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(Mary) Carol McGarry

Enfield, N.H. — (Mary) Carol McGarry, 69, of New London, Conn. and Enfield, N.H., died peacefully on Jan. 18, 2014, in the company of her family.

Carol was born and raised in New London. She was the only daughter of Michael J. and Edith (Gilmartin) McGarry. She graduated from Saint Bernard High School and Brown University, with honors. She enjoyed teaching high school English and advising yearbook students until her retirement from Ledyard High School a few years ago.

Carol loved entertaining family and friends. She was an avid reader, a devoted cat lover, and a crafter of treasured handmade jewelry. She enjoyed spending summers at her cottage in New Hampshire, where she relaxed with her family, friends and cats. Recently she had delighted in being a grandmother to two-year-old Benjamin Miller, of Beverly, Mass.

She is survived by her only daughter, Seana (Eaton) Miller and spouse Erin Miller, of Beverly, Mass., and her close cousins, Diane Enders, of Uncasville, Conn., and Gayle (Enders) Clow, of Arnold, Md.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted at 11a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014 in Saint Joseph Church, 17 Squire Street, New London, with private interment in Saint Mary Cemetery. There will be a calling hour prior to the Mass at the Thomas L. Neilan & Sons Funeral Home, 12 Ocean Avenue, New London. Condolence messages may be left on Carol’s memorial page at neilanfuneralhome.com.