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Carolyn (Cally) Pivano Tendrick, 56, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family on March 30th, 2021. She was born in Jersey City and grew up in Union City. Cally raised her family in Jackson before settling in Red Bank.

She is predeceased by her parents Gus and Anne Pivano, her twin sister Sue, and her brother Danny. She leaves behind her loving husband Larry Tendrick, her son David Porta and his wife Christa and her other son Rich Porta and his wife Kendra, as well as her four beautiful grandchildren Parker, Jack, Ava, and Brielle. She is also survived by her sister Linda. Cally will be greatly missed by her nieces Elisha, Christine, Lisa and Michelle along with her other nieces and nephews, as well as so many family and friends that have been graced by her presence in this world.

Cally had a one-of-a-kind rock n’roll spirit and was an amazing wife, mother and “Mima/Mimi”.  She enjoyed many passions including running, traveling, sailing, fishing, music, loved nature and the outdoors. She was a selfless soul who volunteered with Habitat for Humanity. Cally was truly an inspiration to others. When things got tough, she created, which provided a platform of hope for many other cancer patients and survivors. She also created and donated many Angel Peace blankets (in memory of her late twin sister Susie) which helped keep cancer patients warm during their chemotherapy treatments. She’ll be remembered for her incredible spirit and love for her family.

Visitation will be Friday, April 2, 2021, from 6 to 9 pm at Thompson Memorial Home, 310 Broad Street, Red Bank, NJ.  In lieu of flowers, the family is asking that donations be made in Cally's name to Asbury Park Music Foundation ( or Habitat for Humanity (   In keeping with the current state mandates regarding COVID-19, face coverings must be worn by all visitors before entering the funeral home and visitors are also asked to observe social distancing.  Visitors are asked to greet the family and then exit the funeral home so that others may also visit due to the limited, allowable capacity.




Bruce S. Thompson, Owner & Manager, NJ LIC #3740