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Bibbs, Karol (Kavanagh) Age 77, of Brookline, passed away peacefully July 29, 2013 after a period of failing health. Karol was a native of Waban, daughter of the late John Harold and Katherine M. (Kerrigan) Kavanagh. She was a 1953 graduate of Newton High School, and attended Wells College where she earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in English History, spending her junior year at the University of Edinborough. Karol was employed for forty-one years in the Boston office of Houghton-Mifflin Company, Publishers, retiring in 2003 as Associate Director of Marketing Communications. A resident of Cambridge, Massachusetts for twenty years, Karol moved to Brookline in 1995. A vestry member of St. Pauls Church in Brookline, Karol also chaired its Flower Committee. She was a Life Member and volunteer at the Boston Athenaeum, and a volunteer at the Copley Society of Boston. In addition to her parents, Karol was predeceased by her husband, Frank Carroll Bibbs, and by her sister, Lorraine V. Kavanagh. Surviving Karol are her siblings John H. Kavanagh, Jr. of Brookline, Kevin F. M. Kavanagh and his wife Leona of Marstons Mills, and Dianne Kavanagh Potter of Bourne, as well as her long-time companion and best friend, Howard M. Farrow of Derry, New Hampshire. Karol is also survived by several nephews and nieces. Funeral services will be held on Friday August 2, 2013 at 10:00 AM at St. Pauls Episcopal Church, 15 St. Paul Street, Brookline. Interment services will be private. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Karols memory can be made to St. Pauls Flower Fund, 15 St. Paul Street, Brookline, MA 02446.

Published in The Brookline Tab from July 31 to Aug. 7, 2013
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