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Carole Joan Panaro (nee Giuli) passed away on March 22, 2022, just four days shy of her 90th birthday. She was surrounded by her family as she passed away at 3:26 PM, maybe her way of highlighting her upcoming birthday on March 26th? Carole refused to get old, rollerblading in her mid-60s, coloring her hair a nice medium blond in her late 80s, and even rock climbing with family when she was 85 years old!
Carole Giuli was the only child of Lewis and Mabel “Peggy” (nee Schiek). She was the perfect spouse of 60 years to her artist husband, Bill Panaro, who preceded her in death. Married on June 8, 1957, they built a beautifully designed and artfully decorated mid-century modern home. It was the perfect place to raise their family, gather for holidays, and grow old together. Carole is survived by her children, Christopher (Barb), Julie, Michael (Kathy), and Marc (Wendy) Panaro; her grandchildren, Stephanie (Josh), Stephen (Allyse), Aaron, Alexis, Kristen, Kayla (R.J.) and Jessica; and her great grandchildren, Noah, Cru, and Malachi.
Carole graduated from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee (formerly Wisconsin State College) on June 13, 1954, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Liberal Arts. She first worked as an Administrative Secretary at the Medical College of Wisconsin, Biochemistry Department. She then became Staff Secretary at Froedtert Hospital, Anesthesia Department, retiring on March 16, 2005. As a sign of her dedication to being a secretary, Carole sported the license plate QWERTY for over 30 years!
She was linguistically gifted, had an unusual love of numbers, and celebrated her left-handedness. Always a stickler for spelling & punctuation, she was quick to remind people that her name was Carole…with an “E”. She was very intelligent and enjoyed discussing current events. Carole was a ferocious reader, loved the library, and enjoyed penning an occasional editorial to the local newspapers. She enjoyed golfing, playing bridge, and traveling the world with Bill and friends. Carole & Bill were very longtime parishioners of St. Dominic’s Catholic Church in Brookfield. Over the years, she and Bill volunteered to deliver Meals on Wheels, and Carole was an annual Salvation Army bell ringer outside of Marshall Field’s at Mayfair Mall where she worked at one time. She also stuffed envelopes for the Poison Control Center.
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Thursday, April 21, 2022
Krause Funeral Home
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Mass of Christian Burial
Friday, April 22, 2022
St. Dominic Catholic Church
In lieu of ﬂowers, donations to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research.
We rejoice with the knowledge that Carole has ﬁnally been reunited with Bill, the love of her life. To the Queen!