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Carol Elizabeth Povalski

June 16, 1957 ~ October 27, 2021 (age 64)


Carol Elizabeth Povalski, age 64, of Tewksbury Twp., NJ passed away on Wednesday, October 27, 2021 at Morristown Medical Center in Morristown, NJ.

She was born on June 16, 1957 in Jersey City, NJ.  She spent her childhood in Harding Twp., NJ and also lived in Long Valley, NJ for many years.  She resided in Tewksbury Twp., NJ for the past 20 years.

She was the daughter of Charlotte A. Povalski of Tewksbury Twp., NJ and the late Henry J. Povalski.

She was the wife of David Obszanski, celebrating 24 years of marriage. 

Carol earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Philosophy from Douglass College at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ and also completed her MBA at Fairleigh Dickinson University in Madison, NJ.

She was currently employed at Verizon Wireless in Basking Ridge, NJ where she worked as a Project Manager for the last eleven years.  Her prior employments included extensive contracting positions at Verizon, AT&T Fixed Wireless, Nokia, AT&T Communications, and Allied Signal.

Carol was passionate about animals.  She was an avid animal lover who adopted and rescued many cats and several dogs throughout the years.  The latest group of felines include her buddy Checkers, Penguin (aka Boots) and the latest member, a one year old feisty cat named Stash.  She enjoyed supporting Puffs Animal Shelter in Peapack Gladstone, NJ and St. Huberts Animal Welfare Center in Madison, NJ. 

Survivors in addition to her loving husband and her mother include two children; Alexandra Nichole Obszanski and Nicholas Ryan Obszanski.  One sister; Grace Conner and her husband Brian of Tewksbury Twp., NJ and one brother; Raymond Povalski of Tewksbury Twp., NJ.  She is also survived by her brother-in-law; Christopher Obszanski of Bayville, NJ. 

Predeceased by her mother-in-law and father-in-law; Dorothy P. and Stanley J. Obszanski and also brother-in-law; Thomas Obszanski. 

Calling hours will take place on Sunday, October 31, 2021 from 1-4pm.  Funeral on Monday, November 1, 2021 at 11am.  All at Scarponi-Bright Funeral Home, 26 Main Street, Lebanon, NJ.  Interment at Mountain View Cemetery in Cokesbury, NJ. 

Memorial donations can be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital @ as we all feel there is a cure out there so no child will ever have to suffer from childhood cancer again.  



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October 31, 2021

1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Scarponi-Bright Funeral Home, Inc.
26 Main Street
Lebanon, NJ 08833

Funeral Service
November 1, 2021

11:00 AM
Scarponi-Bright Funeral Home, Inc.
26 Main Street
Lebanon, NJ 08833

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