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Carol Hooker Bibbins

June 3, 1930 — December 5, 2018

Carol H. Bibbins, formerly of Littleton MA, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, December 5, 2018, at her home in Nashua NH.

Born on June 3, 1930 in Watertown, MA, Carol was the daughter of the late Miles and Eleanor (Atwood) Hooker. Originally raised and educated in Carver, Carol graduated in 1951 from the School of Humanities at the University of Massachusetts Amherst with a degree in English.

After college, Carol was an executive in the Girl Scouts of America, managing summer camps and programs for girls. During this time, she met her to-be husband Lance Bibbins, and they were married on September 7, 1957 in North Attleboro MA. After living in New Jersey for several years, Carol and Lance returned to Massachusetts, first living in Acton and later moving to Littleton for almost forty years.

Carol balanced her life as a mother and wife, professional, and good citizen. Originally certified as an English teacher, Carol later worked for Digital Equipment Corporation for over 15 years as the computer industry was growing in the Northeast. In the evenings she participated on many Town of Littleton boards and committees, and she was an avid participant in the League of Women Voters, believing that information is the key to Democracy.

Including cooking and gardening, Carol had many hobbies, but sewing and quilting became her passion. Working with her friends from Littleton and the neighboring towns, Carol created and contributed to intricate, colorful portraits, each one lovingly painted with fabric. Her legacy remains within the amazing creations she gifted to her family over the years.

Carol is survived by her children: Her son Richard and his wife Molly of Marblehead; her son Neil and his wife Jody in Petersburgh NY; and her grandchildren Amanda, Liam, and Rory. Her amazing granddaughter Rachel passed away in September 2018, who shared laughter, intelligence, and a love of the arts with her grandmother. Carol's sister Hope Tickell lives in Maryland.

Family and friends will gather to honor and remember Carol in the spring. Donations in her name may be made to the Dana Farber Cancer Institute.


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