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Carolina "Carol" Lizzul

February 4, 1923 ~ February 3, 2021 (age 97)


Carolina "Carol" Lizzul (nee Barba) of Lakewood Township, formerly of Jersey City and Toms River, passed away at home surrounded by her family on February 3, 2021, one day before her 98th birthday.

Beloved wife of John L. "Lou" Lizzul, married for 67 years, beloved mother of Annette Lizzul and Mary Lizzul Giletti, and predeceased son-in-law Edward Giletti.  Beloved daughter of predeceased parents Fenezia and Gaetano Barba and sister of predeceased brothers Joseph, Anthony, Louis, and Edward Barba.  She is also survived by many beloved cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.

Born and raised in Jersey City, Carolina was a graduate of Dickinson High School and the former Drake College of Business.  Before and early in her marriage, she worked as executive assistant to counsel at Coats & Clark in New York City then at Crown Cork International in Jersey City. While raising a family, she helped her husband run their businesses, Visconti Painting Contractors and Mar-Car Development, until their retirement. 

Carolina was known best as being devoted to her family, kind and generous, a fun-loving life of the party (many of which she hosted), and a devout Roman Catholic who tried to help those less fortunate in her philanthropy and service. As a young adult she tutored, taught Sunday school and performed in “operettas” at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church in Jersey City.  Later she served on various committees at Saint Anne parish in Jersey City and in the Mother’s Club of St. Dominic Academy in Jersey City.  She was most recently a communicant of Saint Justin Church in Toms River, NJ.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, funeral will be private and under the arrangement of Riotto Funeral Home in Jersey City.  A mass and celebration of life with family and friends will be held at a later date. Please refer to for additional information.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to Holy Redeemer Hospice, Office of Philanthropy, Attn: Trisha Kiefer, In Memory of Carolina Lizzul, 521 Moredon Road, Huntington Valley, PA 19006.

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