Obituary of Carol Pangrazio
LeRoy ~ Carol C. Pangrazio, age 64, of South Street Road, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Tuesday afternoon, September 11, 2018 at Crossroads House in Batavia following a long battle with cancer.
She was born May 4, 1954 in Rochester, a daughter of the late J. Forbes and Frances Wood Cromwell and Janet Lawson Cromwell.
Carol is survived by her loving husband of 38 years, Neal J. Pangrazio; her children, Kimberly Pangrazio (Tony Candino and his sons, Lucas and Chase) and Travis (Jamie) Pangrazio; granddaughter, Aubrey Pangrazio; brothers, John (Pamela) Cromwell and Mitch (Joy) Cromwell; sisters, Christine Cromwell, Catherine Little, Patricia (Michael) James and Jenny Acker-Duarte, along with many nieces, nephews, dear friends and her loving feline companions, Zuke, Chance and Breezy. She was also predeceased by her sister, Susan Acker.
She was a 1972 graduate of Pavilion High School. In her teenage years she was an active member of several sports teams with field hockey being her top sport. Following high school she attended Genesee Community College where she graduated with an Associates Degree in 1974.
Carol was a proud mother of her two children, Kimberly and Travis. She was always a dedicated mother to make sure her children were able to be active in sports and extracurricular activities. Her children's fondest memories were their several trips to Disney World during Christmas time. She was a loyal wife, of 38 years, to her husband Neal. They shared many happy moments together, with their most memorable times being Friday night dinners.
Recently, her most proud moment is the birth of her grandchild Aubrey. She always would carry around a photo album full of baby pictures. For those that have seen it, you know she had them all printed out as 8 x 10 photos.
Throughout her life Carol always remained close to her siblings, nieces and nephews, and extended family. She genuinely cared to know everything that was happening in their lives.
After becoming a breast cancer survivor, she had to continue her battle with brain cancer. She fought in this battle as hard as she could with as much courage as possible and always stayed positive. She often was more concerned about her friends and family getting through this battle than she was for herself. This was a true testament to Carol’s character. She lived her life for others, not for herself. Carol’s friends and family will always remember her as the most genuine, caring person they have ever met.
Please treat the upcoming services as a celebration for Carol’s life. If possible, please try to honor her life by wearing the color blue.
Family and friends may call on Friday from 12 ~ 2 and 5 ~ 8 P.M. at the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc., 8700 Lake Road (Rt. 19), LeRoy, where her Celebration of Life Service will be held on Saturday at 11:00 A.M. Interment in Olivet Cemetery will be at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers, memorials in Carol's name are suggested to either Crossroads House, Lipson Cancer Institute or Genesee Cancer Assistance.