Carol Grace Pollara (nee Mercier), 83, of Toms River for six years and formerly of Lake Hiawatha in Parsippany, passed away on January 8, 2021. Prior to retiring in 2008, she was the Service Department Receptionist at Loman Ford in Parsippany for 32 years. Carol was raised in Wood-Ridge and when she was younger, was voted Miss Wood-Ridge. She enjoyed being around her grandchildren. Beloved mother of Louis File, Laura Pappolla and her fiancé Mario Alberti and Frank Pollara and his wife Tinamarie. Cherished grandmother of Jordyn Pappolla, Pierson Pappolla and Arianna Pollara. Dear sister of Elaine Walthour and the late Ronald Mercier. Cremation was private. A Memorial Visitation will be held on Sunday, January 17, 2021 from 12 noon to 4 PM at the Kimak Funeral Home, 425 Broad Street, Carlstadt with a Service at 2:30 PM.