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Carmen P. Ricklefs

Jan 17, 1972 - Mar 20, 2023

Carmen P. Ricklefs

January 17, 1972 - March 20, 2023


Carmen Ricklefs

Greece: Passed away on March 20, 2023. Carmen is predeceased by her parents, Francesco & Luisa D'Agostino. She is survived by her husband, (David) Dwaine Ricklefs; children, Eric & Julia Ricklefs; siblings, Gina (Tom) Rovisa, Jose Luis D'Agostino, Mariela (Ron) Ort, Frank (Lisa) D'Agostino & Sandra D'Agostino; many nieces & nephews.

Lifestory of Carmen P. Ricklefs

Carmen Ricklefs loved to sing. Some may say that her singing ability was not one of her attributes. Then again, when looked at differently... the joy it brought to her and others made you forget if she was on key or not. She grew up in a large family that immigrated from Chile to the United States in 1977. Carmen was just 5 years old then and became a true child of the 1980s, enjoying the music of the era.

Carmen was lucky to have very loving parents who strove for a better life for their children. She was the youngest of 6 to her parents, Francesco and Luisa D'Agostino. Siblings Gina, Jose Luis (Pepe), Mariela, Frank, and Sandra all played an important part in her life.

She met Dwaine Ricklefs and they married in 1993. They had two beautiful children, Julia and Eric. Carmen's great happiness in life was spending time with her family, nieces, nephews, and extended family. Over the years, this also included the fur family, her pups, Mia and Leo. For many years Carmen worked as Supervisor of Environmental Services at the Village at Unity.

Despite living with significant health issues, Carmen still found happiness and brought levity to the world. She was funny (... sometimes inappropriate!). Above all, she was strong and resilient. Carmen leaves a hole in the hearts of everyone she knew. They all learned to live a little kinder and love a little harder, thanks to her presence in their lives

Carmen's life story will be shared during visitation, 11:00 am -2:00 pm on Saturday, March 25th at the funeral home, 1411 Vintage Lane. Her funeral service will follow at 2:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Carmen's name to the Humane Society at Lollypop Farm, 99 Victor Road, Fairport NY 14450.


Sat, Mar 25, 2023 at 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Bartolomeo & Perotto Funeral Home

1411 Vintage Lane
Rochester, NY 14626

Sat, Mar 25, 2023 at 2:00 pm
Bartolomeo & Perotto Funeral Home

1411 Vintage Lane
Rochester, NY 14626

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