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.