Carol E. Fleischmann, 73, of Piermont, NY, died peacefully at home after a battle with cancer on Monday, February 8th, 2016, surrounded by her family. Carol was born in 1942 in New Haven, CT to Maurice Fleischmann and Charlotte (nee Kaufman), the oldest of three daughters. She was a beloved mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister and wife, entrepreneur and community leader.
Carol moved to Nyack in 1989. She loved the people and adored all that the river community had to offer. Through the years, she served as President of the Nyack Chamber of Commerce, on the Board of Friends of Nyack, and the REDC (Rockland Economic Development Corporation). Carol led the effort to renew Main Street in downtown Nyack by serving as Chair of the Streetscape Committee for 8 years.
In addition to her community, Carol was passionate about several causes. Her parents gave her the middle name Eleanor, and like her namesake, Eleanor Roosevelt, Carol was a champion of the women’s movement. She was a lifetime supporter of NOW, founder of the Partnership Of Women Entrepreneurs, and she served on the board of Nyack Planned Parenthood. She was politically active with both the Democratic National Committee and the Jewish Veterans of War. Carol felt that creatures of all kinds needed a defender, and was on the Board of Directors for the international non-profit group, Friends of Animals, an organization devoted to freeing animals from cruelty and exploitation.
Carol maintained a private psychotherapy practice for over 40 years. She cared deeply about enriching the lives of the people in her community and the world. She is widely known for her cheerfulness, generosity and kind heart.
Carol is survived by her husband, Larry, her sisters, Laura and Roberta, her children, Tracey, Caarin and Greg, and her grandchildren Jasper, Charlotte, Harley, Matthew, Christopher, Phillip, Melanie, Billy, and Luke.
A funeral will be held at Rockland Cemetery, 201 Kings Highway, Sparkill, NY 10976 on Friday, February 12th at 11am.
In lieu of flowers, donations in the name of Carol Fleischmann may be made to Friends of Animals, 777 Post Road, Suite 205, Darien, CT 06820.