Carol was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, the eldest of three children born to Anna and Perry Brink. Active in her parish of Our Lady Help of Christians, she was a member of the CCD Journalism and Drama Clubs. While in high school Carol met her future husband Ted Mc Tigue and soon after graduation, they were married. The following adventureous years were busy raising their six sons in Lynbrook as well as being foster parents for the Angel Guardian Home. Having all the boys, Carol became active with the Boy Scouts of America, serving as Den Mother for a number of years and also as a Merit Badge Counselor. She received many commendations from the Boy Scouts among them the “Silver Beaver Award” and the “St. George Award” from the Bishop’s Committee on Scouting.
After her years of Scouting and still with her CCD participation, Carol began working at the J.C. Penney Company. She left Penney’s to begin a new career in Banking at Jamaica Savings Bank in Lynbrook.
Retirement came after twenty one years at the Bank with her title of Student Loan Officer. Still active at her parish of Our Lady of Peace, Carol is a Eurachistic Minister and is a member of the RCIA Team for a number of years.
A proud member of the Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians, Carol has been active for approximately 20 years, and has held office for her Division 14, Her County of Nassau, and her State of New York. At present, she is the LAOH New York State Secretary, The Nassau County Feis Secretary, and Vice President of her Division 14. Her Division has honored Carol with the “Woman of the Year” and Nassau County has also honored her with the “Woman of the Year”. Marching in the many St. Patrick’s Day Parades, the Celebrations of the Feast of St. Brigid as well as the Annual Nassau County Feis, have certainly been the highlights of her Hibernian years.
Carol and Ted will be celebrating 53 years of marriage this September along with their family of 6 Sons, two Granddaughters, and one Great Granddaughter.