Carolyn Galdi

Carolyn Galdi, 60, of Orangeburg, NY and Tuckerton, NJ, passed away on Sunday, May 28, 2023. Beloved mother of Kristen Hook and her husband Robert, Joseph LaBarbera, and Jenna LaBarbera. Cherished grandmother of RJ, Jackson and the late Trevor. Dearest sister of William O’Rourke, Diane Tyson and her husband Bob and Gail Krone and her husband Rob. Loving aunt of Amanda Krone and Ryan Krone.

Carolyn was a dedicated teacher for over 20 years at Teaneck Community High School. She was a devoted mother and grandmother and loved dancing, the beach, live music and animals. She will be dearly missed.

Visiting hours are Wednesday, May 31, 2023 from 5-8 PM at Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Avenue, Northvale, NJ.  A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Thursday at 11 AM at St. Catharine’s RC Church, Blauvelt, NY. 

In lieu of flowers, donations in Carolyn’s memory may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, or the ASPCA,


  1. Dawnmarie McGillicuddy

    Rest peacefully Carolyn . You will be missed by many. I will always remember with a smile on your beautiful face laughing. We had some good times. Continue to watch over your loved ones and help them cope with their grief… you left way too soon. ❤️

    • Pat Fichter Elliott

      I have sweet memories of us as kids, cousins. You were always so kind. We were like city mouse/ country mouse. The last time I saw you I realized, as adults, how similar we were in so many ways. I will always love and miss you sweet Carolyn. Gone way too soon. Condolences to all that loved her, I’m sure of which there were many. Your cousin.

  2. Caroline you surely will be missed the beautiful smile and that happy face and attitude you always had. Knowing how much you loved your family, you will always be there watching over them rest in peace my beautiful friend. ❤️

  3. Doreen Dyroff Buonadonna

    Dear Galdi/O’Rourke Families
    I am so deeply saddened to hear this devastating news
    Carolyn was an awesome sister,mother and friend to all. She was a beautiful woman inside and out. She never had a bad thing to say about anyone. She had an amazing smile,a warm hug and a infectious laugh. She was the life of the party and could always be found on the dance floor. I have so many fond memories of the 4 of us (me and the sisters) hanging out. She just loved life… She will be miss by everyone who had the pleasure of being in her life, a life unfortunately taken way to soon.
    My sincere condolences and love to all. Doreen

  4. Sharon Slutzky

    My beautiful birthday buddy Carolyn I miss you so already Your bright smile and kindness to everyone you met. Your incredible energy and love for family ,friends, music, and our beach time was truly the example of living your best life. I have no idea how I can be in a world without you in it I love you so much Carolyn.. you took a piece of my heart with you Until we celebrate our birthday again…

  5. The Keller Family

    Carolyn you beautiful soul. You became our friend our sister. We will miss you dearly and carry your smile along with us forever in our hearts and memories. Love you!

  6. Carolyn was one of my first bests friends. We shared so many good times and helped each other through the bad ones. We lost touch over the years, sadly, but when we did see each other it was like we were never apart. I love you, Carolyn and look forward to seeing you on the other side. Kathie Hohmann Dowsett

  7. Patrick F. Schneider

    I Allways Enjoyed seeing You Carolyn. Good Times. I will miss You. Rest in Paradise Lady.

  8. Joanne Lediger

    Rest in Peace sweet Carolyn… you are so loved and will always be remembered for your never ending kindness, laugh, love for music and everyone around you. You will never be forgotten XXOO

  9. A beautiful soul taken away from us all too soon..your smile and laughter shined on all our lives..My deepest heartfelt condolences to your family. Rest in Eternal Peace my friend.

  10. Roxanne Cornish DeVoe

    So sad to hear this news. Carolyn was one of my Bridesmaids 40 years ago and a school friend. My condolences to the family.

  11. I only met Carolyn 7 years ago and I would see her on my frequent visits to N.J., most of the time at live music. Her soul was bright and shining with so much enthusiasm as she added so much joy to the group with her infectious laugh. I’m going to miss you, Carolyn!

  12. Sandy Smith Drayton

    I’m so mad at myself for not reconnecting. Carolyn was such a beautiful sweet person in every way. When I think of her the first image is that great laugh, and she giggled and laughed constantly. Fond memories of the 4 of us; Hook Mountain, Clausland, concerts, Nanuet mall, school, Saint Martin, the Jersey shore, dragging me to country line dancing (lol), and just hanging out…with a little innocent mischief along the way. I’m so proud of her for becoming a teacher. Bet she was adored by her students. My heart goes out to her children, Diane, Gail, & William. I’m so sorry for your loss.

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