Obituaries

Robert “Bob” Cole

February 25th, 2021

Robert Ernest Cole passed away peacefully on February 22, 2021, surrounded by his daughters.

Bob was born on April 27, 1934, to Robert and Viola (Wahlgren) Cole, in Lowell, MA.

Bob grew up in the Ayer City section of Lowell, in the midst of his large family of cousins, aunts, uncles, and his beloved grandfather, Pa. After graduating from Lowell High School, he enlisted in the United States Air Force where he served as an Airman First Class, running weather recon missions from Bermuda to England. He enjoyed both serving his country and visiting new parts of the world while serving.

Once his active duty was completed, Bob married and moved to Chelmsford, where his eldest daughter Kimberly was born. Shortly thereafter, they moved to Westford, MA and welcomed his second and third daughters, Tracy and Tiffany.

As if having a young family was not enough, Bob enrolled in Lowell Technical Institute and earned his degree in Mechanical Engineering. This degree was his ticket to work throughout the world, moving his family to the Middle East, and in later years getting himself a job in London, England.

Bob was a charming, suave gentleman, with an active social life. As a young man, he was a founding member of the Westford Minutemen, and relished participating in the 1976 Bicentennial Celebration of the USA. In his later years, he was active in his local Senior Centers in Chelmsford and Tyngsboro, and a proud member of the Sampsom Air Force Base Alumni Group. Bob enjoyed making new friends and sharing the stories of his life adventures with them. He always had a twinkle in his eye, a special lady on his arm, and an adventurous story to share.

Bob loved

his family, was always happy to help them, and so proud of their accomplishments. At 80 years of age, he was an expert pizza peeler and pizza box builder, helping his daughter and son-in-law at the Hollis House of Pizza. His grandchildren enjoyed his visits to their classroom teaching boating safety as a member of the US Coast Guard Auxiliary and the supply of candy cane sleighs he made for their classes at Christmas. His special talent as a woodworker was lavished on his grandchildren when he handcrafted rocking horses and rocking chairs for each of them. Bob’s love of cruising provided lots of laughs and fun adventures for his daughters and their spouses and all the grandchildren when he cruised with them all to Bermuda.

Bob’s family would like to thank the staff at Wood Haven Senior Care in Tewksbury for their wonderful care during his last years. They are also appreciative of the excellent care he received from the entire staff of the Boston Veteran’s Administration.

The family that will miss him includes his three daughters; Kimberly Cole Taylor of Lowell, Tracy Arvanitis and her husband John of Wilmington, and Tiffany Wentzell and her husband Alan of Tyngsboro, his six grandchildren; John Taylor and his wife Molly, Justin Taylor and his wife Kristen, Samantha Carroll and her husband Tyler, John R. Arvanitis, Benjamin Wentzell and Emily Arvanitis, and three great grandsons, William, Finn and Boden.

Bob’s wishes were to celebrate his life at a memorial service at Trinity Lutheran Church in Chelmsford, his family’s church home for many generations. The current pandemic prohibits this and leaves his family to celebrate his life privately. Please remember Bob in your thoughts and prayers, and smile as you remember him. Donations in Bob’s memory may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church in Chelmsford, MA or the charity of one’s choice.

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Joanne Gedaminsky

February 25th, 2021

Joanne Gedaminsky (Dravinskas), age 86, a long-time resident of Wilmington, passed away peacefully on February 23, 2021, surrounded by her loving family.

Joanne was born on April 13, 1934, in Boston, MA; she was the dear daughter of the late Peter and Elizabeth Dravinskas. Joanne was raised and educated in South Boston and a graduate of South Boston High School.

