Carol P. Wessling of Groveland, formerly of Medford, 64, died peacefully at her home following a brief and courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. A native of Boston, Carol earned her bachelor’s degree at Stonehill College, her law degree at New England School of Law and her post doctoral degree at Boston University. She served the legal community and her clients for 35 years.
Carol was an advocate and activist for LGBTQ rights and a defender of social justice.
Carol was an avid fan of all of New England’s sports teams and a dedicated supporter of women’s sports at all levels.
A kind, gentle, and selfless soul, she cherished the time spent with her spouse and enjoyed the company of many friends and chosen family. She adored animals, loved to travel, enjoyed good food and drink, and tending to her garden. She was a patron of the arts and generous in all ways with all people; her sense of humor and quick wit were legendary, her laughter infectious. The legion of friends, family, strays and others who passed through the beach house at Plum Island each year will miss her greatly.
Carol is predeceased by her beloved grandparents John and Yvonne O’Neill, survived by her spouse, Eileen “Blanche” Hoff, along with many cousins, nieces and nephews.
Private remembrances and celebrations of her life will be arranged in the near future. The Twomey, LeBlanc, & Conte Funeral Home 193 High St. Newburyport, MA 01950 is assisting Carol’s family.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donations in Carol’s memory to a charity or cause that was special to both you and Carol.
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