Behm, Carmelina "Carmie" M.

March 12, 1920 - April 19, 2014

Carmelina “Carmie” Behm passed away on April 19, 2014.  She was born the 2nd eldest of nine children on March 12, 1920 in Chicago, Illinois to the late Giovanni and Anna Abbott Ricciotti.  She loved to cook, entertain, and authored two cookbooks.  Carmie was preceded in death by her husband, Howard and son, Howard, Jr.  She is survived by her loving daughters, Pam Sutherland and husband Brian; Sheri Pixley and husband Cameron; five grandchildren, Chad Sutherland, Evan Pixley, Brooke Pixley, Ian Sutherland, and Grant Sutherland; and two great grandchildren, Tyson Sutherland and Nolan Sutherland.  The family will receive friends for visitation 6:00- 8:00 P.M., on Monday, April 21, 2014 at ARIA Memorial Chapel in Dallas.  A memorial celebration will take place at a later date in Chicago.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Diabetes Association in memory of Carmelina Behm.


Arrangements are under the direction of
ARIA Cremation Service and Funeral Home
19310 Preston Road
Dallas, Texas 75252


6 replies on “Behm, Carmelina "Carmie" M.”

Mitch & Donna Pixley says:

Every time we make a recipe from one of Carmi’s cook books (especially Texas Eggs) or with the credenza she gave me many years ago, we will always remembered Carmi dearly.

Scott & Elizabeth Klein says:

Our deepest sympathies go out to you and your family, Sheri. May God give you the comfort and peace that you seek during these difficult days.

Teresa Villareal says:

I’m sorry for your loss. Your family has been in my thoughts and prayers.

Jeff & Barb Flanagan says:

Our family’s thoughts and prayers are with Carmie and her faimly.
Jeff & Barb

Laurann Gilley says:

Pam and Sheri — we are thinking of you again today and our prayers continue to be with you and your families. It has been amazing to see your deep and loving care for your mom through this difficult time. She must have known beyond any doubt how much she was loved by you!

maggie tantillo says:

Many years ago at Christmas time I purchased the cookbook “The Sampler” at a farm somewhere in Illinois or Wisconsin. I’ve made all the recipes and I’m holding it together it a plastic bag. Love it!
Is it possible to let me know where that farm is, I’d like to go back, just for the memories. It had a beautiful fireplace in the farmhouse, smelled like cinnamon, we had a piece of apple pie and talk about it all the time. We just can’t remember where it is.
Thanks so much for any info. God bless her. She’s affected my life!

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