Carole E. Epstein (Tepedino-Paccione) passed away Saturday, July 6, 2019, at her home in Monroe, surrounded by her loved ones and showing courage and strength for her family until the very end. She was 75 years old. The daughter of Barnet E. and Shirley Salberg Epstein, she was born Sept. 3, 1943, in Brooklyn.Carole was a finance manager for Manfredi Auto Sales in Brooklyn.When she relocated to Orange County, she followed her passion of helping youth by working with the Monroe-Woodbury School District as a substitute.Everyone who knew Carole, loved her for caring and giving ways. Her smile and beauty lit up the rooms that she walked into. She was always there for others and would make sure to put their needs before hers.Carole was seen as a hero to her family. Carole's bond with her daughter Jayne, her best friend made others envious. Her strength was second to none, which was seen throughout her entire journey through her fight with Alzheimers. The family would also like to thank all of the devoted caregivers that they call her angels, her hospice workers, doctors and the families devoted friends.Survivors include her daughter Jayne Prechtel and son-in-law Michael Prechtel of Monroe; her three beautiful grandchildren that she loved with all of her heart: Brittney, Lauren and Scott Mangieri. Also her soon to be granddaughter-in-law Haley Poquette.Visitation and funeral services were held July 9 at William F. Hogan Funeral Home in Highland Falls. A Graveside Service was held July 10 at Wellwood Cemetery in Pinelawn.Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer Association, Hudson Valley Chapter, 2649 South Road, Suite 101, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 or American Heart Association, PO Box 3049, Syracuse, NY 13320.Arrangements by Smith, Seaman & Quackenbush, Inc. Funeral Home (845-782-8185; www.ssqfuneralhome.com).