Carolyn Anne D'Ambrosio
June 12, 1948 – June 2, 2018
Carolyn Anne D'Ambrosio passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 2, 2018 at the age of 69 in her home in Brielle.
Carolyn was born in Jersey City. She married Joseph D’Ambrosio in June 1970 and lived in Northern New Jersey before moving to Brielle 33 years ago.
Carolyn received her Elementary Education Degree from Kean University. She then continued her professional educational studies at Georgian Court University. Carolyn was a life-long elementary school teacher and started off in the Woodbridge Township School District. She temporarily placed her career on hold to be a stay-at-home mom for her two daughters. Carolyn renewed her teaching role first at the Monmouth Ocean Educational Services Commission and then continued at St. Catherine School in Spring Lake before accepting a job at Brielle Elementary School where she taught for 15 years.
Carolyn retired from teaching in 2010. In the years following, she enjoyed her free time as a Board member for the Brielle Public Library and she was a member of the Bayberry Garden Club of Brielle. Carolyn also served as Eucharist Minister at St. Denis Church. She enjoyed spending time on the beach, traveling with her husband, and playing with her four grandchildren. Carolyn had a great love of music and family. She especially enjoyed spending winters with her husband at their home in North Palm Beach, Florida. Her parents, Joseph and Ann Zanowski, and brothers Paul and Raymond Zanowski pre-deceased her. Carolyn is survived by her loving husband Joseph as well as her daughters, Kara (Ryan) and Dana (Magliaro); sons-in-law Ronan and John; and grandchildren, Emma Ann, Jack, Nicole and John. She is also survived by her brother, Charles Zanowski, and many beloved relatives and friends.
Family and friends are invited to gather on Friday, June 8, 2018 from 6-9 p.m. at the Neary-Quinn Funeral Home, 39 South Street, Manasquan, NJ. A Memorial Mass will be held on Saturday, June 9, 2018 at 9:30 a.m. at St. Denis Church in Manasquan. Internment will be private.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Church of St. Denis, Manasquan. The family has requested all donations be distributed to local charities to support families in need.
- Family and Friends Gathering Friday, June 8, 2018
- Memorial Mass Saturday, June 9, 2018
Carolyn Anne D'Ambrosio
have a memory or condolence to add?ADD A MEMORY
receive updates when new memories are postedRECEIVE UPDATES
June 11, 2018
We have many happy memories of our “get togethers” in your home and ours. Carolyn he always made sure to meet us when we hit the USA. She was always up for the craic and even tried to get me to speak slowly so she could understand what I was saying!
She is deeply missed and will always be in our thoughts and prayers.
Mary and Eamonn
June 9, 2018
Our last memorable time with Carolyn was on 23rd November, 2014. Ro went 'all American ' and deep fried the turkey as a pre Thanksgiving celebration for our visit. Despite the 'danger ' Carolyn showed no fear & kept the cool even though she said why am I so nervous!
She always made us feel so welcome & included us in the Ryan/D'Ambrisio family. On occasions she would say Des & then go No you can't say that!!!!
Carolyn was always encouraging and positive a true lady & a great friend. Sadly missed forever in our thoughts. Des & Ginaxx