In Memory of




Obituary for Elizabeth M. Carelli

Beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother passed away Wednesday, March 10, 2021 at her home surrounded by her family. Age 91 years. The daughter of the late Fredrick and Rose (Merkel) Zimmermann, Elizabeth was born December 2, 1929 in Saginaw, Michigan. She was previously married to Frank W. Carelli Jr. who predeceased her. Elizabeth was employed at Model Bakery, Doyle Freight Line and in nutritional services at St. Mary’s Hospital for many years until her retirement in 1994. She was humble and kind and devoted to her Roman Catholic faith. Elizabeth prayed the Rosary regularly and was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church, its Altar Society and served on several committees within the church. She was also a member of the League of Catholic Women. Elizabeth enjoyed the simple things in life such as going up north to her daughter’s house, going to the casino, baking and gardening. Most of all, Elizabeth loved spending time with her children.

Surviving are five daughters, one son and their spouses, Roberta and Mark Miller, Pickerington, Ohio; Lori and Jim Sullivan, Saginaw; Mark and Mary Carelli, Essexville; Lisa Carelli, Freeland; Paula and Paul Naples, Williamsburg, Michigan; Angela and Jeff Gosen, Saginaw; eight grandchildren, Matthew, Sarah (Justin), Ryan (Miranda), Kevin (Elizabeth), Kaitlyn (fiancée, Paul), Jacob, Mara and Eric; two great-grandchildren, Brinley and Vaila with two angels on the way; a brother-in-law, Wayne McCain; several nieces and nephews. Elizabeth was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Bob Campbell, by her twin sister, Madeline McCain, and by her older sister, Anna Ciszewski.

Elizabeth’s family extends their gratitude and appreciation to her personal care givers for their loving and compassionate care.

Funeral Liturgy will take place 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, March 17, 2021 at Holy Family Catholic Church, 1525 Washington Avenue in Saginaw. Rev. Fr. Prentice Tipton will officiate assisted by Deacon Roger Pasionek. Entombment will follow in St. Andrew Mausoleum. Friends may visit at The Snow Funeral Home, 3775 N. Center Rd., (between Shattuck and McCarty), where the family will be present on Tuesday from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and on Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until time of Mass. In accordance with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services ordinance, the limitations of number gathered, mask wearing and social distancing will be observed. In lieu of flowers, those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to Ascension St. Mary’s Foundation.