After a prolonged illness, Carole Susan Lucey (Sullivan), a resident of Forestdale Senior Living Center in Malden, passed away peacefully on December 1, 2021. Prior to moving to Forestdale in July 2021, Carole was a proud Crimson Tider….a lifelong resident of Everett, an accomplished Everett public school teacher, and a formidable classroom presence in the 6th grade at the Lafayette School where she taught for many years. Carole was an outspoken advocate for public school education and today many an Everett resident still remember Mrs. Lucey as one of their finest teachers.
Born March 27, 1939, Carole (Sully 1) was the eldest of the three daughters of Thomas F. and Gertrude L. Sullivan (Wood). She attended Everett public schools and was the first in her large extended family to attend college, graduating Cum Laude from Boston College in 1961. Soon after, she assumed her first teaching job in the Everett public schools…the rest is history. She went on to achieve much recognition in her field culminating with receiving the Massachusetts Christa McAuliffe Excellence in Teaching Award in 1996.
The beloved wife of the late John J. Lucey, Carole and John lived a full life with their two much loved feline companions, Cheese and Crackers. Carole loved to travel, take long leisurely drives with John to scenic spots throughout New England, wine and dine with their many lifelong friends, and enjoy their raucous Irish family birthday and holiday celebrations. But of greatest pleasure was relaxing and savoring the sun, surf and ocean breezes of their Falmouth Ma second homestead.
Carole is survived by her two sisters Elaine Smith (Sully 2) and her life partner Jane Coviello, Arlene Bakeman (Sully 3) and her husband James Bakeman, and five very much loved nieces and nephews: Keri and Matt Holian, Kristen Smith, Jaime and Aaron Henry, Lindsay Bakeman and James Lyons, and Jim and Meghan Bakeman. Carole Sue will be sorely missed and long remembered by her family and friends. She will always hold a special place in the hearts of all.