Carol A. (Doherty) Granfield passed away on Sept.13, 2019. She was born and raised in Somerville, MA. Carol was the devoted wife of the late William P. Granfield and the daughter of the late Philip and Frances Doherty. She was the cherished mother of four daughters, Elizabeth Carrozza and her husband, David, Carolyn Brian, Jennifer Curran and her husband John, and Monica Granfield and her husband Jerry Shea. She was the grandmother of 10 amazing grandchildren, Stephen, Lauren, Lindsay, Amanda, Sydney, Brendan, Liam, Aidan, Finn and Mairead and three great grandchildren, Olivia, Nicholas, and Maya. She was the sister of the late Elizabeth McCarthy, Philip J. Doherty, Jr., Virginia Elrick, Louise DiMare, Marie Bennett and Frederick Doherty. She also leaves many loving nieces and nephews.
Carol worked for a number of years for the Polaroid Corp. and after being a stay at home mom for a number of years, she went to work in the Stoneham School System as a teaching assistant for special needs children. She lived in Stoneham for over fifty years and was active in the community where she served on the first Earth Day Committee, was a Girl Scout Leader and for several years she was active in the school, councils (PTO's) and was active in the Stoneham High School Band Assn. In more recent years, she volunteered for several years as an usher at the Stoneham Theatre and volunteered at the Senior Center.
Carol was very active at St. Patrick's Parish where she served in many ministries including that of Eucharistic Minister and Lector. In 1988 the celebration of the centenary year of the construction of the church, she authored the only complete history of St. Patrick Parish.
Subsequently, she became the co-editor and later the editor of St. Patrick's Newsletter for over ten years.
While she enjoyed being active in her church and in the Stoneham Community, her first love and loyalty was to her family. Family events meant a great deal to her, she loved being around family.
Funeral from the Barile Family Funeral Home 482 Main St. (RT28) STONEHAM Thursday September 19, 2019 at 9 am followed by a Funeral Mass Celebrating Carol's Eternal Life in St. Patrick's Church 71 Central St. Stoneham at 10 am.
Family and friends are kindly invited to gather and share memories with the family on Wednesday September 18, 2019 from 4 pm to 8 pm. Parking attendants and elevator available.
Please consider donations in memory of Carol to Light It Up Blue 21 Myrtle St Stoneham, Ma 02180 or to The Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund at www.JDRF.org
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