Carol E. Blaeser

Date of Passing:

November 8, 2021

Blaeser, Carol E. (McLane), 71, of Old Forge Road, Barrington, died peacefully on November 8, 2021, surrounded by her loving family at the HopeHealth Hulitar Hospice Center, Providence. She was the beloved wife of Joseph W. Blaeser III.

Born in Providence, a daughter of the late Joseph W. and Edna (Denoncour) McLane, she was a lifelong resident of Barrington.

Carol was a graduate of Barrington High School Class of 1968. She went on to receive her Bachelor’s Degree from URI Class of 1972 and a Master’s Degree from RIC. Member of the National Education Association, she was a dedicated teacher for 28 years, before retiring in 2010. She was a beloved elementary teacher at Nayatt School in Barrington for most of her career, making a difference at the school and having a lasting impact on her students. She lived her life with the utmost dignity, humility, and honesty, and was forever grateful for the life she lived.

Carol was very active and enjoyed many activities including running, walking, skiing and biking and she was an avid reader in her spare time. Dedicated to health and fitness her entire life, she completed the Rhode Island Marathon in 1983 and always prioritized wellness. As much as she enjoyed all of her activities, she loved nothing more than being her family and being a Mother and Grandmother. After retiring, she was able to spend her final years focusing on the things she loved most, devoting her time to her children and grandchildren.

Besides her husband of forty-eight years, she is survived by a son, Joseph W. Blaeser IV of Warren; a daughter, Katie B. Abbott and her son-in-law Wallace Abbott of Barrington and her two grandchildren, Annabelle M. Abbott and Allison C. Abbott; a brother, Gary M. McLane and his wife Patty of Barrington; a sister, Ann M. Horton and her husband Cliff of Gloucester, and several nieces and nephews.

Her Funeral will be held on Friday November 12, 2021 from the W. RAYMOND WATSON FUNERAL HOME, 350 Willett Avenue, Riverside at 8:45 a.m. with a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Luke Church, Washington Road, Barrington at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in the North Burial Ground Cemetery, Bristol. Calling hours are Thursday from 5-8 p.m. In lieu of flowers contributions in Carol’s memory to the Alzheimer’s Association Rhode Island Chapter, 245 Waterman Street Suite #306, Providence, RI 02906 would be deeply appreciated.

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  1. I am sad to receive the news of Carol’s passing. I remember her in her pre-baby years and her baby years. She was a wonderful Mother and a wonderful person.
    Her smile is what a remember so clearly. May your memories bring you comfort.
    She was just a one of a kind, awesome person.
    Thinking of you all,
    Cynthia Walker McIntosh
    Port St. Lucie, Florida.

  2. I was so sorry to see that Carol had passed. Meeting Carol as a young teenager, her kindness and generous smile are remembered.

    My deepest condolences.

  3. Dear Joe Sr, Joe Jr and family,

    We were so shocked and saddened to hear about the loss of your beloved Wife and Mom. Our hearts go out to all of you during this incredibly difficult time. May you be comforted by your many treasured memories, and know that she will remain etched in your hearts forever…..With Our Deepest Sympathy ox

  4. I remember Carol from my high school days as the most beautiful girl in school. I once told her that and she tipped her head and smiled shyly. A kind gentle spirit inside and out who took time to talk to an underclassman. Later, she taught both my children, a favorite of theirs. She touched our world in a very special way. We will always smile when we think of Carol. Wishing you peace.

  5. I was so stunned and saddened to learn of Carol’s death. I have many fond memories of all the miles we ran together back in the late 70’s and 80’s. The characteristic I remember most is that Carol was relentlessly positive and never failed to see the best in everyone. Pat and I are so sorry for your loss.

  6. Dear Joe, Katie and Joey:

    Our deepest condolences to you all. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
    Carol was the consummate lady and true professional. Her smiling face, kindness, and genuineness will be remembered always.

    Amy and Carl Benevides

  7. Joseph and family I am deeply sorry for the loss of your beloved Carol. She was kind, strong, and devoted to you and her family. She leaves a legacy of love and devotion. May she rest in peace, and prayers to you!??

  8. Dear Joey and family
    I am so sorry to hear of your loss of Carol. She was always the sweetest person I knew through High School.
    Prayers for you and your family.

  9. Joey & family,
    I was so sad to hear of Carol’s passing. She was such a sweet & friendly person. My prayers are with you all.

  10. Joe,
    So sorry to hear of your loss.
    All the best wishes to you and your loved ones . Carol was a sweetheart.
    Prayers to all the family..

  11. Dear Joe & family,

    I am saddened to learn of Carol’s passing. I remember the two of you in high school. She was such a kind person.

  12. Joey & Family- Very sorry to hear about Carol. My condolences. –

  13. I worked with Carol my first 3 years of teaching at Nayatt School back in 2001. I will always remember her to be kind, caring, and patient. She spoke of her kids often and smiled always.

  14. To Joe and family,
    So sorry to hear of your loss.

  15. Joe and family – we were so very sorry to hear of Carol’s passing. Our prayers and deepest sympathies are with you all at this difficult time. May time and wonderful memories help to heal your hearts.

  16. I was so sorry to hear of Carol’s passing. I have many good memories of her.

  17. Dear Joe and family,

    I was so very sorry to hear of Carol’s passing. We had many happy times at BHS through sports and cheerleading. Our teaching careers brought us back together again at Nayatt School. My Dad always kept me up to date, Joe, with your family. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this very difficult time.

