From captain of the Old Forge cheer team to captain of her life, Carol always took charge of what she wanted to achieve. Guided by old fashioned traditions and a stubborn Sicilian sass, she made her way into this world on December 25th, 1944 as her mother’s “Christmas Carol”. Carol was the daughter of the late Angelo Bruno and Mary Embriaco of Old Forge, PA.
A registered nurse with a vision of what could be, she helped fight for equal rights, better benefits and treatment of nurses in the 1960’s. Her perseverance, tenacity and fervor did not stop there. Over the years, she cared for thousands of patients and furthered her career, obtaining a Master’s Degree in Public Health from East Stroudsburg University.
Carol put her passion for nursing into a lifelong career and later, after being diagnosed with Metastatic Breast Cancer (stage IV) she began to advocate for others in similar positions. She published two books, wrote many news articles, and was an ambassador for Pfizer Pharmaceuticals. Carol beat the odds, she was given a 5 year prognosis in 2010.
Carol loved to travel and swam in every body of water she came across. She loved her rescue dog, Flora with all her heart along with all her previous cats, dogs and birds. A loyal wife to Eugene, she made a new life with him in sunny Florida in 2013 to live out the remainder of her days.
Carol Ann (Bruno) Miele 77, went to be with her loved ones that preceded her in death on August 5th, 2022 in Davenport, Florida. She is survived by her husband, Eugene, daughters: Marisa Kehr and her husband Brandon of East Stroudsburg, PA and Kristen Beatty and her husband Jason of Bear Creek Village, PA. She leaves behind four grandchildren: Joseph, Emily, Alejandro and Amelia; along with cousins, nieces, nephews, and many friends. She was preceded in death by her parents Angelo and Mary Bruno; and her siblings Samuel Bruno and Dolores Gillow.
A Repast/Memorial service will be held in her hometown of Old Forge, PA on October 8th at 1pm at Arcaro and Genell’s restaurant. All are welcome to attend to celebrate Carol’s life. The Miele family would like to thank her oncologist, Dr. Nikita Shah and her staff for their dedicated services and compassion for the past 7 years.
In lieu of flowers, the family is asking that donations be made in Carol’s name to Metavivor, a non-profit organization whose focus revolves around providing services to individuals with Stage IV Metastatic Breast Cancer. Please send donations via their website: https://www.metavivor.org.