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Carolyn Boland
  • 68 years old
  • Date of birth: Mar 30, 1942
  • Place of birth:
    St.Louis, Missouri, United States
  • Date of passing: Sep 3, 2010
  • Place of passing:
    Marco Island, Florida, United States
Carol wants each of us to enjoy life, and remember her as being devoted to her family and friends with a zest for fun and life. PARTY ON !!!

Carol passed in peace Friday September 3, 2010 after battling cancer and is resting in a happier place.  Carol was born and raised in St. LouisMissouri and became a full time resident on MarcoIsland over ten years ago.  Carol is survived by her husband Robert L Boland and two children Christy Merdinian and Michael Boland.   Christy is married to Arthur Merdinian and has three children Charlie, Sara and Riley and resides in St. Louis, Mo.  Michael is married to Jackie Boland who resides in Naples.


The family has asked for donations in lieu of flowers, be sent in Carol’s name to Georgeson House at Avow Hospice,
1095 Whippoorwill Lane, Naples, Florida34105-3847, attention Karen Stevenson or should you prefer to The American Cancer Society. 

Carol has requested each of those who knew her celebrate her life in their own way in lieu of any type of bereavement service.  Any one who knew her will understand her request.  They understand her zest for life; happiness and her dedication to enjoy her friends and family were her real mission in life.  We will all miss her.

Remembered Joy

Don't grieve for me, for now I'm free!
I follow the plan God laid for me.
I saw His face, I heard His call,
I took His hand and left it all...
I could not stay another day,
To love, to laugh, to work or play;
Tasks left undone must stay that way.
And if my parting has left a void,
Then fill it with remembered joy.
A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss...
Ah yes, these things I, too, shall miss.
My life's been full, I've savoured much:
Good times, good friends, a loved-one's touch.
Perhaps my time seemed all too brief—
Don't shorten yours with undue grief.
Be not burdened with tears of sorrow,
Enjoy the sunshine of the morrow.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Linda Clark on 31st March 2014

"Dearest Carolyn, It's hard to believe another birthday has come and gone.  I will be celebrating mine on April 3, so I wanted to send you a message to let you know we haven't forgotten you.  You are in our hearts and thoughts everyday.  I remember seeing you at Crystal and Nick's wedding shortly before you parted this world.  I will keep your smiling face from that night in my mind forever.  You so loved to party!!
And that is exactly what we did that night--PARTY PARTY PARTY.  It was a great time and you looked so BEAUTIFUL, as always.  Love and miss your laughter and smiling face.  Until we meet again.  Love Linda Clark and family."

This tribute was added by Susan Carey on 30th March 2014

"Hello my friend.  I still miss ya.  There you are up there, classing up the heavens.  There are still so many times during the year that you are thought of because, I remember your joyful presence.  Thanks for the memories:)
God Bless you up there, and your wonderful family on earth.
Love, Sue Carey"

This tribute was added by Marilyn Pascale on 7th September 2013

"Your candle still burns brightly. We miss you."

This tribute was added by Linda Clark on 3rd September 2013

"Today we celebrate your life passing. We miss your smile and laughter every day. The love you shared with us was unconditional and from the heart. No one will ever be able to hold a candle to you. We light one today to keep you close. With love from Dwight, Linda, Adam, and David Clark and Nicholas, Crystal, and Liam Cooper."

This tribute was added by Linda Clark on 1st April 2013

"Dear Carolyn, we all wish you were here to see how beautiful your grand daughters have become, how big Charlie has grown, Michael and Jackie's twins and our own little man, Liam. We know you watch over all of them everyday and we all thank you for your protection.  Your smile and laughter will be forever in our minds and the love that you gave will forever be in our hearts.  Love u always!"

This tribute was added by Marilyn Pascale on 30th March 2013

"Carol,
Thank you for teaching me how to present the sponsors at the Newcomers meetings. And I miss our one on one lunches they were so special. You were such a sparkle in all our lives and that is why you are still missed."

