Jeanette M. Carolan of Mahopac died on Sunday, Oct. 29, at Northern Westchester Hospital. She was 45.
Carolan was born on March 8, 1972, to Carlos and Rosa (Martinez) Zapata in Forest Hills Queens. On Sept. 11, 1999, she married Christopher Carolan in St. Elizabeth Ann Seton R.C. Church in Shrub Oak, and together they had two children; Anna Maria and Victoria Grace.
Carolan worked as a substitute teacher for the Lakeland School District. In her spare time, she enjoyed knitting, museums, zoos, ancestry research and was an avid reader. She always put her family first and if a friend was in need she was always there to lend a helping hand. No better example of her kindness was her selfless act of donating stem cells and t-cells to her younger brother during his fight with multiple myeloma.
She is survived by her husband Chris; her maternal grandmother, Micaela Ferrer Martinez; her parents, Carlos and Rosa Zapata; her in-laws, William and Kathleen Carolan, and her two daughters, Anna Maria and Victoria Grace who were her entire world.
She is also survived by her sister Laura Zapata, brother-in-law Robert; sister-in-law Denise, sister-in-law Jackie; sister-in-law Rebecca, and her nieces and nephews; Katie, Stacy, Liam, and Lionel.
A memorial gathering to honor Carolan will be held from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 5, at Cargain Funeral Homes, Inc., 418 Route 6, Mahopac.
A Mass of Christian burial will be held on Monday, Nov. 6, at 11:15 a.m., at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton R.C., Church, 1377 East Main Street, Shrub Oak. Following mass, she will be brought to the Sleepy Hollow Cemetery.
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