Carolyn J. Samaras, 91, of Danville, formerly of Hoopeston, passed away at her home on Thursday, July 3, 2014, with family by her side.
Carolyn was born the only daughter of J. Everett and Helen (Spencer) Brown on June 2, 1923, in Thayer. Carolyn married Alexander G. Samaras on Dec. 26, 1943, in Virden; he survives.
Also surviving Carolyn are two sons, David Samaras of Springfield, and Mark (Julie) Samaras of Waverly; one daughter, Nancy (Thomas) Fahey of Danville; one daughter-in-law, Anne Samaras of Poway, Calif.; 10 grandchildren, Trace (Sarah) Johnson, Catherine (Kyle) Neumann, Georgianna Samaras, Christopher Samaras, Rebecca LaPiana, Jennifer (Rich) Famiglietti, Christianne (John Wood) Samaras, Alexander D. Samaras, Alexander P. Samaras and Carolyn (Mike) Austin; seven great-grandchildren, Freddie Famiglietti, Sammy Famiglietti, Alexa LaPiana, Paige Wood, Kaleb Neumann, Kamryn Neumann and Zoe Austin.
Carolyn was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Paul Samaras; and one brother, Stuart Brown.
A Celebration of Carolyn’s Life will be held at The Church of The Holy Trinity at 308 N. Vermilion St., Danville, on Monday, July 7, 2014, at 10 a.m. with Father Scanlon officiating. A visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. Sunday, July 6, 2014, at Sunset Funeral Home, A Life Celebration Home in Danville. Memorials may be made in Carolyn’s name to Church of The Holy Trinity or VFW Post 3510, both of Danville.
Please join Carolyn’s family in sharing memories, video, and pictures on her wall at www.sunsetfuneralhome.com.