This tribute was added by Susan Carey on 3rd September 2011

"Wow, we can't believe it's been a year.  On Sunday Oct. 2 at 10:30am we have requested a mass be said in your honor dear Carol at the San Marco Church.  All friends and family are invited to attend and celebrate this mass. May God bless you and your wonderful family always."

This tribute was added by Linda Clark on 3rd September 2011

"I cannot believe it's been a year.  Today is a day for remembering the love and excitement that Carolyn shared with everyone.  Let's all raise a glass to her memory and the lovely family she watches over everyday!  Miss you Carolyn and I am certainly blessed to have known you!"

This tribute was added by Brenda and Barry Todd Todd on 30th March 2011

"Ah, Carol - no doubt a special and festive hat for the day would be appropriate and maybe a frozen beverage or two.  Roosevelt Franklin probably has icing on his whiskers too!

Brenda and Barry"

This tribute was added by Linda Levine on 30th March 2011

"Dear Carol,

Happy Birthday - I know that you are having a wonderful
celebration in heaven and that the light shines bright
in your eyes and smile.  We all miss you.  Linda L."

This tribute was added by Jan & Bill Hensley on 30th March 2011

"Happy Birthday Carol,you are the first thing I thought of today when I saw the date.

Love you always,
Bill & Jan"

This tribute was added by Linda Clark on 30th March 2011

"On this, the anniversary of Carolyn's birth, we all remember this fantastic woman.  Her spirit will remain with all who knew her. We miss you Carolyn, and thank the Lord for sharing you for 68 years. Your light shines on!!  The Clark Family"

This tribute was added by Mary Hamand Weilert on 6th March 2011

"To all the amazing memories that you brought to my life! Your love. laughter and joy will always be remembered. My thoughts and prayers to the Boland family!

Mary Hamand Weilert and family"

This tribute was added by Susan Carey on 23rd September 2010

"Carol,
You are the "Class" within our Classy Cooks, and always will be.  We will strive to follow your example of enjoying life with "spice"!  All of the special times we have spent with you and your wonderful family will be treasured forever my friend. You now brighten up the heavens for eternity.  May God Bless you, and your family on earth.  We miss you so much.  Love, Sue and the CC's"

This tribute was added by Jan & Bill Hensley on 23rd September 2010

"Carol, your such a family angel.  You have brought so many fun, happy memories to all of us.  You will always be in our hearts."

This tribute was added by Linda Clark on 14th September 2010

"To the entire Boland family, our hearts are broken at the passing of Carol.  Know that she is always with all of us and that we will never forget her "blue eyes" that smiled all the time and the warmth she exuded to everyone that knew her.  God be with you, Carol on the next phase of your journey.  The Clark Family"

This tribute was added by Linda Clark on 14th September 2010

""I'd like the memory of me to be a happy one.  I'd like to leave an afterglow of smiles when day is done. I'd like to leave an echo whispering softly down the ways of happy times and laughing times and bright and sunny days. I'd like the tears of those who grieve to dry before the sun, of happy memories that I leave behind when day is done."  We miss you Carolyn!!! God bless your family."

This tribute was added by Gail Crawford on 14th September 2010

"We'll always remember and treasure our great times with Carol.  One of many special memories is that of Bob and Carol in France clowning in front of a statue of
van Gogh. We're so happy to have known and loved Carol.  
Tom and Gail Crawford"

This tribute was added by Sahlee Macauley on 10th September 2010

"Our hearts go out to the Boland family in this time of sorrow.  Stephen and I will always remember her fun loving persona and wonderful hospitality.  Please accept our deepest condolences.

"It is better to add life to your years
than to add years to your life.""

