PLYMOUTH — Carol A. Elliott, 77 passed away at Lakes Region General Hospital in Laconia on Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017, after a long battle with Pulmonary Artery Disease. She battled the disease for 19 years and it finally took her from her family and friends. She was a real trooper in all she took on. She never said “I can’t.”
Carol was born in Somerville, Massachusetts, and grew up in Somerville and Reading, Massachusetts. She graduated from Reading Memorial High School in 1957 and went on to attend Plymouth Teacher’s College in Plymouth, New Hampshire.
Carol married Donald Elliott in 1961 and continued to reside in Plymouth for 56 years. Carol held numerous elected positions in Grafton County government. She began her career as Town Clerk of Plymouth from 1969 until 1986. She served positions as the Secretary and Treasurer of the Grafton County Republican Committee for approximately 30 years, from the 1980s until 2013, and Registrar of Deeds in Grafton County from 1987 until her retirement in 2002. She was elected to the office of Grafton County Treasurer from 2003 until 2012. After retiring, she was elected to a commissioner’s post for the Plymouth Village Water & Sewer Dept. Then, she was elected to the Treasurer position for the Plymouth Village Water & Sewer Dept. She held this post until she passed away.
Carol’s passion was decorative painting, at which she excelled. She also taught classes to many students for years. These girls became great friends and enjoyed painting together and sharing their newly learned talents. She also enjoyed traveling and did so for a number of years and made many friendships.
Carol is survived by her sister, Virginia Harvey Murphy of Moultonborough; her loving nephew and his wife, Michael and Debra Harvey of Gilford; nieces and nephews; and her beloved dog, Angel.
She loved her close friends and always looked forward to getting together with them for visits or lunches. They were wonderful, caring and supportive during her illness whenever possible.
Carol was predeceased by her husband, Donald Elliott; her niece, Jennifer Cotton, and her husband, Barry Cotton; and her parents, Claire and Arthur Gilbert.
There will be calling hours at the Dupuis Funeral Home, 11 Hill Avenue in Ashland, on Friday night, Dec. 8, 2017, from 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held at the First Congregational Church, 4 Highland St., Meredith, at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017. Burial services for family and close friends will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 11, 2017, at the Riverside Cemetery on Fairgrounds Road in Plymouth.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made payable to the Jennifer Cotton-Grad Nursing Scholarship, c/o LRGHealthcare, Attn: Philanthropy Dept., 80 Highland St., Laconia, NH 03246.