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Funeral from the Carroll-Thomas Funeral Home 22 Oak Street Hyde Park Thursday morning at 10AM followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St Pius X Church Milton at 11AM. Visiting hours Wednesday evening from 4-7 PM at the funeral home. Interment at Milton Cemetery, relatives and friends invited.
Carol (Campbell) English, of Milton, formerly of Hyde Park, a beacon of kindness and love, passed away at the age of 88 peacefully surrounded by her loving family on January 6, 2024 after a long illness. Born on in New Britain, Connecticut, Carol was a woman of remarkable intelligence and compassion. She was the cherished daughter of the late Arthur and Arlene Campbell and was lovingly married for 63 years to the late John J. English, who preceded her in passing in 2007.
Carol's life was one of service and care, both in her professional and personal life. After graduating from high school in Connecticut, her passion for helping others led her to pursue a career in nursing. Carol received her Nursing Degree from St. Raphael's School of Nursing in New Haven, Connecticut, and furthered her education at Boston College, where she received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 1960. Her dedication to her profession was evident as she served as a Registered Nurse at several hospitals. Carol specialized as an Operating Room Nurse at St. Margaret's Hospital in Dorchester and later worked at Mass Eye and Ear in their South Shore Office. Even as she aged, her commitment never wavered, as she continued to work up until she was 80 years old.
Beyond her professional achievements, Carol was a devoted mother to her children Meg Bellomo and her husband Frank of Attleboro, John English and his wife Barbie of Mansfield, and Paul "Chippa" English and his wife Donna of Walpole. She was a loving "Nana" to her grandchildren Michael, Kelly, Ryan, Sean, Catie, Shannon, Sophia, and Jack. Her family was the centerpiece of her life, and she nurtured them with the same care and attention she gave to her patients. Carol was the cherished sister of the late Arthur Campbell and his late wife Loretta, and the sister in-law of Paul L English and his wife Terry, the late Arthur English and his late wife Barbara and the late Martin English and his late wife Heidi. She is survived by many loving nieces, nephews, and friends who will miss her dearly.
Carol's interests were a reflection of her love for life and community. She was an active resident at Fuller Village, where she cherished spending time with her friends. Carol's joyous spirit led her to enjoy day trips to casinos, lunch outings, or shopping with friends. She was a keen player of bingo and card games and volunteered her time at Milton Hospital in the gift shop. Carol and her husband traveled extensively before his passing in 2007, creating a lifetime of memories.
Those who knew Carol would describe her as not only intelligent but also exceptionally loving and kind. She had a gift for making those around her feel valued and cared for, a trait that resonated in every aspect of her life. Her warmth and generosity of spirit were hallmarks of her character, traits that those who loved her will carry forward.
Carol's life was a tapestry woven with love, care, and commitment to others. Her legacy will live on through the countless lives she touched, both through her work as a nurse and her unwavering presence as a family matriarch. As we bid farewell to Carol, we celebrate a life well-lived, full of purpose, and brimming with love. May she rest in peace, knowing that her spirit continues to guide and inspire those who were fortunate enough to know her.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Carol's memory to the Alzheimer's Association, ALZ.org.