Carmela Messere D'Alessandro, age 86, passed away surrounded by her loved ones at home on April 4th, 2021. Born in Torella del Sannio, Italy, she lived in Wildwood Crest until retiring in Petersburg, New Jersey in 2005. Carmela was a member of Saint Maximilian Kolbe Parish / Church of Resurrection. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, cooking, gardening, sewing, and walking on the beach. Survivors include Carmela and Jamie Caracappa, Silvana D'Alessandro and Brian Searfass, Antonietta and John Renteria, Giovanna D'Alessandro and Nick Marino, Scott and Doris Landau, Juliana Renteria and Ryan Carty, Marco and Andrea Caracappa, Andrea Landau and Alex Workman, John Renteria, Joseph Caracappa, Nicole Renteria, Giovanna D'Alessandro, and Amedea D'Alessandro. Carmela was preceded in death by her beloved husband Emidio D'Alessandro. Memorials may be given to Alzheimer's Association: Alzheimer's Association, 225 North Michigan Ave, Floor 17, Chicago, IL 60601 or at, http://www.alz.org/ PRAYER FOR A GRACIOUS LADY Dear Lord, a lovely lady left her earthly home tonight; gaily taking the upper path that leads to You and light. She will be a little lonely, and a little weary too, and she may not know just how to turn when heaven comes into view. So it would be a very kindly thing to send the Little Flower to meet her on the pathway and lead her to her bower. And may she have a garden, it matters not how small, with larkspur for the summer and asters for the fall. And would your Mother Mary drop in some day for tea, and chat in woman fashion, each had a son You see. And may it be Your gracious Will, when she lies down to rest, to send her dreams of her homefolks, of those she loved the best. If you could do these things, dear Lord, it would ease us in our plight, for she was a gracious lady, who went Home to You this night.