OBITUARY

Faithmarie Martha Serra

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Faithmarie Martha Serra, 77, passed away on Saturday, September 16, 2017. Faithmarie was born April 17, 1940, in Milwaukee, WI, to the late Margaret and Edward Gehrke. A Memorial Service will be held Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at 12pm in the McLaurin Funeral Home Chapel, 12830 US 70 Business Highway West, Clayton, NC 27520. The family will receive friends following the service at the funeral home. She is survived by her husband, Salvatore Serra, of Gold Hill, NC; children, Margery Connelly Damiano and husband, Bruce, of Rolesville, NC, Joseph Perino and wife, Trisha, of Patchogue, NY, Ninette Gok and husband, Atilla, of Corpus Cristi, TX, and Edward Perino, of Patchogue, NY; grandchildren, Christopher Connelly & fiancée, Briana Castrogivanni, Kelly Connelly & fiancé, Darnell Quarles; great grandchildren, Darnell Joseph Quarles and Dominick Michael Serra; step daughter, Judi Briggs and husband, Erik; step son, Louis Serra; step grandsons, Anthony Arato and wife, Samantha, Michael Arato, David Serra, and Matthew Briggs; sister, Margaret Sweet; sister in laws, Monique Gehrke and Carol Gehrke; ex-husband, Joseph Perino and wife, Letty; and ex-son-in-law, Martin Connelly. In addition to her parents, Faithmarie was preceded in death by her brothers, Edward and Robert Gehrke; and a step son, Salvatore Serra. Memorial contributions may be made in her honor to the American Cancer Society or Transitions Lifecare, 200 Hospice Circle, Raleigh, NC 27607. Arrangements by McLaurin Funeral Home.

Services

  • Memorial Service

    Wednesday, September 20, 2017

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, September 20, 2017

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Sandra Smiling

September 17, 2017

My condolences from The Carter family. She got her wings. We will reunite soon.

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