Kathleen Carlos

Kathleen Carlos (nee Costello), 92, of Emerson, passed away on Sunday, September 29, 2019. Beloved wife of the late Edward T. Carlos. Loving mother of Joan Graves and husband Carl of Old Tappan, Kate Kaufman and husband Arthur of Park Ridge and Maureen Williams and husband Walter of Hartsdale. Adored grandmother of Michael Graves (Jaclyn), Taryn Williams O’Sullivan (Matthew), Brian Kaufman (Shelby), Erin Graves, Joseph Kaufman(Brianne), Patrick Williams, Kelly Williams Vitale (John) and the late Matthew Williams. Proud great-grandmother of Tyson Kaufman, Kayden Kaufman, Charles Kaufman and Teagan O’Sullivan. Dearest sister of Sr. Lillian, Patrick (Eileen) and the late Joseph, James and Sr. Bridget Costello.

Kathleen was born in Knock, County Mayo, Ireland, where her love of faith and family was formed.  She was a devoted mother and grandmother, and also loved the over 20 years she spent working for Sears as a Credit Consultant in Hackensack and North Bergen, NJ.    Kathleen was a parishioner of St. John’s in Bergenfield and belonged to the Rosary Society and the Golden Age Club. She will be dearly missed by all.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday 10 AM at St. Anthony’s RC Church, Northvale with interment to follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Valhalla, NY. Visiting hours are Tuesday 5-8 PM at Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Ave, Northvale (201-767-3050).

In lieu of flowers, donations to Spectrum for Living, 210 Rivervale Rd, Suite 3, River Vale, NJ 07675, would be greatly appreciated.



  1. Kathleen was a respected, reserved Catholic Irish woman. But the picture I have of her in my mind was the night of her grandson Mike’s 21st birthday party at a Mexican restaurant.
    The Margaritas were flowing and Kathleen was fervently singing Mexican songs in her oversized sombrero. That’s the Kathleen I remember. So much fun.

    • Thank you, Chris. I remember that night well. Our Kathleen loved a party, and I am so glad you spent so many happy days with all of us. She would want us all to continue living life to the fullest. Thanks to you and John for being by our side over the past few weeks and always.

  2. Our dear Mom will be visited by so many loved ones today and will join our Dad tomorrow. Kate, Moe, and I were so lucky to have her near us always and now in our hearts. God speed, Mom. May the road rise up to meet you….

    • Josie Chesarok Brown

      Dear Joan,

      I wanted to send you a card but couldn’t find your address. I remember going to your house after school and always had a nice time. Your mother was a lovely woman. I’m so sorry to hear of her passing. My prayers are with her and you and your family.

      • Oh Josie……remember those days! My mom loved you and she was always happy when we were together. I guess she knew we were like souls and that together we would help each other. Thank you for reaching out. It means the world.

  3. Your mom was loved by all. It was a pleasure to have known her and the rest of your family. So sorry I missed the funeral. May she Rest In Peace and you find comfort in the wonderful quality of life she was given. God speed.

    • Thank you so very much, Kristin, for your beautiful words. Kate, Moe, and I know that you always worked very hard to do the best for us and for our Mom. Knowing that was a great comfort to us all during those days. Best to you and your family.

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