PALMER — Carol M. (Slowick) Rondeau, 75, passed away on May 11, from complications due to chronic auto immune pancreatitis. Born September 17, 1942 in New Rochelle, N.Y., she was the daughter of Edmund and Margaret (Alden) Slowick.
She lived most of her life in Palmer and was a graduate of Palmer High School. She and her husband Dick were high school sweethearts and were the class couple, marrying on November 30, 1963. Carol was employed for 26 years by the Commonwealth of Mass, retiring as a principal bookkeeper in the regional business office at Monson Developmental Center. She was one of the original founders of Palmer Lil Girls Softball League. Carol was an accomplished quilter artist, volunteering her time to assist the appraisers for over 20 years at the Vermont Quilt Festival. She was also a member of the Quaboag Valley Quilters.
Besides her husband of 55 years, Richard “Dick” Rondeau, she leaves her four children, Michael Rondeau and girlfriend Noreen Martin of Palmer, Rachael Rondeau of Ware, Michelle Rondeau of Palmer, and Christopher Rondeau, his wife Cheryl and grandsons Brandon and Nathan of Simpsonville, S.C. She also leaves two brothers Paul Slowick and wife Karen, and Wayne Slowick and wife Pam, all of Fairfield, Iowa. Additionally, a dear exchange student Veronica Caballero of Las Palmas, Spain; three nephews and her grand dog Scooter survive her. The family would like to extend special thanks to Dr. Wahid Wassef of UMASS Memorial Medical Center Department of Gastroenterology in Worcester and to the UMass Memorial nurses of ICU & 4th floor East.
Service will be held at the Beers & Story Palmer Funeral Home, 1475 N. Main St, (Rte. 20) on Thursday, May 17 at 10 a.m. followed by burial in St. Anne Cemetery in Three Rivers. Calling hours will be Wednesday from 4-7 p.m.