MAUREEN ‘BUNNY’ DOROTHEA CARRO

By: 
NLJ Staff

April 6, 1941–June 1, 2022

In 1941, on Palm Sunday, a film “How Green Was My Valley” starring actress Maureen O’Hara, was being watched by her parents at the theater. During the film, her mother went into labor and with her debut that day, the name Maureen was chosen. Being born close to Easter, she received her nickname, “Bunny,” which she was best known for by friends and family. 

Thus, Maureen Dorothea Margiano was born April 6, 1941, in Queens, N.Y., to George and Geraldine Margiano.

The oldest of four children, she had a sister, Ginger, and two brothers, Douglas and Thomas. The four of them had happy memories at their home in South Ozone
Park, Queens.

She was married to Angelo Carro, and they had four beautiful children together. The six of them lived on Long Island, N.Y., and eventually moved to Maspeth, Queens, where she was a devoted business partner to their Arrow Ice Company and Fish Haven store.

In 1979, Angelo and Bunny moved to Newcastle, Wyo., along with Nick and Debbie to help open the Pizza Barn Pizzeria. Kevin and Martha Carro, his wife, later joined them in Wyoming to help them with this venture. Bunny then pursued a different career shortly after; she began working for Kerr McGee-Jacobs Ranch Mine in the parts department, then devoted her time to the Human Resources department for a grand total of 20-plus years.

After her retirement from Kerr McGee coal mine, she became a certified nursing assistant for Weston County Manor and one of their receptionists, too. Her own mother, Geraldine, was a resident of the Manor during her employment, and being nearby to her mother was something that brought her great joy.

Bunny’s free time consisted of Bingo with her friends, crossword puzzles, dice, and her favorite pastime of cooking spaghetti on Sunday for her family. She also treasured her tea time with her granddaughters, getting to participate in all the girl talk. 

Her family said, “She was someone who made everyone, whether related or not, feel as though they could open up to her without judgement. And everyone loved her for that. Maureen ‘Bunny’ Carro impacted us all in many ways with her wise counsel, and our memory of her will live forever in the hearts of all
she touched.”

She leaves behind to cherish her legacy four children, Angelo Jr., Kevin, Nick, and Debbie; three daughters-in-law, Martha, Maria, and Lisa; one son-in-law, Bob; her brother, Thomas Margiano; eight grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and a host of nephews, nieces, other relatives and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her sister, Ginger Evangelista; her brother, Doug; and Angelo, her former husband and father of her children.

Services will be held Saturday, June 11, at 11 a.m. at Church on the Hill in Newcastle.

Black Hills Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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