Carole C. Remick

December 25, 1932October 18, 2011

Mrs. Carole C. (Bocasky) Remick, age 78, of Marblehead, died peacefully the morning of Tuesday Oct. 18 in the Kaplan Family Hospice House after a brief illness. She was the wife of the late E. Bruce Remick.

Born in Peabody, Carole was the daughter of the late Dominic M. and Stella (Sobolewski) Bocasky. She attended Peabody schools and was a graduate of St. John's High School in Peabody. She received her A.B from Regis College and later obtained her Master's Degree from Boston College. She also obtained 30 credits of post-graduate work at Harvard University. She had been a resident of Marblehead since 1970.

After graduating from Regis College, she joined the Regis Lay Apostolate as a volunteer teacher and taught at the Cristo Rey School in Sante Fe, New Mexico. Carole taught high school English in Lake George, NY and at Peabody High School. She went on to be an English Professor at UMass Boston. During her time at UMass Boston, she ran the school’s co-op education program. She also secured grant funding from the Dow Jones Newspaper Fund and launched the High School Journalism Collaborative, which introduced many teenagers of color to the journalism careers they would later pursue. Carole retired in 1997 but continued to run the Collaborative. Next year will be the 25th anniversary of her program. Carole was President of the Regis College Alumni Association and had a special fondness for the college and its mission. She was also a member of the Polish Business & Professional Women's Club and the Faculty Club at Boston State College.

Carole had a love of people and life that was infectious. She had a sparkle of excitement whenever she talked about a new book, a motivated student, a museum exhibit or a Boston sports team. She has traveled to many places with friends experiencing life and learning about different cultures. She kept in touch with her students over the years and had a special bond with many, spending holidays with them and even traveled to India for a special students wedding. In the winter she enjoyed Scottsdale, AZ, and the summer she spent time in Marblehead and Rockland, ME. She leaves a brother-in-law, Wilson Remick and his wife Virginia. She also leaves her nieces and nephews, David Remick and his wife Robin, and Judy and Mike Remick-Henry of Upstate, NY. She was the sister-in-law of the late Robert Remick. Carole leaves countless life long friends who thought of her as family. She was a god mother to several children and was known as a second mother to many others. She will be sorely missed but her sparkle will live on in all of us. She was “terrific”. A Memorial Mass for Carol will be celebrated at Our Lady Star of the Sea Church, 85 Atlantic Ave. MARBLEHEAD on Saturday, November 5, at 11AM. Relatives and friends kindly invited. Burial will follow in Waterside Cemetery, Marblehead. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Regis College Development Office, 235 Wellesley St., Weston, MA, 02493-1571, as well as the Kaplan Family Hospice House, 78 Liberty St., Danvers, MA 01923. Arrangements entrusted to the Eustis and Cornell Funeral Home, Marblehead.


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    Saturday, November 5, 2011


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Marguerite Gonsalves

November 4, 2011

My dearest mentor. You taught me to teach by your example, by your endless encouragement, and by your extraordinary enthusiasm for life and learning. Your impact on me when I was your student at Boston State instilled a love of teaching in me that is just as strong now four decades later.
For forty years, my answer to the question "which teacher made the greatest impact on your life" has been and always will be Carole Remick.
I will miss you profoundly, but I am so proud to be a part of your legacy. Your spirit lives on in me and in my students who also got the opportunity to call you their Mentor.
I would say "rest in the peace" you so deserve, but I am inclined to think you are already "negotiating" more blessings for thousands of budding teachers and young journalists past, present and future. In Heaven and on earth who could ever say no to that smile, wit and passion!
Thank you for your endless devotion to me, my students and all the young people whose lives were changed by the doors you opened for them.
With deepest gratitude and love, Marguerite Picillo-Gonsalves and the Malden High School staff of The Blue and Gold.

Virginia Vigil

November 1, 2011

It was last week that I remember posting our statement of great loss at your passing Carole! I will re-post as we can't say enough to express the wonderfullness of you and how you so lovingly and givingly came into our lives! Our "segunda mamasita"! We love you...Emily, Christina, Michael, Virginia, George, David, Lucinda and Andrew...Los Vigil's de Santa Fe, Nuevo Mexico! "Thanks for the Memories"!

Rodrigo Saavedra

October 26, 2011

Thank you Mrs. Remick for providing a space where teens from all different cities can come together and realize their potencial in journalism. You were such an amazing person to all of us who participated in NEHSJC. Thank you for giving us so much, throughout and beyond the program. Thank you for being you. I'm so grateful to have met you.

Jackson Lam

October 26, 2011

I knew Carole with a chance to work for her on a project. A very nice, warm and upbeat woman who always took care of my benefits! We became friend afterward. You will be greatly missed, Carole.

October 26, 2011

Carole's passing makes you think twice about what you can leave behind, and reminds you to get to work. She has been an ally and a model for me for decades. That isn't about to stop.
Ann Moritz (Boston, MA)

Brooks Goddard

October 26, 2011

Carole Remick was a kind and generous soul with whom I worked at Regis College's LLARC program. She will be sorely missed.

Paul Breslin

October 26, 2011

Carole was very kind to the her colleagues here at U-Mass. Her upbeat personality and positive energy was infectious. She has touched many peoples lives for the better and will be missed by all who new her. RIP Carole


October 25, 2011

Carole--how can we express the sorrow we are going through. So many years of great memories.We visited your home and you came to our home in Arizona.We took trips to Maine, Florida, Marthas Vineyards, Canada and a cruise thru the Panama Canal. Our children Lynn,Mike and son-in-law Gary loved her as a Mom as well as our Grandchildren Kailee and Brooke as Grandmother. We knew Carole some sixteen years and spent a lot of time in Arizonia with her. She was always a Bright Star, Upbeat and a Positive person. Carole Thanks for all the Love you gave everyone, You will Never be Forgotten.

Dean & Christi Stover

October 25, 2011

The Stover Family in Richmond VA expresses our deepest sympathy in the passing of Carole. So many "terrific" times were spent with her over the past 40+ years. Each year Carole would travel to Richmond and spend time with Essie and Dean Stover in Richmond and at their river condo in Urbanna looking out over the Rappahanock River in eastern VA. Carole couldn't wait to eat freshly picked Hanover Virginia grown tomatoes and fresh VA crabmeat. Other years Essie and Dean would travel to either Marblehead or Rockland for summer visits and to eat fresh "lobstas" and steamers. Essie and Dean's children and grandchildren visited Carole too. Dean III, his wife Christi and their children Kari and Dean IV loved to visit Carole in MA & ME. We loved Carole so much and are all Red Sox fans because of her, some of us are Patriot fans too. Carole touched our lives with her "terrific" personality, we will always remember and carry her in our hearts forever, one of our most favorite family members, Carole Remick. We love you forever and may God be with you.

Sheila Wolfe

October 25, 2011

Love you Auntie Bo....xoxoxo