John Caronna
October 27, 1942  -  April 10, 2018

John Caronna

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Elmwood Funeral Home
5750 Hwy 277 South
Abilene, TX  79606
Sunday, April 15, 2018
4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
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Elmcrest Baptist Church
517 North Pioneer Drive
Abilene, TX  79606
Monday, April 16, 2018
2:00 p.m.
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Elmwood Memorial Park
5750 Hwy 277 South
ABILENE, TX  79606
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I served in the Air Force.

John Caronna passed away Tuesday, April 10, 2018. Visitation will be 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM, Sunday, April 15, 2018 at Elmwood Funeral Home, 5750 Hwy 277 South. A funeral service will be held 2:00 PM Monday, April 16, 2018 at Elmcrest Baptist Church, 517 N Pioneer Drive, Abilene, Texas. The Honor Guard will perform a ceremony following the service in Elmwood Memorial Park.

John was born October 27, 1942 to John Caronna and Margeritte Schneider Caronna, in New Orleans, Louisiana. He grew up in New Orleans where he graduated from high school and then joined the Airforce. He was stationed in Thailand, Guam, and Spain to name a few. The last several years he was stationed at Dyess Air Force Base in Abilene where he retired after 20 years of service. He was a faithful member of Elmcrest Baptist Church for over 40 years and devoted deacon for many of those years. He enjoyed traveling with friends and family but most of all he wanted to bring others to the Lord. He was a devoted husband and loved his family dearly. John will be greatly missed.

He is preceded in death by his parents; John Caronna and Margeritte Schneider Caronna, three sisters; AnnaMae Caronna Ducote, Eleanor Caronna Finn, and Melba Caronna Aucoin; and late wife Shirley LaRue Ridgway Caronna.

John is survived by his wife, Jeanette Caronna; son, Chris Caronna and his wife Heather; stepson, Bill Cook and his wife Triana; stepson, David Simpson and his wife Melinda; stepson, Bryon Simpson and his wife Beth Anne; stepdaughter, Luene Williams and her husband Jack; twelve grandchildren; Muireann Caronna, Maggie Caronna, Jack Caronna, Chris Sneed, Kyle Simpson, Melissa Simpson, Leanne Simpson, Michelle Simpson, Brandon Briley, Becky Tweed, Brittany Cross, and Casey Land; numerous great grandchildren; four nieces; Pam Ducote Ledet, Gwen Ducote Cole, Kathy Finn Eberhardt, and Jackie Finn Ludwick; five nephews; Alan Ducote, Daryl Ducote, Dean Aucoin, Brion Aucoin and Renee' Aucoin, and numerous grand nieces and nephews.

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  1. Brion Aucoin
    Waveland, MS

    To Uncle Johnny,
    I'm sorry that we did not know each other much in this life. But we are family. You will be missed by some, and embraced by others. May God bless your soul.
    Your nephew,
    Brion Aucoin

  2. Johnny Egger
    , TX

    So very sorry to hear of the passing of John. may all the family find peace and comfort in knowing that He is in a better place.

  3. Harold and Glenda Carter
    Abilene, TX

    We are so sorry t9 hear of Johns passing,, we are praying for yall

  4. Yolanda
    , TX

    My condolences to the family on the loss of your loved one John. Losing a loved one is truly difficult and I know John will be missed. Our Heavenly Father gives us promises in His word the Bible that can help us with our sorrow. One promise is found in Isaiah 25:8. There it says that death will end forever. Another promise is found in Acts 24:15 where we read that “there will be a resurrection”. I pray these promises from God “who cannot lie” (Titus 1:2) bring you comfort.

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