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Carol Moxley

December 21, 1938 - February 26, 2021

Burial Date March 1, 2021

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Ledyard – Carol James Moxley, 82, of Ledyard died peacefully at home Feb. 26, 2021. Arthur Moxley, her husband of almost 62 years, was by her side.

She was born Dec. 21, 1938, in New London, the daughter of the late James and Wilhemina (Phillips) Connell. Carol and Arthur married April 4, 1959, in St. James Episcopal Church in New London.

She worked as a bookkeeper at Ideal Linen until becoming a full-time mother with the birth of their first child, Deborah. For decades, she cared for her growing family with countless home-cooked meals, a comfortable home decked out for holidays and other special occasions, and big birthday parties for her kids and grandkids – often humming or singing while she worked.

She was close to her grandchildren, never missing a school event, baseball game or performance, or the chance to buy the perfect gift. She supported them in all their endeavors, even as she knew she would miss them as they moved or traveled far from home. Those who live far away enjoyed long visits from Gramma via planes, trains and automobiles.

A lover and creator of traditions, she was always up for family vacations in Vermont and New Hampshire, big holiday celebrations, and the annual candle-shopping trip after Christmas. She loved reading mysteries, taking rides with Arthur to walk near the water at Harkness Memorial Park or the Niantic Boardwalk with an ice cream cone, going out to breakfast, and watching Hallmark movies with a cup of tea in front of the fire.

She was a member of Ledyard Congregational Church, where she sang in the choir for years, and she enjoyed playing Bonco in an area club for decades.

Besides her beloved husband Arthur, she is survived by five children, Deborah Williams of Canterbury, Daniel Moxley of Virginia, Diane Quercia of Scotland, Dana Weir of Hebron and Donna Moxley of New Hampshire; and two sisters, Jean Rogers of Waterford and Maryjane Connell of Uncasville. She is also survived by fifteen grandchildren, Amanda Johnson and Kyle Williams; Hannah, Daniel, Caleb, Sarah, Joshua, Abigail and Jerusha Moxley; Hailey, Emily Connell and Noah Quercia; and Alex and Katie Weir; and two great-grandchildren, Sydney and Remy Johnson. She was predeceased by her brother, James Connell.

Funeral services and interment will be private.


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