Carol Ann Brickel

Date of Passing:

November 9, 2022

Brickel, Carol Ann, (Chisholm), 79, formerly of Burnside Avenue, Riverside, died peacefully on November 9, 2022, at the Jack Byrne Center for Palliative & Hospice Care, Lebanon, NH. She was the beloved wife of William Brickel.

Born in Providence, a daughter of the late William F. Chisholm, Alice (Dooley) West, and Joseph West, she lived in Riverside for over 60 years.

Mrs. Brickel was a graduate of East Providence High School and the Arthur Angelo School of Cosmetology & Hair Design in Providence.

Carol was a communicant of St. Brendan Church. She was a member of the Rhode Island Chapter of the Organization of Mothers of Twins Clubs and was a former recess monitor at Waters School.

Carol had the gift to turn any acquaintance into a friend and a family member. Her favorite activity was any chance to gather with family and friends to celebrate a holiday or a loved one’s life milestone.

Besides her husband of 58 years, she is survived by three daughters: Lynda Gaboriault of Pawtucket, RI, Diane Andrade-Garcia, and Kathy Ouellette of Vermont; seven grandchildren: Billy Gaboriault, Kelly Nanopoulos, David Gaboriault, PJ Levasseur, Ronnie Pagano, Cassidy Brickel, and Lawson Ouellette, and seven great-grandchildren.

Her funeral will be held on Friday November 18, 2022, from the W. RAYMOND WATSON FUNERAL HOME, 350 Willett Avenue, Riverside at 8 a.m. with a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Brendan Church, Turner Avenue, Riverside at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in St. Ann’s Cemetery, Cranston. Calling hours are Friday morning 8-9 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Jack Byrne Center for Palliative & Hospice Care

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  1. Dear Lynda, Kathy, Diane, Mr Brickel and family,
    I’m so very sorry for your loss.
    Mrs Brickel was a great lady with much wisdom. She loved with her whole heart. What a blessing she was to me. I think of her often. She did make me feel like family. I love you all…love Christine

  2. Wow just saw the obituary in the East Providence paper and it made me very sad! Sooo many great childhood memories of her and the whole Brickel family. Sorry for your loss.

  3. Dear Lynda and Family: so sorry for the loss of your Mom. Many hugs and condolences from me and my family to yours.

  4. I only recently met Carol last February. We became good friends instantly. I loved hearing stories of her childhood, as well as meeting her daughters and her husband. Although we only knew each other for less than a year I feel so blessed to having her become such a close friend. My deepest sympathy goes out to all of you – Mr. Bill, Kathy &Tim, Diane and Lynda. ❤️

  5. My mother, Marion Masten, sends all of her love. She has many wonderful memories of her cousin and I remember Carol always being so sweet to me and my sisters. We will keep you all in our thoughts. ❤️

  6. Hugs to you all, especially Kathy! Sofie the dog is waiting for pets and belly scratches.

  7. Kathy and family, wherever a beautiful soul has been, there is a trail of beautiful memories. ❤️

  8. I am very sorry for the loss of your mother. Her work on earth is done and Heavenly Father needs her up there with him. I will keep your beautiful family in my prayers. May your soul rest in perfect peace and May light perpetual shine upon you.

  9. Thoughts and prayers heading your way. She is at peace,

  10. Dear Brickel Family
    Thoughts and prayers of comfort to you all.

  11. Prayers to the family. Sorry Kathy and Bill. Take care

  12. Nana Brickel,
    There are so many memories to share, its hard to pick one. I can’t thank you enough for the love you shared with me and my siblings. We always felt like Grandchildren. I will cherish those memories, and especially those I shared with you and Kelly during our summers when I was a kid. I will miss you and your humor so very much. Enjoy some chocolate cake with my Nonna. Until next time.
    With love,

  13. Dear Kathy,
    I am sending my condolences to you and your family at this time of loss. May your memories be filled with love and gratitude for the life your mother lived and the love you shared.

  14. Bill, Linda, Kathy, Diane, I will always remember the first time I met you and the enormous impact you had in my life from as early as six years old. Not only did a gain to wonderful friends, but also a second mom who made me laugh and cry at the same time. I will always remember her looking out the porch window enjoying the children play during recess. I will always remember her love for her family and how she never spoke a bad word about anyone. I will always remember how she cared nothing about a big fancy home or a brand new car but instead the big smiles on her children and grandchildren faces. I am grateful to God for growing up with you in my life.

  15. Kathy, Tim and family
    My deepest sympathies.
    It was so nice she could live near you. I know you were a great daughter and son.
    My prayers are with you all.
    May she rip.
    Lov/Hugs June

  16. Kathy, Tim and Family, Jeffrey and I are sending you a cyber hug and healing thoughts. Hold onto the love ❤️

  17. Kathy & Tim and family. So sorry to hear of your sad loss. We will pray for you and your families during these difficult days ahead.

  18. Lynda and family, sending prayers of comfort and healing to all of you. Words can’t express the emotions of our hearts when such a loss happens. ✨🙏🏻✨

  19. Thoughts and prayers for you and your family ❤️🙏so very sorry.

  20. Kathy and your entire family , I cant express enough how saddened and sorry I am at your mother’s passing she was a wonderful person I enjoyed our conversations
    Any time we all gathered she will be truly missed

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