Honoring Carole Provenzale... a Mother a Friend a Mentor and so Much more...she was our Everything

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Honoring Carole Provenzale... a Mother a Friend a Mentor and so Much more...she was our Everything

 Feng Shui consultant Carole ProvenzaleCarole Provenzale

Dear Friends of Carole Provenzale,

My name is Laura Cerrano, Carole Provenzale's daughter, I had the pleasure of meeting some of you at RainCamp in New York City.  I want to honor my mother by thanking her for EVERYTHING that she has done for my brother Adam and I.  She has no idea the gift she has given us, being our mother, best friend, we could not have ask for a better mentor and mother. 

Unfortunately our mother passed yesterday 5/18/2010 around 6pm.  She was dealing with multiple health issues and finally she went in peace in her sleep with Adam and I by her bedside.  She always told me how much she loved the Activerain community and the hundreds of people she connected with who then became friends and she loved very much :)

I will do my best to continue my mother's work and up keep her blogs, business and continue to teach and inspire you with the teachings of Feng Shui. 

Carole's son Adam and her

 Carole's son Adam and Her.   Image Below Carole and Laura. 


Carole and Laura

Carole and Grandma Rose

 Grandma Rose with Carole

the Provenzale Family living life!

 Carole's Brother Peter, Sister Roe, Father Peter and Mother Rose Provenzale

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 Carole Provenzale Graduating for Feng Shui in 1996 

For those of you who live or are near the Long Island New York area and would like to pay your respects to Carole Provenzale a one day service will be held at:

O'Shea Funeral Homes, Inc.

Wantagh Location
603 Wantagh Ave, 
Wantagh, NY 11793
Phone: 516-731-5550
(Click here to Mapquest Direction

Times of Service: 2-5pm and 7-9pm

Date of Service: May 22, 2010

For those who can attend and would like to share something with everyone, please plan to do this for the service. The family, Adam and I  would really appreciate it. If you can not make it, no worries, Please feel free to leave any comments or memories that you would like to share on this post :)

We MISS you Mom and A.K.A ActiveRain Feng Shui Consultant and LOVE you so MUCH!!

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Laura Cerrano is a second-generation Certified New York City Feng Shui Consultant Expert. As a full-time Feng Shui consultant, Laura provides bicoastal consultations and workshops for residential, commercial, real estate developments, Fortune 500 companies and healing faculties. In addition, Laura is a resident teacher at the Metropolitan Institute of Design in Syosset, NY. She has been featured in highly respected publications and TV networks such as Bravo's "Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen," PBS, CBC Television, BBC Radio and The New York Times. 



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Sandy Wagner
RE/MAX Professionals 253.225.8322 - Gig Harbor, WA
Short Sale Specialist Tacoma, WA, and Gig Harbor,

Laura ~ What a loss.....My thoughts and prayers are with your family. Carole was loved by many. 

May 24, 2010 03:52 AM #222
Gloria Todor
Century 21 Absolute Realty - Springfield, PA
& Doug Durren (484) 431-3686 in SE PA

Laura, We are so sorry to hear about your mother's passing.  I had a little bit of connection during our short time here on Active rain and I enjoyed your mother's advice, observations and comments during that time.  She will be missed. May you all find the support and comfort you need during this very sad time.   Take care, Gloria

May 24, 2010 10:00 AM #223
Vickie McCartney
Maverick Realty - Owensboro, KY
Broker, Real Estate Agent Owensboro KY

Laura and Adam~ I just found out from Facebook! I am totally shocked as I had no idea Carole was ill!  I am so sorry.  Carole will surely be missed by so many people!  What a blessing and ray of light she was to all of us!  I learned so much from her!  I am so sorry for your loss!  Sincerely, Vickie

May 24, 2010 10:50 AM #224
Suzanne Sands
Pavao Real Estate - Somerset, MA
Somerset MA Real Estate


I am so sorry for your loss. She was one of the nicest people & I enjoyed getting to know her here in the Rain.  Take care, Suzanne

May 24, 2010 11:15 AM #225
Melissa Grant
A Serendipity World - Greenbackville, VA
The Law of Attraction In Life & Business

I was/am totally shocked when I heard the news. Carole has taught me and many others so much. She was so loved here in the Rain. I had the pleasure to speak with her a few times and her positive energy was always contagious. She will be greatly missed by many. I loved and adored her and I will miss her beyond words.

May 24, 2010 01:23 PM #226
Jen Bowman
Keller Williams on the Water - Holmes Beach, FL
Realtor - Anna Maria Island & Bradenton FL

Laura and Adam,

My heart goes out to you both. I am so sorry for your loss. I always enjoyed your mom's posts. Like Craig, she was my link back to Long Island where I grew up.  She will be missed very much.

May 24, 2010 03:13 PM #227
Deborah Ryman
Santa Cruz, CA
M.A. Feng Shui Services, Santa Cruz County

Capitola FlowersLaura . . .my condolences . . . your mother was a very rare flower . . . so sweet, so optimistic . . . so welcoming and friendly and helpful . . . Blessings to all of you!

May 24, 2010 03:39 PM #228
Cristal Drake
Prudential California Realty - Fullerton, CA
Realtor - Fullerton Real Estate

Laura, thank you for sharing this. I am shocked, heart broken and saddened. Your mom brought so much love and light not only to me on a regular basis but obviously to so many around her. I have not been on AR like I use to be and she was one of my very first friends. She always took a moment to comment and to say a kind word. She had such a beautiful, amazing and helpful spirit.

I am so sorry for the loss to your family. I lost my mom too way earlier than I should have and I personally share in your grief . Thinking of you at this difficult time.

