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Carol L. (Robinson) Mallory, 69

GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. — Carol L. (Robinson) Mallory of Great Barrington passed peacefully from this life after a long battle with cancer on February 14, 2018, at home with her family at her side.  

She was born on January 23, 1949, in Troy, N.Y., the daughter of Marian E. (Geerholt) Robinson and the late Howard O. Robinson. She spent her early life in that area before moving to the Berkshires and Great Barrington, where she graduated from the former Searles High School in 1967. Carol received a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Northeastern University and obtained her RN license in Connecticut after her graduation. She began her nursing career in the newly formed Geriatric Unit at the Veterans Administration Hospital in West Haven, Conn., where she worked for nearly 26 years, retiring in 1999.  She married her husband, Tom, in September of 1972 and brought three beautiful daughters into the world.
The simple things in life made her the happiest – the sun on her face, the hugs from her grandchildren and watching the hummingbirds at the bird feeder. Watching the flowers that she planted grow and bloom would bring a smile to her face. Carol was a fan of and listened to jazz whenever the opportunity presented itself.  She maintained a strong faith and a heart full of gratitude that carried her through both the many trials in her life as well as the daily routine. Carol was an active member of the First Congregational Church.  She did not wish to have anyone make a fuss over her but would always be one of the first to offer her help and assistance to anyone who might need it.

She is survived by her husband Thomas; her daughter Linda Waterman of Gorham, Maine; her daughter Karen Mallory of Westbrook, Maine; her daughter Catherine Mallory of Great Barrington; four grandchildren, Caleb Waterman and triplets Elijah, Gabriel and Isaiah Waterman, all of Gorham; her mother, Marian Robinson of Great Barrington; a sister, Donna Sermini and her husband Robert, also of Great Barrington; and a sister, Barbara Lawrence and her husband Rick of Portland, Maine.  

She was predeceased by her father and by her sister, Janet Teeple of Conway, S.C.

Funeral notice: A service for Carol Robinson Mallory will be held on Monday, February 19, 2018, at 11:30 a.m. at Finnerty & Stevens Funeral Home in Great Barrington conducted by Rev. Dr. Randall K. Wilburn.  Burial will follow at St. Bridget's Cemetery in Housatonic.

The family will receive friends from 10:30 a.m. until the time of the service. Donations in memory of Carol may be made to HospiceCare in the Berkshires through Finnerty & Stevens Funeral Home, 426 Main Street, Great Barrington, MA 01230.

Obituary Provided By: Finnerty & Stevens Funeral Home

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I graduated from Searles in 1967 with Carol, and I am so sorry to hear of this news. My deepest condolences to her husband Tom, her daughters, her extended family, and to her friends. She was a wonderful person, much beloved by all her classmates and friends for her dedicated friendship, kindness to others, and her courage as she faced some terrible health crises of her own. I shall keep her forever in my heart. With warm best wishes, Ann Olga (Koloski-Ostrow)
from: Ann Olga Koloski-Ostrowon: 02-19-2018

I was so sorry to hear about this. I am happy I was able to see Carol at our reunion althoughit was brief. She was a very special person.
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