Swan Funeral Home

825 Boston Post Road, Madison, CT


Carol Beck Bohling

December 20, 1936December 24, 2017

Carol H. Bohling , of Madison and formerly of Redding CT , died on December 24, 2017, at her home. She was born on December 20, 1936, in Montreal, Canada, the daughter of James E. and Eunice C. Hickman.

A loving, compassionate and caring wife, mother and grandmother she enjoyed a successful career in the 70’s and 80’s in specialty retailing managing several bridal and gift shops in Ridgefield CT where she also served as membership director of the chamber of commerce. After moving to Madison CT she served as the President of the Madison Food Pantry and with her husband donated their time to Meals on Wheels. Mrs. Bohling known as “Nana” to her family will be forever remembered for her love of the Christmas season, flower baskets, and family gatherings.

Mrs. Bohling is survived by her husband of 60 years Wilfred H. C. Bohling; children Bradley C. Bohling and his wife Sally of Darien CT, Brian J. Bohling and his wife Jennifer of Hoboken, NJ, John Scott Bohling and his wife Deborah of Greenwich CT, Wendy B. Visgilio and her husband John of Old Lyme CT; her sister in law Robyn B. Abbott of Williamsville NY, 16 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. She was predeceased by her siblings James Hickman and Dale Bleier.

A memorial service will be held on January 19, 2018 at 2:00 pm at the First Congregational Church, 26 Meetinghouse Ln., Madison. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to alpha1.org or Madison Volunteer Services. To sign the online guest book visit www.swanfuneralhomemadison.com.


  • Memorial Service Friday, January 19, 2018


Carol Beck Bohling

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January 10, 2018

A BEAUTIFUL woman who ALWAYS welcoming me into their home as a teenager. My heartfelt thoughts and prayers go out to the Bohling family whom I have loved since my youth.


Michael Christiani

Harry Welsh

January 8, 2018

My immediate thoughts of Carol was always how sweet she was to everyone and a certain kindness that was uniquely germane to her.

Chief Long Hare

Maureen Clutsam

January 5, 2018

Since the age of eleven Carol and I have been the best of friends. I have many wonderful memories and will miss her dearly. She will be forever in my heart. My condolences to Bill and family.


Susan Brown

January 3, 2018

Aunt Carol we all miss you so much already! Especially me. I will never forget you putting me on that plane to Denmark. What a team we were both crying crazy in the airport saying goodbye. I will always remember her doing dishes at camp. Me saying Aunt Carol this fork isn't clean Aunt Carol telling me to be quiet a good drier gets what the washer misses. So many good memories. Rest in peace my sweet Aunt. Love, the Brown's

December 31, 2017

A beautiful soul has left this earth. May God hold you in the palm of his hand.
Kathy, Jim and Seamus Fox

Ann & Pete Visgilio

December 31, 2017

Loving thoughts to all the Bohlings on the loss of your beautiful mother and grandmother. We missed her this Christmas and will miss her every Christmas.

Rich and Claudia Long

December 29, 2017

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Heart warming, life long memories at silver lake! God bless you all!

December 29, 2017

We miss her Bill, you are a lucky man,God bless you and your wonderful family,
Greg Schuessler aka #4 son...

December 28, 2017


John Bell/Simons

December 28, 2017

"Wild Bill" Our prayers go out to you and your family ...