In Memory of



Obituary for Carmen DeSimone

Carmen Anne DeSimone Watson Feb 17, 1950 – March 9, 2019

Carmen Anne DeSimone Watson, age 69 passed away peacefully on March 9, 2019 after a brief illness. Carmen joins the light of her life, her husband Ronnie for their eternal life together.
She was Director of Religious Education at the Epiphany parish/school in NYC for the last decade. Carmen was a passionate educator and loved watching all of her ‘children’ grow into caring, successful young adults. Prior to serving the Epiphany parish with religious education and coordinating sacramental programs, Carmen also had a long career as a Vice President with Merrill-Lynch.
Carmen and Ronnie were quintessential New Yorkers both having been born and raised in the city. They loved travel, seeing shows and experiencing all that their city had to offer. They truly enjoyed life to it’s fullest together.
She is survived by her mother Anne DeSimone, her loving niece Allison LaTesta Ruecksties, Allison’s husband Ron and their children Mia and Megan, her nephew Anthony LaTesta, Anthony’s wife Lindsey, and their children JJ, Rose, and Luca. Carmen is also survived by her step-daughter Rose Mary Taccetta, her spouse Anthony, and their daughters Genevieve, Alicia and Caitlin.
A wake will be held Tuesday, March 12th with viewings from 2pm -4pm and 7pm – 9pm at Redden Funeral Home 325 West 14th Street, New York City, NY 10014
Mass of Christian Burial will be Wednesday March 13, 2019 10:00am at Epiphany Church 2nd Avenue at 22nd Street New York, NY with interment following at Mt. St. Mary’s Cemetery in Flushing NY
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to: Church of The Epiphany