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

Reblogger Cindy Bryant
Home Stager with Redesign Etc. Home Staging Incorporated in TX

I just saw this and knew everyone would want to know about Carole Provenzale, Feng Shui expert from NY.  Her daughter Laura, wrote a very touching post about her.


Original content by Laura Cerrano #888

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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Jon Zolsky, Daytona Beach, FL
Daytona Condo Realty, 386-405-4408 - Daytona Beach, FL
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What a shock. I just sent Carole and e-mail a few days ago... I had no idea... Terrible news

May 19, 2010 03:59 PM #1
Lisa Ludlow Archer
Live Love Homes-Keller Williams, Charlotte, NC Ballantyne Area - Waxhaw, NC



Blessings for you and your family during this time. May God wrap his arms around you during this time. We all know that your Mom is in a better place.


May 19, 2010 03:59 PM #2
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

I had no idea!  Thanks for sharing, I would have missed it.  What an emotional and touching tribute.

May 19, 2010 04:00 PM #3
Cindy Bryant
Redesign Etc. Home Staging - Houston, TX
"Houston Home Staging Pros"

Jon-It doesn't look like anyone knew she had been sick.

Lisa-This is a re-blog that Carole's daughter wrote about her, it's not about my family.

Sharon-Neither did I.  I'm sure it was comforting for her to be around her kids.

May 19, 2010 04:17 PM #4
Marchel Peterson
Results Realty - Spring, TX
Spring TX Real Estate E-Pro

Cindy, I saw it also and was so shocked.  I had no idea she had health problems as she was always so positive. 

May 19, 2010 05:00 PM #5
Cindy Bryant
Redesign Etc. Home Staging - Houston, TX
"Houston Home Staging Pros"

Marchel-It's always the non-complainers that seem to have the hardest times.

May 19, 2010 05:29 PM #6
Cathy Lee
CL Design Services Home Staging - Danville, CA

I am so happy you let us know Cindy. Carole and I have been emailing each for some time sharing our health challenges, she was such a very special lady. May her children soon know the peace she now has.   

May 19, 2010 06:19 PM #7
Maureen Bray Portland OR Home Stager ~ Room Solutions Staging
Room Solutions Staging, Portland OR - Portland, OR
"Staging that Sells Portland Homes"

Cindy -- thank you for sharing Laura's post.  I'm in a state of shock ... such a wonderful woman and so helpful to all whose path she crossed.

May 19, 2010 06:29 PM #8
Donna Ross
Room Remedy Interiors, Sydney, Australia - Salton City, CA
Home Decorating, House Staging, Sydney

What a shock. I too had no idea of Carole's ill health. Clearly Carole was a brave and giviing lady, loved by many.

My thoughts are with Carole's family and friends at this difficult time.

Thanks for sharing this Cyndy.

May 20, 2010 12:42 AM #9
Sally Weatherley
Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C

Cindy, this is so sad.  I really enjoyed Carole's posts - she could really tell a story so well, and I love her beautiful photographs.  I am just starting to be exposed to Feng Shui, and was looking forward to hearing more.  I'm so glad her daughter is taking over where her mother left off.  Thanks for re-blogging, Cindy.

May 20, 2010 03:46 AM #10
Janice Sutton
1st Stage Property Transformations - Murrieta, CA
Home Stager - Temecula Murrieta

I am speechless about Carole's passing.  She will be sooooooo missed.  When I think of Carole I think of a warm kind hearted person who loved to educated her feng shui passion.  She will be greatly missed.  The RAIN won't be the same without her. :(

My prayers are with her beautiful family.


May 20, 2010 06:22 AM #11
Julie Davis, Amy Blank - Rediscovered Interiors, LLC
Rediscovered Interiors, LLC - Andover, MN

Cindy, thank you for taking the time to share this with us......


May 20, 2010 10:30 AM #12
Ginger Foust
Certified Staging Professional - Oakhurst, CA
Home Stager Oakhurst CA, Dream Interior Redesign & Staging

We all need to learn some lessons from this, (and Carole) each of us in our own way!  Carole would appreciate that and I'm sure she's watching. 

May 20, 2010 12:33 PM #13
Mary Lou Teague
Home Style and Staging Knoxville. TN

Thank you so very much for re-blogging.. She has such a wonderful family. She will be missed. I was glad to call this on-line friend my friend...

May 21, 2010 08:56 AM #14
Karen Otto
Home Star Staging - Plano, TX
Plano Home Staging, Dallas Home Staging,

My heart is heavy and my prayers are with the Provenzale family. She will be missed.

May 21, 2010 12:44 PM #15
Wanda Richards
Shows Great Home Staging and Web Solutions - Roanoke, VA
Shows Great Home Staging

She will be greatly missed.  My thoughts and prayers are with her family.

May 22, 2010 03:17 AM #16
Karen Dembsky
Peachtree Home Staging LLC, Home Staging in Atlanta, GA - Peachtree City, GA
Atlanta Home Staging

Very sad to hear this news.  My prayers are with the family.  I remember Carole reaching out to me, lending a helpfull hand when I was a newbie here on ActiveRain.  An Internet friend, I will always remember!

May 23, 2010 09:52 AM #17
Sandra Hughes
Redesigned Spaces - Northern Virginia - Fairfax, VA
Redesigned Spaces - Fairfax County, Virginia

I have not been on AR in months and was so saddened to see this post.  My thoughts and prayers are with your family.

May 24, 2010 12:51 PM #18
Cindy Bryant
Redesign Etc. Home Staging - Houston, TX
"Houston Home Staging Pros"

I won't be posting on everyones comments, so please feel free to continue to pay tribute to Carole.

May 24, 2010 03:57 PM #19
Michelle Finnamore
Toronto GTA, Alliston, Newmarket - Vaughan, ON
Preparing your property for sale

I too spoke with Carole many times and enjoyed her insight. I have been away from Active Rain and did not know of this sad news. Thank you for posting this. My heart goes out to her family. Will think of her often as she was a truly caring person.

May 25, 2010 12:16 PM #20
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