Obituary of Carrie M. Faraci
Carrie was a strong and independent woman who liked things a certain way. Known for her proper and orderly ways, she always kept an immaculate house and garage. The running joke was that you could eat off her floors! She liked things to be precise, like her endless quest to balance her checkbook, or having her grandchildren take scissors and cut the uneven grass on her lawn after it was cut. She also took great pride in her appearance with her vast wardrobe full of beautiful outfits and matching jewelry. She never went out looking less than perfect. However, her biggest pride in her appearance was her hair, which was her crowning glory. Her beautiful, long, curly hair was what attracted her late husband, Charlie, to her when they first met at a dance at the Delwood in Buffalo. They married and spent 48 years together that were full of love before his passing. They were wonderful ballroom dancers and continued to dance together during their courtship and marriage. They also shared the love of all things Italian…Italian food, culture, music and language. They spent three weeks traveling throughout Italy during one trip. She was known for her red sauce, pasta ricotta, lasagna, stuffed eggplant, cream puffs, and her famous lemon cake. The pair also brought the addition of their only son, Joseph. To Carrie, the birth of “Joey” was a wonder and he was the apple of her eye. After trying to have a child for ten years, Carrie found out she was 3 months pregnant. Joe was born prematurely on Christmas morning and Carrie loved to tell everyone about her “Christmas miracle”. Carrie loved her family and was always generous with her time and energy. She was thrilled when Joe and Paulette married and after a few years became a grandmother to Christina and Nicholas. She loved spending time with them and gave them so much love and affection. She was such an influence on them, and was grateful to see them grow into adulthood. Christina also shared a love for children, and for organizing, and became a teacher. Nick inherited Carrie’s sweet disposition and her curly hair. She always ended her conversation with her grandkids saying “I adore you” and “I love you more”! Carrie invested her life in relationships with people. Her family was most important to her. She was so close to her parents, especially her mother, her two sisters, and her many nieces and nephews. She had several lifelong friends that were dear to her and continually made new friends throughout her life. After the death of her husband and helping raise her grandchildren, Carrie’s generosity and love for children changed into a new purpose. Carrie began volunteering at Queen of Heaven School Pre-K in 1999. She was the Resident Grandma and shared her love and gifts with the children she helped care for. She bestowed her words of wisdom on the students, parents, and staff, some of whom she adopted as family. This community became her second home. Always determined and independent, she continued to volunteer there until last winter when her health started to fail and when she stopped driving in January. Her school community was incredibly important to her. One of the highlights of her life was when they held a school-wide 400 attentee surprise 90th birthday party. Carrie lived a full and rewarding life for 95 years, enjoying one last beautiful birthday party in March this year. She will be missed by not only her loving family, but also by her wonderful school and church family as well. Faraci, Carrie M. (nee Bue) July 23, 2020, age 95, of West Seneca, NY. Beloved wife of the late Charles C. Faraci; devoted mother of Joseph (Paulette); cherished grandmother Christina and Nicholas Faraci; loving sister of Marie LaPorta and the late Rose Peppero; also survived by nieces, nephews, and friends. Carrie was a beloved volunteer of Queen of Heaven Pre-School and is also survived by her school and church community. Friends received Mon. 7/27 from 9:00-10:15AM at Queen of Heaven Church, 4220 Seneca Street, West Seneca, NY 14224. Mass of Christian Burial to follow at 10:15AM. To ensure the safety of family and guests, please wear appropriate face coverings and maintain social distancing. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Queen of Heaven School. Online condolences and memorial donations may be made at www.LakesideFuneralHome.com.