Montville - Carol A. Beaulieu, 57, of 10 Deer Trail, Oakdale, lost her battle with cancer on Saturday, Oct. 15, 2011, peacefully at her home surrounded by her family.
On Nov. 30, 1953, she was born in Germany, the daughter of the late Robert and Carolyn (Jenks) Harrop.
While living in Florida, she met and fell in love with Gerard J. Beaulieu. They were married on July 19, 1976, in St. Petersburg, Fla.
They eventually relocated to Oakdale where Carol began volunteering in the community. Soon after, she was hired by the Montville Board of Education and continued a 20 year career working at Oakdale Elementary, Fair Oaks, Tyl Middle School, and Montville High School. Throughout her dedicated service, Carol touched countless lives and always did so with a loving smile.
Among her many interests and hobbies Carol enjoyed gardening, baking, and crocheting. But most of all, Carol was a gracious, compassionate, and loving person who was always willing to volunteer her time for a good cause. She was selfless and loyal to those she loved and was always kind and gentle to everyone she knew. As a parishioner of Our Lady of the Lakes Church in Oakdale, she supported many different church events.
In addition to her husband, Gerard, she is survived by two sons, AndrÃ© Beaulieu and Jean-Paul Beaulieu; daughter, Dominique Beaulieu; grandson, DantÃ© Beaulieu; brother, Robert Harrop Jr.; and several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by a brother, Mark Harrop.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Wednesday at Our Lady of the Lakes Church, 752 Norwich-Salem Tpke., Route 82, Oakdale. Burial will follow in Maplewood Cemetery. Calling hours will be held from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday at the Woyasz & Son Funeral Home, 11 Jerome Road, Uncasville.
Donations in her memory may be made to Hospice Southeastern Connecticut, 227 Dunham St., Norwich CT 06360. Her family also would encourage considering donating blood to the American Red Cross. It helped Carol tremendously, as it will other people.
Published in The Day on Oct. 17, 2011