Passed on February 2, 2024
Caroline made the most of the century she graced this Earth. One of the last of the Greatest Generation, she loved her family, her faith and her Yankees. A fan from 5 years old when she first saw Joe DiMaggio, she never missed a game.
She was a woman ahead of her time, working in a man’s world when women were truly under appreciated in her field. She so enjoyed her career at Merrill Lynch, she only retired because she felt she was the right age, not because she wanted to.
She was passionate about her service to St Leo’s Church and the Corona community until she was well into her 90s. She volunteered with St Jude, organizing and helming many large scale fundraising events. After retirement she went back to learning, becoming a Eucharistic Minister to better serve her church. She literally wrote the book on St Leo, meticulously documenting it’s story in a History that she wrote upon it’s 100 year anniversary.
She then took that expertise and wrote a history on her family that she put her whole heart into. Nothing stopped her. She was determined to accomplish any goal she set, never fearing what was unknown, only ever facing it head on, pen and pad in hand.
She travelled the world, spending time in Italy, Japan, the Holy Land and all over the US.
Born the third of five, she and her siblings had an incredibly close, loving relationship. She enjoyed recounting her many stories to her nieces and nephews who survive her. She loved her family fiercely, unconditionally and selflessly.
While her family in Heaven is rejoicing at her arrival, she will be leaving a void in this world that can’t be filled, they don’t make them like her anymore.
It’s Never “Goodbye”, only “so long”.
Until we meet again
February 5, 2024
3pm - 8pm
Guida Funeral Home
4720 104th St, Corona, NY, USA
February 6, 2024
St. Leo's Church
48-01 104th Street, Corona, NY, USA
February 6, 2024
Mount St. Mary Cemetery
172-00 Booth Memorial Avenue, Flushing, NY, USA