Nadine Caranci

February 16th, 1929March 12th, 2019

Nadine Jean (Harris) Caranci born February 16, 1929 died peacefully in the early morning hours of March 12, 2019 with her son and daughter at her side. She had just celebrated her 90th birthday. Nadine was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Raymond (Ray), her son Raymond Dean (Dean), her mother Hazel Harris and her sisters Eileen Schmidt and Joan Angell. Nadine lived her last years at Balfour Senior Living and was well loved by her Balfour community. She adored her caregivers and she was always happy, comfortable and smiling thanks to all of you. Thank you, Balfour, for the wonderful love and care you gave her.

Nadine grew up in Louisville, Colorado and lived her entire life there. She met Raymond Caranci and they were married on September 17, 1950, at St. Louis Catholic Church, celebrating 62 years of marriage, before his death. Together they had 3 children Dean, Lynne and Randy. Nadine lived her life to the fullest and faced many challenges along the way. She was always the life of the party and she was known for throwing the best parties, like her gangbuster New Year’s Eve bashes and the infamous Sunday pool parties, to name a few. Her home was everyone’s home and she loved having lots of people around her.

Nadine and Ray traveled the world through their GE dealership of 40+ years. They traveled from Hong Kong to Tangiers and she always cherished her many visits to Vatican City. She was particularly honored when they experienced a private visit with Pope Paul the VI. After Ray retired in 1992, Ray and Nadine enjoyed years of travel in their RV, taking cruises with the family, entertaining often and hosting holidays.

Nadine was very active in the Louisville Historical Society and she loved genealogy, tracing her family back many generations by doing research, checking old newspapers, county records and cemeteries. Nadine also was instrumental in introducing the “Pioneer” License plate to Colorado.

Nadine never failed to make us all laugh with her snarky remarks, quick comebacks and complete honesty. Her love for playing cards, especially Bridge, Black Jack and Texas Hold ‘em well-defined her. She taught all of us how to face adversity, stay positive, meet life with faith, a smile and she passed on to us her love of having fun, a good time, to work hard and play hard.

Nadine loved her family unconditionally and adored her children, their spouses, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Highlights we always will remember are Ravioli Sunday, her love for the Denver Broncos and her loyalty and love for her little home town, Louisville. We will miss our little Nona – she was our rock.

Nadine is survived by her daughter Lynne Isles (Larry), son Randy Caranci (Barbara); granddaughter Dene’ Romero, grandsons, Rael’ Romero (Christina) and Nicholas Caranci (Hannah); great grandchildren, Isaias, Reina and Delilah Romero. Step grandchildren, Ryan Guthrie (Elizabeth) and Kacie Guthrie; step great grandchildren, Sydney and Hudson Guthrie. Her eldest son Raymond Dean (Dean) died in 1966.

The Rosary will be recited on Monday, March 18 at St. Louis Catholic Church in Louisville at 9:30 a.m., directly followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow in the mausoleum at Coal Creek Memorial Cemetery.

Contributions in her memory may be made to TRU Community Care, 2594 Trail Ridge Drive East,
Lafayette, CO 80026.

Services

The Rosary will be recited on Monday, March 18 at St. Louis Catholic Church in Louisville at 9:30 a.m., directly followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow in the mausoleum at Coal Creek Memorial Cemetery.

Cemetery

Coal Creek Cemetery, Louisville, CO | Map

Location

None

Church

Saint Louis Catholic Church

Condolences

Dear Randy and family, Our condolences. Your mother was a wonderful, fun lady. She loved everyone and everyone who met her loved her. She will be missed so much. Love, Don and Ricky Pickett
We are deeply sorry for your loss. Mike Dionigi Cody WY. And family.
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