Caroline Satagaj Restelli

Caroline Satagaj Restelli

December 26, 1936 - January 28, 2018
Mission Viejo CA

Caroline Satagaj Restelli

December 26, 1936 - January 28, 2018
Mission Viejo CA



12/26/36 — 1/28/18

Born Middletown, CT, one of 11 children to John and Anna (Rys) Satagaj. Met Ronald E. Restelli of New Britain, Ct. at age 17; married 60 years. Lived in Cromwell, CT before moving to Mission Viejo, CA In 1972.

Adopted 2 children, Carron Restelli Siko of Felton, DE and Brian Restelli (deceased). Survived by her Husband and 4 Grandchildren; Jessica Lynn Kaufmann of Mission Viejo, CA, Andrew Siko of Iberia MO, Dana Siko of Beach Park, IL, and George Hysell of Felton, DE; and 1 Greatgranddaughter, Ashlynn Siko, of Racine, WI. Also 1 Brother, Theodore Satagaj of Rockfall, CT and 1 Sister, Frances Strukus of Deep River, CT, plus many nieces and nephews.

Carol was warm, friendly, compassionate, and generous, with genuine concern for others, providing positive support during several major employment and living ventures.

Carol and Ron did everything together, including 38 years of self-employment. Traveling extensively: Italy, Hawaii, Alaska, Mexico and an around the U.S.A. trip, with many fun visits to Las Vegas, and local Casinos, and Carol likely now is at a Bingo Parlor in Heaven.

Life celebration will be at O’Connor Mortuary, on Alicia Parkway in Laguna Hills Friday February 16 at 2:00 pm with a Reception to follow at that location.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her honor to:

Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC) at Mission Viejo, CA



Celebration Of Life

  • Date & Time: February 16, 2018 (2:00 PM)
  • Venue: O'Connor Mortuary
  • Location: 25301 Alicia Parkway Laguna Hills, CA 92653 - (Get Directions)
  • Phone Number: (949) 581-4300

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6 responses to Caroline Satagaj Restelli

  1. Dear Ron and Family,
    Our deepest sympathy to you all, Carol was a very special woman and we were honored to call her our friend for the last 50 years.
    May our Lord give you all strength and courage to get you through your grief.
    Love, Peace and Prayers,
    Eleanora & Roger Dauphinais
    Cromwell, CT

  2. So sad to lose such a wonderful woman. Nicole and I were so blessed to stay with Ronnie, Carol and Lynn for a few weeks. Carol’s generosity and kindness left a lasting impression on us of how to live our lives and treat others. We are praying for Ron, Lynn and the rest of the family that God’s peace will comfort and his joy will sooth your hearts and minds. I regret we cannot be there with you physically but our thoughts are with you in the coming days and we’ll hopefully get to visit again soon. I will try to touch base directly when I return home from Zambia near the end of the month.

  3. maggie neri says:

    To our California family…
    We send our love….our thoughts for healing.
    What a wonderfully generous, lively, and strong woman! It was ALWAYS a joy being around her. The laughter, the stories, the memories!
    So many times you wish that the miles weren’t so many, and we could be in each others company so much more than we are. When that isn’t possible, you
    treasure the short amounts of time you get to spend together.
    I was lucky enough to visit California way back when with my sister…SUCH A PLEASURE!! Both Uncle Ron and Aunt Carol generously showed us around the delights of Rodeo Drive…and Hollywood stars…the Brown Derby…and of course, a side trip to Vegas!
    LOL, our first night there we were welcomed with an earthquake! Jess was just a wee one at that time too….wow….I will never forget it.
    I am so thankful of the many trips that her and Uncle Ron made out east here for family reunions too. Gave the nucleus of this family a chance to play cards, tell tales, and just enjoy each other.
    There is sadness for her passing, but joy that she is released from pain and has found eternal life. God Bless you all….
    ~ Maggie

  4. Dear Ron and family,

    Words cannot express my sadness. It’s a great idea to have this guest book, so I can share some of the great moments with Carol. The 60s and the 70s were real crazy times. We would stay up until 5:00 in the morning playing cards. The babies were waking up just about the time we were ending our card games. I was so lucky to have such precious memories. I will forward some pictures as I discover them.

    Love, Grandma Rita

  5. Michele says:

    Dear Uncle Ron and Family…sending much love to you. I am so grateful that I have had such fun memories and wonderful times spent with Aunt Carol…playing Bingo with her when I was visiting CA way back when, and yes, the Rodeo Drive parking sign (will always bring a chuckle) our chatting via text (I still am amazed that she knew how and DID send text messages!) LOL, her and Uncle Ron’s visits to CT for the Satagaj Family Reunions and also the West Coast Reunions, as she used to call the “Vegas” trips. OH MY what fun THAT was always! Sitting together playing the slots, laughing and chatting about everything and anything…it was like there was never any time or distance between us. I used to love receiving her letters when she would send my birthday card or Christmas cards…and was happy that she and Uncle Ron chose to make a stop in Florida to visit me on one of their long road trips. She was an amazing woman, Such sadness in my heart at her passing, but she will always hold a special place with much love in my heart. I have another angel watching from above.

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