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Cheryl LaDuc Karrat

July 2, 1947 — April 13, 2023

Cheryl LaDuc Karrat, age 75 of Plantation, FL passed away peacefully on April 13, 2023 with her loving family by her side.  She had a 26 year long courageous battle with cancer and its many complications.

Cheryl was born in Utica, NY on July 2, 1947 to the late Bernard and Margaret (Margott) LaDuc.  After graduating from Whitesboro High School and Elmira College, she began her teaching career in Maryland continuing in New York, Washington State, and finally Florida.  She taught every grade level from K thru 12.  The majority of her career was spent teaching at Saint David and All Saints Catholic Schools in Florida.  She made many life-long friends and touched the lives of numerous students through her love of teaching.

Grandma Shay Shay, as she was known by her grandchildren, perfected the art of planning family events and gatherings.  She took any opportunity to bring everyone together – her greatest joy was spending time with family.

Cheryl is survived by her loving and devoted husband of 52 years, Tony Karrat, her son James (Lina), and her daughters Katherine (Daniel) Jarl and Kimberly (Steve) Rauch.  She also leaves behind her beloved grandchildren whom she adored and cherished: William, Sofia, and Lily Karrat, Thomas and Grace Rauch, and Erik and Hanna Jarl.  She is also survived by her sister Linda LaDuc (Tina Fahringer), her brothers-in-law, John, Joe (Pat), sister-in-law, Adele Habeeb, and many loving cousins, nieces and nephews.

Her family gives thanks for her unconditional love, dedication and support to all those she knew and loved.  Cheryl’s family is most proud of her courage and strength in all aspects of her life.  Her memory will be cherished by all who knew her. 

Visitation is Thursday, April 20th, 2023, 5:00PM-8:00PM, at T. M. Ralph Plantation Funeral Home.  Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday, April 21st, 2023, 11:00AM, at St. David Catholic Church, and interment immediately following in Our Lady Queen of Heaven Catholic Cemetery.

Arrangements entrusted to T. M. Ralph Plantation Funeral Home, 7001 NW 4th Street, Plantation, FL 33317 (954) 587-6888 www.tmralph.com

 

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Thursday, April 20, 2023

5:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

T. M. Ralph Plantation Funeral Home

7001 NW 4th St, Plantation, FL 33317

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Mass of Christian Burial

Friday, April 21, 2023

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

Saint David Catholic Church

3900 S University Dr, Davie, FL 33328

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Burial

Friday, April 21, 2023

12:30 - 1:00 pm (Eastern time)

Our Lady Queen of Heaven Cemetery

1500 S State Rd 7, North Lauderdale, FL 33068

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