Carolyn D. Lanning

Lanning, Carolyn D. (Shippee) 81, passed away peacefully on Saturday April 26, 2014 at Elmhurst Extended Care after a long term illness. Born in Providence, she was the daughter of the late Earl R. and Martha (Hall) Shippee, sister of the late Mary Clesas, Helen Blackstock and Earl Shippee. Carolyn leaves daughter Linda Berkeley and her husband Dennis Berkeley of Cranston, daughter Susan Lanning of Florida, sister Jacqueline Reschel of Cranston, and two beloved and adored grandchildren Ryan and Kathleen. Calling hours are respectfully omitted. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday at 9:00am in St. Matthew’s Church in Cranston. Burial will be private.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Rhode Island Chapter of Alzheimer's Association or Home and Hospice of Rhode Island.

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Bill and Barbara - 04/29/2014

Dear Linda,Sue,Dennis and Family,
We are very sorry for the
loss of your MoM. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. Although our own families consume our time and we don't see each other we will always have one thing in common,The memories of your Mom and my Mom getting dressed up and going out on Fridays and all the stories they told the next day.I can still see Auntie Helen Pulling up to our houses and tooting the horn with all the girls in the car.These are the good memories we can keep in our hearts.May her Spirit be with you and may she always remain in your hearts.
Bill and Barbara

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