Carol DeGennaro

It is with profound sadness that the family of Carol DeGennaro announce the passing of their beloved mother. She was born in the Bronx on April 2, 1944 to Carmela “Millie” (Formisano) and Michael Acocella and passed peacefully on Sunday, February 20, 2022. She was 77. She is survived by her four children, Patricia, CariAnne (Greg) Zimny, Christopher and Steven. Predeceased by sister Marianne Lenna. And survived by sisters Katherine Kantor and Michele (Ken) Gilberg, and her grandchildren Jake, Joseph and Chase.

In her lifetime, she touched many lives, always putting others before herself. She brought her energetic personality to every occasion. She loved music and would dance the night away at many family parties. She was also a conscientious worker, spending 30 years as a Medical Secretary at Montefiore where she helped many people and received awards for perfect attendance and lifetime service. Although reluctant to retire, she kept busy walking and shopping on Morris Park Avenue and meeting with lifelong friends. She loved spending time with a her grandchildren and was a beloved aunt to her nieces and nephews.

She was a warm and generous person; quick-witted and insightful, who could always be relied upon for good advice and counsel. She was brave, kind-hearted, loving and an inspiration to all of us. She will be greatly missed.

Visiting will be Wednesday, February 23rd, 2022 from 4-8pm at Joseph A Lucchese Funeral Home, 726 Morris Park Avenue, Bronx, NY. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, February 24th, 2022 at 11:00am at St. Francis Xavier Church, 1703 Lurting Ave, Bronx, NY. She will be laid to rest at Old St. Raymond’s Cemetery, 1201 Balcom Avenue, Bronx, NY.



  1. Michele Gilberg on February 22, 2022 at 6:21 pm

    I will miss you always, my beautiful sister & friend. I am broken hearted.

  2. Dawn Formisano on February 22, 2022 at 8:13 pm

    Rest in peace Carol, surrounded by love and light, with our family members
    forever. Thanks for always taking the time to be warm, caring and friendly to
    me, always asking and caring about Aunt Tilda, she always appreciated it and I’m sure
    she was just delighted to greet you! Prayers for your children, sisters, grandchildren
    and all other family for peace and strength..

  3. Ariana Passiatore on February 22, 2022 at 8:45 pm

    Aunt Carol will be missed by so many. She was the light of every room with her big ball of energy always bringing smiles to our faces. I’ll miss you dearly <3

  4. Sissie and Toniann Formisano on February 23, 2022 at 5:59 pm

    Carol I’ve known you since I am 16yrs old and we share the same birthday. So many years spent at your mothers house on Paulding Avenue and the kids all playing together. So many years, so many memories. Always in our hearts and prayers. Hug Anthony for me!

  5. susan linsalata on February 23, 2022 at 7:44 pm

    Sorry for your loss we worked with your mom at montefiore for many years we had so much fun she will be missed Love Susan Linsalata and Donna Mazza.

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