Dr. Carole Garabedian

It is with much sorrow, we mourn the passing of Dr. Carole Garabedian. Carole and her husband Bob joined the Yacht Club in 1985. They sailed their boat "Spirit", a 35' Erickson on L. I. Sound with other members of the Yacht Club's "Hudson Cove East" group. Carole, an avid and fun sailor, and well respected in the medical community, will be missed by all that knew and loved her.

Carole F. Daly GARABEDIAN,  RN, MS, EdD, 73, of Westwood, NJ, died peacefully at home on January 17, 2008, with her loving husband Robert by her side. Carole, born and raised in Jersey City, received her RN degree from Mount Sinai Hospital School of Nursing in 1955 and continued her education in nursing through 2001 when she earned her Doctorate of Education from Columbia University. Among the many prestigious awards, she received was the 2002 NEAA Alumni Achievement Award in Nursing Service from Teachers College Columbia University, earning her a place in the Nursing Hall of Fame.

An enthusiastic and resourceful woman, she was highly regarded by her many colleagues, students and patients throughout her career, most recently as a Nursing Education Specialist at Mt. Sinai and Adjunct Professor at both NYU and Columbia University. Dr. Garabedian previously served as Assistant Director and Director of Nursing at Riverside General Hospital for over ten years. Carole's bright and positive outlook shone brilliantly in all she did. She had a passion for sailing, travel, and adventure; living every day of her life to the fullest. Along with her husband of forty-eight years,

Carole will be greatly missed by her daughter Suzie Vitez and partner Sally, her son Geoff and wife Darlene, grandchildren; EJ and Lexi Vitez, Jack and Danny Garabedian, sisters; Joan McHugh and Arlene Sciortino, brothers-in-law Bill, Joe, Peter, and many other family members, all of whom she loved dearly. She was pre-deceased by her sister, Diane Ralston.

Donations may be made to your local Hospice or to Mount Sinai Hospital Nursing Education, c/o Director: Maria Vezina, Box 1144, One Gustave Levy Place, New York, NY 10029. Checks should be made payable to Mount Sinai Hospital.