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John Caridi, 80, White Plains Native, Longtime Resident Of Valhalla

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WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- John A. Caridi, 80, of Boca Raton, Fla., died on March 14 in Little Rock, Ark., while undergoing medical treatment. He was a longtime resident of White Plains.

Caridi was born Sept. 21, 1934, to the late John and Mary (Foti) Caridi in White Plains. He graduated from White Plains High School and then served in the United States Army. He later became a business owner in the tile setting industry where he was a very creative and skilled craftsman.

Caridi was active in his early years at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in White Plains, where he was a member of the Knights of Columbus. He lived in Valhalla, for 30 years with his family. He was active at Holy Name of Jesus Church in Valhalla, where he was a member of the Holy Name Society and served as an usher. He enjoyed cooking, gardening and making homemade wine, and his family.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years Joan (Criscione) Caridi; four children Phyllis Caridi of Boca Raton, Fla.; Stacie Baumgartner and husband Jason of Danbury, Conn.; John Caridi of Peekskill and Michael Caridi and wife Andrea of White Plains; three grandchildren; a brother, Salvatore Caridi of White Plains; and three sisters: Josephine Gambelli of NY, Rose Martins and husband Manuel of Thornwood and Mary Falcone and husband Kevin of White Plains. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Caridi was preceded in death by one daughter: Roxanne Caridi; four brothers: Anthony, Peter, Carmelo and Paul Caridi; and two sisters: Phyllis Pacini and Carol Caridi.

A memorial service will be scheduled at a later date in White Plains. Arrangements have been entrusted to Cremations and Funeral Service of Arkansas. Guests may register at www.arcremation.com.

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