Carrol Gutta

Obituary of Carrol V. Gutta

Carrol V. Gutta, age 84, of Clifton Park, passed away peacefully on Sunday, August 4, 2019. Born on September 9, 1934 in Albany, New York, she was the daughter of the late Dr. Martin and Elizabeth Varley.


Raised in Hudson, NY, Carrol attended the College of New Rochelle, and Katharine Gibbs Secretarial School in Boston, and graduated from St. Rose in Albany. She started her career in 1956 as a confidential stenographer for New York state Governor Harriman.  She continued her career as a claim’s representative for the Social Security Administration in Poughkeepsie, where she met her husband. They married in 1963, and after 14 years at home raising her four children, she returned to work in 1978 as a secretary for the Criminal Investigation Division of the IRS, retiring in 1997. 

She was an accomplished pianist and accompanied student musicians at Shenendehowa High School for many years.  Carrol was an avid gardener, as well, and was also considered by her grandchildren to be the best cook around.


She is survived by her adoring husband of 56 years, Frank S. Gutta, Sr., and her children Joan (Mark) Erhardt, Charles (Karen) Gutta, Claire (Gardner) O’Flynn, and Frank Gutta, Jr.

Carrol was the proud and loving grandmother of eight grandchildren: Adam and Jacob Gutta; Sophia and Olivia Erhardt; and Declan, Aidan, Aubrey, and Tess O’Flynn.


Carrol has graciously donated her body to the anatomical gift program at Albany Medical Center to further medical education and knowledge.


Calling hours will be held on Friday, August 16th, from 5:00-8:00 p.m., at the Catricala Funeral Home, Inc., 1597 Route 9, Clifton Park, with a funeral Mass on Saturday, August 17th, at 1:00 p.m. at St. Mary’s Church in Crescent.


In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to WMHT radio station, WMHT Radio, 4 Global View, Troy, NY 12180-8375, or by clicking here 


Calling Hours

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday, August 16, 2019
Catricala Funeral Home Inc.
1597 Route 9
Clifton Park, New York, United States

Memorial Mass

1:00 pm
Saturday, August 17, 2019
St. Mary's Church, Crescent
86 Church Hill Road
Crescent, New York, United States
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