Carol Gaitan



Carol Marie, Gaitan 75, of Richmond, born in Niagara Falls, New York, passed away peacefully on December 4, 2018.

She is survived by her mother Olga Masella; three children Christina Barber, Jennifer Loney and her husband Michael Loney, and Martin Gaitan and his wife Megan Vielleux; three grandchildren Trenton Bissette and Christopher and Elena Barber; sisters MaryAnn Churchill and LuAnn Masella; and brother Anthony Masella. She was preceded in death by her husband Martin Gaitan; father Anthony Masella; and her son Martin Anthony Gaitan.

As a former teacher, Carol never stopped finding innovative ways to teach others. Her unconventional sense of adventure and extraordinary gift of making even the most mundane tasks exciting led to her eldest grandson (Trent) giving her the nickname “Crazy Grandma”. She had a wonderful and quirky sense of humor that endeared her to everyone she met.

She will be deeply missed by all who knew her. A graveside service will be held on Monday, December 13, 2018, at Roselawn Memory Gardens Cemetery, 13389 Mountain Rd., at 1p.m.