Carol F. (Gillis) Tremblay of Danvers, passed away while surrounded by her family on Monday, March 7, 2016. She was the devoted wife of Ernest S. Tremblay for 66 years.
Carol was born at her family's home in Boxford, Massachusetts on August 11, 1932. She enjoyed her early childhood years in Boxford before moving to Danvers in the 1940's. She was a member of the class of 1950 at Holten High in Danvers.
Carol worked hard to help build her family's businesses, working a variety of jobs at Vic's Drive In and managing the Victorian Motor Inn. She had many hobbies, including ceramics, gardening, cooking, baking and travel. She was a talented seamstress and an accomplished musician on the Hammond Organ. She was also an avid football and hockey fan who attended many of her children's and grandchildren's sporting events. Carol loved entertaining, and hosted many large and memorable parties and cookouts over the years at her home. Her home was always a fun and welcoming destination for several generations of cherished friends and relatives. Carol celebrated life with a strong work ethic and a wide ranging sense of humor. Her generous and loving nature touched all who knew her, including her many pets.
"Mimi" as she was affectionately known to her grandchildren and family, is survived by her husband Ernest, son Dana Tremblay and wife Cheryl of Melbourne, FL and son Ernest Tremblay Jr and wife Louanne of Boxford, Daughters Karen Adams and Sheila Cummings, both of Danvers and daughter-in-law Kathleen Tremblay of Boston. She is survived by eight grandchildren; Joanna (Tremblay) Beske of Orange, CA, Jesse Tremblay of Milwaukie, OR, Dan Tremblay of Danvers, Cody Tremblay of Amesbury, Tyler Cummings of Truckee, CA, Adam Cummings of Danvers, Kasey Tremblay of Boxford, and Ashley (Cummings) Burns of Truckee, CA as well as 8 great-grandchildren.
Carol is also survived by her sisters, Barbara Mullins of Venice, FL and Elizabeth Dirks and Ellen LeFavour both of Danvers. She is preceded in death by her parents Harold James Gillis and Marion (Greene) Gillis Newhall.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Kaplan Family Hospice House. Donations can be made in Carol's name to; Care Dimensions, 75 Sylvan Street, Suite B-102, Danvers, MA. 01923, or online at www.caredimensions.org.
Online Condolences Below:
|Dear Tremblay family,
Please accept my most sincere condolences on the loss of your mother and grandmother, Carol. I cannot make the funeral in person but I wanted to let all of you know I will never forget her (and Ernie's) kindness and patience with me (and my mother Phyllis) in my younger years growing up, and the lessons both of them taught me directly and indirectly that allowed me to really value a hard work and fairness. I consider those 4th of July cookouts and swimming in their pool in the summers some of my most fondest memories along with the support they both gave me in allowing me to work in their business.
I always felt welcome in Carol and Ernie's home, and in retrospect was extremely grateful that they allowed my mother and I to live in one of their other homes as well.
Carol and Ernie both had such a positive impact on the outcome of my life, I feel so fortunate and thankful to have had them both be part of my formative past growing up in Danvers.
From the bottom of my heart, thank you Carol for everything you did for me. I will never forget your acts of kindness and compassion, and I will continue to embrace your values of hard work and family fun in my own business and personal life.
Tyler, Karen, Keira and Sydney Rainey
|Dear Ernie, Dana, Karen, Ernie, Jr., and Sheila,
Please accept our sincere condolences on the passing of Carol. She was such a love. Her love for us(me) always made me feel like one of the family. I still have some of my moms ceramics that she made for her. Those I will cherish forever. I will always remember her playing the organ at my house with my dad and singing on those crazy Saturday nights. All the fun cookouts and cleaning rooms at the Victorian with her during the Blizzard of 78. We always had fun. Thank you for always being there, not just for your family but for mine. I will miss you.
Love, Janet, Mark and Erin Brings