Obituary of Teresa Caridi
Teresa “Tessie” Caridi, a lifelong resident of Rye, NY, passed away on May 28, 2023, at age 96. Tessie was born in Port Chester, NY, on April 19, 1927. She was the daughter of Joseph and Antoinette (nee Surace) Brancato. After attending Rye High School, she took a position in the bookkeeping office of Neisner’s Department Store in Port Chester, NY. On January 12, 1958, Tessie married the love of her life, Anthony “Tony” Caridi, and together they raised their two children.
Tessie never hesitated to tend to any family member who needed help. A devout Catholic and long-time parishioner of Resurrection Church, later in life her Sundays began with morning Mass on TV and her evening phone call with her sister, Rose. She was known by all for her amazing cooking, “award winning cookies” and being the family historian.
Besides her parents, Tessie is predeceased by her husband who passed away on March 13, 1994, and siblings Joseph Brancato and Ann Brancato Tremblay, also lifelong Rye residents. She is survived by son Anthony and his wife Terry and grandson Anthony, Jr., of Rye; daughter Teresa “Terry” and grandson Chase Caridi of Rye; sister Rose Brancato Torok of Chapin, SC; and numerous nieces and nephews and dear family friends who all have fond memories to hold onto.
The family will receive friends at the Graham Funeral Home in Rye, NY on Sunday June 4, 2023, from 3:00-7:00 PM. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at the Church of the Resurrection at 10:00 AM on Monday June 5, 2023. The Mass will be livestreamed for those who are unable to attend in person. To view the livestream, please click here. Interment to follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Rye Brook, NY.
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1927 - 2023
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