Carol Ann Filo
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Johnson Funeral Home - Lake Charles
4321 Lake Street
Lake Charles, LA
Carol Ann Filo

Carol Ann Filo peacefully passed away at the age of 83, in her home, surrounded by family. Carol was born on November 13, 1937 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She attended Messmer High School and Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, where she sang in the choir and met Jerome Filo, her devoted husband of 62 years.

Carol and Jerry relocated to the Lake Charles area in 1972. In addition to raising a family of six, Carol found time to teach catechism and established the guitar mass at St. Theodore Catholic Church in Moss Bluff. She worked as a bookkeeper for Green Acres Nursing Home for many years and also for CARC, as well as the Southwest Louisiana Health Community Center.

Along with her husband, Carol helped establish the local Calcasieu Habitat for Humanity chapter, where she spent many years volunteering her time. She also served as a volunteer at Abraham's Tent in more recent years. She was an avid piano and accordion player and loved music. Carol enjoyed traveling to see her family, attending graduations, ballet recitals, sporting events and other activities involving her numerous grandchildren.

Carol is survived by her husband Jerry; her children, Jim and David (Angela) of Palo Alto, CA, John (Tracy) of Austin, TX, Tom (Kathryn), Kathy and Jean-Marie of Lake Charles. She leaves behind eleven grandchildren, Taylor and Shannon Filo, Tyler, Evan and Andrew Rasbeary, Devon and Elise Filo, Sarah and John Filo, and Amelia and Emmy Lou Filo, as well as three great-grandchildren, Emily, Cate, and Molly Filo.

Her funeral Mass will be at 1:00 PM on Saturday, July 24, 2021 at the Immaculate Conception Cathedral in Lake Charles, LA. Fathers Rommel Tolentino and Levi Thompson will officiate. Burial will follow in Consolata Cemetery, under the direction of Johnson Funeral Home of Lake Charles, LA. A gathering of family and friends will be at the church on Saturday from 11:30 AM until the start of the service.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Abraham's Tent or the Alzheimer's Association.

The family would like to thank Amedisys Hospice and Home Instead for her care.

