Carol Ann Cespedes passed away on March 18, 2021 while holding the hand of her husband, Mike Cespedes & her son, Michael Cespedes. She also is survived by her absolutely adored, most loved grandchild, Cannon Cespedes; daughter-in-law, (TLB) Blair Robinson Cespedes; sister, Anna Connor; sister-in-law, Donna Cox & Donna's granddaughter, Shayna Padgett. Carol & Mike were happily married on August 7, 1971 & remained married 49 years.
Carol was an avid & loyal Yankee's fan. Her favorite baseball player was her son, favorite professional player was Mickey Mantle, that is until Derek Jeter showed up to the dance. Some of Carol's fondest childhood memories included listening to the Yankee's on the radio in the late 50's & 60's.
Carol cherished friendships. Carol & her friends could often be found on most Friday afternoons enjoying some beverages at Chi Chi's. Her friendships lasted the test of time, having luncheons & other events in the latter part of her life. On occasion she would throwback a shot of good tequila with her son.
Carol worked for the US Govt. for 37 years & retired as a GS-14 Comptroller for the Department of the Navy. Carol was recognized as the NPPSC'S GREATEST COMPTROLLER from 2004-2010. Her proudest & greatest achievement during her career was also in 2010, honored & presented with the Meritorious Civilian Service award from the Department of the Navy on April 30, 2010. The Meritorious Civilan Service award is of high value & benefit to the Navy. It's the 3rd highest award a civilian can be honored with. "Mrs. Cespedes' professionalism, dedication, & accomplishments reflect great credit upon her & are keeping with the highest traditions of the Department of the Navy."
She retired shortly after. A couple weeks later Carol learned she would be a grandmother. Carol's happiest days had yet to come. Her greatest joy was being in the company of her beloved Cannon & watching his expression opening Grandma's gifts at Christmas time. Her loved was unwavering, unconditional, & infectious. Carol always found the goodness in every person, when come would not. She could then explain why seeing a person through that perspective made the world a better place. She loved to shop, was sarcastically hilarious, extremely smart, & had the uncanny ability to always peel back the layers of darkness to find light. Carol will be missed dearly & forever in the hearts of her loved ones.
In lieu of flowers or donations, a celebration of life will be held at a later date. Please share your memories & stories about Carolon her tribute wall at Beach Funeral Services. www.beachfuneralservices.com
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