In October of 1959, Joanne married her “sweetheart” Peter Gedaminsky; the couple moved to their home on Fairmeadow Road in Wilmington and were welcomed into a wonderful neighborhood where they raised their family. Joanne was very devoted to her family and enjoyed all the fun and memorable times they shared throughout the years. Joanne was a great hostess for her family and friends; she had countless family gatherings, holiday celebrations and pool parties; she enjoyed watching everyone have fun. Joanne’s role as “Grandma Joanne” was not one she took lightly; she adored her grandchildren, looked forward to spending time with them and had a special place in her heart that only they could fill.

In her spare time, Joanne, enjoyed reading, trips to Foxwoods with her friends and her Friday night dinners with her neighbors and friends; such fun times were had by all.

Prior to retiring, Joanne, worked in the Accounts Payable Department at Compugraphic in Wilmington for many years where she made many long-time friends. Joanne also was a receptionist at Lowell General Hospital Saints Campus for several years. Joanne was a natural when it came to working with the patients and their families; her kind demeanor, helpful and pleasant personality always put them at ease.

Joanne will be fondly remembered as a special lady; she was sweet, kind and caring towards others. Joanne loved her family and friends with all her heart and she will forever be missed.

Joanne was the beloved wife of the late Peter Gedaminsky, devoted mother of Irene Benson & her husband Eric of Tewksbury, William Gedaminsky of Litchfield, NH, Jeanne Magee & her husband Jim of Wilmington and Thomas Gedaminsky & his wife Janice of Marlborough. Loving “Grandma Joanne” of Katelyn & Sarah Benson, Patrick & Alex Gedaminsky, Kayla & Jim Magee and Andrew Gedaminsky. Cherished daughter of the late Peter and Elizabeth (Budrunas) Dravinskas, dear sister of the late Genevieve Dravinskas, Valeria “Lou” Lescinskas, Sally Cournoyer and Peter Dravinskas. Joanne is also survived by many nieces, nephews and friends.

Family and friends will gather for Visitation at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, MA, on Saturday, February 27th from 10:00-11:30 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Dorothy’s Church, Main St. (Rte. 38), Wilmington, MA, at 12:00 noon. Interment will take place in Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington, MA.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Joanne’s memory may be made to Shriner’s Hospitals for Children – Boston, Attn: Development Office, 51 Blossom St., Boston, MA 02114. www.nicholsfuneralhome.com

Daniel J. Dwyer, Jr.

February 24th, 2021

Daniel J. Dwyer, lifetime resident of Medford, MA (MHS ‘43) died peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family on 2/22/21.  Dan was born to Daniel J Sr. and Nora (Sliney) of Medford. Dan was a proud veteran of WWII and the Korean conflict.  After Korea, he enlisted in the National Guard 101st engineers and continued his military service (Lawrence Light Guard).

He spent his professional career with the First National Stores and as a member of the Teamsters Local 25. He is predeceased by his wife, Louise Antionette (Barnes), brothers Edmund J Dwyer, James F Dwyer and sister Virginia (Bannen).  Dan was the loving father to Daniel J of Tewksbury (MHS ‘80) and his wife Susan, along with his daughter, Kathy A of Wilmington (MHS ‘85) and son-in-law Kevin Tzitzon. Dan’s memories will live on with his grandchildren; Kellie and Steven Dwyer, Lindsay, Megan and Joseph Hydorn and Jake Dwyer. Dan is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Dan was a devout Irish American.  He loved to travel to Ireland with his late nephew, James F. Dwyer.  Dan explored his heritage and found that he is in fact, 100% Irish!   Something he was exceptionally proud of.  His Irish heritage would fill our home with traditional music and food on special occasions.  The Irish Rovers and the Irish Tenors were his favorites, and nothing was better than a “Boiled Dinner.”

Dan was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hiking the trails of the Middlesex Fells and spending time at his camp in Maine.  He loved animals and always had a four legged “best-friend” to accompany him on his travels.  Dan is of a generation that was noted as “The Greatest Generation of all Times.” Dan’s wit and humor was unsurpassed by anyone else.  He was patriotic, fair, non-judgmental, a wonderful husband, father and friend to all who he met.  The love of his country always kept him on the straight and narrow.  He lived his life by example and expected the same from the people he kept company with.  He will forever be loved, adored and missed.

