Caitlin Serra

(03/11/2020)


Caitlin Serra (nee Murray), 31, of Elmwood Park, formerly of Vernon, passed away on Wednesday, March 11, 2020.
Cherished wife of Daniel Serra. Loving mother of daughter, Gianna Serra. Beloved daughter of Joseph and Susan Murray. Dear sister of Christopher Murray. Adored granddaughter of Rosalie Valjavec and Josephine Murray. Dearly loved daughter-in-law of William and Pia Serra.

Caitlin was born on January 19, 1989, in Hackensack, NJ. She had a zest for life and lived it to the fullest each and every day. Caitlin graduated from Vernon Township High School and attended college at Bowling Green State University on a scholarship. Here, Caitlin met her husband, Daniel, and the two began dating in 2012 before marrying in December 2016. They welcomed daughter, Gianna Rose, on February 1, 2019.

Family will receive friends on Sunday, March 15, 2020 from 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm at the Vander Plaat Memorial Home, 113 South Farview Avenue, Paramus, NJ. Funeral Service will be held at 9:30 am on Monday March 16, 2020, at the Vander Plaat Memorial Home, followed by a 10:00 am Funeral Mass at Our Lady of the Visitation R.C. Church, 234 N. Farview Avenue, Paramus. Interment George Washington Memorial Park, Paramus, NJ.

As an expression of sympathy and in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Gianna Serra Educational Fund, C/O Daniel Serra, 12 Fairfield Ct, Manalapan, NJ 07726.



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Posted by Kathleen & Al Bentejac on March 16, 2020 1:15 AM x

Sue, so sorry to hear the loss of your beautiful daughter Caitlin. My heart aches for you. She was taken way too soon. Apparently Caitlin was needed more in Heaven. What a beautiful Angel she must be. Our sincere condolences go out to you and your entire family. Please if you need anything please reach out. Love and Hugs to you❤️


Posted by Michelle Schwartz on March 15, 2020 10:30 PM x

Sue I am so sorry to hear of your loss of Caitlin. My most sincerest and heartfelt condolences to you and your family during this difficult time. Love you.


Posted by Ken Felder on March 15, 2020 5:06 PM x

Dan, I am so sorry to hear this news. My prayers go out to you.


Posted by Greg Onnenga on March 15, 2020 4:58 PM x

Sending my deepest condolences to Dan, Gianna, and the entire Murray and Serra families. My heart goes out to you in this time of deep sorrow.


Posted by Patricia Angelini on March 15, 2020 11:36 AM x

There are no words. To say so so sorry is just .... Praying for peace, strength and unity to move forward for your beautiful granddaughter Gianna and your entire family.


Posted by Kenzie Sosa on March 15, 2020 3:58 AM x

Dear Serra/Murray family, my heart goes out to you all. Caitlin brought love and light whenever she entered a room. Her laugh was comforting and contagious. I will always remember and be thankful for her kindness. Wishing you strength and peace during this hard time. My condolences.


Posted by Kenzie Sosa on March 15, 2020 3:44 AM x

Dear Serra/Murray family, my heart goes out to you all. Caitlin brought love and light whenever she entered a room. Her laugh was comforting and contagious. I will always remember and be thankful for her kindness. Wishing you strength and peace during this hard time. My condolences.


Posted by Kenzie Sosa on March 15, 2020 3:41 AM x

Dear Serra/Murray family, my heart goes out to you all. Caitlin brought love and light whenever she entered a room. Her laugh was comforting and contagious. I will always remember and be thankful for her kindness. Wishing you strength and peace during this hard time. My condolences.


Posted by Cindy Messineo on March 14, 2020 5:45 PM x

Dear Sue, I am shocked and heartbroken to hear of the loss of your daughter. My sincere sympathy goes out to you and your family. May all the good memories you have help you get through this most difficult time.


Posted by Leonard Golub on March 14, 2020 4:16 PM x

To the entire Serra family - your loss is unimaginable and heartbreaking. On behalf of the entire UBS Wealth Advice Center Team, we extend our most sincere condolences to Daniel, Gianna, the Serra family and to our friends and colleagues, Nick Serra and Bill Carroll. With our most heartfelt sympathy, Len Golub


Posted by Takeni Torres on March 14, 2020 4:03 PM x

Dan, my sincere condolences go out to you and the family. May she Rest In Peace.


Posted by Pearl on March 14, 2020 2:41 PM x

My heart is broken Sue , for you and your family , my prayers go out to you and joe, her husband and especially Gianna, 🙏 god bless


Posted by Brenda Fox on March 14, 2020 11:46 AM x

Sue, my heartfelt condolences for the loss of your daughter. May all the good memories you have of her fill your heart and help lessen the grief. Regards, Brenda


Posted by Lisa Moore, Emily Capacciolis mom on March 14, 2020 4:47 AM x

I have been praying so hard and for so long for beautiful Caitlin. I am just so broken hearted for all, especially sweet Gianna. I know she is surrounded by a loving family. Prayers of comfort to all of you and to Daniel.