Words of comfort to the family may be expressed at www.johnsonfuneralhome.net



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Published by Milwaukee Journal Sentinel from Jul. 22 to Jul. 23, 2021.
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I'm so sad to see this news., my heart is so broken.
You're such a wonderful lady, I'm truly blessed to have known you. I'm going to miss that beautiful smiling face.
I will think of you always.
Heaven definitely received a beautiful angel.
Mr. Filo I'm so sorry for your loss. I'm sending lots of prayers your way
Sending you a great big hug also.
See you soon
Your blood girl
Esther Breaux
Esther Breaux
Friend
July 26, 2021
Sending our condolences out to you all. May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Denny & Patty Primeaux
Friend
July 25, 2021
Such a sweet lady. Praying for your family during this difficult time. May you find peace.
Mary Ethridge-Venable
Neighbor
July 25, 2021
I would like to offer my sympathy to Mr. Filo and all the family your lost . I will always remember singing with the choir ( the whole Filo family) in the old church and Mrs. Filo playing the guitar, also when she hired me on at the old Green Acres Nursing Home as an aide for the night-shift. Dwight Pappion
Dwight Pappion
Friend
July 25, 2021
Sorry to hear of Carol's passing.
David Banach
Family
July 25, 2021
We were so sorry to hear about Aunt Carol. She was such a kind and loving woman, with a beautiful smile and contagious laugh. She was a blessing to us all. Our deepest sympathy, love and prayers to Uncle Jerry and the family. May your memories of her comfort you and bring you peace.
Mary and Scott McOlash
Family
July 24, 2021
Sorry for your loss. Condolences and prayers for comfort and peace.
Randy Partin
Other
July 24, 2021
We are so sorry to hear of Aunt Carol´s passing. She was such a kind, loving, joyful, giving person. She leaves us blessed for having been in her life and filled with many, many wonderful memories. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Wishing you peace and contentment.
Sue Filo & Pat Peyton
Family
July 24, 2021
What a blessing to have shared so many special moments as Filo's over many decades. Aunt Carol's twinkling eyes, contagious laugh. and gentle spirit will always be remembered. Uncle Jerry, you and Aunt Carol have been role models through and through and deeply admired and loved for all that you two have created. Our love to you and all of our cousins (and all of theirs), how blessed you all are to be able to call her yours.
Deb and Terry McGuire
Family
July 24, 2021
So sorry for the loss of your Mother, wife, grandmother. She was a bright shining star loving her family very much. She is gone from this life but will forever be alive in your hearts. Remember to speak of her frequently so that your hearts will keep her close. Many prayers for all of you.
Kathleen Bertrand
Acquaintance
July 24, 2021
I would like to send my deepest condolences to the Filo family. I remember Mrs Filo as a very sweet and loving person. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this trying time.
Mary Pappion
Friend
July 24, 2021
Helen & Henry Feste
Friend
July 24, 2021
I remember Carol and Jerry from their Holy Redeemer days. I was always so impressed with their devotion to God. I pray for the family at this time for comfort and strength.
Janet Tennies Toeller Crawford
Friend
July 24, 2021
Thoughts and prayers for your family. I have fond memories visiting Dave and of Mr and Mrs Filo doing the music at mass and my father singing loudly out of tune. God bless
Neal Pappion
Classmate
July 24, 2021
Our deepest sympathy to Uncle Jerry and the entire family. May you cherish the many memories. With much love and prayers being sent. Rest in peace Aunt Carol. Love, Sheri Filo
Sheri Filo
Family
July 23, 2021
My deepest sympathy to Carol’s family. She was such a sweet spirit. I always enjoyed visiting with her whether at the elementary school or meeting up at the grocery store.
David and John, my heart goes out to you and the rest of your family. I know how much she loved all of you.
Colleen Guidry
Colleen Guidry
Friend
July 23, 2021
My deepest condolences to you all, so very sorry to hear this.
Linda guidry Hamilton
Friend
July 23, 2021
Carol was a loving and caring person.
She and Jerry took care of my brother, Wayne and sister, Mary for a year after my mother died. I will never forget her kindness. May she rest in peace.

Ken Loehlein
Ken Loehlein
Friend
July 23, 2021
I am so very sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers for your family. ❤❤❤
Lee Klehm
Friend
July 23, 2021
Jerry, you & your family have been & will continue to be in my thoughts & prayers ❤❤❤. Carol is greatly missed ❤❤❤
Marge Goggins Filo
Family
July 23, 2021
On behalf of everyone here at the Alzheimer's Association - thank you so much for thinking of us at this time of loss to your family. Memorial donations made in Carol's name will be put to immediate use serving families and supporting research. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Dave Grams, Executive Director
Alzheimer's Association Wisconsin Chapter
July 23, 2021
I am saddened to her the passing of Mrs Filo, I will always remember how happy and how much she enjoyed to be around the kids at the daycare. I loved her visits to the school and you could tell how much she enjoyed. My deepest condolences to the family

Sharon Thibodeaux/ Former First Methodist School Director
Sharon Thibodeaux
Acquaintance
July 22, 2021
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
CHARLENE ONEILL
Friend
July 22, 2021
May God Bless the family for the loss of this great lady.
Kim Lawson
Acquaintance
July 22, 2021
My thoughts and prayers are with all of the family. I have many fond memories of going to choir practice while in high school at the Filos home. Mrs. Filo was a very kind and caring person. She was a woman of many musical talents.
Mary Bourgeois Parham
Friend
July 22, 2021
Rest In Peace Mrs. Filo thank you for your kindness towards us and everyone who knew yougone but never forgotten
Víctor and Irma Amador
Friend
July 21, 2021
Words cannot express how blessed I am of being part of your life and legacy, the numerosos moments we shared, there are some people who bring a light so great to the world than even after they have gone the light remainsdefinitely you are one of themwill never ever forget the beautiful you and how you touched my lifefly high my bestierest in peace
Irma Amador
Friend
July 21, 2021
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