COLLEEN A. CARROCIA
1949 - 2020
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(nee Hagan), age 70, beloved wife of the late James J. Rybak; loving mother of Gillian Rybak Carrocia, Kerrie Heath, Bradley A. Rybak (deceased), Michael T. Carrocia (deceased), Brennan W. Carrocia and Keelin T. Carrocia Spear (Dillon); grandmother of 4; great-grandmother of 5; daughter of the late Mary (nee Kilbane) and William T. Hagan; Goddaughter of Martin J. Kilbane; dear sister of Jerilyn Hagan, Mary Michelle Duns, Hon. Brian F. Hagan, Cheryl O'Malley, Kellie King, Lisa Berry (deceased), Patrick W. Hagan and Neil T. Hagan; loving aunt, great-aunt, cousin and friend of many. Passed away surrounded by her family June 18, 2020. Funeral Mass Wednesday, July 1, St. Angela Merici Church (20970 Lorain Rd., Fairview Park) at 11:30 A.M. WHERE FRIENDS MAY CALL ONE HOUR PRIOR TO MASS AT CHURCH AND WHERE SOCIAL DISTANCING WILL BE OBSERVED AND FACEMASKS ARE REQUIRED. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the Lisa Hagan Berry Memorial, 22731 Hilliard Blvd., Rocky River, OH 44116. Arrangements by CHAMBERS FUNERAL HOME of CLEVELAND (216) 251-6566. For online condolences, please visit: www.chambersfuneral.com

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Published in The Plain Dealer from Jun. 30 to Jul. 1, 2020.
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July 2, 2020
Keelin and family,
I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your Mom. She used to talk about her children with such pride and love. I truly enjoyed working along side her when she would come into Best Buy. Again, I am so sorry!

Nikki Westerhold
Nikki Westerhold
Coworker
July 1, 2020
I remember meeting Colleen and Jimmy when they were a young married couple. They were very nice and was glad to finally meet them thru Jeri. I last saw Colleen at Mrs Hagan's wake. May she rest in peace.
Helen Kane
Acquaintance
July 1, 2020
Dear Jeri, Michelle, Brian, Cheryl, Kellie, Patrick and Neil:

Words by themselves cannot express the sorrow I feel at the loss of such a great sister of yours, whose departure from our world has left such a huge void of aching emptiness in all of our hearts. We will all miss her unquenchable and contagious spirit of joy and laughter, in the inspiring life she lived with full enthusiasm in all that she encountered.

NOTE: The photo was taken in the summer of 1965, in Aunt Sissy & Uncle Johns backyard. L to R: Grandma Hagan; Colleen; Grandpa Hagan; Aunt Mary Kay and Jack Barrett.
I recall when this photo was taken, that Colleen, having just ended her nursing home workday, shared with us that she had witnessed the passing into Eternal Life of one of her very ill residents.
Colleen related how this same resident suddenly became overcome and radiant with an unmistakable look of joy and happiness on her face - having seen obviously something so very wonderful no one else in the room could see - just prior to that residents passing away.
I never forgot Colleens story, and have no doubt it was replicated in her own passing from this world to her Eternal Home.

I am deeply sad I will not be able to be with you tomorrow: be assured I will not be far from you in my loving thoughts and prayers.

Eternal Rest grant unto her, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon her. May Colleens soul and the souls of all the Faithful Departed, through the mercy of God, Rest In Peace, Amen.

May Choirs of Angels lead you into Paradise;
And may the Martyrs come to welcome you;
To bring you home, into the Holy City,
So you may dwell in New Jerusalem.

May holy Angels be there at your welcoming;
With all the Saints who go before you there;
That you may know the peace and joy of Paradise,
That you may enter into Everlasting Rest.
Patti Neary-Shadle
Family
June 30, 2020
Colleen was married to my best friend ( Jimmy Rybak ). We all went to CSU in the late 60s. We double dated a lot. It was on our way to Put In Bay near Cedar Point in Jimmy's 1962 Chevy Nova. An announcement came over the radio of Neil Armstrong setting foot on the moon, July 16, 1969.
Later they would get married and had Gilly, Kerrie and Bradley. I would move to Alaska in 1972.
Life would be hard for Colleen. Jimmy developed MS ( the fast one ), Bradley would pass, testing her again. Thru it all she persevered.Help from her father and uncle where there to support her. THEY were her Angels.
Her HEART was strong, as was her LOVE of her family.
A woman of Integrity and Strong Will.
GOD BLESS to GILLY and KERRIE and the entire Hagan Family.
LOVE,
Terry
Terrance Thomascik
Friend
June 30, 2020
Please accept my condolences for your loss. May God give you peace and comfort you during this most difficult time.
T W
Neighbor
June 30, 2020
To Michelle, Patrick, Brian and the entire Hagan family, I wish to extend my deep sympathies and prayers. May Colleen rest in God's embrace and grace
Parnell Egan
June 26, 2020
Brian, Our sincere condolences for your loss my friend. Danny and Holly
Daniel Potopsky Jr.
June 26, 2020
Brian, we are so sorry for your loss please know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Ed and Faith Dohanos
Ed Dohanos
Friend
June 26, 2020
Brian, Randi and my prayers are with you and your family.
Gary Simkovich
June 22, 2020
Sorry for all of you on the loss of Colleen. I will miss are chats on FB . We could easily talk about our cancer journey together. The Kelly family sends our love and prayers
Anne Kelly-Smirthwaite
Family
June 22, 2020
Gillian, I hadn't had the pleasure of meeting your Mother but I remember you speaking about her fondly over the years. She raised an incredible daughter! I am so sorry to hear of her passing. Please know that you and your family are our thoughts and prayers.
Sincerely,
Mike & Beth Tomak
Bethany Tomak
Coworker
June 21, 2020
My Friend Colleen was such a lovely person. I loved her laugh and her humor, her kindness and the love she had for her family. She amazed me and Im so sorry that she left this world but it is definitely a better place because she was here. Rest In Peace sweet Colleen.
Glenn Midgley
Friend
June 20, 2020
Love you, mom.
Brennan Carrocia
Son
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