May 6, 1933 ~ September 1, 2020

Born in: Camden, New Jersey
Resided in: Lawrenceville, Georgia

Carol Marie (Bowden) Vitale

On Tuesday morning, September 1, 2020, Carol Marie Vitale, widow and mother of two children, passed away at 87.

Carol was born on May 6, 1933 in Camden, NJ to Arthur “Otts” and Hattie (Crane) Bowden. She graduated from Woodrow Wilson H.S. in Camden and worked her entire career as a legal secretary for various law firms and lawyers around South Jersey. On September 6, 1953, she married Daniel Marion Vitale, her high school sweetheart. They raised two sons, Daniel and Steven.

Carol was a devoted member of The Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit in Bellmawr, NJ and served many years as Treasurer. She was widowed in 1969 and continued to live in the same house on Smith Lane in Runnemede, NJ until moving to Lawrenceville, GA in 2017 to live with her son, Steven and his wife Elizabeth.

Carol was preceded in death by her husband Daniel, parents Arthur and Hattie, and sisters Katherine and Mary Lou. She is survived by her sons Daniel (wife Serena) and Steven (wife Elizabeth), brother Arthur “Butch” (wife Sandra), and several cousins, nieces and nephews.

A visitation will be held at Wages & Sons Funeral Home, 1031 Lawrenceville Hwy, Lawrenceville GA 30046 on Thursday September 10, 2020 at 4-7pm, with a final memorial service held at The Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit, 20 E Browning Rd, Bellmawr NJ 08031 and final interment at Lakeview Memorial Park, Route 130 North, Cinnaminson, NJ 08077, at a later date TBD.

Time will not dim the face I love,
The voice I heard each day,
The many things you did for me,
In your own special way.
All my life I’ll miss you,
As the years come and go,
But in my heart I’ll keep you,
Because I love you so.


Visitation: September 10, 2020 4:00 pm - September 10, 2020 7:00 pm

Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel
1031 Lawrenceville Hwy.
Lawrenceville, 30046


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  1. With our sincerest sympathy to You Steve and Family. WE know Your Love for each other was sincere, true and deep. You Steve were a WONDERFUL SON to Your Mother. We celebrate not only Carol’s life, but Your life as well for being with Your Mom,,, to the end. Well done, Steve, and God will bless Carol always.
    Warmest and sincerest regards, Jim & Gayle.

  2. CandleImageSo sorry for your loss Steve. Aunt Carol and I had some good times in recent years, and I used to babysit you boys when you were little. I will miss her and our talks. Know that you are in my prayers and thoughts. Love, Linda Vitale Dabney

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