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In Memory of Carla Giuffrida

With heavy hearts, we share with you this very sad news…

Our beloved Carla Giuffrida passed away suddenly and unexpectedly.  Carla taught at the Homestead for about 35 years and led Early Childhood Classrooms before becoming our first Fiber Arts Teacher.  Many of us worked side by side with Carla and others taught her children Lindsay and Mauro.  She will be terribly missed by all of us.  If you never had the pleasure of meeting her, and wish to be touched by her light, or wish to re-visit her kind soul, you will find her immortalized on our website, featured in the Fiber Arts video.  If you were fortunate enough to know her, you will share in the tremendous loss we all are feeling. 

Below is a picture that staff member and alumni Miguel Gonzalez shared of Mrs. Giuffrida as his Kindergarten teacher.


By Merrit Malloy

When I die

Give what’s left of me away

To children

And oldmen that wait to die

And if you need to cry, 

Cry for your brother

Walking the street beside you.

And when you need me, 

Put your arms

Around anyone

And give them

What you need to give to me.

I want to leave you something,

Something better

Than words

Or sounds

Look for me

In the people I’ve known

Or loved,

And if you cannot give me waya, 

At least let me live in your eyes

And not in your mind.

You can love me most

By letting

Hands touch hands,

By letting bodies touch bodies,

And by letting go

Of children

That need to be free.

Love doesn’t die.

People do.

So, when all that’s left of me

Is love,

Give me away.

Cards can be sent to her children.  

Lindsay Stanley

128 Depuyster Ave.

Beacon, NY 12508

Mauro Giuffrida

122 Osborne Place

Southport, CT  06890


  • Heidi Carlton / Reply

    Thankyou Carla for all you added to our lives and our children’s lives!It was an honor teaching Lindsey to play the piano.Shabbatt-Shalom,Heidi Carlton

  • Rebecca Acker / Reply

    Mrs Giuffrida, lovely soul inside and out, artist friend teacher, full of kindness beauty and Grace, touched so very many and leaves us much love light inspiration knowledge and beauty. She lives on in so many wonderous ways.

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