Obituary of Honor Carol Ackbarali
March 6, 1930 – July 13, 2022
(92 years young)
Honor Carol Ackbarali was granted her final wish and passed peacefully into eternal rest at her home, on Wednesday July 13, 2022 after a long and fulfilling life.
Carol was born on March 6, 1930, in San Fernando, a very small town on the Caribbean island of Trinidad, to Raphique Rahamut and Ivy Ramdial.
After spying Carol from a neighbor’s tree and courting for some time, Oswald “Ozzie” Ackbarali and Carol were married on September 4, 1955 and went on to have six loving children; Patrina, Kevin, Alan, Ricardo, Marisa Lauriana and Tereselle. Carol loved being a grandmother to her ten beautiful grandchildren and a great-grandmother to her ten great-grandchildren.
Carol was a Personnel Administrator for seven years at Barclays Bank International before being promoted to Manager of Benefits & Compensation and Assistant Vice President of Bank Sourcing & Facilities, until she retired in the mid ‘90’s. Carol was always recognized for her exceptional organizational & planning skills, and she combined those skills with her fastidious attention to detail and excellence, to guide both her professional and her personal lives.
Carol defined herself not only by her profession as a Bank Operations Administrator, but very much as a Wife, Mom and Grandmother, and as a devout Roman Catholic. She later became a Eucharistic Minister at Saint Christopher Parish Church in Buchanan, NY.
One of her signature traits was afternoon tea. Whether she was entertaining or just enjoying a quiet afternoon on her back porch, Carol’s “signature” cup of tea and accompanying sweet treats were always present. She thoroughly enjoyed sipping tea while admiring her garden and the beautiful wildlife in her area.
Carol was the spark that led her family to migrate from the small Caribbean island of Trinidad first to St Thomas USVI, and next to New York between 1970 and 1974. Her joys in life included reading (among her favorite books were her bible and nature and tea magazines); spoiling her “adopted” son Michael who we all still think of as a brother; planning & hosting very large family gatherings (which was a trait Carol inherited from her mother); and she really loved gardening and traveling. One of her biggest joys was when she and Ozzie arranged to be in London for the marriage of Princess Diana and Charles in July 1981.
Carol used every opportunity to help her Church and Parish, and this continued until her health could no longer support her indomitable spirit of giving.
Carol is predeceased by her husband Oswald (Ozzie); her parent's Ivy (Ramdial) and Raphique Rahamut; her sisters Madge and Molly; her brothers Kenneth (Sheila), Leslie (Dhropatee), and Patrick (Anne).
Carol is survived by her children: Patrina (Ben), Kevin (Enid), Alan (Sabina), Ricardo (Kim), Tereselle (Marc), and Marisa Lauriana; Godsons Michael (Shalama) and Curtis (Charlene) and a multitude of nieces and nephews.
Carol was a loving Grandma to Christopher, Nicholas, Kira, Anthony, Ian, Nadia, Michael, Kristal, Sarah, and Aaron. Carol was a loving Great Grandma to Mariah, Audrey, Linaya, Asher, Christian, Avery, Moira, Liam, Thea and Arlo.
Visitation will be held on Friday, July 15, 2022, from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM at Joseph F. Nardone Funeral Home, 414 Washington Street, Peekskill, NY.
Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Saturday, July 16, 2022, at 10:00 AM at St. Christopher's Church, 3094 Albany Post Road, Buchanan, NY.
Please use the link below to view the Mass of Christian Burial. The link will be active beginning at 9:45 AM on Saturday, July 16, 2022.
Mass of Christian Burial for Honor Carol Ackbarali
Interment to follow at Assumption Cemetery, 1055 Oregon Road, Cortlandt Manor, NY.