portrait picture for Carol A. Beirne

Wake: Calling services were Friday at the Collins Funeral Home in Norwalk. Services: A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Saturday in St. Jerome Church, also in Norwalk. Burial: She was laid to rest at Oak Lawn Mausoleum, Fairfield, CT. Donations: The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Smilow Cancer Center at Yale New Haven (www.ynhh.org/smilow-cancer-hospital).

Carol A. Beirne


August 18, 1943 - June 8, 2011

Carol A. Beirne
August 18, 1943 ~ June 8, 2011

Carol A. Beirne, loving and devoted wife and beloved mother, died at Yale New Haven Hospital after a lengthy battle with cancer. Carol was born in New York City and after having lived in several parts of the country, settled in Westport, CT to raise her family. She has been married to her loving husband James for 50 years.

Carol will be sorely missed by her family and close friends and will be remembered for her infectious smile, positive attitude, gift of humor, and loving and caring nature.

In addition to her husband James, she is survived by five sons – James and wife Pam, Christopher, Michael and wife Kristina, Brian and wife Cicelia and Keith.  She is also survived by seven grandchildren – Meghan, James, Kellie, John (Jack), David, Brenna and Kaitlyn – and by her loving sister Barbara.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Urban and Marie Marano, and by her brother Robert.

Calling services were Friday at the Collins Funeral Home in Norwalk and a Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Saturday in St. Jerome Church, also in Norwalk.  She was laid to rest at Oak Lawn Mausoleum, Fairfield, CT.

The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Smilow Cancer Center at Yale New Haven (www.ynhh.org/smilow-cancer-hospital).

  1. Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss…our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.

    September 28, 2011
    Donny / Jeff and the Techs in East Windsor -
  • Jim, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this trying time. The Plainville Team

    September 28, 2011
    Penske Plainville -
  • Jim i am so sorry for your loss my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in this time of sadness.

    September 28, 2011
    Mark e weiss /Elmsford -
  • Jim we are very sorry for your loss. Your family is in our prayers.

    September 28, 2011
    Dave fahan /shop -
  • Carol was quite a special lady. We so enjoyed her visits to Columbus when she would travel in to see Mike, Kris, Keith and her grandsons. We will always remeber her welcoming nature, wonderful cooking, story-telling that made us laugh til we cried… she was a mom to us all and she will be terribly missed by so many. Our prayers are with the entire Beirne family. May she rest in peace. Love, Colleen, Patrick, Nora and Tessa Gilger

    September 28, 2011
    The Gilger Family, Columbus OH -
  • I would like to give you and your family my condolences from the Northrop family

    September 28, 2011
    Bill Northrop (Penske) -
  • Michael, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

    September 28, 2011
    Andy Small -
  • thought you would be here for a long time but God has strange ways of affecting our lives you will be with so many good people where you are going we will meet again love toni

    September 28, 2011
    toni cribari -
  • Jimmy-We will see you Saturday.We loved Carol and will always treasure the memories of the good times we had together . I was just telling my daughter Chrisy yesterday about the time that Carol and Sal went shopping in Alexanders on Fordham road in the Bronx and they ran up the down escalator so that Carol could get a sewing machine on sale -One of those special sale days with a limited quantity of items.And about all of the fun we had bowling and playing cards….

    September 28, 2011
    Sal and Bernie Santoro -
  • Mike, Please accept my thoughts and prayers for you and your family. I can only imagine the pride your mother experienced as a result of your actions, excellence and character. God Bless

    September 28, 2011
    Charles Young -
  • Michael, We are so sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. She sounds like she was a big part of the reason you are the person you are. Our hearts go out to you and your family. Roy

    September 28, 2011
    Roy Johnson -
  • Jim and Family My condolences on the loss of your Mother. May you find comfort in knowing she’s in a better place and know that your intense pain at her loss will lessen over time. My Mom passed away 14 years ago and not a day passes that I don’t think about her and smile at the memories. May the same happen for you. Cliff

    September 28, 2011
    Cliff Niemann -
  • Michael and family, I am sorry to hear about your Mother. You are certainly in our prayers. Take care and safe travels. Dave

    September 28, 2011
    Mayor Handwerk -
  • Mike: I am sorry you lost your Mom. I hope you soon find peace in the fond memories of her and the pain of the loss subsides.

    September 28, 2011
    George Lovett -
  • we will miss her dearly we loved her laugh and her humor God bless her family at this time

    September 28, 2011
    bob and fran schwarz -
  • Brian, We are so sorry and we want you to know we are thinking of you and your family. Please accept our condolences. Our prayers are with you and your family.

    September 28, 2011
    Martin charles -
  • To Jim, Jimmy, Chris, Michael, Brian, Keith, Barbara and everyone in the extended family: I want so badly to be with you today but know that Bob and I are thinking of you and that we, like you, will miss Carol terribly. She was easy to love and easy to be around and her spirit shone a bright light in this world. I know that her mom and dad, her aunts and uncles, grandparents and brother are with her now, and that she will always be with us here to guide us and remind us of who we are. Love to you, cuz…wherever you are, forever and always! Susan and Bob

    September 28, 2011
    Susan and Bob Obijiski -
  • We are sorry for your loss.

    September 28, 2011
    Joshua and Phillip Giovanni -
  • Dear Jim & family, Our sincerest condolences on the love of your life and also to your sons. Sincerely,

    September 28, 2011
    Claire & Jean Luc Faucher -
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