Carol Tarmey

Carol Tarmey

ALTON BAY - Carol Louise Tarmey, 87, formerly of Pittsburg and Barrington, died peacefully Monday January 21, 2013, at the Wolfeboro Bay Care and Rehab Center.

Carol was born in Concord on March 3, 1925, the daughter of Curtis and Doris Brassaw. She married the love of her life John Tarmey, Sr. on February 12, 1945, while he was serving his country during World War II. This began their commitment of almost 7 decades to a dedication of marriage and a never-ending devotion to their family. She was a beautiful and loving wife, mother and nana! Together they raised 7 children residing in Farmington, Barrington and later spending their retirement years in Pittsburg, and Sylvania, Ga.

In addition to her husband, John of Alton Bay, she is survived by 7 children; Sharyn Vien of Dover; Barbara Ryder and Lawrence, Jr. of North Troy, Vt.; Darrell Tarmey and Donna of Farmington; Darlene Starr and Howard of Newport Center, Vt.; Patrick Tarmey and Donna of Milford, Mass.; Pat Frost Labelle and Norman of Alton Bay; and John (Beany) Tarmey and Dawn of Galivants Ferry, S.C. She is also "Nana" to 26 grandchildren, 40 great grandchildren and 8 great, great grandchildren including three sets of five generations. In addition, she is survived by two sisters, Dorothy Morgan of Newport, and Eleanor Dow of Orange Mass.; several nieces and nephews, cousins, extended family members and many friends, who always enjoyed her company and her wonderful sense of humor.

A memorial service followed by a reception and refreshments will be held Saturday, January 26, 2013 at 2 p.m. at the First Congregational Church, 63 South Main St., Rochester N.H.

Grondin's Funeral, 177 North Main Street Rochester, N.H. is assisting with the arrangements.

Donations may be made in her memory to the Alzheimer's foundation or to a . Flowers are optional. To sign the online guest book, please visit

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Funeral Home

H.J. Grondin & Son, Inc. Funeral & Cremation Services
177 North Main Street  Rochester, NH 03867
(603) 332-1563

Published in Fosters from Jan. 24 to Jan. 27, 2013