A memorial mass will be held at St. Francis of Assisi Church on the Fellsway in Medford at 11:30 on Friday February 26 followed by internment at Oak Grove Cemetery also located in Medford.  Visiting hours will be from 9:30 – 10:30am at Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave (Route 62 Wilmington) on Friday February 26, 2021.  Masks and social distancing are required while in the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, we kindly ask that donations be made to the MSPCA at Nevins Farm, 400 Broadway, Methuen, MA 01844, to aid in the care and well-being all animals.  www.nicholsfuneralhome.com

Richard Carter

February 23rd, 2021

Richard (Dick) Carter, age 68, of North Port FL, formerly of Nottingham, NH & Wilmington, MA passed away on February 12, 2021, with his loving wife by his side.

Richard was the loving husband of Patricia (Curran) Carter, with whom he enjoyed over 46 years of love, laughter, & happiness.

He was the proud father of Christopher Carter and Mary Jo Kimball, Richard Carter II and his wife Marie, Patrick Carter and Cathrine Cunningham.

Richard graduated Wilmington High school with the class of 1971. He was a union carpenter with Local 33 for over 20 years, before starting his own construction company with his son Christopher.

He was an avid fan of NHRA Drag racing, to which he passed on the love of the sport to his children. Richard loved The Beatles, lighthouses, corvettes, trains, World War II airplanes, the ocean, sunsets, rainbows, Oscar the Grouch and all things The Grinch.

Richard was the son of the late Luther & Edith (Carlon) Carter. He is survived by his siblings Kenneth, Gary, & Robert Carter, Donna Akerely, Diane Bellegarde. Richard was an uncle to many nieces, nephews, and a grandfather to grandchildren.

Richard will be greatly missed by his family and friends, especially his lifelong friend Robert Welch & Raymond Lepore.

Family and friends will gather for Visitation at Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave., Wilmington on Saturday, March 6th from 2:00-4:30 p.m. immediately followed by a Memorial Service at 4:30 p.m. Masks are required in the Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Richard’s name may be made to Tidewell Hospice of Sarasota, Florida at: Tidewellhospice.org or to Make a Wish at: Wish.org.

Kelly Jeanne Reinbolt

February 23rd, 2021

Kelly Jeanne Reinbolt, age 50, of Keene, New Hampshire, formerly of Wilmington, MA, passed away peacefully at home on February 16, 2021, following a battle with cancer.

Kelly was born on June 11, 1970 in Lowell, MA; she was the cherished daughter of Jeanne A. (Gagnon) Reinbolt and the late Charles I. Reinbolt of Wilmington, MA. Kelly was raised and educated in Wilmington, MA. She moved to Keene, New Hampshire, over ten years ago where she made many wonderful friends.

Besides her mother, Kelly is survived by her beloved siblings, Denise Regan & her husband Martin of Wilmington, Bonnie Houle & her husband Ernie of Dracut and Sharon Pellerin & her late husband Steve of Wilmington, her sons Ryan Brower and Dale Griggs, her nieces and nephews, Jason Regan, Eric Regan, the late Nathan Regan, Matthew Regan, Meghan Regan, Melissa Ericson, Nicholas Gray, Kymberli Trecartin, Ashley Currie, Brendan Houle, Steven Pellerin, Shayne Pellerin and her great-nieces and nephews, Alex, Jaden, Kiara, Rylie, Sienna, Carley, Reece, Austin, Blake, Kaylen, Savanna and the late Logan. Kelly is also survived by her dear friend Dawna Monroe of Keene, NH, as well as many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Due to the current pandemic and for everyone’s safety the Reinbolt family had decided to have a private service at this time.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Kelly’s memory to the Jimmy Fund, c/o Dana Farber Cancer Institute, P. O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284-9168.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Nichols Funeral Home, Wilmington, MA. www.nicholsfuneralhome.com

Angelo Mazzola

February 22nd, 2021

Angelo Mazzola, 71, of Melrose (as well as Malden, Medford and East Boston), passed away on February 19th, after a brief battle with Covid.

