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Carol M. (DeSimone) Dastous, 86, of Lawrence, MA and Seabrook, NH, passed away November 2, 2020. She was born in Lawrence and was the daughter of the late Angelo and Milly (Fillipon) DeSimone.
Raised in a tight Italian family, Carol lived in a three-family on Elm Street in North Lawrence with extended family occupying all three apartments. Although she had no siblings, she grew up with several cousins and was often cared for by her aunt Phil who had four sons. This is where Carol learned the importance of family.
After graduating from Lawrence High School, Carol worked as a bank teller for the former Arlington Trust Company. She met her soulmate, Maurice, at the Commodore Ballroom in Lowell and married. They purchased a home in South Lawrence and lived there for years raising their three children and became active members of Sacred Heart Parish. They later retired to Seabrook.
Family meant everything to Carol. She was a nurturing, kind, and selfless person. She was happiest when her family was happy and satisfied. Following the tradition of large Italian Sunday dinners, she cooked a pot of Italian sauce every Sunday for literally fifty-plus years for whomever could come over. She brought the family together at least once a week where they would keep up with each other’s lives and enjoy each other’s company.
Carol provided unlimited support and love to her family. When her mother, Milly, was unable to live alone any longer, she took her into her home and cared for her until she passed. She provided endless hours of support to her children by cooking, cleaning, and babysitting whenever needed. She loved spending time with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren and would often keep them entertained by playing cards and letting them win.
Carol’s husband, Maurice, passed away three weeks ago on October 10, 2020. They were married sixty-two years; it is not a surprise that she passed to be with Maurice. It is a comfort to her family that they are together again in Heaven.
Carol will be deeply missed and is survived by her children, Carolyn DiGiovine and her husband, Arthur of Waltham, MA, David Dastous and his wife, Martha of Salisbury, MA, Steven Dastous and his wife, Marjorie of Derry, NH; grandchildren, Kristen, Maria and her husband, William, Robert, Jennifer and her husband, Joseph, Anna and her husband, Stephen, Julia, Grace, Steven and his wife, Stephanie, and Kenneth; great-grandchildren, Angelo, Emily, Cameron, Levi, Colton, and Georgia Lee. Along with several nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend visiting hours Saturday, November 7, 2020, from 9:00-10:30 AM at Cataudella Funeral Home, 126 Pleasant Valley Street in Methuen. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 AM in the funeral home chapel. Burial will be in Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Lawrence.