This tribute was added by Cindy Crane on 10th September 2010

"Carol,
You were such a wonderful & spirited lady.  Your smile and contagous laugh will always be remembered by all who had the grace to know you.  I know that your spirit will always remain with those that you have touched.  May God bless and keep your family and friends with the wonderful memories of the good times with you.  Keep the angels laughing until we all all together again.
Cindy Crane"

This tribute was added by Marie Lynn McChesney on 9th September 2010

"Carol, thank you for bringing joy and happiness to our lives. I feel blessed that you have been a part of our lives. You have set an example for us on how to live life and enjoy it, and we appreciate your work to make this world a better place."

This tribute was added by Alice Zaimes-Strong on 8th September 2010

"Carol it was a year ago we shared wine tasting together in Paso Robles will never forget the time spent with you and Bob, love Alice and Don Strong"

This tribute was added by Courtney Trudeau on 8th September 2010

"I am so sorry to hear of Carol's passing.  I will always remember her kind and gentle manner and her sense of humor.  It was great having her as my Mom's best friend.  My love to all of you."

This tribute was added by Jan Rich on 8th September 2010

"We will never forget the sound of your laughter as the kittens would jump on the broom and help you sweep up in the shelter. The more you laughed, the more the kittens would try to "help" and we all laughed with you in delight and joy. You will be with us and the kitties always and we miss you.
Jan and Jim and all the kitties at For the Love of Cats"

This tribute was added by myrna OReilly on 8th September 2010

"Carol, you made such a poitive impression on Tom & I when we brought you dinner. I will always think of you when I eat my meatloaf dinner & lemon bars,and have a toast to you. Thanks to classy cooks I met you, and so many wonderful people. You will be missed."

This tribute was added by Ken Wong on 7th September 2010

""Carol, the Wong's family will missed you so so much. You are every person wanted to be. Your style, taste, and outlook in life for friends and family are priceless. The Boland's family will always be in my heart."
Ken Wong/Family"

This tribute was added by Brenda and Barry Todd Todd on 7th September 2010

"The indelible mark Carol created in our lives over 40 + years is not erased by this sad event.   Carol’s joy of life, sometimes tempered by the eventualities that befall us all, was never diminished.  She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She did indeed, love a party or to “stir things up” if things were a little “slow”. She and Bob frequently had a houseful (or boatful) of people. She was always gracious and giving and exhibited unwavering spirit in the face of her ultimate challenge.  We miss her and will miss her always, but we are thankful for the place she and her family have in our lives and hearts."

This tribute was added by Susan Winje on 7th September 2010

"Carol, what a great personality-always smiling and enjoying whatever event was taking place. You will be missed by the "Classy Cooks". I am truly honored that I was fortunate enough to meet you. God Bless You and Your Family.  

Sue Winje"

This tribute was added by Lisa Gandy on 7th September 2010

"Carol, your love of life can only be matched by your love of your family and friends.  Your positive attitude, your sense of style and your love of travel make you one of those unique people who I am glad I had the honor of knowing.  Thank you for touching our lives.  Lisa and Ken Gandy"

This tribute was added by pat hagedorn on 7th September 2010

"What an amazing woman and an inspiration to us all!  Carol was my Curves and Newcomer friend and she always brought a smile.  My thoughts and prayers are with all the family.  She'll be truly missed!"

This tribute was added by Ciara Cooper on 7th September 2010

"What great childhood memories I have of Bob, Carol, Christy and Mike.  Our families had great fun together. My heart is with all of you.  Ciara McCarthy Cooper"

This tribute was added by Gerry Prinster on 7th September 2010

"I will always have GREAT memories of "Graceland" and what fabulaous Hostess and Host Carol & Bob were. What awesome times...she will be sorely missed. 'til we meet again. GLP"

This tribute was added by Ken Kerckhoff on 7th September 2010

"So many fun memories from the seventies! And what a wonderful couple!
I know the big party will be a fun one with Carolyn getting there early to make sure.
I'll never forget "tacky night" at White Castle with Carol and Cathy as roller derby queens. And she was SO nice to my kids too."

