With deep sorrow, we announce the death of our beloved father, brother, and uncle, Charles Ray Carmignani on February 13, 2023. Charles was a victim of a pedestrian accident. He was born in Silver City, NM on August 28, 1942 to Albert P. Carmignani and Elisa Acuna Carmignani. Charles graduated from Silver High School in 1961 and enlisted in the US Navy shortly thereafter.
He excelled in basketball and baseball and pitched baseball in Little League, Pony League, and high school. He served in the Navy for 4 ½ years; his four-year service was extended due to the Vietnam Conflict. Charles attained the rank of Petty Officer third class and was a parachute rigger.
After military service, Charles worked for Rader Awning in Albuquerque. He then moved to the Los Angeles area and worked for several shipping & distribution companies in the Los Angeles area. In LA, Charles bowled in several leagues and bowled a perfect 300 game. Upon retirement, Charles worked for several years for the city of Los Angeles in the Parks & Recreation Dept.
He assisted his wife, Phyllis, in caring for their aging uncle, Lawrence Carmignani. Preceding him in death are his parents, his wife Phyllis Olivo Carmignani, and two sisters, Betty Holguin (Manuel, deceased) and Lucy Ogas (Frank, deceased), as well as numerous aunts, uncles and cousins on the Acuna, Ogas, and Carmignani sides of his family. Charles is survived by his son, Charles Albert Carmignani of Rio Rancho, NM, and two brothers, George Carmignani (Susan, deceased), and Albert C. Carmignani (Teresa, deceased); and three sisters, Dolores Vasquez (Juan, deceased) of El Paso, Texas; Camille Burgess (Stewart) and Ramona Plummer (Tom, deceased) both of Albuquerque, NM; as well as countless nieces, nephews, cousins, great nieces and great nephews throughout the Southwest and Rocky Mountain Region.
Charles loved watching sports on TV and in person, especially if a nephew or niece was competing. He loved bowling and casino gaming. He was a fun-loving jokester and enjoyed being with friends and family. He especially enjoyed Monday night dinners with his siblings. Charles will be greatly missed by all who loved and knew him.