Carol Ann Varano was born November 20, 1946, in Newark, New Jersey, the daughter of Charles and Laura Reif. She was one of six children.
Carol graduated from Union High School and later graduated from Delcor Beauty School in Irvington, NJ. Shortly thereafter, she joined Fisher Scientific in Springfield, NJ, as a customer service representative and later met her loving husband Joe. She followed Joe to Pittsburgh when he was transferred to accept a corporate marketing position. Carol, however, impressed the company president at that time with her customer service ability and extended her tenure by offering Carol the position of corporate credit analyst. Shortly thereafter in January 1979, Joe and Carol were married.
While they both were working, they found the time with their extended family as well as visiting her stepchildren, Michael Varano and Donna Varano, who remained in New Jersey with their mother. She loved sailing and vacationing with the children, especially taking them on trips to the lakes in Maine.
Carol retired from Fisher scientific in 2000 and later moved to her new home on Marco Island. Carol continued working part-time at the Coach Outlet in Naples as an assistant manager for retail sales. Carol enjoyed traveling during her retirement years, which led to many memorable cruises and land-based tours to many foreign lands.
She is survived by her loving husband Joseph Varano after 42 years of marriage. Also, her son Michael Varano (Michele) and their children Christopher, Matthew, Danny, and Elizabeth Rose. Daughter Donna Molinelli (John) and their children John Andrew and Juliana. Brother Robert Reif (Marianne), Sisters Laurie Boss (Bobby), Sharon Babo, Debra Bloodgood (Charles), sister-in-law Gale Cassese (Robert), nephews Dante Zappula, David, Nicholas and Matthew Lescota, Stephen Boss, Zachary Babo (Arielle), Kyle Bloodgood, Robbie Reif (Cindy), nieces Gina Zappula, Holly Boss, Meghann Shroyer (Jameson), Christine Martinez (Emmanuel) and many great nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her sister Linda Lescota and brother-in-laws John Lescota and Gerard Babo.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Memorial Donations may be given to:
The Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation