Carolyn M. Genovesi
August 14, 1967 – August 26, 2018
On Aug. 26, 2018, Carolyn Genovesi of Westmont passed away at the age of 51 surrounded by her loving family.
She was preceded in death by her mother Mary Therese. She leaves behind her father Paul C. Genovesi Sr. of Mt. Laurel, her devoted siblings Paul (Grace) Genovesi Jr. of Olympia, Wash.; Cathy (Joe) Burton of Cleveland, Tenn.; and Jeannie (Mike) Genovesi-Daniels of Haddon Heights; her devoted Aunt Jean Jennings and loving Uncle Bob Genovesi with whom she made her home in Westmont. She is also survived by her Aunt Mary and Uncle Mike Nowlan; her Aunts Sally Martini and Dickie Harris and Uncle Mario Martini, as well as many loving nieces, nephews and cousins.
Carolyn graduated from St. John of God School in Westville Grove and spent many years working their Workshop. She also spent time at the Abilities Center in Westville. More recently, she enjoyed time at the Sparrows Program in Mt. Ephraim and the Jewish Community Center’s Tops program in Cherry Hill.
Carolyn (“Princess”) was deeply loved by all who knew her. She was a magnet for good people and had many wonderful friendships. She was independent with a mind of her own with lots of personality and spunk. For years, she enjoyed all the activities at St. John’s recreation program including all the dances and formals. She loved her church, Sacred Heart, where she felt welcomed and loved. She was a joy and a blessing in our lives and we will treasure memories of the time we had with her.
Relatives and friends are invited to meet Saturday from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church, 1739 Ferry Ave., Camden for a viewing. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:30 a.m. Interment will follow in Calvary Cemetery, Cherry Hill. Arrangements have been entrusted to BLAKE-DOYLE Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, Carolyn’s family suggests memorial donations to Sacred Heart School at the above address or to St. John of God School, 1145 Delsea Dr., Westville Grove, NJ 08093.
- Mary Therese, Mother
- Paul C. Genovesi Sr., Father
- Paul Genovesi Jr., Brother
- Grace Genovesi, Sister-in-law
- Cathy Burton, Sister
- Joe Burton, Brother-in-law
- Jeannie Genovesi, Sister
- Mike Daniels, Brother-in-law
- Jean Jennings, Aunt
- Bob Genovesi, Uncle
- Mary Nowlan, Aunt
- Mike Nowlan, Uncle
- Sally Martini, Aunt
- Dickie Harris, Aunt
- Mario Martini, Uncle
- Many loving nieces, nephews and cousins.
- St. John of God School
- Viewing Saturday, September 1, 2018
- Funeral Mass Saturday, September 1, 2018
- Burial Saturday, September 1, 2018
Carolyn M. Genovesi
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August 31, 2018
I had the pleasure of meeting dear, sweet Carolyn as her Personal Trainer. We would march, kick, dance, wiggle, jump and play ball to make exercising fun. Carolyn would laugh so hard when we did "hot seats" (chair squats) and "hot potatoes" (passing a dumbbell back and forth and side to side). She quickly found her way into my heart and became one of my pets. I introduced her to another sweet client, Chrissy. and they instantly became best friends. We would exercise, play, dance and go bowling together. Every time I hit a bump Carolyn would yell "boom!" which caused both of my "Giggly Girls" to explode into fits of laughter. Last Halloween, we went Trick or Treating together. Carolyn was the cutest Minnie Mouse ever. Chrissy and I will miss her dearly. She was a very special young lady. My heart goes out to her family. Rest in peace, my sweet little Giggly Girl. xoxo
August 31, 2018
I first met Carlyon at pegusas than again at Tops. I will miss her bright smile
August 30, 2018
I am very sorry to hear of Carolyn's passing, and would like to send condolences to all her family at this very sad time.
I met Carolyn many times in different places: firstly at Pegasus where she was a lively and loveable member of that enchanted group of people.
But mostly I saw her at the hospitable home of her devoted aunt Jean Genovesi and her equally devoted brother, Bob, both of whom gave selflessly of their time and energy to Carolyn's welfare and happiness.
Carolyn's passing leaves an empty space in all your lives, but as a remarkable lady and a memorable character that memory of her will not quickly fade.
August 29, 2018
Carolyn's prayers for her pal ("...heaven, Uncle Bob") to beat cancer are the reason I first got to know the family. Bob recovered, miraculously, and I got wind of it as a reporter. Fast forward two years, she and fellow artists at St. John of God created the stamped-heart invitations Bob's son, Steve, and I sent out for our wedding. Carolyn rang the church bells before the ceremony and danced in the conga line at the reception. As our family grew, she flew to San Antonio with Bob and Jean for each of our son's baptisms, and, some more years later, danced with my kids at another cousin's wedding. It always tickled me how much she loved eating "cakey cake," toting around an armload of soap opera magazines, expertly filling in complex coloring books, and wearing rings on every finger. She never forgot a birthday, inquired about my parents and siblings by name each time I saw her, and absolutely made every family gathering more delightful and more memorable. I've no doubt heaven just got a lot more fun.
August 29, 2018
My favorite memory is of spending the summers with Carolyn at the pool. We spent the time walking and creating a deeper connection. She loved the pool.