Carol Marie Byrnes

June 19, 1959-October 31, 2022

Carol Marie Byrnes, 63, passed away Monday, October 31, 2022 at Edith Norse Rogers VA Bedford, MA from Spindle Cell Melanoma.

Carol was born and raised in Framingham, MA. Carol is survived by her mother, Patricia Celorier and her step-dad Richard Celorier, her sister, Sandra Byrnes, Sandra’s fiancé Joseph Chausse, her step-siblings Richard Celorier his wife Donna, Scott Celorier, and Cynthia Celorier, 2 nephews, William Kelly his wife Lindsay, Sean Kelly his wife Mary Dinmen, her niece Meaghan Smith her husband Robert “Sam”, great niece Alice Smith and great nephew Harris Smith, numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. She is predeceased by her father William Byrnes Jr, and sister Catherine Byrnes Sullivan.

Carol was a 1977 graduate of Framingham North HS, 1981 graduate of Framingham Union Hospital school of Nursing and a 1988 graduate of Marymount University.  She proudly served in the United States Navy as a nurse from 1985-1996 achieving the rank of Lieutenant Commander.  Carol retired as a staff nurse from the Orlando, FL VA in 2021.

Carol will be forever known for her big smile, infectious laughter and love of coffee. She loved her faithful companion, her dog Ben. She had a passion for scuba diving and the sea, where she had many dive adventures all around the world. Fortunately, she had a final dive trip to Cozumel in September. Carol got to live her lifelong dream of buying and living in her RV and traveling after she retired. She will greatly be missed.

A celebration of her life will be held in the spring.


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  1. Pam Dunham on November 6, 2022 at 2:32 pm

    Dearest cousin Pat and Sandy, my deepest sympathy to both of you and all of your family. My heart goes out to you at this incredibly difficult time. I’m sure you have many memories of happy times together and hope that these memories will bring you comfort in days to come. You are in my thoughts and my prayers.

    Blessings, your cousin Pam

  2. Jim Hunter on January 23, 2023 at 11:56 am

    This world is a much darker place without my friend. We served in the Navy together for a time as nurses and her laughter always made me smile. Although time and distance and life’s circumstances caused us to drift apart she remained and still remains in that special place in my heart. Her support was instrumental in getting me through naval flight training after I left the nurse corps and her selfless acts of kindness were second to one. My heart will never be the same and will continue to hurt until my days are complete. I miss my friend. I miss everything about her. I pray for her family and know how fruitless any words of mine might be in an attempt to assuage the anguish of their lost love.
    People might forget what Carol did and people might forget what Carol said, but they will NEVER forget how she made them feel.
    Rest peacefully my dear friend. ❤️

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