On March 17, 2021 a set of wings came down from heaven suddenly and unexpectedly for our beloved and cherished mom, wife, daughter, sister, niece, and friend, Carolyn Justiniano. Carolyn was 47.
Carolyn was born on January 8, 1974 in Brooklyn to Ubaldo and Evelyn Justiniano. She resided in Sunset Park, Brooklyn throughout her childhood and then relocated to Staten Island with her family. Carolyn graduated with honors from the Magna Program. She continued her education at Charles Dewey Junior High School. She graduated in 2004 from Brooklyn College where she studied Early Childhood Education. Her passion and drive was to make a difference in the world with her teaching. Carolyn and her sisters, Lizbeth and Denise shared their lives together and always were there for each other. They loved each other more than life. Carolyn loved to spend time with her nieces and nephew who she adored and took care of as her own children.
In 1996, Carol met her husband, Pablo and their love story began. Carolyn and Pablo’s love story has continued until this day. From their love, they were blessed with four beautiful children: Leanngelisse, Ethan, Emilielyn, and Illanlisse. Carolyn’s love and devotion to her children was admirable and impeccable. She loved spending time with her children, as they were her life and world.
Her teaching career began in P.S 309 in Brooklyn & then P.S 74 in Staten Island. The last few years she became an Instructional Coordinator for the Division of Early Childhood, where her legacy began. Throughout the years she met good friends, co-workers and colleagues. Her closest friends Amanda, Kristen, Zina, Delia, Wanda, Griffin, Susa and Lorrie shared a special bond. They leaned on each other and shared a genuine friendship that can never be replaced or forgotten. We like to especially thank Lorrie Brown the Principal from P.S 68 for helping and supporting our family through these difficult times.
Those who knew Carolyn, even just a little, lost a shining light in their lives. There are not enough words to say how greatly missed Carolyn will be and the void we all feel in our hearts with her passing. She was loved so much by her family and friends. Our hearts will never be the same. Carolyn will always have a piece of our hearts engraved with her name and smile.
We know Carolyn is now with her other family members that have passed and is loved here on earth as well as in heaven. Carolyn is survived by her four children, parents, sisters, nieces, and many cousins.
We will always love you and carry you in our hearts. Rest in peace our angel...
Don't grieve for me, for now I'm free.
I'm following the path God has laid for me.
I took His hand when I heard Him call.
I turned my back and left it all.
I could not stay another day.
To laugh, to love, to work or play.
Tasks left undone must stay that way.
I found that peace at the close of the day.
If my parting has left a void,
Then fill it with remembered joys.
A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss.
Oh yes, these things I too will miss.
Be not burdened with times of sorrow.
I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow.
My life's been full, I savored much.
Good friends, good times,
a loved one's touch.
Perhaps my time seemed all too brief.
Don't lengthen it now with undue grief.
Lift up your hearts and peace to thee
God wanted me now; He set me free!
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