SFC Carl Belfiori - a Korean War Veteran age 90, passed away at his home in Sterling Heights on May 12, 2020. Predeceased by his parents Joseph & Mary Belfiori. Brother to the late Victoria, Joanna, Joseph, Frances and John. Uncle to Robert Salomon, Marie (Paul) Cios, Carl Belfiori, Michael (Shellie) Belfiori, David (Carman) Morris, George (Louise) Morris, Denise (Bruce) Kinnie, Daniel (Debbie) Belfiori; and many great and great-great nieces/nephews and cousins. Predeceased to his nieces and nephews, Diane Thompson, Richard Darling, Judy Reid, Joseph Belfiori, Valerie Kunkel, Louise Ahlteen, Gina Belfiori, and Evelyn Belfiori. Carl retired from Ford Motor Company, taught at Macomb Community College, was a dance instructor at Arthur Murray and a world renowned Certified International Handwriting Analyst. Carl loved his cat Betsy Ross and his dog Bella! In his spare time, he enjoyed art, nature, riding his bike, traveling, antiques and the theater. Carl was a great friend and touched the lives of so many people. He was always there if you needed him with love and affection. A Memorial Mass will be held at St. Lawrence Parish, 44633 Utica Road Utica, MI 48317 on May 30th at 10 am. Everyone must wear a mask and use social distance (Limit to 100 people). Arrangements entrusted to Chas. Verheyden, Inc. 43300 Garfield, Clinton Twp. MI. Share a memory at www.verhyeden.org
Carl, Judy Sullivan, Judy Hart and Auntie Rose in 1979. Carl sure adored his Auntie Rose. (His dad’s sister)
David, Judy, Ella and Brennan Hart visiting Uncle Carl at Christmas time in 2018.
Carl visited us while we were living in Reno, Nevada. We had a great time catching up and checking out the town until he headed back to the slot machines! Carl loved those casinos, and turned out he won $500 big ones that night! We were to have this kind fellow as our friend for so many years. We'll not forget the good times Carl. Rest in peace dear friend, and keep playing those slot machines!
Carl, Jerry and Jill Patalon in 2019.
Carl, Jack Sullivan and Jeff Patalon in 2010.
Uncle Carl and John Field in 1975.
Judy Hart and Uncle Carl in 1976.
Carl Up north taking in the sun in 1982.
Carl, Janet Mulligan and Judy Hart in 1978.
Carl and friend Judy Sullivan going to a wedding in 1976.
Carl was about 6 years old when this was taken. He said he ran back home on his first day of school. I bet he got into trouble with the nuns over that.
“Uncle Carl” was one of our favorite people. He was very close friends with my mom and aunts and was adopted as part of our family. He is part of so many of my memories growing up. It is the truth that all kids love Uncle Carl and my brother and I were no exceptions. He would laugh and talk to us like we were the most important people in the world and as a kid, that is a big deal.
He once took me and my aunt to see the Nutcracker ballet and to dinner at the Summit at the top of the Renaissance Center. Every time the restaurant revolved and we saw the sight of the Ambassador Bridge as we were eating dinner, he would say, “Did you know that was the Ambassador Bridge?” And we would laugh! He was great at being silly and had countless little jokes we would repeat.
I will miss visiting his condo- one of the best places ever!! The oriental rugs, antiques and cozy atmosphere always with “caffee”, dessert and his great stories!! I am very grateful that my kids were able to meet him and get excited to go to Uncle Carl’s like I always did. We will all miss him!
Carl was a good friend of mine for many years. Older people, young people, kids, babies and animals loved Carl. Squirrels came up to him and ate out of his hands. We use to kid him that he was like St. Francis. My grandkids loved his stories. He had a lot of good ones . He was also a good listener. We had a lot of good times and good laughs together. We surely will miss him.
Jill and Jerry Patalon
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