Carolyn J. Kwarta

October 9, 1932January 2, 2019

Carolyn was born on October 9, 1932 in Jamaica, Queens, New York, the only child born to Emma and Alfred McGrath. For many years Carolyn worked as a telephone operator at Central General hospital in Plainview, New York. On May 26, 1951 she married Joseph P Kwarta Jr. and together they started a wonderful family.

They are survived by their eight children and their spouses; Dawn(Rich), Lynn(Barry), Jean(Rich), Elen(Joe), Alys(Steve), James(Margot), Paul(Erica) and David(Bonnie). From them Carolyn was given 20 beautiful grandchildren; Brian, Christopher, Daniel, Nicole, Nicholas, Kyle, Alicia, Caitlin, Sara, Amanda, Victoria, Geena, Jamie, Anthony, Carter, Kelly, John Paul, Isabella, Joseph and Sabrina. With this wonderfully large family Caroline had the chance to enjoy her six great grandchildren as well; Braydon, Nathan, Harper, Theodore, Audrey and Scarlett.

Carolyn lived a spectacular life. She was loved by many and will be missed by all.

In Lieu of flowers donations to St. Jude's Children's Hospital would be appreciated.


  • Visitation Saturday, January 5, 2019
  • Visitation Sunday, January 6, 2019
  • Funeral Mass Monday, January 7, 2019
  • Burial Monday, January 7, 2019

Carolyn J. Kwarta

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Kathy Walsh

January 4, 2019

Dennis & I extend our deepest condolences to the Kwarta family on the passing of their mother, Carolyn Kwarta. Carolyn, an only child, is the mother of 5 daughters and3 sons.

We moved to Plainview in June 1966. On October 5, 1966, we had our son, Denny Walsh. I used to take Denny in a carriage down to the park. The Kwartas lived a few houses from the park. We met Jimmy, Paul and David Kwarta who went along with us to the park. From this, a very close relationship was formed with the Kwarta family. My son, Denny, was adopted by the Kwartas or he adopted the Kwartas. As an only child, he loved the Kwarta household. I saw Carolyn at North Shore Plainview Hospital and thanked her for all she did for my son, who passed away in 2006.

Carolyn, you will be missed.