Remembering the Amazing Life of Carrie Ann Saketkoo
Carrie Ann Saketkoo, born Carrie Ann Mead on March 9, 1943 in Newark, New Jersey, died on Thursday, February 18, 2021 at home in Highland Beach, Florida. She was surrounded by her loving children, furry friends and the gentle ocean breeze.
Carrie Ann was one of four children of parents Eva Mead (nee Musko) and Francis Mead. She lived her life as an extraordinary, warm and loving spirit with limitless generosity and an imitable openness and kindness. As a teenager, Carrie Ann put herself through nursing school and became an RN at Newark City Hospital, where she later worked and where she met her husband of 45 years, Dr. Goodarz Saketkoo, who passed on February 28, 2010, and where she and their eldest child were born.
Carrie Ann is survived by her four children Dr. Lesley Ann Saketkoo, Eva Marie Saketkoo, Esq., Dr. David Francis Saketkoo, and Dr. Candice Donna Saketkoo-Bloom. Carrie Ann was also survived by her daughter-in-law Angela Nervi-Saketkoo, her son-in-law Michael Scott Bloom, Esq., and her beloved grandchild Dalton Aleksander Saketkoo.
Carrie Ann was an adventurer and loved travelling the world. She was an artist with a subtle sensitivity to the display of color and a long celebrated inventive culinary genius before international cuisine became chic, publishing Persian and French recipes that were adapted for the American palate. Each year, friends eagerly awaited her large warm and joyful welcoming on New Year’s Eve with a smorgasbord of Persian and other delights, her famous sherbet punch, sweet champagne and dancing till dawn.
Carrie Ann was honest in expressing her thoughts and feelings. She taught her children about justice, righteousness and an inclusivity of and responsibility to the meek, vulnerable and oppressed. She also felt a special responsibility for the welfare of animals.
The most defining part of her nature that permeated all she did and felt was that she wanted others to experience the best of joy, laughter, pleasure and delight. If she was experiencing anything wonderful, she always ensured that everyone else around her did as well.
Carrie Ann’s family wants to thank everyone for sending their expressions of sorrow and their delightful memories of her contagious laughter, warm generous heart, and unbridled sense of fun. She will be the life of the party up in heaven... and the angels will find a tender-hearted companion in Carrie Ann's sweet loving heart.
An online Celebration of Life will take place on Sunday, February 21 starting at 2:15 pm EST, followed by the Service at 3:00 pm EST. To attend the Celebration, please click on the following link: http://zoom.us/j/96495050067?pwd=NUlkblpWNm16WFM0WG92UVgrVHZidz09
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to NEXT for Autism (https://www.nextforautism.org/), Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League (https://www.peggyadams.org/), Unicef (https://www.unicefusa.org/) or any other children’s health, animal rescue, or human rights advocacy organization.