Carmen (Iozzio) Recanzone passed away peacefully at the age of 75 on September 2, 2022, in Ocala, FL with her daughter, Linda and granddaughter, Cassidy by her side.
Carmen is remembered lovingly by her only child, Linda Louise (Recanzone) Cunningham, 54, of Fort Walton Beach, FL; her 2 children, Cassidy Alyssa Cunningham, 23, of Fort Walton Beach, FL and Jasper (Jacy Amanda) Cunningham, 26, of Jacksonville, FL; lifelong friend and caregiver, Cynthia Daly, of Ocala, FL, as well as countless beloved friends and family. She is preceded in death by her husband and heart of 40 years, Eugene (Butch) Recanzone (60), August 18,2007, of Dunnellon, FL; adoring son in law, James A. Cunningham (52), September 28,2021, of Fort Walton Beach, FL; and her parents Carmen and Lillian Iozzio, Clifford and Virginia Recanzone, as well as many loving relatives and friends.
Carmen (Iozzio) Recanzone was born on July 5, 1947, in Patterson, NJ, to parents Carmen and Lillian Iozzio. She graduated from Wayne Valley High School, Wayne, NJ in 1964. Carmen married her childhood sweetheart, Butch in 1967 and they relocated as he started his Navy career, until finally making the final move to Florida, where they built a beautiful life for their family of three in Sunrise, FL until finally building their own home and retiring in Dunnellon, FL.
Carmen (Iozzio) Recanzone was a selfless and loving wife, mother, and friend. She will always be remembered for being without judgement and her unfaltering kindness. She worked various jobs throughout her life, but her main priority was caring for her family and beloved pets. Butch signed every card and letter ever written to Carmen with “All my love, to thee I give.” They have been reunited to continue the love story.
Carmen has requested a remembrance garden to be placed at her daughter’s home in Fort Walton Beach, FL. Linda and Cassidy Cunningham would like to thank the many friends, family, and caregiving professionals for their kindness and support during this difficult time.