Carolyn R. (Forand) Lebel

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Carolyn R. (Forand) Lebel, 73, of Andover and formerly of Rockville, beloved wife of the late Herbert J. Lebel, died peacefully, Friday, July 18, 2014, at Windham Hospital.

Carolyn was born Oct. 26, 1940, in Vernon, daughter of the late Oscar and Mary (Zashut) Forand, and had been a resident of Andover for over 40 years. She had worked for most of her life as a Sample Girl with the former Manchester MODES and then at the J.C. Penny Warehouse. She was a very organized and particular person. She knew what she wanted, when she wanted it, and how she was going to get it. She always worried about others and was the world's best cook.

She was a loving and caring mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother and is survived by her daughters and their husbands, Denise and Thomas Preuss of Willington, Sharon and Richard Danforth of Andover; two brothers, Oscar Forand and his wife, Beverly, of Hebron, Henry Forand of Vernon; three sisters, Mary Abbruzzese and her husband, Jerry; Irene Kebert; and April and Jack Krieski, all of Vernon. She also leaves six grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Carolyn was predeceased by her son, Jon H. Lebel.

Funeral services will be held Monday July 21, 2014, at 10 a.m. at the Andover Congregational Church, 359 Route 6, Andover. Burial will be in the Townsend Cemetery in Andover. Calling hours will be held Sunday, July 20, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Holmes Funeral Home, 400 Main St., Manchester.

Memorial donations may be made to Windham Hospital, 112 Mansfield Ave., Willimantic, CT. 06226.

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Published in Journal Inquirer from July 19 to July 23, 2014
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