Carol Ann (Churchill) Maciel
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Gloucester - Carol Ann (Churchill) Maciel, 85, a lifelong resident of Gloucester, passed away surrounded by her family on Sunday evening, October 27, 2019 at the Seacoast Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Gloucester.
Born in Gloucester, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Evelyn (Crowell) Churchill. She was a graduate of Gloucester High School, Class of 1952.
Ms. Maciel had been employed at Peter Smith Publishing which was started on Railroad Avenue in Gloucester and later moved to Lexington Avenue in Magnolia. She began her work at the company as a proofreader, then as a bookkeeper, and finished her career shipping and receiving orders in the company's warehouse.
Ms. Maciel departed after 34 years following the death of the owner. She truly enjoyed working in the company's warehouse. Following her departure from publishing, Carol Ann decided to become a nurse's aide at Den-Mar Nursing Home in Rockport until her retirement in 1996.
She was a life member of the Unitarian Universalist Church in Gloucester and was a talented singer in the church choir. She loved music and enjoyed singing with her father Robert. She was also a member of the original Cape Ann Bell Ringers and enjoyed playing at the White House for President Dwight Eisenhower. Ms. Maciel truly appreciated and adored the ocean and spent many summer days swimming at Niles Beach with her grandchildren. Carol's true calling was being a caregiver and that continued while she was a resident at Seacoast. She would often be seen at the nursing home making the rounds to visit all the residents and enjoyed talking and assisting them anyway she could. She will truly be missed by all her family and friends locally and in Pennsylvania.
She is survived by her daughter, Caroline Connolly and her husband Richard of Gloucester; her son, Randy Maciel and his wife Claudia of Gloucester; five grandchildren, Shannon Marie and Aidan Connolly, Luis Filipe Silva, Sabrina and Seth Maciel all of Gloucester; three nephews, Scott Churchill of Avon, Ohio, Jeffrey Churchill of Pittsburgh, PA and Robert Churchill of New Castle, Pa. and her cousin, Conrad Vitale of Gloucester.
She was predeceased by her brother, Herbert T. Churchill and her dear friend, Ann Murray.
Her Memorial Service will be held at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 10 Church Street, Gloucester on November 9 at 2 p.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Interment will be held privately. In lieu of flowers, donations in Carol's name may be made to the Unitarian Universalist Church in Gloucester. Arrangements by the Campbell Funeral Home, 61 Middle Street, Gloucester. Information, directions, condolences at
Published on October 31, 2019


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The Folklore Theatre Company
Nov 08, 2019
We share in heartfelt grief the loss of Carol Ann. A stalwart supporter of our work from the beginning, and beloved by all the FTC famiglia, she will be sorely missed. There was nothing more magical than the look on Carol Ann's proud face whenever she watched her daughter Caroline and grandchildren Shannon & Aiden performing on our stage. God bless.
Karen Murray
Nov 07, 2019
I never knew her to ever say a bad word about anyone. I affectionately called her my fairy godmother because she was. She is now with those she has lost before her and I find peace knowing she is finally taking a swim with her life long friend, my mom, Ann. They loved to float in the salt water and chat. They were quite the pair. Love you
Betty (Place) Marcouillier
Oct 31, 2019
I remember when I was growing up, my mom always saying to me “ Evelyn and Carol Ann were angels on earth” Now those angels on earth are angels reunited in heaven! Sending my love and hugs ❤️
Mary Niemi
Oct 31, 2019
My love and prayers to you all in the loss of Carol Ann. She was a wonderful, kind person who was one of the best Nursing Assistants I have had the honor of working with