In loving memory of the amazing and loving Priscilla Anne Raccuglia Carollo, who passed away suddenly on February 1st, 2023. She was the most beloved mother, wife, grandmother, and friend to all who had the privilege to know her.
Priscilla was born on April 19, 1943 to Phyllis Arcimone and Frank Raccuglia on Bay 7th Street in Brooklyn, New York, where she grew up with her two siblings, Frank and Anne. She was married to her loving husband, Dennis Carollo, Sr. on May 7, 1966, and had her two children Jenine Carollo-Mangini and Dennis Carollo, Jr. Her daughter Jenine and her husband Joseph had two beautiful grandchildren, the light of Dennis, Sr., and Priscilla's life, Jacqliene and Joseph. Dennis Jr. and his wife Joanna and they are expecting a baby, which Priscilla hoped would be a boy, and it turned out to be.
Priscilla was the matriarch of the family, the glue that held everyone together, and "the boss." From being an electrolysis business owner with her daughter Jenine, to owning another business with her husband, to being the first civic leader of Tottenville, she was a force to be reckoned with. She moved from Brooklyn to Tottenville in Staten Island over thirty years ago and has ever since made a positive impact on the town. Priscilla was a self-made businesswoman, leader, and figure in the local Tottenville community, including her parish of over 30 years, Our Lady Help of Christians, where she has regularly attended the 4 p.m. Saturday mass for her entire time at the parish. She and her late husband used to come in an hour or two early. She used to say the rosary and pray with her church friends, while he was an usher and prepared for mass. She was a devout Catholic and wanted to share her faith with all she knew.
Priscilla was a beautiful woman, inside and out, and always wanted to look her best, from her gel manicures to her biweekly hair blowouts, she was nothing short of fabulous. Her impeccable sense of style and breathtaking class in both personality and style allowed her presence to be felt everywhere she set foot. She was a proud New Yorker, and loved going to Long Beach Island in the summer and traveling abroad to Italy. She was a generous soul and cared about all her friends, often giving them little things that turned out to mean a lot to them.
But most of all, Priscilla loved her family, in whom her love resides in their hearts forever. To her and her most beautiful soul, family is everything. She is preceded by her parents, the love of her life, Dennis, Sr., and her sister. She is survived by her children; her most devoted and loving daughter Jenine and dedicated and caring son Dennis, and son in law Joseph and daughter in law Joanna, her adoring grandchildren, Jacqliene and Joseph, as well as baby boy grandson on the way. She was also a great lover of dogs and is survived by her two "girls" Lilly and Belle. To say that this family was tight knit is to say the least. They are the most loving family that would do anything for one another and have endless love to give. The love that this family has for each other extends beyond capacity and from Heaven to Earth.
In her memory, in lieu of flowers please donate in her name to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, a cause that was always so close to her heart.