Carol Chosid

February 13, 1944June 27, 2020

Carol Barbara Chosid (née Schott) passed away on June 27, 2020 in Nyack, NY. Carol was born in the Bronx on February 13, 1944 where she grew up before moving to Dumont NJ for her senior year of high school. Carol is the first-born daughter of Siegfried Schott and Doris Schott, German-Jewish refugees. Carol is survived by her husband Richard Richiuso, daughter Jessica Chosid, sons David and Raab Chosid respectively, grandson Ber Paz Talgam, granddaughter Lila Olivia Kelly Chosid, sister Susan Schott, brother Daniel Schott, ex-husband Leo Chosid, son-in-law Eliahu Talgam Cohen, daughter-in-law Sara Kelly, and honorary daughter Haruka Miyaki. Carol was an educator from 1964 until her retirement in 2018. She was a benefactor of the arts, and encouraged her children to be academic, creative and inquisitive. She received her Masters degree, while raising three children and working full time. She proudly worked as an English teacher, ESL teacher and later as an education administrator who earned the respect of her peers by being in the forefront of the fledgling English as a Second Language movement in the early 1970s.

She loved reading books, going to plays and museums, listening to Leonard Cohen, Tom Waits and Bob Dylan, reading the New Yorker magazine, drinking coffee and smoking cigarettes. She named her children after characters from literature, kings, and philosophers. Undoubtedly, Carol will be remembered by all who knew her as a committed educator, constantly seeking to teach and uplift those who enjoyed the privilege of her acquaintance. She will be missed greatly by all.

In Lieu of flowers, donations in Carol's memory may be made to the ALS Association Greater New York Chapter ( or to American Civil Liberties Union (


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Mike Pol

June 30, 2020

The Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries family expresses our condolences to the relatives and loved ones of Carol Chosid in this difficult time. We hope David and the rest of you may find some comfort now and in the times to come.