This tribute was added by Peter Piro on 6th September 2010

"I will honk the horn to you as I drive down Barfield in the morning as I always did. I will remember you.God is with you.

Peter Piro"

This tribute was added by Cathy and Phil Rogers on 6th September 2010

"Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Boland family. Although we did not know her as well as others, I had the pleasure of being an "Angelica's" model with her and had so much fun with her. She hosted a Christmas party for our Real Estate Company at her home and it was wonderful. What a kind, fun loving, generous person she was. May she rest in peace.
Phil and Cathy Rogers, Marco Island Florida"

This tribute was added by Catherine Hullverson on 6th September 2010

"It is with great sadness and a very heavy heart that I have learned of my friends leaving this world.  She was my special friend for fourteen years--we shared our lives as we enjoyed watching our kids grow-up.  She was always my "Partytime" Pal. My prayers are with Bob, Christy, Mike, and Family. Love, Cathie McCarthy Hullverson"

This tribute was added by maureen kulp on 6th September 2010

"Frank and i will miss your beautiful smile and generous friendship...Fab 6 will continue in your honor...What  fabulous memories we all share.   Love, Penny"

This tribute was added by rebecca goldberg on 6th September 2010

"carol will be greatly missed and her life celebrated with fond memories and good times in branson, mo and lots of happy hours. all my love to bob and christy and michael and their families as well as you remember a lovely woman. becky vesper goldberg"

This tribute was added by Christine and Michael Collins on 6th September 2010

"Our thoughts and prayers are with Carol and Bob.  May God bless you.
Michael and Christine Collins"

This tribute was added by Barry Solomon on 6th September 2010

"Carol you were the consummate hostess and multi talented
wife you and Bob were such a great team. We'll miss you but the memories will always remain.
Love,Barry and Jay Solomon"

This tribute was added by Susan Wold on 6th September 2010

"Carol, you are a class act.  A combination of elegance and fun.
You will be missed by all of your Classy Cook Sisters.
Susan Wold"

This tribute was added by Kathy and Ed Miracco on 6th September 2010

"We will always remember your love of life, family and friends.  You are a model for us all and we will miss you.  Our prayers are with you and your family.
Love, Kathy and Ed"

This tribute was added by Linda Levine on 6th September 2010

"Saturday mornings will never be the same for me.  I can
hear your laughter and see your smile as you walk around our shelter.  Now, keep those new shoes neatly in a row up there so one day we'll continue modeling them on me!  I will miss you.  Love, Linda L."

This tribute was added by donna jones on 6th September 2010

"Carol, we had some great times, didn't we?  I hope it gives Bob, Chrisy, and Mike comfort knowing that you are organizing a huge party in heaven. It might even include a food fight. :-)  Bless you and your family.
Dave and Donna Jones"

This tribute was added by Suzanne Piro on 6th September 2010

"Dear Carol,as you sparkle in the clear night sky, know that I feel truly blessed to have known you and enjoyed the wonderful treasure that you are and always will be wherever your brilliant light shines."

This tribute was added by Dale and Lorraine Perkinson on 6th September 2010

"Carol, I am sure that right now you are bringing joy, laughs and the wonder of your always present hospitality in a place where suffering is not an option.  Thanks for all the memories.  You will never be forgotten.  Sweet Dreams."

This tribute was added by Rachael Solomon on 6th September 2010

"Looking at the page and pictures brings in a flood of memories. Growing up at the Boland houses (StL and Lake) were always happy ones-- with Carol usually orchestrating something creative and/or mischevious. I will miss her twinkling personality and hope I can allow more fun into my life in honor of her life and great spirit.
Love, Rachael"

This tribute was added by "Z" Burns on 6th September 2010

"Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family.  She was such a joy to be with and her memories will last forever in our hearts.
"Z" and John Burns"

This tribute was added by sabrina cowley on 6th September 2010

"Carolyn RIP! cancer is such a horrible illness, my mum died of it too, x you are no free of this pain! x love sabrina"


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