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Eileen (MeMe) F. Caravati, Daytona Beach, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 18 with family and friends at her side, after a year and a half-long battle with leukemia. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, July 23, 2012 at 10:30am, at St. Brendan's Catholic Church, 1000 Ocean Shore Boulevard, in Ormond Beach, FL. Visitation will be held on Sunday, July 22nd, from 4pm - 7pm, at Haigh-Black Funeral Home, 167 Vining Court, Ormond Beach, FL. Eileen was born June 8, 1936 to the late Paul and Nellie Farley, in Torrington, Connecticut. She attended St. Francis School and Torrington High School, and graduated from Albertus Magnus College in New Haven, CT, with a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education. On May 13, 1961, she married Charles Louis Caravati in Torrington, and recently her family celebrated their 51st wedding anniversary. Meme was a devoted daughter, wife, mother, grandmother, lifelong proud homemaker, and a 25 year volunteer at Kerman Regional Oncology Center, at Halifax Medical Center, where she spent her last few days. She truly valued her deep relationships with the patients, volunteers and employees at the Oncology Center. Dedicating much of her life to volunteer work, Meme also assisted in the ESOL Program at Tomoka Elementary School, and with the American Cancer Society. As an avid University of Notre Dame fan, from where both her husband and son Thomas graduated, she enjoyed cheering on the Fighting Irish. Her passions included baking her locally famous coffee cakes, tending to her 120 rose bushes, beach-going, and shopping with her granddaughters, daughters and close friends. Her compassionate attitude towards others was also complemented by her witty feistiness, which would often bring smiles and laughter to those around her. She gained much fulfillment from the company of children from both friends and family. The support and friendship of her "Panera Coffee Group" provided her with strength, and inspired her to fight this rare type of leukemia. Meme's approach to life was guided by her devout faith and positive attitude, demonstrated by her daily participation in St. Brendan's masses. She is survived by her husband Charlie; her son Kevin and his wife Rebecca (Smyrna, GA); daughter Ellen and her husband Gary Boyd (Lake Mary, FL); son Thomas (Orlando, FL); and daughter Colleen (Corning, NY); granddaughters Lillie (Smyrna, GA) and Leah (Lake Mary); and sisters Christine Quinn (Boca Raton, FL); and numerous beloved nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded by her sister Anne-Marie Hubbard and her husband Thomas K. Hubbard. In lieu of flowers, her family requests that donations be made to the Halifax Medical Center, Herbert D. Kerman Center for Oncology, 303 North Clyde Morris Boulevard, Daytona Beach, FL, 32114-2700, or St. Brendan's Catholic School.


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Published in Daytona Beach News-Journal on July 20, 2012