1921 – 2020
Dayville – Edith (Carroll) Garvey, 98, of Lake Road passed away at home on Wednesday, May 13, 2020. She was the loving wife of the late John E. Garvey, Sr. They were married on November 3, 1945 at St. Edward Church in Pawtucket, RI. Born in Pawtucket, RI, she was the daughter of the late William and Roselene (Collette) Carroll.
Edith attended school in R.I. She worked for the telephone company as a switchboard operator in the days when each phone call was connected manually. She worked there until her marriage to John in 1945 and then moved to Connecticut in 1956. She was a homemaker and mother of seven children while doing the bookkeeping for her late husband’s business. She was a Girl Scout leader for a few years. She loved baking, taking walks through the woods and the ocean, especially the wall at Narragansett Bay and Scarborough Beach. She was a communicant of St. Joseph Church in Dayville.
The family would like to thank Joanne Beaurais for bringing Edith Holy Communion at her home for many years.
Edith is survived by her sons, John E. Garvey, Jr. of Dayville who was her caretaker and whom she made her home with, and Michael C. Garvey of Dixon, CA; her four daughters, Jean K. Mantoleski of Dudley, MA, Mary L. Fisher of Moses Lake, WA, Margaret M. Coman of Putnam CT, and Maureen E. Keith of Putnam, CT; 17 grandchildren; 18 grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her son, the late Joseph L. Garvey; four sisters; and four brothers.
Burial will be private at St. Joseph Cemetery and arrangements have been entrusted to the Gilman Funeral Home & Crematory, 104 Church St, Putnam, CT. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.