Carol Randazzo O'Sullivan CHARLOTTE - Carol Randazzo O'Sullivan, age 75, after a lengthy illness, passed away on Thursday, April 17, 2014, in the loving arms of immediate family at Levine & Dickson Hospice House, Southminster, in Charlotte. Carol was born in New York City on Dec. 24, 1938, and later moved to Queens before graduating from Julia Richman High School in Manhattan. She was preceded in death by her parents Joseph and Frances Randazzo, brother Peter Randazzo and sister Frances Randazzo DeSantis, along with in-laws John and Julia O'Sullivan and sisters-in-law Catherine Murphy and Phyllis O'Sullivan. Carol is survived by her devoted husband of 54 years Cornelius (Neil) of Waxhaw, daughter Donna Johnson (Kristopher) of Tega Cay, S.C., son John O'Sullivan of Waxhaw, and daughter Catherine O'Sullivan-Hughes (Merlin) of Takoma Park, Md. She is also survived by grandchildren Emma O'Sullivan, Enda O'Sullivan-Hughes, Eamonn O'Sullivan-Hughes; sisters-in-law Margaret Grenville (Richard) of Whiting, N.J., and Marie Francom (Gerald) of Manchester, England; and many nieces, nephews and cousins throughout the United States, England, Wales and Ireland. Carol's passions included her proud Italian heritage, cooking, gardening, bird watching and North Carolina Tar Heel basketball. She was a devoted homemaker who resided in New York, California and her final resting place in North Carolina. Her beloved dogs Guinness and Daisy remained by her side as constant companions during her illness. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held in the Daily Mass Chapel at St. Matthew Catholic Church in Charlotte on Friday, April 25 at 11:00 a.m. Friends may visit with the family in the chapel beginning at 10:00 a.m. until the time of service. In lieu of flowers, any remembrances can be made in her name to the Hospice & Palliative Care - Charlotte Region, 1420 East 7th Street, Charlotte, NC 28204; United Service Organizations (USO), Dept. WS, P.O. Box 96860, Washington, DC, 20090-6860; or the Humane Society of Charlotte, 2700 Toomey Avenue, Charlotte, NC 28203. Arrangements are in the care of Heritage Funeral Home, Weddington Chapel. An online guestbook is available at www.heritagecares.net.
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Published in Charlotte Observer on Apr. 20, 2014