Donald Zeke Carello
Donald "Dago" Zeke Carello, 65, Mt. Vernon, passed away at 10:26 p.m. 
Saturday, Aug. 2, 2008, at his residence.

He was born in West Frankfort on July 18, 1943, a son of Zeke Carello and 
Mildred (Sweetin) Carello. He married Marsha Nicholson in Benton on April 22, 1966.

Funeral mass will be held 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Mary Catholic Church in Mt. Vernon. 
Father John Iffert will officiate. A military flag presentation will be conducted by 
Mt. Vernon American Legion Post 141. Interment will follow at a later date at 
St. Mary Cemetery in Mt. Vernon.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday with a rosary service to be held at 
8 p.m. at Hughey Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon.

Dago is survived by his mother, Mildred Carello of West Frankfort; wife, Marsha Carello 
of Mt. Vernon; three sons, Jeff Carello and wife Tammy of Mt. Vernon, Tony Carello and 
wife Karen of Suffolk, Va., and Patrick Carello and wife Patience of Burwick, La.; 
grandchildren, Brandon, Travis, Trace, and Talia Carello of Mt. Vernon, Markari and 
Samaria Carello of Suffolk, Va., and Kalei and Breaunna Carello of Burwick, La.; 
great-grandson, Triston Carello of Mt. Vernon; sister, Mary Kay Somers and husband 
Tom of West Frankfort; very special cousins, Gene Carello of West Frankfort and Tim Kuca 
of Fredericksburg, Va.; nephew, Tommy Somers and wife Jamie of Sesser; great-niece, 
Brittany Somers of Sesser; two uncles, Harold Broski of Columbus, Ohio, and Odel Jines 
of Benton; and aunt, Betty Sweetin of Sesser.

His father preceded him in death.

Mr. Carello owned Campus Q Billiard Parlor and was a golf pro. He was a member of the 
Mt. Vernon American Legion Post 141 and Moose Lodge 755, He was once the golf pro at 
Crooked Creek, Green Hills, and Indian Hills Golf Course.

For those who wish, memorials may be given to the St. Mary Church Building Fund or 
School and will be accepted at the funeral home or may be mailed to Hughey Funeral Home, 
P.O. Box 721, Mount Vernon, IL 62864.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Hughey Funeral Home where you may call 
242-3348 or visit for further information and to send 

Source: Mt. Vernon Register-News
Date: Monday, August 4, 2008
Submitted by: Cindy Ford

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