January 17, 1948 ~ July 28, 2006
PAULA ANN CARABELLI
1948 - 2006
Paula Ann Carabelli passed away on July 28, 2006 surrounded by her beloved family after a short, but characteristically courageous battle with cancer.
Born on January 17, 1948 in Chicago, Illinois, Paula was the daughter of Paul M. and Ada A. Carabelli. The family moved to Los Angeles when Paula was two years old and she continued to reside in the city for most of her life. A graduate of Bishop Alemany High School in Mission Hills, Paula earned a B.A. in Visual Arts from UC San Diego and a Masters Degree in Public Health from UCLA. She began her career as a teacher and always placed great value on the importance of higher education.
She was an Executive Search Consultant and Partner in the international firm of Spencer Stuart where she was held in high esteem by all of her colleagues and clients. She excelled professionally, not only because of her dedication and hard work, but also because of her gift for building and nurturing lasting relationships.
Paula cherished her family and her wide circle of friends, all of whom loved and respected her immensely. She is survived by her husband, Thomas M. Fallo of Torrance, her daughter, Emily Rose Wing of Laguna Beach, her sister, Barbara Batalia (husband Gene) of San Diego, and her nieces, Annica Gressingh (husband Eric L.) of Irvine, and Chiara Batalia of San Diego.
A Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, August 2, 2006 at St. Lawrence Martyr Catholic Church, 1900 South Prospect Avenue, Redondo Beach, California. A viewing will be held starting at 9:15 a.m. in the vestibule of the church.
At the request of the family, in lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Paula Carabelli Memorial Scholarship Fund, El Camino College Foundation, 16007 Crenshaw Blvd., Torrance, CA 90506.
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