Carole N. Molitor, 76, of Huntley, died peacefully at her home.
Visitation will be on Monday, March 29, 2021 from 9:00am -10:00am at DeFiore Funeral Home-10763 Dundee Road, Huntley. A funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday, 10:00am at St. Mary Catholic Church-10307 Dundee Road. In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to Toys for Tots or The American Cancer Society. Burial will be at All Saints Cemetery at a later date.
Carole was born January 4, 1945 the daughter of Henry and Ellen Southard. She worked and later retired from the City of Chicago, Department of Housing. Carole was creative and enjoyed painting and creating stories for homemade cards for family and friends. She always had a positive attitude no matter the situation. Carole enjoyed Bocce Ball, shopping and traveling. She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother who will be missed by all who knew her.
Carole is survived by her daughters Suzy (Aaron) Davis and Christina Neily, grandchildren Amy (Brian) and Emily (Brent), and great grandchildren Raylan and Wyatt. Her sisters June Barack, Shirley (Tom) Plunkett and her brother-in-law Paul Layman. Carole is also survived by her husband Charles’ daughters Nancy (Rob) Molitor Mark, Kathleen Lively and Patty (Sean) Reilly, grandchildren Abby, Meghan (Drew), Peter (Kristi), Matthew (Morgan), Tricia, Kaitlin, and Lizzy, and great grandchildren Katherine, Alexandra, and Olivia.
Carole is preceded in death by her loving husband Charles, his son Peter, son-in-law Chris, and grandson Patrick, and her sisters Helen and Nancy, and brother-in-law Chuck.
For further information please call the funeral home at 847-515-8772 or online condolences may be directed to www.DeFiore funeral.com
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It was bad enough to lose Chuck, Carole's husband this past year, but it's as if a boulder hit us with losing her this week. She was strong and a fighter and fought off the ravages of cancer for a long time but finally wore herself out and went to God. Another angel received its wings. They were wonderful neighbors and not seeing them this Spring and Summer will be so strange. We will miss her so much!
To my darling sister Carole. You will never be gone, as you will live on in my memories and my heart forever. I Love You. June
When I received the news, I immediately thought of the fond memories I have of visiting with her and family when I was younger. She was always very thoughtful and kind to me. I imagine she had a very full life, with lots of friends, family, and experiences, but I'm still sad about her passing.
Dear Suzy and Christina, please accept my deepest sympathy for the loss of your mother, Carole. My heart sank when I learned of her passing. Carole’s strength during her battle with cancer will serve as a lesson in perseverance for all of us. There will always be an empty space in the hearts of all who knew her. With continued love I will always remain her only brother, Perry Southard.
Carole was my older sister closest to my age, and even as adults, she was always my “big sister”. As a girl, she was a blond, curly head with big dimples. And as an adult, she lived up to the responsibility of being a true role model, always dedicated and hardworking, impeccable in her appearance and behaviors; demonstrating an amazing amount of love for her family, and an enjoyment of the little things in life including being silly and giggling. I miss my sister Carole, and cherish my earliest memories of us playing “Goozie-Boozie”, to recent memories of her insisting that we eat the meals that she prepared because (although she could no longer eat solid food) “she still enjoyed seeing others eat.” And my most recent memory of our hug and giggling while we tried to take Selfies! Carole passed from a life well-lived, and loved by many – and there can be no tribute greater than that.