August 20, 1958 – May 23, 2018
Gerasci, Carolann Antonia , known to friends as "Carie", peacefully passed away on May 23, 2018 surrounded by family, at the age of 59 years old. A native of Queens, New York, she attended Queens College, graduated with a degree in education followed by her masters degree in education at Florida Atlantic University. She was a teacher by trade and in life, and lived each day spreading kindness, hope, and joy inside and outside the classroom. Carolann battled brain cancer for 20 years, a long standing patient of MD Anderson Cancer Center, she exhibited true strength and humility. She was an angel among us here on earth and has now officially gained her wings. She is survived by her high school sweetheart and husband of 36 years, Joseph Gerasci, daughters Maria Meier and Marissa Gerasci, grandson Joseph Gerasci, sisters Linda Scaturro and Rosemary Dodson, and 10 nieces and nephews. A celebration of Carolann's life will be held on Tuesday, May 29, 2018, with visitation and prayer service taking place at Babione Funeral Home, 10060 Calle Comerico Drive, Boca Raton, Florida and funeral service on Wednesday, May 30, 2018 at Our Lady of Lourdes, 22094 Lyons Rd, Boca Raton, Florida. Burial after the funeral service will be at Boca Raton Mausoleum at 451 SW 4th Avenue, Boca Raton, Florida.
In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests memorial donations for Carolann be made to the scholarship created in her honor and memory: https://www.gofundme.com/the-carie-gerasci-scholarship-fund
- Joseph Gerasci, Husband
- Maria Meier, Daughter
- Marissa Gerasci, Daughter
- Joseph Gerasci, Grandson
- Linda Scaturro, Sister
- Rosemary Dodson, Sister
- She also leaves 10 nieces and nephews.
- Visitation Tuesday, May 29, 2018
- Prayer Service Tuesday, May 29, 2018
- Funeral Mass Wednesday, May 30, 2018
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July 23, 2018
Carie, two months ago you left us and not a day goes by that I don't think of you. I miss the way you said my name when I called you. I remember so many good times we had at Queens College, getting " dolled up" for a night of dancing and fun, the Son of Sam scare when we thought we were goners! I miss your faith and the way you made every situation better. My Andrea is leaving for Ireland to get her Masters Degree on your birthday and you know, I just feel you will be with her all the way. I love you now and forever my dear friend.
May 30, 2018
Joe and family, My deepest and heartfelt condolences go out to you and your family. My your guardian angels watch over you in your time of need. I am so, so sorry for your loss.
May 29, 2018
Dear Maria and Loved Ones,
I am so sorry for this heartbreaking loss. When Natalie went to Florida to College it was a long way from home. I recall completing her dorm room. Natalie and I walked down the dorm hall and heard two ladies in another dorm room talking and laughing! We stopped and there they were Maria and her mom Carolann. The two sweetest people. They were so welcoming . I knew Natalie would be fine. Carolann and her family welcomed Natalie to many Thanksgiving and Easter dinners. It felt just like home. Carolann was such a sweet loving and caring person/Mom that will be greatly missed by so many.
God Bless this wonderful family. He will be there for you....
May 29, 2018
I will never forget Maria and Evan's engagement party and how I thought Mrs Gerasci looked SO stunning. I remember watching her dance with Maria and Marissa and everyone was so happy, having the times of their lives. Mrs. Gerasci always made everyone feel so welcomed no matter where you were. So loving and kind and made you feel like you were always apart of the family. Just wanted to share these photos because it was such a happy time - beautiful girls.
May 28, 2018
My wonderful cousin, who made everyone feel welcome and important.
May 27, 2018
May 26, 2018
Maria and family, my deepest condolences for your tremendous loss. My heart breaks for you and your family. Just seeing photos of your mom and reading all of the wonderful stories, memories of this wonderful lady makes my heart bleed as well. You were one of her angels on Earth, and she is now your angel. May all these memories comfort you at this painful time, and may they bring smiles everytime you think of your Mom. Love you, Terri Kaput