Carol A. Binetti

December 23, 1947 - December 20, 2023
Carol A. Binetti

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Carol Ann Binetti passed away peacefully in her home in Trinity, FL on December 20, 2023, surrounded by her loving family.

A devoted mother and grandmother, she is survived by her beloved daughter, Nancy Stolbom, son-in-law Jeff Stolbom, adoring grandson James Stolbom and his fiancée Emma Raleigh, cherished granddaughter Sydney Stolbom and her stepmother Ellen Binetti. Carol was preceded in death by her dear brother, Jack Binetti, Jr., (Shelley) and her loving parents, Jack Binetti, Sr. and Antoinette (Ann) Binetti (Menno).

As her license plates always read, Carol was a true NYC GAL; born on December 23, 1947, to Jack “Jake” Binetti, Sr. and Antoinette “Ann” Binetti, in the bustling borough of the Bronx, New York. She attended Commerce High School in Yonkers, NY and went on to Paralegal school to earn her Paralegal Certificate. Eventually, life brought her to Chicago, where Carol worked as a Paralegal for a large law firm in the city. As her career progressed, she became a successful Vice President for General Electric, managing their legal services department. Retirement from GE came too early for Carol, so she went back to working as a Paralegal at a small law firm in Lake Forest, IL for a few years. She finally decided full retirement was in the cards and traded the chilly air of the windy city for warm weather and sunshine, moving to Florida so she could be closer to her family. Quickly, the Heritage Springs Community came to know and love the new redhead on the block – and it wasn’t long before her family began revering her as “the mayor” of her community.

In Florida, Carol enjoyed spending time with her countless friends, playing Bunco, learning Canasta and Mahjong, and volunteering her time to help on several community committees. Carol was also a regular fixture of the clubhouse’s Friday Night Dance Parties. She was known and loved by all; not the least of
which, by her loyal partner and companion, Paul Peters. Almost inseparable, the two traveled to New Mexico, Spain, and other countless destinations. And not surprisingly, Paul spent every day by Carol’s side during her illness. Her family is forever grateful to him for his unwavering love for her.

Carol’s presence in our lives was a gift. In her 76 years, she touched the hearts of those around her with her warmth, kindness, and unwavering love; leaving an indelible mark on all who had the privilege of knowing her. She will be remembered for her strong spirit, devotion to her family, and wisdom. Her memory will be cherished forever and will continue to inspire and comfort us in the years to come. Please join us in remembering and celebrating the life of Carol Ann Binetti, a beloved mother, Nana, and friend, who will forever hold a special place in our hearts.

Rest in peace, dear Carol. You will be dearly missed but never forgotten.

A celebration of Carol’s life will be held to honor her memory, and details will be announced soon.


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  • January 06, 2024
    Jackie Gillespie says:
    I am so saddened to learn of Carol’s passing . My sincere condolences to Nancy and her family, her step-mother Ellen, and sister-in-law, Shelley. Carol was a dear friend and I would loved to have seen her again before she passed. I miss all the good times we shared in Illinois, and watching Nancy and then Jamey growing up. Carol’s laughter was infectious. I will have so many fond, lasting memories of our times together.

  • December 30, 2023
    Shelley Binetti-King says:
    Carol was more than just my Sister-in-law, she became my friend and was more like a big sister to me. She had the perfect balance between a no nonsense NYC Gal with some chutzpah and a Let’s Party Like it’s 1999 kinda Gal. She was great at getting people together and getting the party started. I will miss her laugh and the sparkle in her eye when laughing or retelling a great story or reminiscing with her brother and I about their youth growing up in NY. I had a lot of respect for Carol as she was a self made woman but never forgot where she came from, the Bronx. A proud to be a NYC Gal with her red hair and Bronx Girl gold hoop earrings. She was my go to when I needed a second opinion or advice on an important decision. She was smart and level headed and would give her best advice but diplomatic in respecting your dignity and right to decide for yourself. Although I remember many good times she was there for me in my darkest hour while her brother battled a rare cancer for almost 3 years. She was a source of encouragement and support to both of us during that time, taking a lot of vacation and personal time off work to be with him. Calling and checking in. It meant the world to him and me both. She continued to be encouraging and supportive after his passing and continued treating me like family which meant the world to me. We enjoyed reminiscing about good times and her brother Jacks crazy antics. My life was made better by having Carol in it, you will be forever loved and missed, my Big Sis! ❤️😢

  • December 28, 2023
    Paula Miller says:
    I met Carol at the nail salon in Vernon Hills and we realized we were part of the same meetup group. We hit it off right away, as she was friendly to everyone (and hosted great parties!) . I had the privilege of traveling to Cuba with her in 2019 and admired her generous spirit and love of travel. She was a good friend, a great listener, a marvelous story teller and a trusted, wise advisor, (and a great dancer!) Carol was a treasure, and I'm so sorry she was taken too soon. I will miss her.

  • December 27, 2023
    Les Falke says:
    I was saddened to hear about Carols' passing and what she and her family endured once she took ill. I knew Carol when she was part of my team at the Signature Group. She was there when I first started as the manager of the LSP team, and I can remember thinking - 'oh boy, this woman is a force to be reckoned with'. She was outspoken, lively, opinionated and fun. She was also a thoughful person. Because she knew I moved to Chicago from the 6th burough of NY (Miami) , she would surprise me with NY bagels every time she would visit NY (the first time, she brought some onion bagels, and I remember the story of how it stunk up the whole plane. We couldn't stop laughing). My wife Donna and I remember visiting with her several times at her home. and we were just talking about meeting Nancy as a young lady (this was about 30 years ago). Carol, thank you for the wonderful memories and for the love and joy you spread while you were here.

  • December 27, 2023
    Jackie McCullers says:
    Carol was so easy to love. We had great times with our all girl trivia team and built a bond that was truly cherished by my daughter Karen and myself. Will miss getting her hug when I would see her at the club. Rest in peace, you truly made our lives brighter.

  • December 27, 2023
    Jean Smith says:
    Dear Carol you are missed. We only meet a few years ago but you touched my heart with you love of life and kindness. Gone too soon. To your loving family and Paul my deepest sympathy for your loss. Carol will always with with us in our hearts and memories. Rest in Peace my friend till we meet again 💔Jean (Pisano) & Jim Smith

  • December 27, 2023
    Paul T Peters says:
    I will love you forever 💋💖 Thank you for the time we had together, it was truly beautiful.

  • December 27, 2023
    Mark Schaschwary says:
    Carol was my boss and mentor at GE! She was a Giant among our peers and will truly be missed! My deepest condolences to Carol’s family and friends! She will be missed!