City of Oaks Funeral Home & Cremation

Joseph Carloni

Raleigh, North Carolina

Age 80.
Died 04/20/2023.

Joseph Carloni
Joseph (Joe) Leo Carloni, of Raleigh, NC passed away peacefully at his home, surrounded by family in the early hours of Thursday, April 20, 2023.
Joe is survived by his wife and faithful partner of 55 years, Millie (Hattman) Carloni; his brother, Francis Carloni (Joyce); sister, Jeanne Carloni; sister, Leona Colosimo (Jimmy); daughters Michele Thomas (Patrick) and Cindy Natale; grandchildren Spencer and Lindsay Thomas and Isabella Natale; and several special nieces and nephews. Joe was preceded in death by brother Gino Carloni and sister Rose Carloni-Miller.
Joe was born December 18, 1942 in Bradford, PA to the late Leo and Irene Carloni. He was the baby of his family, being the youngest of six siblings. Shortly after graduating from Bradford Area High School in 1961 he joined the Air Force and was stationed in Okinawa, Japan for a brief time before returning to the States. He met the love of his life, Millie, while working at Wright Patterson AFB and they wed after a courtship of three months.
Joe retired from the United States Postal Service after 36 years. During retirement he made many friends while running at Shelley Lake and Williams Park. He loved the outdoors and most days could be found tending to his beautifully landscaped yard. Joe genuinely loved chatting with neighbors, friends and strangers alike. He was quick to smile, with a twinkle in his eye and always had a kind word or joke to share. Joe enjoyed cheering on his grandchildren at their various sporting events and was proud of all of their accomplishments.
Joe’s hometown of Bradford, PA was a special place for him. He looked forward to summertime trips there to gather with family and beloved high school friends, Dick McDowell and Colin Heron. He also relished the chance to indulge in his only vice, playing the slots at the nearby casino.
There are no words to express how grateful and blessed we are for his nieces Jamie Youd and Jill Tepper, who along with sister Leona Colosimo helped provide assistance and comfort to him as well as family during his final days. He will be remembered as a devoted husband, father, brother, grandfather and friend. A celebration of life is planned for this summer in his hometown of Bradford, PA. If you would like to make a memorial donation the family asks that you consider Transitions Lifecare, 250 Hospice Circle, Raleigh, NC 27607.

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City of Oaks Cremation and Funeral Home is a full-service funeral home in Raleigh, serving all of North Carolina and beyond. We provide an alternative to costly funeral homes and every day we help families in Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill and all over North Carolina make simple, affordable funeral arrangements.

Simply having to reach out to a funeral home can feel overwhelming. Our goal is to simplify the entire funeral home experience and make the process as easy as possible. We hope to eliminate any unnecessary surprises by publishing our total cost and the services we provide directly on our website. All of our obituaries are provided free of charge as a way to help families celebrate and commemorate the lives of their loved ones.

Our Promise

Apples to Apples

Just like all other licensed funeral homes in North Carolina, City of Oaks Cremation, LLC is regulated by the NC Board of Funeral Service.

The same laws that apply to the big corporate funeral homes also apply to the modest independently owned firms like ours. All crematories in North Carolina, regardless of who owns them, are inspected annually by the state and must adhere to the same rules and laws.

Genuine Care

We're committed to providing families within our community unsurpassed service before, during and after the time of loss.

Our staff will provide clear communication to your family through each step as we move forward from the original phone call notifying us of a death to the time we deliver the urn back to your family. We will treat your family with the utmost respect, as we honor the wishes of your loved one.

We promise to make this process affordable and as endurable as possible.

State Wide

Our Funeral Home is located in Wake County NC; however, we provide our services to families throughout the entire State.

Unlike other funeral homes, we don't charge an additional mileage fee. Regardless of what county you live in, we can help your family with making simple, affordable funeral arrangements. From Asheville to Wilmington, we're proud to help families statewide.

Our Services

Direct Cremation


Nobody likes surprise costs added in at the last minute. We guarantee you will not find any hidden charges here. We include everything you need for a simple or direct cremation. Simple, affordable and reliable. We have not changed the cost of our direct cremation service since we opened City of Oaks in 2012.

Cremation with Solidified Remains


We offer the option of choosing how you receive your loved ones remains. Selecting our Direct Cremation with Solidified Remains option is a beautiful way to transform cremated remains into 40-60 “stones” that you can hold.

Cremation with Visitation


City of Oaks Funeral Home and Cremation provides an affordable cremation option with onsite visitation. Nobody likes surprise costs added in at the last minute. We guarantee you will not find any hidden charges here. Simple, affordable and reliable.

Immediate Burial


An immediate burial has the same end result as a traditional burial; however, we have eliminated the extra (sometimes unnecessary) services prior to getting to the cemetery. Not everyone wants an open casket for viewing or a limousine for the family. Despite the term immediate, we can move as fast as you need or as slow as you like. This option simply allows you to save money by eliminating some of the fancy extras at the funeral home.

Traditional Funeral


We offer the same traditional funeral services as the big corporately owned funeral homes in the area; however, we cost about half the amount. You might consider a traditional funeral service if your family is looking for an open casket visitation, a traditional church service or a funeral service in the funeral home's chapel. A traditional funeral service can be altered to fit the needs of your family.

Green Burial


This establishment is one of a select number of funeral homes who meet the criteria for providing green funeral service by the Green Burial Council; a tax-exempt, nonprofit organization working to encourage environmentally sustainability in the field of funeral service. Our Green options allow for a funeral to take place without the use of toxic and non-biodegradable materials/chemicals.



As an alternative to traditional cremation, City of Oaks Funeral Home also offers Aquamation. The Aquamation process, often referred to as alkaline hydrolysis, uses a solution of water and potassium hydroxide to facilitate natural decomposition.

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