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It saddens me to inform all the readers of Container Diaries that my mother Carol Corbett has passed away; she was 69.

Here is her Obituary from the New York Daily News.

CORBETT-Carol E., 69, of Keyport, passed away Thursday, October 2, 2008, at home. Born in Brooklyn she resided for the past three years with her cousin, Susan Corbett. Born in Brooklyn Carol was predeceased by her father, Raymond R. Corbett; and sister, Sheila Sabbagh. Surviving are two sons, John Finamore of College Point, NY; and Stephen Finamore of E. Lansing, MI; and one daughter, Sharon Rutter of Staten Island, NY; a sister, Eleanor Corbett of Staten Island; a brother, Tim Corbett of Manhattan; and four grandchildren. Cremation was private. A Memorial Mass will be offered on Tuesday, 10AM at Holy Name Church, 245 Prospect Park West, Brooklyn, NY. DAY FUNERAL HOME, 361 Maple Place, Keyport, NJ handled the cremation. For online condolences to the family, visit http://www.dayfuneralhome.com.

She fought the good fight for a long time.

For all that knew her, you’ll remember her as a funny, down-to-earth woman who spoke her mind, worked hard and was a good mother.

One trait she possessed was her honesty. She told you how she felt whether you agreed with her or not. She wasn’t one to pull any punches.

Carol was an outstanding Grandmother to my daughter Taylor. She never forgot Taylor’s birthday; and even though we lived 800 miles away, Carol always sent a package filled with gifts. On Christmas it was the same. Taylor’s eyes would light up when United Parcel pulled up and dropped off a package.

Carol had a knack of remembering birthday’s. She always thought it was important to send a card.

She was a good soul who cared about people. She liked her cocktails and I can honestly say, she lived life to the fullest. Her favorite saying if she liked someone was, “she’s a good egg.”

There will be a Memorial Mass held at Holy Name Church on Prospect Park West Tuesday morning at 10AM.

Carol Corbett, R.I.P.