Carol F. Markulin (nee Provini), age 79, died peacefully on Monday, July 15th at Bayshore Community Hospital, Holmdel, surrounded by her loving family.
She was born in E. Orange, lived in Keansburg, for most of her adult life before moving to Hazlet, 7 years ago.
She retired from Riverview Community Hospital; where she worked for many years in the admitting office.
Carol was known as the loving family matriarch to her big extended family.
She was the kindest, most selfless, beautiful giving soul and to know her made you want to be a better person. She was an eternal optimist who always made everyone feel welcome in her home. She loved nothing more than cooking & spending time with her family & friends and watching her beloved NY Yankees!
She was a communicate of St. Ann’s Roman Catholic Church & was very involved in the church and school when her kids attended. She was a member of the YCBR Women’s Club & for many years coached a women’s softball league at Collins Field in Keansburg.
She was a caring babysitter for many years for children in the area. Anyone who played in Forest Ave Park knew they could always get drinks & snacks at her house.
She was the neighborhood Mom.
Carol was predeceased by her loving parents, Marie & Jake Fera. Her brother Michael Provini & his wife, Antoinette and her brother Jack Fera.
She leaves behind her loving husband of 52 years, John Markulin. Her daughter Marie Markulin of Matawan, her two sons and daughter in-law James Markulin of Hazlet & Paul and Dawn Markulin of Aberdeen. Her cherished grandchildren, Daniel, Makenzie and Paul Jr.
Her sister Donna & Charlie Dorsey of Bridgewater, brother Joseph Provini, Hazlet, sister Linda & Larry Grimm of Lancaster Pa, brother Ace Provini & Barbara of S.C. & stepbrother Dan Bahr & Dee of Toms River as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins, lifelong friends & her cat, Lucy. She loved them all dearly.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children Hospital and a Special Thanks to the wonderful caring staff & hospice at Bayshore Community Hospital and the nurses at Madison Nursing Home. Family and friends are invited to pay their respects on Saturday, from 11:00am to 3:00pm at the Jacqueline M. Ryan Home for Funerals 233 Carr Ave. Keansburg. Cremation was private.