Carol Barber

December 26, 1939May 7, 2019

Carol Ann (Tolson) Barber 1939-2019 Bozrah

Carol A Barber 79, of Fitchville Rd.,died May 7, 2019 at home surrounded by her loving family. Born in Norwich, she was the daughter of the late Albert and Arlene (Thompson) Tolson. She graduated from Fields Memorial School, Bozrah 1953 and Norwich Free Academy 1957.

Carol was employed by the Chelsea Groton Bank from 1956-1959. After traveling to Alaska in 1959 and giving birth to her oldest son Douglas, Carol dedicated the rest of her life to being an amazing mother and homemaker. Carol spent her entire life living in and volunteering in the Town of Bozrah. She was a member of and Treasurer of the Bozrah Volunteer Fire Company Ladies Auxillary from 1976-2011. Carol was also an active member of the Bozrah Historical Society as well as Treasurer from 1985-2018.

Carol devoted her life to her four children, their spouses and her seven beloved grandchildren. Her son Douglas, his wife Kim of Bozrah and their daughters Lauren and Heather, her son Scott, his wife MaryBeth of Bozrah and their son Timothy, her daughter Deborah Rizer, her husband Thomas of Sterling, children Victoria Smith and Benjamin Smith and her son Glenn, his wife Jade of Voluntown and their children Cal and Veda.

Carol was predeceased by her son Douglas (2017) and her sister Priscilla (1944).

Visitation will be held Friday May 10th from 7pm – 9pm at the Labenski Funeral Home, 107 Boswell Ave., Norwich, CT. Funeral Services will be held at the Fitchville Baptist Church, 3 Bozrah St. Ext., Bozrah at 10am meeting directly at the church on Saturday, May 11th. Burial will immediately follow at Gardner-Bulkley Cemetery, Cemetery Ln., Bozrah, CT.

Donations in memory of Carol may be made to the Bozrah Historical Society.

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  • Calling Hours / Visitation Friday, May 10, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, May 11, 2019
  • Burial Saturday, May 11, 2019


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Linda and Bob Ziegler

May 8, 2019

To Carol’s family, We want to extend our condolences to you all. I can recall (as though it were yesterday), being on the bus at Fields Memorial as a child and seeing Carol walk by with Deb and Glen as toddlers holding her hand. Little did I know then that many years later Tori and Ben would be my niece and nephew. Having grown up on Fitchville Rd I also remember the many times that I drove by her house on the way to visit my mom and admiring the beautiful perennial garden that she tended to. It was always a pleasure seeing Carol over the years at birthday parties or an occasional ballgame that i was able to make, her cheering Ben on. While it’s never easy losing a parent and especially with Mother’s Day this week, take comfort in the multitude of memories that you have made with Mom / Gram, and may your sorrow be lessened ever so slightly knowing that this Mother’s Day she will be reunited and celebrating once again with Doug. Fondly, Linda and Bob Ziegler