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Carol Cesario, 64, of Matawan, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 16, 2021. Carol and her family have lived in Matawan for 30 years. She worked in religious education at St. Benedict Catholic Church & School in Holmdel, NJ for 16 years. Carol embodied the Christian spirit with her love and respect for everyone.

Carol battled metastatic breast cancer for over four years with the support of her husband Sal, of 32 years, and three children Bianca, and fiancé Patrick Herlihy, Sam and Christopher. She is also survived by her four siblings, Rudy and Antionette Coupe, Suzanne and Ed Trainor, Bill and Rita Coupe, and Joan and Dennis Brady.

Carol’s unwavering optimism and upbeat attitude made every day with her special. Her ability to always look on the bright side and greet everyone with a smile made her a delight to be around, even in the toughest of times. She enjoyed days on the beach with a book or magazine, and nights listening to Bruce Springsteen while roasting s’mores. Carol was known for her famous cheesecake and countless Christmas cookies.

In lieu of flowers, a donation page has been setup in memory of Carol to support cancer research at Memorial Sloan Kettering. 

Visitation will be held at the Thompson Memorial Home, 310 Broad St., Red Bank on Tuesday, Dec. 21 from 2:00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 PM. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Benedict Church, 165 Bethany Rd, Holmdel, NJ 07733 Dec. 22, 10:00 AM. Interment will follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Middletown.





Bruce S. Thompson, Owner & Manager, NJ LIC #3740