Carol Lauretta Pucek
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HOPEWELL JUNCTION - Carol Lauretta Pucek, 59, a Hopewell Junction resident for 25 years and formerly of Fishkill and Buchanan, passed away on Friday, March 28, 2014 at the Kaplan Family Hospice Residence.
Born in Peekskill on September 26, 1954, she was the daughter of the late Carmen and Anna (Boniello) Piucci. On September 1, 1974 in Buchanan, she married Anthony Pucek who survives at home.
Carol graduated from the Harlem Valley School of Nursing in 1974. She then earned her Bachelor Degree in Nursing from SUNY New Paltz in 1985 and her Master's Degree in Nursing from Pace University in 1991. She had been employed as a Nurse Practitioner in Psychiatry at St. Christopher's Inn at Graymoor Franciscan Friars of Atonement.
Carol was a member of the Nurse Practitioner Association of New York. An avid reader, she also enjoyed traveling to tropical destinations.
In addition to her husband of 39 years, Carol is survived by her daughter, Kelly Pucek of Wappingers Falls; her siblings, Sharon Turner of Poughkeepsie, Annette Reynolds of Hopewell Junction, Carmen Piucci of Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, and Renee Rodriguez of Hyde Park; many aunts, uncles, and cousins; several nieces and nephews; and a great-nephew.
Calling hours will be held on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at the McHoul Funeral Home of Fishkill, Inc., 1089 Main Street, Fishkill. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday at 10 am at St. Christopher's Inn at Graymoor Franciscan Friars of Atonement, 21 Franciscan Way, Garrison followed by burial at Assumption Cemetery in Cortlandt Manor.
Donations may be made in Carol's memory to the
. For driving directions, memorial donations, or online condolences, please visit Carol's Book of Memories at www.mchoulfuneralhome.com.
McHoul Funeral Home of Fishkill, Inc.
1089 Main Street
Fishkill, NY 12524
Published in the Poughkeepsie Journal from Mar. 30 to Apr. 1, 2014