Carol A. Higgins

September 15, 1939 ~ March 15, 2018 (age 78)

Carol A. Higgins

Essex Junction/Williston


Carol A. Higgins (Bellew) passed away on Thursday, March 15, 2018, surrounded by her loved ones.


She was born September 15, 1939 to Mary Ellen and George Bellew.


She spent most of her life in Essex Junction, VT. After graduating from high school, she enlisted in the United States Navy. After honorably serving in the United States Navy, she returned to her home town of Essex Junction, VT where she would reside for the rest of her life.


She worked for Grossmans Lumber Company for over 30 years.  After retiring, she filled her days working part-time for the A&P grocery store.


Carol was a devoted mother, grandmother, and friend to all she met.  Above all else, her three grandsons were her pride and joy.


She is survived by her daughter Catherine Maille and her husband Leo, of Saint Albans, VT; her grandsons Nathan James, Tyler Daniel and his wife Jess, and Graham Joseph.  She is also survived by great-grandson Blake James.


She leaves behind a sister, Katherine Halnon of Schenectady, NY, and a brother, Larry Bellew and his wife Ruth of Colchester, VT and a sister-in-law, Kay Klotz Bellew Gaverth of NC.  She is survived by many nieces and nephews, as well as the many friends she made at Whitcomb Woods.


Carol was pre-deceased by her mother and father, Mary Ellen and George Bellew; her brothers Edward Matthew, James Robert, Matthew Patrick, George Edward, and Douglas Leonard.


Visiting hours will be at the Corbin and Palmer Funeral Home, 9 Pleasant Street, Essex Junction, VT, Sunday, March 18, 2018 between the hours of 4 p.m. and 6 p.m.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in her honor on Monday, March 19, at 11 a.m. at Holy Family Church Catholic Church, 4 Prospect Street, Essex Junction, VT.




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