Carmela Mastrocola, age 98 of Marlin, died Thursday, October 19, 2017 at the Bremond Nursing Home after a brief illness. Carmela was born on September 21, 1919 in Brooklyn, New York to the late Joseph and Pasqualina Mastrocola. She lived most of her life in Brooklyn and worked for the M.W. Kellogg Construction and Engineering Co., located in New York City. She worked for this company for many years up until it moved to Houston, Texas. After enjoying about two months of well-deserved vacation, she went on to work for Ebasco, also an engineering and construction firm. Ebasco had offices in the North Tower at the World Trade Center where she commuted every working day until her retirement some years later. One can only imagine the devastation she felt on September 11, 2001 when she saw the two buildings crumble to rubble after the terroristic attack. She loved working for Ebasco and made so many friends. Actually, two were still with the company and lost their lives in the attack. Carmela moved to Marlin, Texas in about 2003 with her sister Florence and husband Jim. It did not take her long to establish new friendships. She pursued her love for art and attended art classes weekly and was a member of the art league. Carmela will be laid to rest at the Waite Cemetery in Reagan, Texas on Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. Carmela was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Pasqualina Mastrocola; four brother and two sisters. She is survived by a sister, Florence Bird of Marlin; nephews, Jimmy and George Bird both of Marlin; niece, Betty Ann Bird of San Diego, California and great nephew, Michael Bird of New York City. Scanio-Harper Funeral Home of Temple, Texas are in charge of all funeral arrangements.