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“Betty, So sorry you lost Carmen.He as the best! Peggy Chism ”
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“Carmen has been a close friend of mine since I met him when we were both 16 years old. I was amazed at his strength and how easy it was to become...Read More »
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Carmen Joseph Baratta, 77, a San Clemente resident, passed away peacefully at home on September 26. He was born in Cleveland, Ohio and moved to Covina, California in 1957 with Betty, his high school sweetheart bride. His love for physical fitness led him to a successful forty year career in the health spa business. Carmen and Betty made San Clemente their permanent residence, 15 years ago. He is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Betty; his 4 children: Carla Lukhard, Laura Sperry, Michael Baratta and Christopher Baratta; 13 grandchildren; and 3 great granddaughters. A funeral Mass will be on Saturday, Oct. 5 at 12:00 p.m. at Our Lady Of Fatima Catholic Church in San Clemente. In lieu of flowers, the family requests a donation be made to Ronald McDonald House or Make a Wish Foundation.

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