Son of Salvatore and Maria Mazzola of Piertraperzia, Sicily. Preceded in death by his wife, Rosemarie. Although he had many health challenges in recent years, Angelo never complained, but lived life to the fullest, always with a smile and an upbeat attitude. Strong and resilient, he amazed everyone with his strength.

Angelo was a patient, dedicated and loving father of 3 daughters who felt like the luckiest girls in the world to call him their Dad. He is survived by his daughters, Laurie Brogan of Wilmington, Patty Mazzola of Woburn, and Angela Burnett and her husband Robert of Wilmington. Proud Papa to Justin, Tyler, Kennady and Bobby Burnett, and Timothy & Jennifer Brogan. Amazing Brother to Ciro, Joseph, Philip & Salvatore Mazzola; adored Uncle of Stella, Jeffrey, Anthony, Ciro Jr., Michelle & Corinne; Loving Step-father to Joseph, Dennis, and the late Kevin Funicella, and step-grandfather to Christiana & Anthony Funicella.

Angelo was born to Salvatore & Maria Mazzola and spent his early life in Piertraperzia, Sicily, a place that always remained dear to his heart. He came to the U.S. in 1960 where he lived in East Boston before moving to Medford to raise his family. He was a proud business owner of H&B Pants Co. of Boston.

First and foremost, Angelo was a family man who enjoyed the company of his children, grandchildren, brothers and extended family. He was also a friend to many and had a large social circle. He was fond of his many “routines”: texting with family every morning; daily Dunkin Donuts visits with his brother Ciro; workouts and social time at the Saugus YMCA; shopping and playing the daily lottery; Sunday church service at St. Raphael’s in Medford; tending to his garden; hanging out with his cat Khloe; listening to music; watching the Red Sox, Celtics and Patriots; spending Saturday nights at Cafe Sicilia with his brother Joe; Sunday phone calls to his brothers Philip & Salvatore in Sicily. Angelo was a proud Italian American who enjoyed reminiscing about the “old country”.

Angelo loved to go on day trips with his daughters & grandchildren, all over New England, to museums, beach towns, state parks, looking at Christmas lights. There were also many vacations over the years to Weirs Beach, Old Orchard Beach, and Disney World. He enjoyed trips to the casinos with his son-in-law Robert, whom he had a wonderful, 31 year relationship with. Angelo and Robert also enjoyed many Sundays every Fall watching the Patriots along with the grandkids. He was a Proud Papa who loved attending his grandkids’ school and sporting events, playing basketball with them, going for ice cream, and teaching them how to drive. He was the family’s “go-to guy”; he could be counted on for anything, at any time.

Known for his sense of humor and his tendency to joke around, Angelo was loved by many and will be greatly missed. We will cherish our shared memories forever. The family would like to thank the doctors, nurses and therapists at MGH for the exceptional care our father received over the past 30 years. He always referred to them fondly as “my team”. Thank you for the extra years you gave us with him. An extra special thanks to his daughter, Patty, whom he lovingly referred to as “my nurse” for taking care of him and coordinating his medical needs all these years.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Angelo’s memory may be made to support the kidney transplant research of Dr. Winfred Williams at Massachusetts General Hospital. Checks can be made out to Mass General and sent to the following address: Mass General Development Office, 125 Nashua Street, Suite 540, Boston, MA 02114.

Family and friends will gather for Visiting Hours at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, on Wednesday, February 24th from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Masks and social distancing are required while in the Funeral Home. www.nicholsfuneralhome.com

Phyllis R. Garrett

February 22nd, 2021

Phyllis R. Garrett (Otis), age 99, a long-time resident of Wilmington, passed away peacefully on February 20, 2021, surrounded by her loving family.

