Carolyn T. Stiglin, 87, Lincroft, activist and entrepreneur, departed this world on February 26, 2018
Born Carolyn T. Hennigan in Brooklyn, in 1930, she established roots in Staten Island as an adult, where she started a large family. Afterward, she pursued a college degree from City University of New York, majoring in psychology. She was active in many organizations while living on Staten Island. Later on, she made Red Bank her home and became active in that community as well.
Carol’s entrepreneurial pursuits began with a business called, “New York Seen”, where she gave tours of New York City. This business evolved into a private hotel concierge service, which expanded to all major cities. It was branded “City Seen”. Throughout her pursuits she was known for her fair and ethical business practices. She enjoyed traveling and meeting people from diverse backgrounds. Theater was another great passion for Carol.
Carol worked tirelessly for political action, historic preservation and environmental causes. She was a member of the League of Women Voters, Toastmasters of America, the Staten Island Democratic Association, the Mud Lane Society and the Middletown Democrats.
She will be profoundly missed by the many friends she has made and the lives she has touched along the path of life.
She was predeceased by her parents, Caroline and Louis Hennigan, Gerard Hennigan (brother), Lois Hennigan (sister) and her son, Christopher Stiglin. Surviving her are her daughters, Paula Ramos, Michaela Kalff (Bill Kalff), Colette Lane, her sons, Peter Stiglin, (David Whitman), Luke Stiglin (Robin). She is also survived by her grandchildren, Jessamyn, Ariana, Jamie, Gina, Nicole, Christopher and Austin, as well as 7 great grandchildren. Other surviving family members include, her sister Maureen McInerney, and several nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the American Heart Association.
Family and friends are welcome to attend a Memorial Mass Celebration of Life on Saturday, March 3, 2018, promptly at 11:00am at Church of Precious Blood, 72 Riverdale Avenue (corner of Beach Road), Monmouth Beach, NJ 07750. Please visit www.fiorefuneralhomes.com for condolences.