Carol Ann Csernica, 80, passed away peacefully in the presence of her family at Heritage Springs Memory Care in Lewisburg, on April 1, 2017.
Carol was born in Jersey City, N.J. to Basil (also known as William) and Anna Gotch.
Her childhood home in Bayonne, N.J. was across the street from St. John the Baptist Byzantine Catholic Church, where her family was deeply involved with parish life. She graduated from Bayonne High School in 1954.
Carol received a registered nursing degree from St. Francis Hospital School of Nursing in Jersey City in 1957, and began her career as a surgical nurse in Bayonne Hospital.
She married Joseph Csernica, also of Bayonne, in 1960 and spent time as a homemaker as the family moved from New Jersey to Minnesota, and back to New Jersey. They ultimately settled in Brewster, N.Y., where Carol worked for many years as a school nurse in the Brewster Central School System.
The selfless nature which made Carol an effective nurse was evident to those with whom she came into contact, and will be remembered and missed by her friends and family. She was never happier than when taking care of others, especially her grandchildren.
Carol was a dedicated fan of the New York Mets, and enjoyed watching their games both in person and on television. She loved to read, and stacks of books could always be found beside her bed and next to her favorite chair. She raised and loved a series of dogs, Sam, Max, Jake and Charlie.
Carol is survived by her husband Joseph, their son Jeffrey and his wife Mary, of Lewisburg, and their children Peter, Timothy, and Kelly.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Gregory.
The Liturgy of Christian Burial will take place at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church, 13 Pembroke Road, Danbury, Conn. Friends will be received from 10:30 to 11:30 prior to the service.
Interment will follow in St. Peter Cemetery, Danbury, Conn.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to your local animal shelter.
The family wishes to thank the staff at Heritage Springs Memory Care for the love and wonderful care they gave to Carol in her final years.
Published on  April 3, 2017