Carla was proud to be a Greenwich Village girl, born and raised on W. 10th St. She fondly remembered going to Washington Sq. Park on Sundays for the folk music sing-alongs. She attended PS 3, Hunter College High School, and Brooklyn College, where she majored in Philosophy and European Literature. After college, Carla worked in advertising (Wells, Rich, Green Inc.). Then she switched careers and became a bartender, working at The Recess (located on Bayard St. behind the Municipal Court Building), where she served and became friends with many NYPD officers. With them, she would attend annual conventions and St. Patrick's Day gatherings. She then worked for NASDAQ for 11 years until they moved their offices. She then retired but had a cancerous part of a lung removed and the cancer never came back. For the last 16 years of her life, she was a member of the Equinox Gym at Hudson and Leroy Streets which had a rooftop pool. She was called "Queen of the Pool" and "Mayoress of the Pool" because of her friendliness, her ability to introduce different people to one another, and her great joie de vivre. She had many friends there who loved her dearly and mourn her passing. Carla passed away on 10/18/2020 at New York-Presbyterian Hospital-Downtown from respiratory failure. Her ashes will be buried in a plot next to her father in the springtime and a memorial held in her honor then.
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