Carol Ann Laffey Whitman
Concord, NH — Carol Ann Laffey Whitman passed away unexpectedly in her Concord home on September 21st, 2021. She was a beloved mother, sister, and friend. She was born on April 13th, 1961 in Providence, Rhode Island. She grew up with a love for the ocean, antiques, and her younger sister. As a child, she lived in New York and Florida, but preferred Rhode Island and considered it home even after living in NH for thirty years. She graduated from Rhode Island College in 1983 with her Bachelor's in Communications. She worked in various jobs over the following decades, but by far her favorite was working as an antique dealer, combining her love of history and beautiful things.
Carol loved gardening, cooking, and baking. She loved cats, who always loved her in return. She adored Victorian clothing and collected beautiful vintage pieces of lace. Best of all she loved to read, particularly historical biographies. In the second half of her life, she was diagnosed with several chronic illnesses. Despite the pain these caused her, there were pieces of her which never changed. Her wit remained sharp, her intellect unmatched, and her strength unbroken.
Carol was predeceased by her parents, Vincent and Doris Laffey. She is survived by her beloved daughter, Brigid Emma Murphy, and son-in-law, Rick Murphy, both of Dover. She is also survived by her loving sister, Dianna Laffey, nephew Jason Laffey, niece Erika Ellis and nephew-in-law Phil Ellis, all of Florida.
The Petit-Roan Funeral Home in Pembroke is assisting the family with arrangements. To share a memory or offer a condolence please visit www.petitroan.com
Published by Concord Monitor on Oct. 6, 2021.