TILTON — Carol Pissinis, 77, of 61 Gaslight Road, died peacefully, surrounded by her family, at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon on Aug. 15, 2013.
Mrs. Pissinis was born Oct. 5, 1935, in Attleboro, Mass., daughter of the late Austin Williams and Dolly (Doyle) Street. She resided in Plainville, Mass., for 16 years before moving to Tilton 17 years ago. She had been employed at Sweet Manufacturing in Attleboro, Mass., for seven years before retiring in 1987.
Carol and her husband loved their retirement in Tilton and the many friends they made there. She thoroughly enjoyed knitting and had a special love for clowns, of which she had an extensive collection.
Carol is survived by her husband of 30 years, John A. Pissinis, of Tilton; a daughter, Susan Bottan, and her husband, Gustavo, of Lexington, Mass.; two sons, Mark L. Williams and his wife, Holly, of Sacramento, Calif., and David Williams and his wife, Helén, of Kansas City, Mo.; two stepdaughters, Vicki O'Neill and her husband, Steven, of Tyngsboro, Mass., and Beverly Grimes and her husband, Jimmie, of Largo, Fla.; 11 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; a brother, George Street, of Gardner, Mass.; a sister, Iris O'Brien, and her husband, Donald, of Attleboro, Mass.; four nieces and three nephews. An animal lover, she also leaves behind her special friends, Sparky and Coco.
In complying with Carol's wishes, there will be no calling hours. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, August 24, 2013 at St. Mary's of the Assumption Church, 16 Chestnut St., Tilton.
The family wishes to thank all of those who cared for Carol during her illness.
In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made in Carol's memory to Geisel School of Medicine with "Pulmonary Research" written in the memo. Checks can be mailed to Dartmouth Hitchcock Hospital Gift Recording Office, c/o Michele Clark 1 Medical Center Drive Lebanon, NH 03756.
Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant St., Laconia, is assisting the family with arrangements. For more information and to view an online memorial please visit www.wilkinsonbeane.com.