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Carolan S. Patten

August 07, 1950 - December 20, 2022


Obituary For Carolan S. Patten

Carolan S. (Penkul) Patten, 72, of Peabody and formerly of Lynn, died early Tuesday morning at Beverly Hospital following a brief illness. She was the devoted wife of Dennis J. Patten.

Born in Lynn, she was the daughter of the late Alexander R. and Mary F. (Kasperowicz) Penkul. She was raised and educated in Lynn and was a graduate of St. Mary’s High School, class of 1968. She continued her education at Salem State College and received her bachelor’s degree in 1972. She has lived in Peabody for the past 40 years.

Carolan taught Math for over 40 years in the Catholic Schools, first at St. Michael’s in Lynn, then Our Lady of the Assumption in Lynnfield and finally, before retiring, at St. Mary’s High School, Lynn.
Carolan was a woman of strong faith. Family was everything to her and she retired early to help raise her grandchildren and share with them in all their activities and endeavors.

Besides her loving husband, she is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Andrea B. and Randall C. Dickinson of Peabody, her son and daughter-in-law, Alexander J. Bernardo and Amanda Diver of Atkinson, NH and by her beloved three grandchildren, Radley, Andrew, and Liam. She was predeceased by her brothers, Richard and Stanley Penkul.

Following cremation, visiting hours will be held on Thursday, December 22, 2022 from 4:00 until 8:00 PM with a 6:00 PM prayer service at the Conway, Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home, 82 Lynn St, Peabody to which relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend. For directions and online guestbook, please visit www.ccbfuneral.com.

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  • 12/23/2022

    Please accept my sincere condolences on the loss of Carolan, a special teacher who touched the lives of so many and was much appreciated by all who knew her. I hope the wonderful memories of her will forever warm your hearts and bring smiles to your faces even behind the tears you shed. May God give you comfort and hope. Acts 24:15; Ps.37:11,29 Prayers for the family.

  • 12/22/2022

    Message: I'd like to express my condolences for your loss. Carol and I attended St. Michael's School in Lynn together, went to each other's wedding s, and our parents were good friends. I caught her bridal bouquet. Even though it has been years since I saw her, she is part of my childhood and I'm sad that she is gone. She will be in our hearts forever, along with her whole family. Sincerely, Joanie

  • 12/21/2022

    An amazingly friendly, generous woman and devoted to her family. You will be missed Babci!!! - West school friends always!

  • 12/21/2022

    Uncle Dennis, Andrea, Alex, and family - I was so saddened to hear of Carolan's passing. I'll forever remember her love of the beach and her fierce love and devotion to all of you. I'm heartbroken for you all. Sending you love, Sue, Raina, Braedan, & Derryn

  • 12/21/2022

    My condolences to Carolan and her family. I had her for math teacher. She was the best I had. She will be missed by a lot of people. Meghan Dowling

  • 12/21/2022

    Carol, you have been a huge part of my life since I was a kid. I will truly miss you! You fought this horrific disease with such courage and strength. Your determination and faith was so admirable, You will always hold a very special place in my heart. The only way of coming to some terms with this tremendous loss is that GOD must have needed a special angel and he chose you. Rest in Peace, until we meet again some day. I will be bringing you some of my potato salad that you loved. Lots of Love, Dennis, Andrea, & Alex My thoughts, prayers, & love go out to you. I don't know what to say that will give you the comfort that you need during this very difficult time, other than she is no longer in any pain. Please try to focus on that and I Hope that it will provide a little bit peace for you. Lots of Love Auntie Maria Dear Carol: Our paths crossed later in life, but I'm glad they did. Things I'll remember moist about you is your love of family, the beach, and our shared Polish heritage. My thoughts, prayers, and love go out to you and your wonderful family. Uncle John


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