March 9, 1945 – January 28, 2024
Date: January 31, 2024 Time: 12:00 PM
New Montefiore Cemetery: 1180 Wellwood Ave., West Babylon, NY 11704
Service Recording: Click Here
Shiva will follow the service at Aileen and Marc’s home until 8pm. Shiva will continue at
Aileen’s home on Thursday, February 1, 12pm-8pm.
Donations in her honor, to cure Alzheimer’s disease, may be made here:
Carole Boyar passed away on January 28, 2024, at the age of 78, after a long battle
with Alzheimer’s disease. But boy were we a lucky bunch when she was alive.
Carole was a storyteller, and we were her captive and appreciative audience.
Born in Brooklyn New York, to Jean and Jack Greenbaum, Carole and her
brother Philip spent their days, surrounded by uncles, aunts and cousins and
the grand adventures of Sheepshead Bay. Her Mother was a hard worker.
Carole’s work ethic, and that of her children, perhaps originated
with Jean on East 29th Street. She lost her father when he was quite young.
She spoke often of his kind heart and how she wished that he had
lived to see her children Mindy, Aileen, and Glenn thrive in their adult lives.
Carole loved sweets. She shared many a tale of cookies, cakes, and Hershey kisses.
Perhaps most famous to many, was the pistachio frozen custard ‘sugar high’ that
preceded her acceptance of Raymond’s marriage proposal.
So began the Plainview years.
Carole was fun. She played tennis and bowled. Weekends were spent with family
on the boat with the best salami sandwiches. Yes, you’ll notice both
food and family were a theme and joy in her life.
Happy occasions were celebrated with a perfect burger
(grilled not on the griddle) or the most delicious chicken.
Dessert was a black and white malted or in summer,
her famous homemade watermelon sherbet mold.
Fortunately for us she was also wise, and shared her wisdom that all diets
start on Monday. Carole, the single years. She went back to school
and put her strength in numbers towards a career in medical billing.
She never feared hard work. She learned to play Mahjong,
but joined in primarily for the camaraderie and great snacks.
Weekends started with errands, returning a comforter set (or buying two more)
at TJ Maxx or picking up a special little top from Annie Sez.
An idyllic weekend ended at Aileen and Marc’s with Mindy,
some array of her five Grandsons and, yup you guessed,
something yummy hot off the grill. She ventured often to
visit Glenn and his family, her trunk filled with emergency
toilet paper, Arizona Iced tea and the customary hostess gift
of ‘two melons for the price of one’ available only that Friday
at her local ShopRite. She is survived by her beloved brother
Philip Greenbaum, her children Mindy Boyar, Aileen Zemel (Marc),
Glenn Boyar (Abigail) and her grandsons Benjamin and Ethan Zemel,
Justin Trinagel and Jacob and Alexander Boyar. Carole was a great daughter,
sister, mother, grandmother, aunt, cousin, and
friend and loved us all ‘a bushel and a peck and a hug around the neck’.
The funeral will be Wednesday, January 31st at 12:00pm, at the Star of David Chapel on Long