Saturday, 31 December 1938 - Friday, 16 March 2018
Funeral Date: Monday, 19 March 2018
Carol Blitz Portugal, aged 79, died peacefully on Friday after a long illness. Born and raised in the Bronx, she had lived for the past 47 years in Harrington Park, NJ. Carol shared 43 happy years with her husband, Howard Portugal, who passed away in 2012. She is survived by her son Lee Portugal, of Nanuet, NY, as well as her daughter Jill Paglino, son-in-law Justin Paglino, and grandchildren Dean and Elise, of Guilford, CT. She is also survived by her niece Diane Felber, nephews Jonathan Schuster and Seth Ehrlich, and many cousins. Carol attended City College of NY and then earned a Master degree in Economics at New York University. She worked in banking and finance before staying home to raise her children. Carol was passionate about helping others, matchmaking, and collecting antiques. Her other hobbies included cooking, baking, decorating, jewelry making and traveling. Funeral services will be held at Robert Schoem’s Menorah Chapel on Monday, March 19th at 11 AM. Memorial donations may be made to: The Venture Foundation, 25 Smith Street, Suite 515, Nanuet, NY.