Carol Ann Mansolf, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister
and friend peacefully transitioned to the next phase of her journey, with her
loving family by her side, on May 15, 2024.

Carol was born on November 18, 1944 to late Charles Marchand and Mary J. (Belonick) Gwizd.
She was the beloved wife of the late William Mansolf, II. Carol and Bill
were married on July 29, 1961 in Waterbury, where Carol was born and
raised and continued on with the love of her life to raise her three children

Carol’s vibrant spirit touched the lives of many. In her youth, she
embraced the joys of bowling. She was known as Waterbury’s top Avon
Lady and she was a devoted fan of the UConn Huskies Women’s basketball
team. Carol loved gardening and birdwatching, her birdfeeders were always
full. Her passion for travel, especially camping with family, trips to Hawaii,
and adventures with her husband following retirement, when they would
wake up and decide to jump in the car and drive south on a whim.

Carol had a devotion to, and love for, the Blessed Virgin Mary.
Through prayer, and the Blessed Virgin Mary’s example, Carol drew her
strength from God. An example from “The Church Fathers and the Bodily
Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary” by Joe Gallegos,
“If the Holy Virgin had died and was buried, her falling asleep would have
been surrounded with honour, death would have found her pure, and her
crown would have been a virginal one…Had she been martyred according to
what is written: “Thine own soul a sword shall pierce”, then she would shine
gloriously among the martyrs, and her Holy Body would have been declared
Blessed; for by her, did Light come to the world”. St. Epiphanius, Bishop of
Salmus, Cyprus (4th Century) and Father of the Church; Panarion, 78:23(A.D. 377), in PG 42:737.

Carol leaves behind a legacy of love and devotion, survived by her
siblings, Honorah Marchand, Arthur Marchand, and Mary Bossie, her son, William Mansolf III,
and her loving grandchildren; Dana Binnette, Jamie Litvaitis, Nicole Sutton, Tyler Litvaitis,
and Miranda Mansolf. Carol was predeceased by her brother, Edward Gwizd, and her daughters,
Brenda Lushinsky and Debora Litvaitis.

Family and friends will gather to honor and celebrate Carol’s Life on Saturday,
June 15, 2024 from: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Buckmiller Thurston Mengacci Funeral
Home, 82 Fairview Ave., Naugatuck. Burial will immediately follow in St. Boniface
Cemetery, Old Colony Road, Meriden.