December 24, 1935 ~ August 8, 2022
Born in: Queens, NY
Resided in: Hicksville, NY
Carole Crescenzo Bragin, 86, of Hicksville, New York, passed away surrounded by her children on Monday, August 8, 2022. Carole was born on December 24, 1935 in Ozone Park, New York to Stuart and Grace LaSalle. She attended the Nativity School and John Adams high school. She was very proud to attend college as an adult.
Carole was a homemaker when her children were young and then worked as an accounts receivable manager for many years.
She was fiercely independent and loved driving to adventures. Carole was an avid reader and a lover of music, especially opera and her beloved Pavarotti and the Canadian Tenors. She enjoyed the outdoors and especially loved mountains and lakes. She was creative and enjoyed art and writing poetry. Her favorite time of year was Christmas, as evidenced by her huge collection of Christmas decorations – she was a Christmas Carole after all. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family, especially her children and grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husbands Nicholas Crescenzo and Royal Bragin, her brothers Donald and Robert, her sisters Maureen and Joan, and her son Nicholas.
She is survived by her daughters Patricia Crescenzo Blank (Christopher) and Karen Cescenzo Heslin (David); her sons Michael Crescenzo (Susan), Peter Crescenzo (Paula), David Crescenzo (Kathy), Daniel Crescenzo (Helen); her grandchildren Karen, Kevin, Kathleen, Michael, Thomas, Nicholas, Maria, Steven, Jonathan; and her great granddaughter Lucy Maura.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to St. Jude Children’s Hospital or American Lung Association.
The family greatly appreciates donations made to these charities in Carole A. Bragin 's name.
American Lung Association
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place