Carol I. Beal


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St. Albans - Carol Beal, 78, died August 9, 2019 at a Pittsfield hospital. She was born March 26, 1941 in Springfield, Ohio, a daughter of Paul and Elizabeth (Gnau) Pavelka.
She graduated from Catholic Central High School in Springfield, Class of 1959, and from the University of Dayton (OH) in 1963. Carol joined the Peace Corps in 1963 and served as a teacher in Quito, Ecuador. Later she worked as a high school and college text book editor for several publishers in Boston and as a technical writer for an engineering firm in Cambridge, Mass. for one year. She was then a free lance editor of high school and college text books for 25 years in Massachusetts and Maine.
She enjoyed her hobbies of playing the piano, sewing, knitting and making greeting cards, reading, and sending hundreds of cards to cancer patients throughout the U. S. through the Chemo Angels Agency and to our troops overseas.
Carol also fought cancer for 23 years, since 1996.
She is survived by 18 nieces and nephews, including nieces Toni Hout of Des Moines, IA and Terri Reinbolt of Sarasota, Florida. She will also be remembered by a dear friend, Estelle Johnston of Palmyra. At Carol's request there will be no services. Cremation arrangements are by Crosby & Neal, Newport. Memorial donations may be made to the Best Friends Animal Society, 5001 Angel Canyon Road, Kanab, UT 84741. Those who wish may leave written condolences at
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Linda Ashton
Aug 13, 2019
RIP my friend Will miss you
Linda McPhail
Aug 13, 2019
Rest In Peace and out of pain Carol.
Kathi Pavelka
Aug 13, 2019
You are now free of pain, Carol. Rest knowing how you touched the lives of so many people including family, friends and strangers. I will miss your love and compassion, but will always hold onto how you made me smile with your beautiful cards and thoughtful conversation. Be free, my sister, and know I love you.
Barb Higgins
Aug 13, 2019
Carol made a beautiful difference in so many lives; she will be remembered with love.
Anne Hood
Aug 13, 2019
You will be sadly missed, keep making those beautiful cards up in heaven. You fought a good battle. RIP your friend Anne
linda roderick
Aug 13, 2019
i was proud to call her my friend. rest in peace carol, you have earned it!
Elizabeth Pavelka LoPresti
Aug 13, 2019
Rest in heaven Aunt Carol. Forever in our hearts and will always treasure the beautiful cards you sent me for my birthdays and Christmas.