Carolyn "Cara" (O'Connell) Stanley

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Carolyn "Cara" (O'Connell) Stanley, 54, of South Windsor, passed away Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, at home surrounded by her family after a long, courageous, and inspiring battle with ovarian cancer.

She was the daughter of Herbert O'Connell and the late Louise (Hallahan) O'Connell, born in Hartford on June 12, 1958. Cara is survived by her husband of 29 years, Mark, and their three sons, Brendan, Ryan, and Conor; her sister, Phyllis Quinlan, and her husband, Neil Quinlan Sr.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday at 10 a.m. at St. Francis of Assisi Church, 673 Ellington Road, South Windsor. Burial will follow at Wapping Cemetery, South Windsor.

Her family will receive friends Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Samsel & Carmon Funeral Home, 419 Buckland Road, South Windsor.

Memorial donations may be made to Ovarian Cancer Research Fund, 14 Pennsylvania Plaza, Suite 1710, New York, NY 10122.

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Published in Journal Inquirer from Nov. 13 to Nov. 17, 2012
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