Suzanne Carroll Fariello

8 September, 19613 September, 2020

Suzanne Carroll Fariello of Fresh Meadows, NY passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, September 3, 2020 with family by her side after struggling and fighting for almost ten years with Primary Progressive Aphasia, a debilitating type of Frontotemporal Degeneration, a form of early onset Dementia. She was born on September 8, 1961 in Flushing, NY to parents William J. Carroll, and Diane Carroll. She was a loving wife, mother, daughter, sister, cousin, friend, and coworker. A lifetime New Yorker, Suzanne loved to experience everything the city had to offer, museums, plays, parks, restaurants and more. She would jump in the car and go for a day trip whenever possible, and was always getting people together for fun events throughout the city. Her happy place was by the ocean, especially out in East Hampton where she spent a lot of time from childhood until recent years. An avid swimmer, Suzanne couldn’t say no to a beach day, and always had to say goodbye to the water before leaving for the night. As a young woman, she was a lifeguard and swim instructor, which inspired both of her daughters to follow in her footsteps. She also enjoyed sailing her sunfish and kayaking whenever possible. She had a wonderful 30 year career as an architect, working the entirety of her career at the New York City School Construction Authority, where she designed many schools for the children of New York City. It was here that she met her loving and devoted husband, Thomas, who is also an architect. She graduated from Pratt Institute in 1983, becoming an architect when the profession was mostly male-dominated and she worked her way up making a place for herself in the field. She was the true embodiment of a strong independent woman. Most important of all though, was family, The saying “family comes first” rang true for how she lived her life, passed down from her parents, who live their life the same way. She loved having any excuse to host or attend a celebration with family and friends, from birthdays, to holidays, to communions, anniversaries and more. She would go out of her way to help people, even if she barely knew them, and instilled that sense of selflessness, caring, and giving in her family. Suzanne is survived by her husband, Thomas Fariello, daughters Kristen Himmelberg, and Lauren Fariello; parents William and Diane Carroll; three sisters Jeanine Ferrone and her husband Philip Ferrone, and their four sons, Austin, Matthew, Mark, and Luke Ferrone; Norine Carroll and her husband Bill Neal, and their dog Ripken; Michelle Carroll-Metzger and her husband Christopher Metzger and their daughter Susan Metzger; As well as her three sister-in-law’s Linda Driscoll, Denise Krute, and Kathy Fariello, and her last surviving aunt, Josephine Carroll, along with many cousins, nieces, nephews, and too many friends to count. If people would like, in lieu of flowers, we ask that you donate in memory and honor of Suzanne to either the Association of Frontotemporal Degeneration or Caring Kind, The New York City Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. Your donations will help further research for a cure for this horrible and debilitating disease, and will help support great programs that benefit caregivers and patients diagnosed with this disease. For more info on Primary Progressive Aphasia and Frontotemporal Degeneration you can go to the AFTD website here. To find out more about the great programs that Caring Kind has available to help people dealing with this disease, and how you can get involved here.


  • Visitation

    Tuesday, 8 September , 2020

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, 9 September , 2020

  • Funeral Mass

    Thursday, 10 September , 2020


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Kiwesa King

October 22, 2020

I remember Suzanne’s kindness. No matter how busy she was, Suzanne always took the time out to help her fellow co-workers. She always had a brilliant solution for the many challenges we encountered on our projects. Suzanne was such an inspiration. God bless her family and may she rest in eternal peace.

John Cappo

September 15, 2020

A truly good hearted person.

William Riordan

September 12, 2020

Suzanne recomended for my autistic son willie to go the YMCA and be taught swimming by her freind judy.
Willie loves swimming to this day.
Suzanne and Tom always welcomed us to their home, even though my son was a handful.
There were family ski trips and camping in cape may NJ . Always a good time
She was always generous with her time. She was raised in a warm and loving family and it showed.
I will miss her always.
Bill and Janet

Mitchell Friedman

September 11, 2020

Suzanne welcomed me into SCA on my first day in 1991, as she greeted so many other coworkers, and she helped me celebrate my retirement years later. Right from the beginning I was helping on her PS48M project that was under construction, and we went on to work on several projects together. Suzanne had seemingly inexhaustible energy. She enlivened any group that she became part of. Her acts of kindness for others went far beyond what was ever expected. I know that her large family meant so much to her. She will be greatly missed. Mitchell

Yvette Murillo

September 9, 2020

Suzanne was such an amazing lady. She was always very cheerful. I always remember our talks about our girls. I enjoyed working with her on one of my projects. May she Rest In Peace ❤️

Elizabeth Gray

September 9, 2020

I first met Suzanne while she was working in A&E. She was a wonderful woman who was kind and willing to share a recipe of something good she had made or invite me to a swim lesson at LaGuardia. One of the nicest memories I have was when my daughter turned 11 and was going away to camp ,Suzanne made a little care package with all kinds of goodies . It was so heartfelt and sweet. This was just who she was “a beautiful Soul”. She will be deeply missed. GOD bless and may she rest peacefully. Liz

Gail Goodman-Atlas

September 8, 2020

Suzanne was my first real friend at the SCA. She was warm and always fun to be with. She loved to talk about Kristen and Lauren on our long lunch walks, which we tried to squeeze in most weeks, even after I moved upstairs to CM. She always had a smile on her face, and brightened up CM when she paid us a visit upstairs. Suzanne was always so supportive and kind.
She pushed me to join the lunchtime yoga classes with her, and she always seemed to be comforted by the focus, relaxation and inner peace the practices provided.
I am very saddened by her passing, and will hold onto my fun memories of times spent together and our special friendship.
I wish her family my sincere condolences for her loss is a great one.

Mary McGonnell

September 8, 2020

I met Suzanne 25 years ago when her daughter & mine attended Pre-K together. Kristen played at my house that summer while Suzanne worked. I think of her when I drive past PS177 where I believe she worked that summer designing those “temporary” buildings. She treated my daughters & me to Beauty & the Beast on broadway at the end of the summer. Our daughters went to different schools in the fall & we lost touch. Throughout the years we’ve always thought of Suzanne (& Kristen) with fondness. I was so sorry to hear this at mass on Sunday. Keeping all in my prayers.

Liz Selleck

September 7, 2020

To Suzanne's family:

Please accept my deepest condolences. I have such great memories of Suzanne from our years together at Mary Louis, and was so happy so connect deeply with her a few years ago. She has been on my mind for the past several days; I'm so sorry for your loss.

Liz Selleck

Fran Himmelberg

September 7, 2020

We shall always remember Suzanne visiting us in Connecticut, Cape Cod and New Orleans over the years. She was a very favorite of ours because of her energy, generosity, intelligence, thoughtfulness, happiness, perkiness, kindness and her beauty. The world will be a little dimmer with her passing. We loved her very much. We are so sorry for your great loss of this most profound woman. Our love and prayers to you all that she has left behind.

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