Carolyn R. Beadle

14 May, 194628 October, 2020

Carolyn Ruth Beadle, 74, of Southington, CT, in the presence of her loving family, was called home on Wednesday, October 28, 2020, at the Summit of Plantsville. She was born May 14, 1946 to Richard and Dorothy Beadle, now deceased.

Carolyn grew up in Waterbury, CT and graduated Crosby High School in 1964. She worked for many years as a legal secretary in West Hartford before retiring due to her health. She attended First Congregational Church of Southington until her health declined. She spent many hours volunteering at church during the Craft Fair at the Apple Harvest Festival. Carolyn was an enthusiastic Red Sox fan and loved spending time with her grandchildren.

She is survived by two loving children, Karen Bradshaw (Brian) of Southington, Michelle Konopka (Michael), also of Southington; two sisters, Sharyn Pliska (Hank) of Ocala, FL and Barbara Beadle of Southington; as well as three grandchildren, Sydney Bradshaw, Allison Bradshaw, and Abbygale Konopka. She also leaves behind a niece Lisa (Dean) Olsen of Southington; a nephew Erik (Amy) Raymond of Copake Falls, NY; a cousin Jean Beadle of Aberdeen, NC; and a plethora of friends she considered family, especially Mary Ann Cipriano, Anita Richards, and Al Garafola. She was predeceased by her former husband, Douglas Raymond.

Her family would like to sincerely thank the entire staff at the Summit and Athena Hospice for the excellent care she received while she was there.

Memorial calling hours will be held on Tuesday, November 10th from 5-7pm with a service starting at 6:30 p.m. at the DellaVecchia Funeral Home at 211 N Main St., Southington. Due to the current pandemic, masks and social distancing precautions are required. Memorial contributions in Carolyn's name can be sent to First Congregational Church of Southington at 37 Main St., Southington, CT 06489. For online condolences please visit


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Albert Garafola

November 9, 2020

I have know Carolyn from Grammar School, High School and College. We had wonderful memories all those years. As time passed, we found ourselves living close to each other, right in Watertown. My children would often play and watch her children as we lived only two houses away from each other. Then one day, Carolyn told me they were moving to Florida. I wished her the best.
Years later, as fate would have it, I saw Carolyn walking into the 76 truck stop where I was working at that time. We talked a while like our lives never missed a beat. We remained close friends, again.
When ever Carolyn called for help, I was there.
As good friends, I would always send or bring flowers for her birthday and other occasions.
I was heart broken when she called me about her illness. All I could think about was how she would beat the disease. Tears hit my eyes. I kept in touch with Carolyn, Barbara and our friends, Mary Ann and Anita. They would let me know what her situation was and how she was feeling.
Now, Carolyn has passed, but I will never forget her.
My thoughts and prayers are with Carolyn and her family.
I will always Love you Carolyn.

Barbara Carr

November 2, 2020

Carolyn was a dear friend while growing up “on the Hill” We had lots of young “innocent “ fun happenings always worth talk abouts later ! She always was able to laugh ,when later in her illness ,and never complained !!The hours we all spent for the numerous Bunker Hill Reunions will always be a part of my memories!
Rest In Peace my friend 🙏💕
Barbara Spadola Carr

Judi Forstadt (Goldberg)

November 1, 2020

Carolyn and I became friends the first week of our freshman year at Crosby High School. We grew closer every year and became inseparable at Crosby. Her family was like a second family to me. Years later we roomed together in Hartford, Connecticut. We shared many interesting adventures .. ( not always condoned by our parents) Carolyn was a loyal friend and all around wonderful person. While we didn’t live near each other as we got older and on with our lives, we always
Reached out on our birthdays.
Rest In Peace my dear dear friend. 💕

Lois Thompson Griszkauskas

October 30, 2020

Carolyn was a very special lady. She and I went to high school together although I never really knew her until we worked on several reunions together. Sorry to hear of her passing but she fought a long battle. Rest In Peace my friend. Lois