  18. Dear Joey & Family,
    So very sorry to hear of Carol’s passing! May you & your family find strength in the support or your friends & family to get through this sad & difficult time in your lives.
    To you all, my deepest sympathy.

  19. Joe,

    So sorry for your loss. My sincere sympathy to you and your family.

  20. Joey I’m so sorry. Hugs and prayers

  21. I remember Carol’s smile well, and send my deepest condolences to Joe and the entire family for their great loss.

  22. My heartfelt condolences to Carol’s family, and her Nayatt school students and colleagues. She lived very well, but has left us too soon.

  23. Dear Joe and family,
    Carole and I were best friends throughout our years at BHS and I am so very, very sorry to hear about her passing. We shared each others joys and sorrows through all four years of high school, and I cherished her friendship. I still remember when she finally made the varsity cheerleading team. What a great day that was. She was so excited and proud. She was the best! We’ve kept in touch all these many years and although we’ve been on opposite coasts, I have always felt our bond. My heart goes out to you and your family, Joe. She was a very special person and I will miss her deeply.

  24. Joe amd family

    Joe and family ~ My memories of Carol go back to West Barrington Junior High or possibly Primrose Hill Elementary. We always had something positive to say to each other and we always felt good and happy around each other. I remember laughing a lot with Carol. Sending all my thoughts and prayers to your family. Wishing you wonderful memories of Carol.


  25. Joe, so sorry to hear of Carol’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Joey, Katie and their families. Privileged to know such a genuinely nice person.
    Love, Tom Mason and Family

  26. We are So Sorry for your Loss! With Deepest Sympathy, Love and Prayers to you all!

    Love The Kaiser Family xoxo

  27. Carol was a close friend from kindergarten through high school and we’ve remained in contact through the years even though I live in California. Carol always was a kind, caring and fun person. She touched every one she met in a special and positive way. She was one of the founding members of our “SG Club”! Her memory will alway be a warm and gratifying part of me.

    Sending my sincere condolences to her family.

  28. May you Rest In Peace Carol . You will be missed by your dear family and friends . We remember so many happy times together when members of the barrington y
    God bless you Joe and your family . Fondly , Tom and Marianne Russell and family

  29. Joe and family

    We are deeply saddened to hear of Carole’s passing

    You and your family will be in our prayers

    Rick and Paula DeAngelis

  30. Katie and family – it’s with a heavy heart we pass along our sympathy, love and respect for the loss of your mom. We know you always will cherish all the fond memories you have of her. Love, The Tarallos

  31. Dear Joey and family,
    Our deepest condolences to all of you. We have lost a dear and kind friend. We have a lot of wonderful memories. We will miss her dearly. Love, Mike and Ruth

  32. Joe, Katie, Joey, and family,

    I was very sad to hear about Carol. We had a lot of good conversations over the years about teaching and education at Arthur and Sue’s. A profession at which she excelled at and one that we shared in common. My deepest condolences to you all, and may she rest in peace. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Len Calandra

  33. The Mason Family is very sad to hear of the passing of Carol. She is a dear friend from our childhood in Barrington and always had time to play and go sledding with us. She has been in my life since the 5th Grade at Peck school. Joe and Carol are lifelong friends who have always been there for me, with their big smiles and hugs
    God Bless Carol and Joe and family as we all cherish memories of her. Love, Margie (Mason) Amico

  34. To Katie and her family, I am so deeply sorry for your loss and thinking of you with love, please accept my heartfelt condolences.

  35. To Katie and family,

    i’m very sorry for your loss.

  36. Joe and family,
    May cherished memories of Carol help bring you comfort. Please accept our condolences. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
    Bruce and Mary Nixon

  37. You were an inspiration to all, Carol. It was a pleasure knowing you. We will miss you. Jaime, Arthur and the boys

  38. Katie and Family – I am very sorry for your loss. Cherish and may you find comfort in the memories of her and knowing all of the lives and hearts she has touched.

  39. What a beautiful life Carol lived! I’m so very sorry for your loss. Deepest sympathy, prayers and love to the McClane and Blaeser families.

  40. Deepest condolences to Carol’s family and friends. May she forever rest in peace.

  41. My deepest condolences to the Blaeser, Abbott, McLane and Horton families on the untimely passing of Carol. May she forever rest in peace.

  42. Joe my deepest sympathy to you and your family. Carol was
    Always such a kind person. May she Rest In Peace. ??

  43. so sorry for you loss

  44. My heart is very heavy hearing the news of Carol’s passing. My condolences to your entire family as you go through this difficult time. I have wonderful memories of Carol at all our family functions and will hold them close to my heart. Rest in peace my longtime friend. Heaven has gained a beautiful angel.

  45. Joe, Joey Katie Wallace Suzanne and Arthur and all of Carol’s family, my dad, and Larry and I are without words. We have know and been inspired by Carol for decades. And always enjoyed being with Carol especially most recently at the table at Artie and Jamie’s wedding. With Deep Sympathy and Prayers and Love, Jane Viscolosi

  46. JOE and family I so sorry for your loss

  47. My memories of Carol from high school was what a kind and wonderful person she was and she always had a smile for everyone.
    Sending my thoughts and prayers to her family.

  48. Katie and family,
    We are so sorry to hear of your dear Mother’s passing. May the memories you all shared with her, help bring some comfort to you during these most difficult times.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with all of Carol’s family.
    Tom & Susan Gillis

  49. My heart is with the Blaeser, Abbott, & McLane families ❤️ Thinking of you all with love.

  50. With great sorrow Mayen and I want to pass along our deepest condolences and are heartfelt sorrow to all the family

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