Carlotta G. Fotinatos

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The Family Eulogy will be livedstreamed Monday at 8PM.


Carlotta Grace Cilione Fotinatos, 70 of Smithtown, NY passed peacefully after a courageous battle with cancer. Carlotta is survived by her loving husband and best friend of 50 years, Jerry. She is also survived by her brother, Anthony Cilione of New York, NY and her sons; Damion of Staten Island, NY and Jason of Cupertino, CA. She was a loving Nana to three beautiful grandsons; Drew, Joseph and Leo. Carlotta is also survived by many loving family members and friends.

Always nurturing and caring with a keen sense of style, she was devoted to her family and known as a smart and savvy business partner, an amazing chef, generous hostess, extraordinary gardener and talented decorator.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Susan G. Komen nonprofit organization for breast cancer at or the American Cancer Society at


Visitation: November 2, 2020 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Branch Funeral Home Smithtown
190 E. Main St.

Visitation: November 3, 2020 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Branch Funeral Home Smithtown
190 E. Main St.

Service: November 2, 2020 8:00 pm

Branch Funeral Home Smithtown
190 E. Main St.

Private- Cremation:

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  1. We are all mourning the loss of Carlotta, but none more than Jerry, Jason and Damien. There was always laughter when we were in her company, and this is how we will always remember her in our thoughts and prayers. Love and Peace.

  2. candleForever in our hearts , you will forever be missed .. Rest In Peace Carlotta we love you!!

  3. I will miss your laughter and reminiscing together of fun days gone by. You will always be in my mind and heart. Rest in Peace dear Carlotta. Ken, Julie, Claudia and I will always remember you.

  4. The years of love and laughter we’ve shared will always remain in my heart.
    Rest In Peace my beautiful cousin Carlotta.

  5. The love and laughter we’ve shared over the years will remain in my heart always.
    Rest In Peace my beautiful cousin Carlotta

  6. There are way too many memories and good times shared to mention. We truly thank our friend, Jerry for taking the best care of our beloved friend. Rest peacefully, our friend and know that you are always in our heart♥️

  7. What a lovely woman. In the short time we knew Carlotta we shared so many laughs. She is no longer with us but she lives on in our hearts with the memories we have. A devoted and loving husband must find solace in all the good and wonderful times and memories you have to keep her alive.

  8. It was a joy being your friend over all the years. The friendship I shared with you and Jerry was such an important part of my life. The times in the Berkshires, the trips to the Botanical Gardens and Arthur Avenue, your incredible osso buco, and afternoons in your beautiful backyard, will always be with me. Miss you.

  9. There are so many wonderful memories of Carlotta to look back on, and we’re so lucky that she was part of our family. To say she was an amazing chef is an understatement; every dinner I had on Christmas day was something to look forward to, even when it featured polenta. It didn’t hit me until watching the video on this site how much I would miss her laugh.

    Thank you for being a wonderful Auntie over 30 long years. Love you and miss you.

  10. Dear Carlotta,
    My earliest memory of you was when we were little kids in Brooklyn. When you walked with your mother, I perceived both of you as self-assured and stylish. But we didn’t become close friends until high school. You were always the life of the party, smart, quick-witted, beautiful, funny, and fashionable. But you were never conceited; instead, you were always unpretentious and encouraging. It was so easy to be friends with you. I can’t recall us ever quarreling. I think I spent my adolescence in all your houses, sleeping over and spending summers in the country. We talked a lot about so many things, but we spent more time laughing. Do you recall when we went shopping at A & S and talked in made-up foreign languages? People thought we were crazy and we were. Recall when you were in trouble for some misdeed? Your father would go to your room and lecture you endlessly. After it was over, you were worn out, even wishing that he had punished you rather than lecturing you. I later realized that you benefited from those lectures. I learned from him and lectured my daughters. Even though we didn’t see each other often later in life, when we did or spoke on the phone, it was as if we had just spoken the day before – like no time had passed. In the last few years, we somehow managed to laugh and commiserate about our illnesses. You fought the good fight, Carlotta. You are an inspiration to me. I will miss you so much. Your friend forever, Sylvia

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