies, her potato salad or some new recipe she found on facebook. Also missed will be her chicken parm, and other Italian favorites. We will miss her beautiful voice, her unabashed love of her family and friends, many of whom celebrated her 75th birthday in April at a surprise party hosted by Rob, Michelle, Elliot, and Oliver.
The family will receive friends at Domico Funeral Home, 414 Gaston Avenue in Fairmont, on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and at the funeral home on Thursday, August 15, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 p.m. The funeral service will be at the funeral home on Thursday, August 15, 2019 at 11:00 p.m. with Father Vincent Joseph officiating. Online condolences may be sent to the family at
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Nancy Waybright
Aug 14, 2019
To the family I send my condolences. Her family was extremely important to her and she found joy in being involved in your lives. She was kind and caring with such a positive outlook on life. She was a very supportive friend to me. She will be missed.
Stephen & Susan Sandor
Aug 14, 2019
Carolyn was an angel to everybody who knew her. She was a great alto in Betty Lou Knapp's infamous Choraliers in the early sixties. I really enjoyed singing in that great choral group with her. She will be dearly missed but will be welcomed into the choraliers in heaven. God bless her soul. Love you
Virginia Abruzzino Zuspan
Aug 14, 2019
A sweet and loving person she always had a special kind word to greet you with a copy of her mom and dad .R.I.P.sweet and loving Lady.
Aug 13, 2019
You will be missed my friend
Beverly Zimmerman Azzaro
Aug 13, 2019
Always a good friend. She traded her fried pepper sandwich for my peanut butter and jelly one many times. We did our geometry homework together and I am forever grateful for her friendship.