Charlotte R. Garavaglia

January 25, 1933 ~ September 8, 2022 (age 89)


Charlotte Garavaglia passed away peacefully on September 8, 2022 at the age of 89.  Charlotte was born in South Dakota on January 25, 1933, to the late Wilhelmina “Nanny” Clark and Joseph Teitgen. She grew up in Rodeo, CA with her brothers, Morris, Kenneth and Gilford. She met her handsome husband, Raymond, when they were both in third grade, where they went on to become high school sweethearts and soul mates at John Swett High School in Crockett, CA. After high school, they started their life together while Raymond was in the army. They then settled in Berkeley, CA, where she worked at Kaiser Aluminum as a legal secretary until she dedicated her life to being a mom and grandma, living in Walnut Creek.

Charlotte was preceded in death by her loving husband of 62 years, Raymond Garavaglia, and her brother Kenneth Teitgen.

Charlotte is survived by her son Mark (Christine), daughter Cheryl Miller (Josh), granddaughters Danielle and Allison Pacos (Travis), brothers Morris and Gilford, dear sister-in-law Diana Ghisletta (Tony), and many nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews. 

A devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister and auntie, Charlotte was much loved by all of her family and extended family. She was a beautiful woman, both inside and out, who was incredibly kind, and loyal, welcoming one and all with open arms and a huge smile. Throughout her life she held many roles, including the President of the Ladies Guild at Most Precious Blood (St. Francis) Catholic Church, School Librarian, Scout Leader for both Mark and Cheryl, team mom, avid sports fan and bridge player. She loved to travel, cook and socialize with family and friends, and she cherished spending time with her granddaughters, where she never missed a school event, sporting event, performance or recital. Charlotte loved being with her family. To her that was priceless.  Her smile, warm and generous spirit, and love will be missed by all.  We love you dear mom, grandma, sister, auntie, cousin and friend.

A Funeral Liturgy will be held at St. John Vianney Catholic Church in Walnut Creek on Tuesday, September 20, 2022 at 10:30 am, followed by a reception at the Parish Hall.  Interment for the family will be at Queen of Heaven Cemetery in Lafayette.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hospice of the East Bay.

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Funeral Liturgy
September 20, 2022

10:30 AM
St. John Vianney
1650 Ygnacio Valley Road
Walnut Creek, CA 94598


Queen of Heaven Cemetery
1965 Reliez Valley Road
Lafayette, CA 94549

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