Carol Ann Buzea

  • "Many memories of Carol over the happy she's with..."
    - Carol Thompson
  • "Great Aunt Carol, you will be missed:)"
    - Natale Thompson
  • "Kenny, so sorry for your loss."
    - jeff nelson
  • "Aunt Carol, May heart is breaking. You will be missed...."
  • "Always a happy smile. You had a laugh out loud life and I..."
    - Penny Thompson-Simones

CAROL ANN BUZEA GRIFFITH, IN Carol Ann Buzea, age 77, of Griffith passed away peacefully April 12, 2014, at Whispering Pines in Valparaiso with her loving family at her side. Carol was born November 13, 1936 in Hammond, IN to the late Elvin and Mildred (Pearson) Thompson. On February 1, 1961, she married her husband of nearly 50 years, Virgil Buzea, who preceded her in death; as did her brothers: Donald and Richard Thompson; and her sister, Delores Rockhill. Surviving are her two sons: Kenneth Buzea and Craig (Barbra) Buzea; two daughters: Marilyn Brueno and Dawn (Randy) Lowell; nine grandchildren: Jeremy (Amanda), Jordan, Jackson, Carrie, Ashley, Brittany, Andrea, Nick, and Ashley; and one great grandchild, Chloe. Also surviving is a sister, Virginia Clarich. Mrs. Buzea was employed at the House of Pizza in Hammond for many years and then worked as a Sewing Instructor, Restaurant Manager, and a Tax Preparer for H & R Block. Despite raising a family of four and working countless jobs to help support the family, Carol found the time to earn her Associate's Degree from Ivy Tech and was elected to Who's Who Among Students in Junior Colleges in 1988-89, an accomplishment her entire family were extremely proud of. Carol and her husband enjoyed following her son's coaching career by attending every Friday night high school football game and traveling to Las Vegas. She also loved spending time on her computer playing solitaire and pinochle. Her loving, caring and fighting spirit will be missed by all who knew her. Private family services have been conducted with cremation to follow. Entombment will be in Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens. To leave online condolences, please visit:


Published in The Times on Apr. 16, 2014
Carol Ann (Thompson) Buzea
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