July 24, 1937 – September 12, 2020
It is with the deepest sadness that the family of Carol Sullivan Navarra announce her passing after a long illness on September 12, 2020. She died peacefully at her home in Ormond Beach surrounded by her family. She was 83.
Carol was born in Manhattan and always considered herself a New Yorker. She grew up on Manhattan’s lower east side. Some of Carol’s fondest memories were seeing the sites and hearing the sounds of 1950s New York City. She graduated from Washington Irving High School in New York City in 1956. Carol was the beloved wife of William Navarra, whom she married in 1960. She is survived by him, as well as sons Joseph, John, Michael and Bill, and grandchildren Jeannine, Jessica, Michael, Amanda, Mekenzie and Matthew. Carol was adored by and devoted to her family and provided the unifying source at home. She juggled being an exceptional spouse and mother with ease and grace. She thrived in her role as the guiding light for the family. Carol found immense joy in spending quality time with her children and grandchildren. Carol was, and always will be, immensely loved by her family and friends. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her. She was an avid gardener and immensely enjoyed watching and feeding the birds. She also enjoyed crocheting. A bright spot in her life was a trip to England and since then she surrounded herself with memorabilia of London. In 1980 Carol and her family moved to Daytona Beach. She worked in various business offices and at Daytona State College.
Funeral services will be held at Prince of Peace Church, 600 S. Nova Road, Ormond Beach on Thursday, September 24, 2020, at 2 p.m. An internment will follow at Volusia Memorial Park Cemetery, 550 N. Nova Road, Ormond Beach.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to St. Jude's Children Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee.
- St. Judes Childrens Research Hospital
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September 21, 2020
I feel so blessed to have been able to call this woman Mom for 33 years. I have known her for 36 and she has always been a second mom to me. She welcomed me into her family and always made me feel accepted and loved.
When my own mother passed away, she became even more special to me and my weekly calls to her were so comforting. She had a genuine smile and a delightful sense of humor. I have missed those weekly laughs and she will always be my other special mom. May her memory be a blessing.