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Carole Ann Schweitzer

January 2, 1944 ~ May 24, 2018 (age 74)

Carole Ann Schweitzer, 74, of Colchester and formerly of Ledyard, passed away at home on May 24, 2018.She was a daughter of the late Joseph and Mildred (Dellisant) Mitchell. Born on January 2, 1944 in Allentown PA, she grew up in Bethlehem where she attended school.  Carole met and married her beloved husband David J. Schweitzer, Sr. in 1969.  The couple moved to Connecticut where they made their home and raised their family in the town of Ledyard.  He predeceased her on September 1, 1997.  Carole had an in-home daycare for many years and later worked at a children’s consignment store in Montville.  In recent years, Carole made her home with her son David and his children in Colchester. She was a talented crafter, especially with crocheting and wreath making.  Most importantly, she will be remembered as a caring, open and friendly person to everyone she met, fiercely devoted to her family, and lovingly adoring to all her grandchildren. She will be sadly missed but always remembered with love by her children and their spouses, David Schweitzer and his wife Kate Biddle, Stacey and her husband Dr. James Clay of Dallas OR; two brothers, Joseph Mitchell of Effort, PA, Robert Mitchell of Corvallis, OR; a sister, Sue Kish of Philomath, OR; four grandchildren, Italy, Mathias Emilia, and Max; and numerous extended family members and friends. In addition to her husband and parents, she was pre deceased by a sister, Gloria Feist. Funeral Services will be held in Pennsylvania.  Calling hours will be held on Wednesday, May 30th from 6 - 8 PM at the Connell Funeral Home, 245 East Broad Street, Bethlehem, PA.  The funeral will assemble at the funeral home at 9 AM with a Mass of Christian Burial to follow in the Notre Dame Church in Bethlehem at 10 AM.  Burial will be in the Sacred Heart Church Cemetery, 210 E. Northampton St., Bath, where she will be laid to rest with her beloved husband, David.  Donations in her memory may be made to the church.  Care of local arrangements has been entrusted to the Aurora-McCarthy Funeral Home of Colchester.

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