Phyllis was born in Everett, Ma. on July 24, 1921; she was the dear daughter of the late Frank and Miriam (Noftle) Otis. Phyllis was raised and educated in Chelsea.

Phyllis married the “love of her life” Harold F. Garrett on April 4, 1941; the couple moved to Wilmington in 1955 where they raised three wonderful daughters. Phyllis was an extraordinary wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother who showered her family with unconditional love and devotion; her family was her world. She was an excellent hostess who enjoyed entertaining for her family and friends and she had an “open door policy” at her home where all were welcomed, nourished and made to feel loved. Phyllis loved being in the kitchen cooking and baking; she was an amazing baker who made countless pies, cookies, and cakes for her family and friends. Phyllis entered some of her delicious creations and won the Betty Crocker Bake Off where first prize was an oven. Phyllis, she was also voted “Mother of the Year” in Massachusetts.

Phyllis was a woman of great faith who loved her Lord; for many years she was an active member of the Mount Bellingham United Methodist Church and, in later years, she was an active member of Grace Chapel. Her faith in God was the foundation of her life. Her God was her all. Phyllis served in any way she could and always led by example, exuding unconditional love.

When not at home tending to her family, Phyllis was heavily involved in her community; she gave of her time and talents at countless charity events. She was very kind and caring and she always looked out for the needs of others. Phyllis’ endearing personality, kind demeanor and beautiful smile drew others to her side; she made many, many friends throughout the town.

In her spare time, Phyllis, enjoyed painting and was quite an artist. Her paintings were beautifully detailed, and every stroke was with precision; if you were lucky enough to receive one as a gift it was something to be treasured because it was created with love.

Phyllis will be fondly remembered as a woman of strength and grace; she was beautiful inside and out. Phyllis always put the needs of others before her own and loved everyone with all her heart. Phyllis will forever be loved and missed by her family, friends and community.

Phyllis was the beloved wife of the late Harold F. Garrett, devoted mother of Beverly Soper and her husband Dr. Robert Soper, Judith Bishop and her husband John Bishop and Holly Garrett-Malvone and her husband Anthony Malvone all of Wilmington. Loving Nana of Peter Soper and his wife Tammy, Sharon Pozzi Thomas and her husband Scott Thomas, Keith Bishop and his wife Jenna, Brian Bishop and his wife Kristen, A. Zachary Malvone and his fiancé Tess Buccigrosso, Hannah Malvone and “Mimi” to her great-grandchildren Alex and Stephanie Soper, Jonathan and Heather Pozzi, Megan and Zachary Thomas, Adam, Jared and Hailey Bishop, Jordan and Kaitlyn Legere and Krystal Fortin. Phyllis was the dear sister of the late Mary Beal and Barbara Piazza. Phyllis is further survived by her dear brother-in-law Sumner M. Beal, her dear sisters-in-law Jean Flight, Stella Pierce, Marion Manniff and her brother-in-law Steven Garrett. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews and friends.

Due to the current pandemic and for everyone’s safety, the Garret family has chosen to have a private service at this time.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Phyllis’ memory to the New Life Home for Women and Children, P. O. Box 148, Manchester, NH 03105.

Funeral Arrangements are under the direction of the Nichols Funeral Home, Wilmington, MA. www.nicholsfuneralhome.com

Judith A. (Green) LaBossiere

February 21st, 2021

Judith A. LaBossiere (Green), “Judy”, age 82, of Wilmington, MA, passed away peacefully on February 20, 2021, at the Lahey Clinic in Burlington.

Judy was born on December 7, 1938; she was the dear daughter of the late Hubert and Margaret Green. Judy was raised and educated in West Medford and was a graduate of Matignon High School with the Class of 1956. Judy went on to further her education at Framingham State College where she earned in Bachelor’s Degree in Education.

