Jeanne Carlos

Obituary of Jeanne Marie Carlos

Jeanne Marie Carlos, 74 years old, passed away peacefully on April 27, 2024.  She was the sixth child born on June 6, 1949 in Mahopac, New York to Milton and Gertrude Lacina.  She was a graduate of Mahopac High School, Dutchess Community College and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business and Economics from the State University of New York.  On August 29, 1970 Jeanne married William G. Carlos Jr. of Croton-On-Hudson, NY who survives at home in Poughkeepsie.  Jeanne is also survived by her son, Dr. William Graham Carlos III; his wife, Dr. Jennifer Leigh Carlos and their three beautiful daughters, Katherine “Katie” Leigh Carlos, Emily May Carlos and Sarah Elizabeth Carlos of Brownsburg, Indiana.  Jeanne is also survived by her daughter Janelle Christine Lombardi; her husband, Joseph Anthony Lombardi and their two wonderful children, Vincent Graham Lombardi and Alaina Leigh Lombardi of Wappingers Falls, New York.  In addition, Jeanne is survived by her three sisters, Barbara Bosch of Brewster, NY; Laurette Linde (Alfred Linde) of Carmel, NY and Christine MacMillian of Hopewell Junction, NY.  Her brother, Lawrence Lacina of Paris, France predeceased her in 1993 and her sister Lenore Rickey of Charlotte, NC predeceased her in 2010.  Jeanne is also survived by several cousins, nieces and nephews.

Jeanne retired in 2014 after 19 years as the Personnel Assistant in the Human Resources Department of Arlington Central School District.  She was the first “face” to welcome hundreds of new teachers and staff to the district during her employment.  She also had previous personnel positions at the Poughkeepsie Journal, Dutchess County ARC and MCI Communications.  After her daughter was born, Jeanne also ran a daycare at home for several years.

Jeanne will be remembered as a person who had a love of nature and all of God’s creatures, great and small.  She enjoyed working in her vegetable and flower gardens, entertaining family and friends at home and her beloved dog “Daisy”.  Jeanne loved to travel with Bill and would bring back rocks and shells from all over the world and place them in her gardens or share them with her grandchildren.  She was an avid bird watcher and enjoyed viewing them at one of her many feeders, bird baths and bird houses around her yard.  Jeanne was often praised for her ability to host a dinner party and enjoyed cooking.

Jeanne fought 3 courageous battles with cancer and kept true to her faith all throughout surgeries, chemotherapy and radiation with the help of her sisters, family and her relationship with the Lord.  She regularly attended Catholic Mass at Mt. Alvernia and was also a member of St. Mary’s Parish in Wappingers Falls, NY.  The family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to the staff at the Dyson Center for Cancer Care, Vassar Brothers Medical Center Emergency Room and Oncology Care Unit, in addition to Hudson Valley Hospice for their support, kindness and compassion.    

In keeping with her wishes, cremation has taken place. Memorial calling hours will be on Friday, May 17, 2024 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Straub, Catalano and Halvey Funeral Home, 55 E. Main Street, Wappingers Falls, NY 12590.  A memorial mass will be held at a later date at the discretion of the family.

 Prior to her passing and in keeping with her love of animals, Jeanne made a donation with the help of her children to the Hudson Valley Humane Society.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made in her name to the Town of Poughkeepsie Police K9 Fund, P.O. Box 3003, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603.

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Memorial Visitation

3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Friday, May 17, 2024
Straub, Catalano & Halvey Funeral Home
55 East Main Street
Wappingers Falls, New York, United States
(845) 297-2610
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