Carmen A. Lopez, lovingly known as Mama, passed away on October 24, 2023, at the age of 82 in Tampa, Florida. She was born on August 29, 1941, in New York. Carmen was a fun-loving, caring, generous, individual. Carmen is survived by her children: Sandra Lopez of Clinton, MA, Jose F Lopez of Geneva, FL, Laceine Lopez of Tampa, FL, and raised Doris Betancourt-Forcier of Leicester, MA. She is also survived by her siblings: Olga Barrios of Winter Park, FL, Ramona Bashaw of E. Nassau, NY, Enrique Abarca of Winter Park, FL, and John Torres of Fitchburg, MA. Carmen leaves behind 12 grandchildren, many great-grandchildren, and 3 great-great-grandchildren. She also leaves numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives. Carmen is pre-deceased by: her parents: Frank and Angela Abarca (Monge), Brother’s: Robert, Carlos, George, Antonio Abarca, Sister: Rosa Cruz. Husband Joseph LeBlanc and Life Partner Darian Labor, Granddaughter Elaine Rivera and Great-Granddaughter Leeha Thompson Carmen graduated from Bethlehem High School in New York. She began her career in the Public School System in New York City before moving to Clinton, MA in 1973. Carmen worked for a wire and cable company, where she retired from in 2004. After moving to Florida, she dedicated her time as a caregiver for the elderly in her community Carmen was a devoted Catholic. She enjoyed spending time with her loved ones, dancing, walking, painting, traveling, and swimming,
MY MIND STILL TALKS TO YOU. MY HEART STILL LOOKS FOR YOU BUT MY SOUL KNOWS YOU ARE AT PEACE
Her final resting place will be in Albany,, NY. at Calvary Cemetery. Time and date TBD
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to St. Jude in Carmen Lopez’s memory.
Cremations of Greater Tampa Bay funeral home in Tampa, FL, is assisting with the arrangements