In Memory Of

Mrs. Charna Caddy
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If you are unable to attend the service on Friday, March 31st, the service will be livestreamed. To watch the service via livestream - click here // In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Schwarzman Animal Medical Center. 


On March 17th, 2023 Charna Caddy DiSanto, a loving wife and mother, and dear friend to many, peacefully passed away in her sleep. Charna was born in 1952 to loving and doting parents, Dr. James and Cleo Caddy. Along with her brother Scott she was reared in Garden City. She adored her parents and always described her childhood as being blissfully happy. 

Charna graduated from Garden City high school in 1971. She spent her first two years after high school at Mary Baldwin College. She then received her Bachelor's degree in 1975 and a Master's degree in Speech-Language Pathology in 1977 from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. 

After graduating from SMU, Charna chose to stay in Dallas where she worked in the Dallas Independent School District as a speech-language pathologist and started a private practice. She found her calling in speech-language pathology. Not only did she love her career but she loved her busy life in Dallas. She made too many dear friends to count and loved reminiscing of the decade living there. It was in Dallas that she met the absolute love of her life, Tony DiSanto. They were married in 1984 and moved back to Garden City in 1985. 

Upon moving back to Garden City, Charna started a private practice in speech-language pathology where she treated countless children and adults. In addition to her private practice, Charna was a clinical advisor for graduate and undergraduate students at Adelphi University Speech-Language Pathology Program from 1986 through 2006. Charna was so dedicated to her field and to her patients that she never felt like it was a job, but a privilege. She continued practicing until her untimely death. 

Charna loved her life in Garden City. Her home was often filled with friends and laughter. She felt incredibly blessed with the arrival of their son Danny in 1996. As a family, they traveled the world together and spent many happy holidays in Palm Springs, California. In 2009, they welcomed a sweet puppy named Hunter that adored Charna and never left her side. 

Charna was not born with a strong heart and she endured many surgeries throughout her life, but she never let it hold her back. Her strength, faith and grace was nothing short of amazing. Having Charna as a friend was an incredible gift. She always cared deeply for her friends and loved sharing in all of their life's celebrations. She always had kind words to share. The only thing Charna loved more than her friends was her family. She cherished Tony and Danny everyday of her life. She will be deeply missed but certainly never forgotten. 

Charna is survived by her husband Tony DiSanto and her son Daniel DiSanto. She is predeceased by her parents, Dr. James Caddy and Cleo Caddy, and her brother Scott Caddy.

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