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Carolyn Massey

Carolyn Massey

Carolyn E. Massey, age 70, of Quincy, Illinois, died on Friday, May 28, 2021 in Blessing Hospital. The Duker & Haugh Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements.

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From:
Diane Fisher
Quincy, IL
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So very sorry to hear about Carolyn's passing. We lived next door to her for several years and she was always so nice to us. Prayers to her family
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Julie Cross
Quincy, IL
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I worked with Carol at Social Security Office. So sorry to hear of her passing.
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Jean Mitchell
Marysville, OH
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I don't know who will be reading this. I hope it is her family. I worked with her for 35 years. We started at Quincy at the same time. Just wanted you to know that she is special. Her gruffness didn't really fool anyone with whom she worked. Right now a private FB page is filling up with our memories of her. The list of kindnesses she performed would fill a book - mostly unheralded because she wouldn't have wanted anyone to make a big deal. The last time I saw her was when she babysat my cats for me while we loaded the moving van. As so often happened, something went slightly wrong. Ira decided to disappear into her house. With the moving van sitting outside, Carol and I spent over an hour tearing apart her house trying to catch the cat. She helped me take care of my house on 24th St and on 20th - big jobs like removing a ceiling or helping with a plumbing problem. She wasn't afraid to tackle anything. But the greatest thing about her was her capacity to love - love her family passionately and love the dogs that somehow ended up moving from my house to hers, even going so far as to switch vehicles to make it easier on the dog. Another thing I admired about her was that she knew who she was and didn't let people bully her. When that chair started rocking, someone had gone too far. Somehow, even with all of her health problems, I thought of her as invincible. The world feels a little emptier right now.
From:
Sharon Harton
Quincy, IL
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I worked with Carolyn for 35 years at the Social Security Office. We often would attend a play at Community Theater where she would shed a tear if the play was sad. We belonged to BPW together. Sending my heartfelt sympathy and condolences to her family.