Judy married her “sweetheart” Norman LaBossiere on February 16, 1963; the couple moved to Wilmington in 1965, they shared over 58 years of marriage, raised a beautiful family and spent many wonderful times together with their family and friends. Judy was a very devoted and loving wife and mother; her family was always her priority and there wasn’t anything she wouldn’t do for them. Judy looked forward to the summers spent at Newfound Lake in New Hampshire with her family, extended family and friends; they always had a great time and made countless memories throughout the years. Judy’s pride and joy was her role as “Grammy”; she just adored her grandchildren and attended everything they were involved in whether it was a school event, sporting event or special celebration she was always there to cheer them on.

Judy was a hard worker and an excellent teacher; in her earlier years she took a teaching position at the Boutwell School in Wilmington where she was one of the first teachers. Judy loved her students and treated them as her own; she also got along well with her fellow teachers and made many life-long friendships with them. When Judy started to have her own family she took a leave of absence to raise her children but in later years returned to teaching and substituting for the Wilmington School Department. Judy was a beloved teacher, she formed strong bonds and was still in touch with some of her students throughout the years.

Judy was a lovely lady who went out of her way to help others and make the world a nicer place. She was dearly loved and will forever be missed.

Judy was the beloved wife of 58 years to Norman L. LaBossiere, devoted mother of Susanne Evans & her husband Russell of Hampstead, NH, Karen Moore & her husband Thomas of Derry, NH, Bob LaBossiere & his wife Bonnie of Salem, NH and Jennifer Obremski & her husband John of Melrose, MA. Loving “Grammy” of Christopher Evans & his wife Natasha, Kyle & Scott Evans, Kaitlyn & Taylor Moore, Emma & Nolan LaBossiere and Michael & Jack Obremski. Cherished daughter of the late Hubert and Margaret (Sullivan) Green, dear sister of Jane Evans & her husband Henry of Dover, NH. Judy was also a special aunt to her nieces and nephews and is further survived by her constant companion, her dog Bennie.

Family and friends will gather for Visiting Hours at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, MA, on Tuesday, February 23rd from 5:00-7:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Wednesday, February 24th at 10:00 a.m. in St. Thomas of Villanova Church, 126 Middlesex Ave., Wilmington, MA. Interment will follow in Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington, MA. Masks are required to be worn while in the Funeral Home and in Church.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Judy’s memory may be made to the Parish of the Transfiguration (St. Thomas Church), 126 Middlesex Ave., Wilmington, MA 01887. www.nicholsfuneralhome.com

Judy’s family would like to send out a heartfelt thank you to the staff at the Lahey Clinic; their kindness, compassion and excellent care for Judy will forever be appreciated.

Audrey C. (Farrer) Paolini

February 19th, 2021

Audrey C. (Farrer) Paolini, age 83, a long-time resident of Wilmington, passed away on February 18, 2021.

Audrey was the beloved wife of the late William A. Paolini, devoted mother of Linda Kolosha & her husband Walter, William Paolini all of Wilmington and Stephen Paolini & his wife Dianne of Tewksbury, loving “Nana” of Brian Williamson & his wife Clair, Jennifer Fula & her husband Mario, Lauren Whelton and Sean Whelton, “Great-Nana” of Aidan, Samuel, Natalie and Pia, cherished daughter of the late Stephen E. and Cora T. (Publicover) Farrer, dear sister of Ruth Owen of Malden and her late twin Barbara Buonopane. Audrey is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Due to the current pandemic, the Paolini family has requested that Funeral Services for Audrey are private.

Memorial donations in Audrey’s name may be made to Ascend Hospice, 100 Locke Drive, Marlboro, MA 01752 or to the Alzheimer’s Association, 309 Waverley Oaks Road, Waltham, MA 02452.

