Carol L. Pellegrine
Carol Louise (Britton) Pellegrine, of Homosassa passed away on October 16, 2016 after her fourth courageous battle with cancer. Carol was born on January 23, 1937 in Valley Stream, NY, the daughter of Ethel (Rosenkrantz) and Albert Britton. She graduated from Dobbs Ferry High School in 1955 and Wells College in 1959. A brief career at Connecticut General took her to Connecticut, where she eventually became certified as a teacher. As a first year elementary school teacher in Cromwell, Connecticut she met Richard Pellegrine who was taken by her "perky" personality. They married in 1963 and in 1964 moved to Mansfield, CT which would be their hometown for the next 48 years. After taking time to raise her three children, Carol returned to teaching as a Title 1 teacher at Nathan Hale Middle School in Coventry (CT until her retirement in 1998 In her 48 years in Mansfield, Carol lived out her commitment to public service through her involvement in numerous civic organizations and by holding public office including Mansfield's Judge of Probate. When not teaching or serving, both Carol and Dick enjoyed spending time with family, gardening, reading, golfing and traveling. Carol was also an avid UCONN Women's Basketball fan. After Dick's death in 2012, Carol moved to Homosassa, Florida to be closer to her grandchildren. Carol Pellegrine is survived by her sister Betty Vinton of Delaware, her three children Cliff (Ann) of Forest Park, Georgia, daughters Deb Dioguardi (Glenn) of Castle Rock, CO and Pam Pellegrine of Coventry, Connecticut. She is also survived by her three beloved grandchildren; Shane Pellegrine, Amanda and Gillian Dioguardi. Carol is pre-deceased by her sister, Audrey Britton. For details regarding services please visit www.wilderfuneral.com .
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