Carleen Giannotti, 75, passed away on May 22, 2022, in Annapolis, MD. Born on Aug. 29, 1946 in Bristol to the late Frank and Regina Gladowski, Carleen spent 43 years as an Annapolitan. She received her undergraduate degree from the Nazareth College of Rochester, going on to receive graduate degrees from Central Connecticut State University and Loyola University.
In her extensive career as an educator, she spent 20 years as a school teacher at St. Maryâ€™s Elementary School, and was recognized as Teacher of the Year in 2003 by the Archdiocese of Baltimore. Carleen was a proud Navy wife, involving herself in Naval Academy organizations such as the Naval Academy Garden Club and Naval Academy Golf Association. In addition to gardening and golf, she had a love for boating and travel. She was a parishioner at St. Maryâ€™s Parish in Annapolis.
In addition to her parents, Carleen is preceded in death by her brother, Ronald Gladd. She is survived by her husband, Louis Giannotti; her daughters, Louise (Bryan) McKernan of Annapolis, MD and Courtney (Mark) Dupcak of Arnold, MD; four grandsons, Bryan Jr. and Jack McKernan, and Drew and Ryan Dupcak; and two granddaughters, Annabella McKernan and Katelyn Dupcak.
Friends and family are invited to celebrate Carleenâ€™s life on Friday, May 27 from 4-6 p.m. at the Kalas Funeral Home and Crematory, 2973 Solomons Island Rd., Edgewater, MD. A memorial mass will be held on Saturday, May 28 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Maryâ€™s Catholic Church, 109 Duke of Gloucester St., Annapolis. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimerâ€™s Association at www.alzheimers.org , or Hospice of the Chesapeake, 90 Ritchie Highway, Pasadena, MD 21122. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.KalasFuneralHomes.com .