Carol A. Tildsley

February 18th, 2021

Carol A. Tildsley (Donovan), age 63, of Wilmington, passed away peacefully on February 17, 2021.

Carol was born on May 31, 1957, in Lowell, MA; she was the cherished daughter of Dana and Carolyn (Fox) Donovan of Chelmsford, formerly of Lowell. Carol was raised and educated in Lowell and a graduate of Lowell High School with the Class of 1975.

Carol married her “best friend” and the “love of her life” Martin Tildsley on August 16, 1980. The couple resided in Wilmington where they raised their two sons, Martin Jr. and Ryan. Carol’s boys were “her world”; she was a devoted wife, mother and Mimi who showered her family with constant love. Carol was very involved with her son’s as they grew up; she was always a fixture at every sporting event that they were involved in; she not only cheered on her boy’s, but she was always rooting for every kid on the team. Carol was also active at their schools; she was constantly volunteering for every school event and chaperoned countless field trips throughout the years.

Carol loved having her son’s and their friends at her home; she welcomed everyone with open arms, a huge smile and something to eat. Carol enjoyed having the kids over to go swimming in the family pool; she just let them be kids and have fun. Carol was a “favorite Mom” among her son’s friends, she was just so sweet to everyone, never judgmental and always there to lend a hand or an ear if they needed help.

Carol’s family was always her priority and she treasured the time they spent together. Carol just loved family parties, especially the Christmas parties, going on family outings to the beach, camping in Seabrook, family vacations or just “hanging out”; as long as they were together it made her happy.

Carol always had room in her heart and home for others; when Marty and Ryan married, she welcomed Marlene and Suzanne into her family and she finally got “her girls” who she loved dearly. When Carol became a Mimi to her five grandsons her life became even brighter; she just adored those little ones, they were the “light of her life”.

Carol wore many hats throughout her life, and she worked hard for her family; for over ten years, Carol, worked at Dunkin Donuts in North Wilmington where she always greeted you with a pleasant attitude and a huge smile. If the truth be told there are many, many Wilmington kids that Carol fed at Dunkins never taking a dime from them and paying for their breakfast herself; she was just that kind of giving person.

Carol also worked for the Wilmington Public School Systems in the cafeteria and at the “Cares” afterschool program. Carol was just so good with the kids; she watched over them carefully, helped them with homework, played games with them, dried their tears and treated them as her own family. The kids just loved her!

Carol will be fondly remembered for her sweet personality; she went out of her way to help everyone whether she knew you or not. Carol was so kind and caring; she was always asking how you and your family were doing; she always put others needs before her own. Carol’s unconditional love and devotion to her family and friends was evident in everything she did. She was truly the “nicest lady” you could ever meet, and you were lucky to call her your friend. Carol made an impact on everyone she met and she will forever be in the hearts of those she loved.

Besides her parents, Carol is survived by her beloved husband Martin Tildsley of Wilmington, she was the devoted mother of Martin Tildsley, Jr. and his wife Marlene of Wilmington and Ryan Tildsley and his wife Suzanne of Tewksbury. She was the loving “Mimi” of Daniel, Logan, Derek, Dylan and Lawson Tildsley, cherished sister of Debra Soha and her husband Michael of Chelmsford, Joseph Donovan and his wife Rhonda of Lowell, Mary Tully and her husband James of Dracut, Julie McNamara and her husband Timothy of Chelmsford and Kevin Donovan and his wife Tracey of Lowell. Dear sister-in-law of James and Katherine Tildsley of Boston and Sidney and Sharon Tildsley of Wilmington. Carol is survived by many special nieces, nephews and friends. Carol also missed her beloved companion, her yellow lab Keno.

Due to the current pandemic, the Tildsley family had decided to have a private service at this time.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Carol’s memory to The Angel Fund for ALS Research, 649 Main Street, Wakefield, MA 01880.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Nichols Funeral Home, Wilmington, MA. www.nicholsfuneralhome.com