Carolyn A. Ronchetti

Born on January 29, 1940 in Mishawaka, Indiana
Departed June 7, 2022 in Rockledge, Florida

Carolyn A. Ronchetti, 82, of Melbourne, FL passed away June 7, 2022.

The daughter of the late Paul and Thelta Bush, brother of the late Robert Bush, Carolyn graduated from Mishawaka High School. She earned an undergraduate degree from Indiana University and a master’s degree from Western Michigan University. Carolyn worked as an educator for her entire career, spending many years as a high school guidance counselor, in both Indiana and Florida. Over the years she helped countless students and their families, and continued to offer counsel and comfort to friends and family after retirement. She loved spending time reading, cooking, gardening and being with family.

Carolyn was married to her high school sweetheart, John, for 61 years. Since his death in August, 2021, there has not been a day when she did not miss him. She is survived by her daughter Robin (Daniel Kochevar) and grandson Kyle. Also surviving is her sister-in-law Graziella Bush, and brother-in-law Frank Ronchetti (Cheryl) along with nieces and nephews.

Private services will be held at a later date.

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8 entries.
Jill Nevel Field from Minneapolis, MN wrote on June 21, 2022:
Robin and family, I'm sorry to learn that both your parents have passed away. My parents, Lois and Lloyd Nevel, were so very fond of both of them. I'm sending condolences on my mom's behalf.
Marta R Clark from Elkhart wrote on June 17, 2022:
Mrs, Ronchetti was my favorite teacher in English, and Journalism at Jimtown High School. I graduated in 1966. I'm sorry I lost contact when they moved to Florida. A very special person. You have my heartfelt condolences.
James DeVreese wrote on June 16, 2022:
My sincere condolences. I worked with Carolyn at Concord schools in Elkhart, IN. She was such a wonderful person and a joy to work together in counseling. Rest In Peace Carolyn! Jim DeVreese
Nancy Smith Catanzarite from South Bend wrote on June 15, 2022:
So very sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. John and Carolyn were two of our dad and mom, Bob and Margie Smith’s, very favorite people. Dad was so proud to be John’s basketball coach, and even more proud to call him a friend. He and mom cherished their friendship for many wonderful years. May God bless the Ronchetti family. Sincerely, Nancy Smith Catanzarite
Ellen Stevens from Goshen wrote on June 15, 2022:
I had the pleasure of working with Carolyn at Concord HS in Elkhart. I remember her as a little spitfire with a dash of sass. She was fun to work with. I remember having dinner at their condo in Mishawaka. Still think of her everytime we go past the condo. I am so sorry for your loss.
Ellen Stevens from Goshen wrote on June 15, 2022:
I worked with Carolyn at Concord High School in Elkhart. I remember her as a little spitfire with a bit of sass and a great, fun person to have on staff. She was missed when she left us for FL. I am sorry for your loss. My husband and I had dinner with your parents at their condo in Mishawaka. We think of her everytime we got by the condo.
Chris and Jane Geesman from Mishawaka wrote on June 14, 2022:
Robin and family, We were blessed to have worked with your mother at Penn HS many many years ago. She was a fine colleague and lovely woman. You have our deepest sympathies. Sincerely, Chris and Jane Geesman
Denny & Francie from Parrish wrote on June 11, 2022:
Robin, Dan & Kyle we were so sorry to hear about the passing of your Mother and Grandmother…accept our deepest sympathies. We shared so many good times and memories with Carolyn and John. Peace, prayers and blessings. Francie & Denny

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