Posted by Fr Joe Ciccone on March 13, 2020 8:19 PM x

I was honored to marry this amazing women and my heart breaks for her husband Dan and her entire family. All my prayers are with you. May the love of God and the peace of the Lord Jesus bless and console all of you and gentle wipe every tear from your eyes. May the peace of God which is beyond all understanding keep your hearts and minds in knowledge and love of God. Amen Fr Joe


Posted by Marrlee Burgess on March 13, 2020 7:14 PM x

To Cait's entire family - I am Anna's Robbins' Mom. Anna's close friend from Bowling Green. Cait meant the world to Anna and I know from my own personal experience, what a wonderful and exceptional young woman she was. We will miss her deeply. I extend my deepest sympathies to all of you and hope that you find comfort in your memories of Cait and in God's love.


Posted by Jennifer and Mario Barbara on March 13, 2020 4:54 PM x

We are so saddened and heartbroken by the news of the loss of your beautiful daughter. We were among the many who were praying for her recovery. Hoping for the best for her husband and her beautiful baby girl as they continue to go on. May God give you all comfort at this most difficult time.


Posted by Carol Rizzo-Janes on March 13, 2020 2:39 PM x

To Maureen and family, My deepest and heartfelt condolences to you and your whole family-such a shock


Posted by Mindy sparango on March 13, 2020 2:59 AM x

Caitlin and I worked together and that girls' smile,laugh and joy for life was contagious. I'm totally in shock and just hope she knows how much she was loved. Wishing strength for her loving husband,daughter and friends and family.


Posted by Chris Casey on March 13, 2020 12:35 AM x

Sue I am so truly and deeply sorry to learn of this heart wrenching loss of your daughter My heart and the hearts of so many are praying for you, as well as your Son in law Daniel and their beautiful Gianna May God lift you all in his light and love to help you through this tragedy and May Caitlin rest in eternal peace🙏💔


Posted by Susan Smith Alsdorf on March 12, 2020 9:29 PM x

Aunt Roe, Susan, Wanda and family. My heart is broken for all of you! I remember when Caitlin was born. I remember her as a baby. I am so sorry for your loss!!! I didn’t know her, but I know she was loved. She was blessed to have all of you. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. She is with Bing now. He will take good care of her. Many blessings to Gianna. Love to all of you... Susan


Posted by The Serras’ (TN) on March 12, 2020 9:11 PM x

Our most Heartfelt and Sincere Condolences. Our thoughts and Prayers are with you and through all you are going through in this difficult time.


Posted by A.J. Rusbarsky on March 12, 2020 9:07 PM x

Dear Joe and family, I am so terribly sorry for your loss. Such a beautiful young soul taken way too early. Keeping you and the family in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.


Posted by Jeremy Koehler on March 12, 2020 8:51 PM x

My heart goes out to your family and friends. You were one of my safe places in college, being a fellow New Jersey-an, and I could always talk to you about anything. You always brought so much energy to classes and you were always smiling. The world is a brighter place because you were in it ❤️


Posted by Liz Mcloughlin on March 12, 2020 8:18 PM x

My heart goes out to you all. You are in my thoughts and prayers. May Caitlin rest in peace.


Posted by Anna Tani on March 12, 2020 7:40 PM x

Tutta la famiglia Capaccioli in Italia esprime le più sentite condoglianze alle famiglie Serra e Murray per la prematura scomparsa di Caitlin. Un forte abbraccio a Daniel e Gianna Rose


Posted by Gerry Newcomb on March 12, 2020 7:12 PM x

No words can express how truly sorry I am for the loss of such a precious young soul. 🙏🙏🙏


Posted by David Sampen on March 12, 2020 6:08 PM x

I am so very sorry to hear of this loss. I was a former cheerleader and I know that this will extend across the entire falcon family. Our hearts and thoughts are with you.


Posted by Lois Garlasco on March 12, 2020 4:22 PM x

Our loss is beyond words... You were bigger than life Caitlin Murray!!! A true cut above the rest!!! Love you so much honey!!! We will all cherish the memories we were so blessed to have shared with you and anxiously look forward to the day we will see you again in heaven! What a glorious day that will be sweetie!!! Gianna is surrounded by love... Already such a wonderful legacy to her Mama’s life and the incredible love her parents shared for her!!! We’re sending all our love and heartfelt condolences out to all your family and friends... those that were lucky enough to have known you!!! Love you Cait!!! Xoxoxo


Posted by Lois Garlasco on March 12, 2020 4:22 PM x

Our loss is beyond words... You were bigger than life Caitlin Murray!!! A true cut above the rest!!! Love you so much honey!!! We will all cherish the memories we were so blessed to have shared with you and anxiously look forward to the day we will see you again in heaven! What a glorious day that will be sweetie!!! Gianna is surrounded by love... Already such a wonderful legacy to her Mama’s life and the incredible love her parents shared for her!!! We’re sending all our love and heartfelt condolences out to all your family and friends... those that were lucky enough to have known you!!! Love you Cait!!! Xoxoxo


Posted by Casey Kaya (Ross) on March 12, 2020 10:58 AM x

There simply aren't words for the devastation of your passing. My heart aches for Gi, your husband Daniel, your parents and extended family & friends. You were so beautiful and far too young. I pray you are resting easy. Much love Cait!


Posted by Nancy Zagari on March 12, 2020 10:51 AM x

My deepest sympathy to you and your family. My Prayers are with you. May she Rest in Peace.


Posted by Helen Feygin on March 12, 2020 10:46 AM x

Dear Sue and family, please accept my deepest sympathy on the loss of Caitlin. My heart is full of sorrow and my thoughts and prayers are with you all at this unbelievable difficult time.


 



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