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“Fifty odd years ago, on a snowy nite in New York, an angel entered my life at Max's Kansas City. She never left....there's a kind of a hush all over...Read More »
1 of 9 | Posted by: Max Balaban - Glen Cove, ME

“My cousin Carla was one of a kind. She enjoyed life and made everyone who met her feel like they were part of her family. She was never judgemental...Read More »
2 of 9 | Posted by: Augie Percoco - Bangor, PA

“Loved for all the great times spent talking with her and reminis old times sharing her great laughter will be missed. Great big thank you to Bruce...Read More »
3 of 9 | Posted by: Grace Cucchia - States island, NY

“To meet Carla was to gain a forever friendship..Her warm open heart was infectious, I felt I had known her for years and treasured the time I got to...Read More »
4 of 9 | Posted by: Eileen Piscatelli - Monroe, NC

“Carla and I were childhood friends, we knew each other since I was 4 years old.There will never be another one. I do not think I will ever get over...Read More »
5 of 9 | Posted by: naomi matten - jackson heights, NY

“I first met Carla at the Equinox Printing House pool. She was larger than life, filled with a robust passion for living. We had an instant...Read More »
6 of 9 | Posted by: Mia Berman - New york, NY

“Carla's personality and spirit always filled a room. Her pride in her friends, her neighborhood, her cats and her life positively glowed. Her love...Read More »
7 of 9 | Posted by: Mollie McMahon - Brooklyn, NY

“Carla was a totally engaging person to be in company with, fun, with a big heart. Trudy and I are so very glad that she and Bruce were able to share...Read More »
8 of 9 | Posted by: Jim Alexander - Atlanta, GA

“She did as much for me as I did for her. ”
9 of 9 | Posted by: Bruce Alexander - New York, NY


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Carla was proud to be a Greenwich Village girl, born and raised on W. 10th St. She fondly remembered going to Washington Sq. Park on Sundays for the folk music sing-alongs. She attended PS 3, Hunter College High School, and Brooklyn College, where she majored in Philosophy and European Literature. After college, Carla worked in advertising (Wells, Rich, Green Inc.). Then she switched careers and became a bartender, working at The Recess (located on Bayard St. behind the Municipal Court Building), where she served and became friends with many NYPD officers. With them, she would attend annual conventions and St. Patrick's Day gatherings. She then worked for NASDAQ for 11 years until they moved their offices. She then retired but had a cancerous part of a lung removed and the cancer never came back. For the last 16 years of her life, she was a member of the Equinox Gym at Hudson and Leroy Streets which had a rooftop pool. She was called "Queen of the Pool" and "Mayoress of the Pool" because of her friendliness, her ability to introduce different people to one another, and her great joie de vivre. She had many friends there who loved her dearly and mourn her passing. Carla passed away on 10/18/2020 at New York-Presbyterian Hospital-Downtown from respiratory failure. Her ashes will be buried in a plot next to her father in the springtime and a memorial held in her honor then.