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Saturday June 5th, 2021
9:30am - 10:30am

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Funeral Service

Saturday June 5th, 2021

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Gavino Caria

Gavino Caria, 87, passed away at home surrounded by his family on June 1, 2021. He was born in Sassari, Sardinia, Italy, and was a devoted and adored husband, father, grandfather, and friend to many. He was proceeded in death by his parents, Nicola, and Angelica; brothers Lucio and Ennio; and sisters Leonarda and Chiara.

Gavino is survived by his wife of over 54 years, Anna; daughter Emma (Lewis Bellinger); grandchildren Nicholas (Rodica), Anna Sarah (Jonathan), and Angelica; great-grandchild Lewis; sister Maurizia; and many beloved nieces.

He earned a Dottorato in Science Agrarie from the University of Sassari and was a beloved Middle School mathematics and science teacher for over 25 years. Since he was a child, his true passion was clay, metal, and sand sculpturing, drawing and oil/watercolor painting; back in Sardinia he was a well-renowned artist, and his portraits and art creations can be found in many homes both in Italy and in the US.

Gavino was a faithful member of the Church of St. Therese in Chesapeake since he immigrated with his wife from Italy to be with his daughter’s family in 1993. He loved his family with all his heart and was a kind and generous person to everyone. He had a special way of making people (even stranger) feel loved and appreciated.

The family will receive friends, Saturday, June 5, 2021, from 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM at the Church of St. Therese, 4137 Portsmouth Blvd, Chesapeake. A Liturgy of the Resurrection will be held immediately after. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Baker-Foster Funeral Home is serving the family. Condolences may be registered online at


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Carol Cooke from Quality Time lit a candle for Gavino Caria

Carol Cooke from Quality Time Jun 16 2021 8:08 PM

Alexandra and Gaetano lit a candle for Gavino Caria

Alexandra and Gaetano Jun 6 2021 11:59 AM

Emma lit a candle for Gavino Caria

Emma Jun 6 2021 9:52 AM

Rodi Lewis and Baby Lew lit a candle for Gavino Caria

Rodi Lewis and Baby Lew Jun 5 2021 8:42 AM

Jessica Loveless lit a candle for Gavino Caria

Jessica Loveless Jun 5 2021 12:38 AM

Manny & Rose Del Rosario lit a candle for Gavino Caria

Manny & Rose Del Rosario Jun 4 2021 9:21 PM

Lewis Bellinger lit a candle for Gavino Caria

Lewis Bellinger Jun 4 2021 8:58 PM

My heart is broken for his passing and for the family. He was such a dear man...always smiling. Wed. Sit and talk, him in Italian, me in English and the 20 words of Italian I know, him talking away, it never mattered we understood in the end.. He was a very talented artist in many mediums. He was one of the last true gentleman. I loved and will miss him so I can imagine how his family feels. A light has. Gone out. My prayers àre with all.

Rita, Fred and Max Jun 4 2021 3:28 PM

Rita, Fred and Max Thomas lit a candle for Gavino Caria

Rita, Fred and Max Thomas Jun 4 2021 3:15 PM

Sunt oameni in viata noastra, care ne ofera ''lectii de viata''.. lectii despre iubire, pasiune si arta....un astfel de OM a fost Gavino Caria! Lumea va fi mai saraca de acum...pentru ca a pierdut o valoare....dar Cerul va fi mai bogat pentru ca a castigat un suflet!
''Multumesc frumos pentru desenele/imaginile oferite ''

Radu Goldea Jun 4 2021 3:03 PM