May 24, 2010 04:05 PM #229
Jeff&Grace Safrin
F.C.Tucker 1st Team Real Estate - Valparaiso, IN

Hello Laura - you and I emailed many months back when your mom was in the hospital for resp. problems.

My deepest sympathies to you and your family on your loss. may God give you strength in this your time of need.  Your Mom lives on in the many lives she touched and the many people she served while a brief citizen on this planet.

Someonw gave me this saying wehn my Mom passed away and I'd like to share it with you.

Our lives are like a tapestry, sometimes all we see are knots on the underside of the tapestry while we live here on earth.

it is only when we get to heaven - that we can see the beauty of the tapestry God has woven with our lives.

It takes faith in God to live with the knots down here!


Sorry for the delay in responding - I was out of state for awhile caring for an elderly  family member who had major surgery and helping her acclimate & get back to her home. Jo sent me an email on AR which I did not logon to till today.

You are in my thoughts and prayers.

God Bless you


May 25, 2010 09:14 AM #230
Craig Schiller
Trempealeau, WI

Laura and Adam,

My heart is so heavy after hearing of this news. Please know my thoughts and wishes are with you and your family.

Your Mom was an AMAZING voice for home staging and Feng Shui.

Before I read your Mom's words I thought Feng Shui was a bunch of baloney. But I have to admit she inspired me to learn more and incorporate Feng Shui principles into my home staging.

I am a better home stager because of your mother, a woman I never met, but knew was amazing.

My best to you as you carry your Mom's "voice" forward thru your own words.


May 25, 2010 09:46 AM #231
Ann-Marie Clements
Candidate for an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership - Saint John, NB
Ed.D. candidate, Innovative Proactive Principa

Hi Laura & Adam,

Your mom was a WONDERFUL person and very spiritual with her Feng Shui!!!  As a ex-New Yorker (born in Manhattan and raised in Bethpage, Long Island) I connected with her writing and her passion for what she loved to teach the rest of us ActiveRain members... I really admire the fact that you will keep blogging her writing and teachings to us!!!  Your mother taught you well!!!  Good luck in your future...  ;>)))

May 27, 2010 12:56 PM #232
Ann Hayden
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Select Properties-St. Louis Missouri - Chesterfield, MO


I am so sorry for your loss.  Your mom was an inspiration to me.

{{hugs}} to you in this difficult time.

Ann Hayden in Wildwood, MO

May 28, 2010 01:00 AM #233
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Thank you everyone for your kind and loving comments and offering a hand to help.  We all truly appreciate it and will never forget it.  Thank you also to those who dedicated a post of their own as a tribute to Carole, I know she is smiling with the acknowledgments and now knowing how many people she truly helped. Thank you to her friends and the entire ActiveRain community!! :)

May 28, 2010 05:25 AM #234
Lisa Arato


I am so shocked and unbelievably saddened by this news. I had no idea.  Your mom was such a wonderful woman who I am proud to have had as a friend.  My heart is broken for you, Adam and your grandmother.  Carole loved you all so much.  Laura, she was so proud you and your brother.  She would often speak of Adam's carpentry talents and you as an artist and following in her passion for FengShui.  I am truly so very sorry for your loss.

Sending much love and prayers to you and your family....Lisa

May 29, 2010 05:19 AM #235
Kate Talarico
Kates Home Staging and Interior Design - Goshen, NY
RESA, Top Orange County Home Decorator & Stager


I am so sorry to hear the news about your mom.  Carole was a fantastic woman who always encouraged me to pursue my passions.  She will be missed!


Jun 06, 2010 06:54 AM #236
Gail Robinson
William Raveis Real Estate - Southport, CT
CRS, GRI, e-PRO Fairfield County, CT

Laura and Adam,

I've been away from AR dealing with my husband's terminal illness.  I'm so sorry to hear about your mom.  I enjoyed her posts tremendously and felt I knew her although I've never met her.  She was a wonderful person and I know you will miss her terribly.  I'm so sorry.  My heart goes out to you.

Jun 09, 2010 04:49 PM #237
Gail Robinson
William Raveis Real Estate - Southport, CT
CRS, GRI, e-PRO Fairfield County, CT

Laura and Adam,

I've been away from AR dealing with my husband's terminal illness.  I'm so sorry to hear about your mom.  I enjoyed her posts tremendously and felt I knew her although I've never met her.  She was a wonderful person and I know you will miss her terribly.  I'm so sorry.  My heart goes out to you.

Jun 09, 2010 04:49 PM #238
Sandy Shores FL Realtor®, Melbourne Real Estate
M & M Realty of Brevard Inc. - Melbourne, FL
Brevard County Real Estate, Florida's Space Coast

Laura, I haven't been on AR in the past 6 weeks as much as I would have liked to, as work got out of control crazy around here. But, I have recently checked back in and I was absolutely shocked when I heard the news about Carole!  I couldn't believe it!  I loved reading her blog - there wasn't a day that I didn't learn something completely new about Feng Shui.  I found her blog fascinating.  Your mother was an incredible woman and she will be missed dearly.  God bless you and your family.  My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

Jun 23, 2010 11:25 AM #239
Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Laura--I am deeply sadden by your mother's passing, but I know she is finally at peace.  I enjoyed reading her posts and the comments she left on mine.  I will remember her for a long time.  Thanks for this post.

Jul 22, 2010 01:28 PM #240
Matt Robinson
Professional Investors Guild - Pensacola, FL

I'm late to this post...but I'm sorry for your loss.  Mothers truly are special people...

Mar 07, 2011 05:01 AM #241
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