A prolific artist
Carol Elizabeth Gereg passed away on January 19th at Pomperaug Woods Health Center in Southbury, Ct after a courageous battle with Parkinson's Disease.
Married to the late Gordon Gereg for 57 years and daughter of the late Frederick and Eleanor Blackburn, Carol was born in Danbury, CT on April 28th, 1941.
In her early years, she was an avid girl scout. As a prolific artist, she began her work in ceramics, built her own wheel and kiln, experimented with a variety of techniques led to work in sculpture and painting among other mediums which were on exhibit at various shows. Carol was an avid UCONN Women Husky basketball fan. She was involved in the Woodbury Library cluster club and enjoyed swimming into her seventies at the Heritage Village Health Club. As a determined student also raising a family, she earned a bachelor’s degree in engineering and worked in the field of fiber optics before retiring. Interested in genealogy, she researched her family tree and enjoyed the resulting connections to people and the lives they lived in the past. Blessed with a beautiful singing voice, for many years Carol was active in the St Teresa’s Church choir in Woodbury. Her friends were part of her treasure and they remarked that she was a quiet, gentle, force full, important cherished figure. Family was the focal point of her life.
Carol is survived by her sons Matthew Gereg of Woodbury and Christopher Gereg and his wife Aska of New York City, New York and grandchildren Colin and Megan Gereg and many nieces and nephews. She is also survived by brother, Frederick Blackburn and sister Barbara Bagus. Her caregiver Margarita was essential to her well being in her final years.
Calling hours for Carol will be Saturday, January 23, 2021 at Munson Lovetere Funeral Home, 2 School Street, Woodbury from 10 am - to noon. A recording of the prayer service is available for a period of time on the funeral homes website.
In Lieu of flowers, please send donations to: Woodbury Scholarship Fund, PO BOX 716, Woodbury CT 06798
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