LINCROFT - Carol J. Brody passed away on Saturday, February 8, 2020, at Jersey Shore Medical Center, Neptune. She was 61.
A graveside service will be held on Monday, February 10, 2020, at 10:45 AM, at Floral Park Cemetery, South Brunswick, under the direction of MOUNT SINAI MEMORIAL CHAPELS, East Brunswick. For directions, please visit the 'Services' page.
Memorial contributions may be made in Carol's memory to the Monmouth County SPCA at 260 Wall Street, Eatontown, NJ 07724 (www.monmouthcountyspca.org).
Shiva will be held on Monday, February 10th, immediately following services at the cemetery until 10:00 pm, and Tuesday, February 11th and Wednesday, February 12th, from 3:00 pm to 10:00 pm, at the residence of Brent and Carol, 28 Rose Street, Lincroft.
I met Carol as a fellow rider on the train. I called her my train friend and she was there to listen to me through some very tough times. I found it strange that I could confide in her like she was my oldest friend. She was always positive and supportive. And now here I am waiting for the train at Newark penn station searching the waiting room for her. My heart is heavy. RIP Carol I miss you
Carol was a true friend at a time when I needed one most. I have fond memories of going to garage sales and other bargain hunts with Carol. She was always thinking of others and liked buying things to send to family and friends. We also bonded over our mutual love for animals. I am thankful that she never forgot me after moving back east. Despite the distance between us, she remained one of my dearest friends, and I am really going to miss her. My deepest condolences to Brent and family at this most difficult time. Carol, may you rest in peace knowing you were well loved by all who knew you.
Carol was my ex-wife. Despite our ups and downs, she was always loyal, supportive and loving. She loved her family, friends and animals. I was jealous of her close relationship with her “Mommie.” Anne would call her nearly every other day, if only to say hi and tell her she was loved. She also used to mail her some tchotchke nearly every week bragging of petty larceny by sending it at the book rate. Carol loved her friends, especially the old Co-Op City gang (Meg, Paula, Nina and others whose names I don’t remember). She loved our niece Marie and stayed in touch despite being a continent apart. She loved all animals, especially her sweet pets, Goldie, Grizzly and Oscar. She worked hard, kept a clean house made dinner for her idiot husband every night, though cooking was not her favorite pastime. She made friends easy and kept them. She loved her troubled father to the very end of his life. She was a woman, take her all in all, I shall not see her like again. RIP Carol Jean.
Peace. My sweet Ethel
I first met Carol around 2002 when she and Brent re kindled their flame. I will miss her terribly as she has touched my life similarly to others. Always a good time, always up beat and she became family. Memories of many a Thanksgiving spent over her home with Brent, and our son Jason, as I said, she was “family”. Not growing up in the Bronx as did Carol, I didn’t know her “crew”. Well she made me an honorary Bronx girl, and I felt part of The Group. Her friends became mine and I always liked hearing the stories of the early years, I don’t have that advantage of knowing her back then. I looked forward to her arranged outings in the city and it was always a great day. This is how she kept people together. Will miss our meetings at Papermill playhouse for a matinee with lunch in Milburn first. That is how I acquired the name Carol had for me and visa versa. “Oh MISS” we would say when speaking to each other. It was a funny episode as I parked my car next to hers at the Playhouse, Crawled though hers to mine and took off without paying parking. The attendant was shouting “ oh MISS!!” And after that, the name stuck!! Always made me feel silly like LUCY, and she was my ETHEL. Rest in eternal piece my sweet MISS♥️🌹
A special person who had the positivity to lift your spirits when you were down. She always had the power to bring new and old friends together. Special friend who will be missed by all that knew her. She’s an angel now in the heavens above. Goodbye my friend one day will meet again. Sheryl
Carol was such a kind hearted, genuinely nice person. I'm going to miss our sidebar conversations, laughs and most importantly that great sense of humor! Rest well Carol. Prayers and thoughts are with the family in this difficult time.
When I think of Carol, I think of a sweet breath of fresh air. I think of an all accepting, non intrusive hippie chick, who was so comfortable in her own skin, that she made all around her just as comfortable in theirs.
I think innocent optimism, wander luster and the kindest soul in the purest sense of the word, and in her case, all about actions of kindness—- not idle chatter. She walked the walk with class and compassion.
The last chat we had, we were standing outside of Harolds deli in a huddle of women, waiting on our guys to say their fondest goodbyes, hug and reminisce for 5 more minutes, and then 5 more
We talked about the sad epidemic of mean girls and the disappointment of having still experienced this, even in these more seasoned years.
She let me know that while she has always been a kind girl, she never really puts up with mean girls. She let me know that she is worthy of better (and she SO was) and I should take her lead.
She said it with the confidence of someone so well loved, and with such clarity and light, it was absolutely contagious—and I hugged her hard, and I walked into our car like a proud peacock, thanks to her.
That is how I will remember Carol and this is how she will always be a part of me.
Rest easy Carol. You are so very adored
How grateful I am to have called Carol a friend. I was a newbie to this wonderful group of friends, The Co-op city family. Carol always made me feel welcomed and loved .May everyone always remember her smile and laugh when you think of her. So let's keep smiling and honor Carol with one great deed in her memory. Brent there are no words that can ease the pain but so much love and prayers to you. With love Jeff and Kathy Klutch.
We're going to miss you Carol
There are no words to comfort Carol’s loved ones or to explain the acceleration of her illness. Although only 61, Carol lived her life with zest and vigor. This is what drew us all to her. Carol loved to travel and Paula and I experienced a number of trips with her. We each had a job Carol would find us things to do, Paula handled navigation and I handled translation. Sometimes Carol tried to do the translation, and would pick up a phrase and repeatedly use it whether it made sense or not. In Italy she used the phrase bono fortuna, which means good luck. So if a waiter asked us what we were eating Carol would say bono fortuna, which made the waiter and us laugh. We went to New Mexico where we all were feeling altitude sickness and we barely had the energy to shop. This is when Carol got spontaneous and bought the best cowgirl hat she could for the mere cost of $2000. Carol was always good for a surprise action. She was well skilled with modern technology, but she lived to mail either something totally random or an article on something you mentioned to her and had already forgotten. I will miss that. One of the things that Carol could have been in contention for in the Guinness Book of World Records was the amount of jobs she had. I believe it was 52, and Carol would have liked to write a book 50 ways to Leave Your Job. Carol was a collector of people and had friends all over. We met some on our travels and well some were frankly weird, but Carol didn’t mind. All the parties that Carol & Brent had annually kept many of us in touch with each other, which may have not happened without Carol’s intervention. The parties were great, but if you were lucky enough to stay for breakfast it was like the Big Chill all of us laughing and enjoying being together. This was the power of our good friend Carol. Which leaves me to say BONA FORTUNA