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“Annaliese - I am so very sorry to hear about your loss. Your mother was always looking out for your best interests - She loved you and your sister...Read More »
1 of 16 | Posted by: Andrea Liess - PHILA, PA

“Cara rests now. We will see her again. I had the fortune to meet her in her last years. She was a courageous fighter, full of joy for life. She even...Read More »
2 of 16 | Posted by: Raymond Garcia - Irving, TX

“My thoughts are with you all at this time ”
3 of 16 | Posted by: April Meidt - Philadelphia, PA

“My deepest condonlences to the family. I had the pleasure to meet her when Annalise was in third grade with me. Such a wonderful woman and mother....Read More »
4 of 16 | Posted by: Kelly Acuna - PA

“To Karen and the Carroccia family from the Ministry of Caring 'family'. Our heartfelt sympathy and prayers are with you during this very sad time. ...Read More »
5 of 16 | Posted by: Br. Ronald Giannone, OFM Cap. - DE

“My deepest condolences to Cara's family and the girls. Cara has always been someone I admired for so many reasons. I would like to think that she is...Read More »
6 of 16 | Posted by: Jurate Krokys - Philadelphia, PA

“DEBBIE, I AM SO SORRY YOUR SISTER HAS PASSED AWAY. I REMEMBER WHEN WE TOOK CARA WITH MY SISTERS TO SEE A DISNEY MOVIE. THEY WERE PRETTY CUTE BACK...Read More »
7 of 16 | Posted by: BETH BEST (SWANSON) - WILMINGTON, DE

“Ironically I just retired from ND. I was packing my office and found a picture Cara drew for me while she worked in the Schood of Architecture. I...Read More »
8 of 16 | Posted by: Peggy Rowland - Edwardsburg, MI

“To the Carrroccia family, to Caroline and Annaliese. I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that God takes his best angels, and your mother...Read More »
9 of 16 | Posted by: A friend

“Cara's friends and colleagues at the College of Architecture, Philadelphia University are so saddened to hear of her passing. She will be missed! Our...Read More »
10 of 16 | Posted by: Suzanne Singletary - Philadelphia, PA

“My thoughts and prayers are with the family. May the promise in Isaiah bring comfort in the days ahead. ”
11 of 16 | Posted by: Dee

“May the cherished memories of Cara and the peace that God gives bring comfort to the family. (Psalms 29:11)Tammy ”
12 of 16 | Posted by: A friend

“I, too, graduated with Cara in 79'. Though we didn't run in the same circles, I remember her as a very funny, light hearted girl with a kind heart...Read More »
13 of 16 | Posted by: Francis Gavas - Dover, DE

“I went to Archmere with Cara. I was a year ahead, but Cara was part of the group which included Susan Gassler (whom we have lost), and others. I...Read More »
14 of 16 | Posted by: Jean-Marie Tate - Amherst, NY

“A story about Cara and her love.Cara gave me many priceless gifts throughout our lives. Below are just three.The most priceless gift she gave me was...Read More »
15 of 16 | Posted by: Diane Lynch - Wilmington, DE

“I was reintroduced to Cara a short time ago when she had interest in teaching writing. I made contact through Diane Lynch. Cara and I had two really...Read More »
16 of 16 | Posted by: Gary Zenker - West Chester, PA


Cara Carroccia, age 55, of Philadelphia, PA, died on July 3, 2017 after a long illness.

She was born in Wilmington, DE and graduated from Archmere Academy. She received her Bachelors and Masters degrees in Architecture from the University of Virginia. She was self-employed and brought her love of history to her many projects. In 2010, she received the Design Award from the Delaware Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA). She was a member of the American Institute of Architects, Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, and Institute for Classical Studies and Classical America. She also brought her love of architecture to her students where she taught at the University of Notre Dame, Philadelphia University and Moore College of Arts and Design.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Louis Francis and Naomi Ruth Wilhelm Carroccia. She is survived by her daughters, Annaliese and Caroline Bach of Philadelphia, PA; her sisters, Karen Smith of Seaford, DE and Deborah Rogers of Newark, DE; nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews and many, many devoted friends.

Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at Church of the Holy Child, 2500 Naamans Road, Wilmington, DE on Wednesday July 19, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. Friends may call starting at 10:00 A.M. Burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the American Cancer Society, the American Diabetes Association, the Ministry of Caring, or a charity of your choice in Cara's name.