January 22, 1917 – June 27, 2020
Carol Boulanger, 103, of Glendale, AZ passed away Saturday, June 27, 2020.
She was born January 22, 1917 in Newark, NJ. Carol was raised in Providence, RI, the oldest of five girls, where she met the love of her life Robert Boulanger of Manchester, NH. They married and raised their three daughters, Carol, Betty, and Joan. She was a kind, loving, and selfless woman who devoted her life to caring for her family. She and Bob moved to Arizona where Carol enjoyed painting, sketching, and poetry. She and Bob enjoyed traveling in retirement.
Carol is survived by her daughter Carol and husband James Colbath of Concord, NH, and her son-in-law Al Olson of Sun City, AZ. She took great pride in her grandchildren, Charles Colbath of Vail, AZ, Mary and husband Glenn Richard of Milford, NH, Caroline Zeller of Apache Junction, AZ , and Patricia Trombly of Bullhead City, AZ, along with great grandchildren, Andrew Lloyd of Essex Junction, VT, Elizabeth Trombly of Bristol, VT, and Brandon Zeller of Apache Junction, AZ.
Carol was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, daughters Elizabeth Trombly and Joan Olson, and grandson John Hamelin.
A viewing will be held 9am on Wednesday, July 8, 2020 at Phoenix Memorial Park & Mortuary followed by a graveside interment.
Wednesday, July 8, 2020
July 7, 2020
Dear Nana, We all hope you know how much you were and will always be loved.
As one of your grandchildren, I remember how loving and caring you always were. Thank you for sharing so many stories with us. When you were in your 90s you told me of the day I was born, and your visit with Yvonne De Carlo who was in the waiting room as her husband, a stuntman in the movies had been injured while filming that day.
As kids we sure did visit you a lot. Being my Moms best friend, we would drive some distance to visit during the week, and again every Sunday. You gave us wonderful holidays and the most amazing meals. So much food. Grampa would sit after saying " I cant believe I ate the hole thing".
You were selfless. And you migrated across the country so many times , wanting to see family no doubt was the pull.
You told me stories in your later years, how Grampa would chase you around when you were younger, and how much you truly loved each other.
On our last visit (photo) just before the corona virus pandemic, you were vital, and in control of the conversation at your table. Your tablemates just loved you, and loved hearing your stories. During that visit you talked about the palace Grampa had built for you. What made it a palace was the two of you. How Grampa made you furniture to fill it, you did artwork, knitting, and great food.
We will never forget your black formica counter tops. With Bancroft Rd, being dirt, you were the Queen of Endust.
You so loved your Girls, and Grandchildren. and any baby you saw while we were out.
You never had a bad word, and if the subject made you uncomfortable I remember you shrugging your shoulders, tipping your hands up and without a word being said.
In recent years I would exit the highway at Grand and call, you sounded like a little girl, the first words " where are you?" it was always the same you would giggle when we were near.
Nana , You truly loved your family, and you will be truly missed.
July 1, 2020
Nana, you lived a full life and I hope you know how loved you were and will continue to be. I remember you braiding my hair when I was a little girl, and always felt so loved by you. Every Sunday you fed the whole big family wonderful Italian feasts. I can still see you picking the spent Marigolds and saving the seeds for next year. So many memories! Your kindness and beautiful smile made a difference in the world. You will be missed.