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Carolyn Ann Giafaglione

December 4, 1946 — October 7, 2023

Bush, Louisiana


Carolyn Giafaglione, aged seventy-six, resident of Bush, Louisiana passed away on October 7, 2023.  

Carolyn is survived by her children Eddie Martin, Ben Martin, Chris Martin, James and Terrie Martin, and Travis and Jennifer Thigpen.  Carolyn is also survived by her grandchildren Beau and Krista Richard, Ally Martin, Caitlyn Martin, Nikaletta Martin, Christian and Vince Stayton, Ischelle Martin, Nathaniel Martin, Jeffrey and Madelin Jordan, and Ava Thigpen.  She is survived by her great-grandchildren Ryder Richard, Colt Richard, and Kinzley Richard, and Ryder Stayton.

Carolyn was preceded in death by her parents Roma and Angelo Giafaglione.

Carolyn was born and raised in New Orleans and moved to Bush, Louisiana in 1986 where she happily resided for the past thirty-seven years.  She worked and retired from Production Supply Company where she worked for twenty-five years. 

Carolyn was a cherished mother who devoted all of her time and energy to her children and grandchildren.  She enjoyed cooking and making authentic Italian dishes, such as her famous meatballs and spaghetti and bruccillione.  She prided herself on having home cooked dinners prepared for her boys after a hard day’s work. She loved nothing more than being in the kitchen, trying new recipes, and passing along her culinary knowledge.  Her children and grandchildren will never forget the most beautifully decorated tea parties that she hosted, always including homemade scones, frittatas, finger sandwiches, and an assortment of pastries. Thankfully, she left handwritten recipes that will live on for generations to come. She also enjoyed spending time in the yard, whether it be planting beautiful flowers, shrubs, and herbs, or planting a garden rich in seasonal vegetables. She thrived spending time in nature, nurturing the land, and supervising her son’s on many home improvement projects.  She had a passion for astronomy and every August could be found watching meteor showers at their peak.  Additionally, she loved to read and was an avid fan of watching science fiction movies. She loved reading so much that in her retirement, she worked part time at the library where she read a novel every couple of days. She spent her afternoons catching episodes of classic tv shows and Saturday nights watching Svengoolie, always surrounded by her favorite pets Lady, Blew, and Sassafras.   

She will always be remembered as an inclusive host who welcomed anyone into her home, lavished them with delectable meals, gifted them with homemade soaps and bath salts, and loved them as if they had always been a part of her family.
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