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Carol (Connolly) Gilbert

March 7, 1936 May 4, 2022
Carol (Connolly) Gilbert
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Obituary for Carol (Connolly) Gilbert
Carol (Connolly) Gilbert, aged 86 passed away peacefully at her home May 4, 2022.

Born March 7, 1936, Carol was raised in East Hartford, by her mother Mae Anthony and Stepfather John Swiatkiewicz, attending East Hartford High School. Carol raised her family in East Hartford and made her career in Human Resources at Travelers Insurance Cos. in Hartford, CT.

Carol was a genuine, honest, and beautiful soul who loved her family. Carol would host many family gatherings to ensure everyone kept close. Carol also loved traveling and photography and thanks to her beautiful pictures many got to share in her travels to Europe and the Caribbean Islands. Carol loved family beach trips to Misquamicut and Cape Cod, and really enjoyed watching the UConn Women’s Basketball. But she would turn off the TV when the score was too close… MOM!!!!!! 😊

Carol leaves behind 2 loving children, Susan and her husband Frank Lalashuis of Andover CT & Brian and his wife Judy Gilbert of Oak Island NC, her loving and beloved brother, Stephen Swiatkiewicz and his wife Virginia Hatley of NYC. Carol also leaves behind six grandchildren that she adored and was always a big part of their lives: Niko, Dylan, Max and Mackenzie Lalashuis, Zachary Gilbert and Jake Gilbert as well as her extended family, nieces and nephews. Carol was predeceased by a brother, John “Jack” Connolly.

Carol had so many friends that loved her dearly and many longtime friends that she remained close with all her life. Thank you to the staff at The Village at Buckland Court, VNA Hospice Care, and All Ways There Home Care for their kindness and support.

Per Carol’s wishes there will be no services. To send an online expression of sympathy, please visit Bacon Funeral Home 71 Prospect St, Willimantic has care of arrangements.
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