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Geraldine "Gerri" (Halko) Caranci

May 27, 1932 ~ December 23, 2023 (age 91) 91 Years Old
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Geraldine "Gerri" Caranci Obituary

Geraldine (Gerri) Caranci, age 91, passed away peacefully on December 23, 2023, at her home.

Gerri was born and raised in the north end of Painesville and graduated from Harvey High School in 1951.  She was married to Ray Caranci, December 22, 1951. They lived in Providence, Rhode Island and Charleston, South Carolina during the time that Ray was in the Navy.

Their daughters, Sharon and Debbie were born and lived on Sanford Street. They moved to Concord in April of 1959. Son, Ray was born in 1960.

Gerri worked at many different jobs while raising 3 children, including Fazio’s in the bakery, T&T Bakery and Ricerca, in the cafeteria.  She volunteered at Painesville Hospital (Lake County East) and at an assisted living home preparing meals.

She always spoke her mind and did it her way. She loved country music, the Indians, and going to the casino. Freddie Mercury was her favorite singer.

She was preceded in death by her husband Ray in 2005, mother, Betty Halko (nee Sopko) and father, Andrew Halko.

She is survived by her children Sharon Caranci (Randy Richards), Debbie, and Ray Caranci (Scott Hayes); grandchildren, Matthew Richards and Lacey-Rose Richards (Pete); great Grandchildren, Ian Richards, Cheyenne Richards, Kain Michael Orsborn, Jake Orsborn, Ryan Orsborn and Alex Bauer;
niece, Linda Parker; brothers,  Larry Halko and Andrew Halko Jr.

The family is thankful for her loving caregivers, Wendy, Pat, Andy, Mandy and Chris. Grateful thanks to the staff of Heartland Hospice.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 AM Friday December 29, 2023, at St. Gabriel Church, 9925 Johnnycake Ridge Road, Concord Township, Ohio. PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH.  Internment will be at Riverside Cemetery.

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Mass of Christian Burial
December 29, 2023

11:00 AM
St Gabriel Church (Concord)


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