As we never should presume about the state of a person that has passed, let us continue to pray for the repose of Fr. Carota’s soul. A reader sent in this link about praying the rosary for a deceased priest. We can apply this to Fr. Carota, but also to many of the other priests that have died.
http://www.tedeumfoundation.org/Save/spirituality/priestrosary.html – Need to scroll down just a bit on the page to get to the meditations.