D'Esopo East Hartford Memorial Chapel

30 Carter Street, East Hartford, CT


Carole Rae Garrison

March 16, 1939May 8, 2020

Carole Rae “Macoke” (Masquat) Garrison, 81, of East Hartford, loving wife of over 44 years of the late Edward J. Garrison, entered into eternal rest on Friday, May 8, 2020 at Hartford Hospital. Born in Topeka, KS on March 16, 1939, a daughter of the late Robert and Carrie (Pukee) Masquat, she had been a resident of East Hartford for the past 61 years. Prior to her retirement, she was employed by Photo Mat Film Lab, East Hartford for over 20 years. After her retirement, she worked at Two Rivers Magnet School, East Hartford as a lunch lady. Carole Rae was proud of her Native American heritage and was a member of the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation, and had a passion for attending “Pow Wow’s” with her family. Most of all, Carole Rae was a proud devoted mother and grandmother who cherished her time with her entire family.

Carole Rae is survived by her daughter, Megan Garrison of East Hartford; two sons, Edward Robert Garrison of East Hartford, Blake Garrison and his wife Audria of Hoyt, KS; ten cherished grandchildren, Corey Garrison of East Hartford, Storm Garrison of Denver, CO, Derek Garrison, Carrie Garrison, Cody Garrison, Lil Blake Garrison, Bryce Garrison all of Kansas, Rodney Johnson, Jr. and (Alexis Goodale), Destinee Rae Johnson, and Daunte Johnson all of East Hartford; and ten adored great-grandchildren. She also leaves her sister, Drusa Wabaunsee of Hoyt, KS; her best friend, Pam Brazalovich of East Hartford; a special friend, Chris Jackson of East Hartford; several nieces, nephews, and friends. Besides her beloved husband and parents, she was predeceased by a daughter, Anna-Leah Garrison of East Hartford; and a grandson, TyCody Dzikiewicz of Colchester.

Due to the current health crisis, private funeral services and burial at Hillside Cemetery, East Hartford will be held at the convenience of the family. In honor of our First Responders, memorial contributions in Carole Rae’s name may be made to East Hartford Emergency Management, 31 School Street, East Hartford, CT 06108. The D’ESOPO-East Hartford Memorial Chapel, 30 Carter Street, East Hartford has been entrusted with the care of the funeral arrangements. For on-line expressions of sympathy to the family please visit www.desopoeh.com.


  • East Hartford Emergency Management


  • All Services Were Private


Carole Rae Garrison

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Jill Wnuk

May 15, 2020

Carole will be truly missed by her Two Rivers family. She always brought sunshine to our days--for both staff and students. We are so sorry for your loss.

Pam Hartigan

May 14, 2020

Dearest Garrison family,
Your mom was amazing and she was a strong woman. I met her at a very young age playing Yahtzee at my neighbor Jane’s house. She used to laugh so much enjoying herself and I felt good to know her and the freeing spirit she exhibited. Carole let the wind blow with you and shine your light down on us. Peace to you & your loved ones.

Tammie Edinger

May 14, 2020

I met Carole at Two rivers and we got along right away. I loved her adventurous spirit and she was always happy and laughing. I enjoyed lunches with her and Pam when I could get away. She always talked about her family all the time and adores her grandchildren so much! I will truly miss her. May God bless you and your family at this time.

Virginia Alleano

May 14, 2020

We are sorry to hear about the loss of your mom, Carol. She was such a friendly person who would always have a conversation with you when you saw her.
Our prayers are with all of you during this very sad time.

Ginny & Santo Alleano

Cliff Matias

May 13, 2020

I always remember visiting Carole at the powwows and hadn't seen her in maybe 15 years. This summer i got to give her a hug at the Seneca pow wow. Sending love and condolences to the family.

Anne Marie Press

May 13, 2020

Carole, I just want to thank you and Ed for giving me my best friend of 53 years Anna the sister I never had, you guys were my second family. All the great memories all the wonderful times we shared growing up I will never forget, I will always hold those memories in my heart. I know Ed, Anna and Ty were there to greet you. Rest In Peace .

Chris Brewer

May 12, 2020

Please accept our heartfelt sympathies on your loss of Carole. Our Mother and Carole were close friends. We send our prayers and strength for you - The Brewers

Nancy Gesuele Cox

May 12, 2020

Megan & family

I am so sorry for your loss. I remember working with your Mother at Photo Mat all those years ago. My thoughts and prayer are with you and all of her family.

Tony Wahweotten

May 12, 2020

Our sincerest condolences to the family from the Wahweottens

Pamela Brazalovich

May 12, 2020

Thank you for being MY BEST FREIND 💓 and all the laughter!💗💗❤❤🧡🧡💜💜💙💙💚💚💛💛


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