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Carmelo D. Teuma

April 5, 1925 - January 10, 2018

Service Date: January 19, 2018


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Carmel D. Teuma of Petaluma, formerly of Detroit, Michigan, passed away Wednesday, January 10, 2018 with his daughter by his bedside at Petaluma Post Acute Rehab Center in Petaluma. He was 92. Mr. Teuma was born April 5, 1925 on the island of Gozo, Malta in the Mediterranean to Lorenzo and Concetta Teuma. He was raised in Gozo, Malta and graduated from high school in 1943. He came to the United States and settled in Detroit in the mid 1950s where he owned his own restaurant, as well as worked at General Motors. In 2005, he lived with his daughter in Petaluma. In his leisure time he enjoyed hunting, making knives by hand and spending time with his family. His family will remember him as a kind hearted and generous father and grandfather who loved to laugh and was a man of sharp wit. The greatest joy in his life was to see others smile. He will be greatly missed. Survivors include his children, Theresa Teuma and her significant other Christopher LeSieur of Petaluma, California, Aynn Appleton-Wright and her husband Bob of Sammamish, Washington, Lawrence Teuma and his wife Linda, of Royal Oak, Michigan, and David Teuma of Bel Air, California; grandson, Ryan Appleton, extended grandchildren Amber LeSieur and Brandon LeSieur as well as a host of extended family and friends.
A Funeral Mass with be held at 1:30pm, Friday, January 19, 2018 at St. Vincent de Paul Church in Petaluma, 35 Liberty St. Visitation will be held on Thursday, January 18th from 6-8pm at Adobe Creek Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 331 Lakeville Street, Petaluma, CA. Friends are invited to share memories at the family’s online guestbook at www.