Katherine R. Giordani, 70
DERRY, N.H. — Katherine R. Giordani, 70, of Derry, N.H., peacefully passed Wednesday August 22, 2018 in her home surrounded by her family. She was born in Peabody on October 21, 1947, a daughter of the late Louis Karakaedos and Dorothy (Perry) Karakaedos-Sharkey. She had been a resident of Derry, N.H. for the past 38 years, formerly living in Lynn.
She is survived by her husband, Albert Giordani of Derry; three daughters, Corinna Middleton and husband James of Derry, Sabrina Graichen and husband Gary of Derry, Andrea Giordani and wife Sara (Handschuh) Giordani of Laurel, Md.; six grandchildren, James “Brandon” Middleton and husband Eric Nguyen, Kathryn Wessel and husband John Ross, Shanyn Katwal and husband Sulabh, and Lynsie, Julie, and Camryn Graichen; five great-grandchildren, Isabella, Rhys, Ryder, Weston, and Bodhi; her sister, Suzanne McIntosh and husband Gordon of Lynn; three brothers, Robert Karakaedos and wife Joanne of Lynn John Sharkey and wife Linda of Lynn and William Sharkey and wife Patricia of Malden; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins; as well as dear family and friends in Aruba. She was predeceased by her siblings, Sevestos “Sam” Karakaedos, Helen “Elaine” Hunter, George Karakaedos, Andres Karakaedos, Anastasia Voyiagis, Agnes Marquis, and Andrew Karakaedos.
Katherine had the most beautiful, selfless soul and is known for her generosity, compassion, and love for others. During her 53 years of marriage to Al, the two soul mates created the most beautiful love story that continues to be told as the family grows. Katherine was most proud of her 3 Daughters and always doted over her Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren. Katherine had a love for music and dancing, and together the two were unstoppable on the dance floor! Katherine and Al traveled the world side by side and could always be spotted in a crowd with their matching outfits! The duo had a love for Aruba and traveled there annually with family and a group of friends that became family over the years. In Aruba, Katherine was better known as “Jingle Bells” as she would sing and dance while winning big in the casino! Katherine was fantastic in the kitchen and loved making desserts for all! Katherine enjoyed bowling and Friday night dinners at Derry Pizza. Katherine was passionate about sports and her family is certain that the Red Sox and Patriots could hear her cheering them on from her “parlor”! Katherine also had a passion for pranking others, with each prank followed by her contagious laughter that brought joy to all. Katherine’s presence, friendship, and love was a gift to all!
Service information: Following cremation, calling hours will be held on Friday, August 31st from 3 – 7 p.m. in the Peabody Funeral Homes and Crematorium, 15 Birch St., Derry. A memorial will follow at 7:00 p.m. in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01710. To send a condolence or for more information, please visit, www.peabodyfuneralhome.com.