Carol A. Cline


BEACON FALLS – Carol Ann Cline, RN, of Beacon Falls, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Jan. 26, 2024, at Griffin Hospital.

Carol was born on May 11, 1947, in Bridgeport, where she grew up on the city’s East Side on Berkshire Avenue. She attended Harding High School, class of 1965. From a young age she dreamed of being a nurse and pursued that at St. Vincent’s School of Nursing, obtaining her RN in 1968 and continued on in various roles of nursing for 44 years.

Moving to the Valley in 1977, she raised her family and was deeply involved at the Bungay School PTA. She was a devoted wife, loving mother and precious Nana to her grandchildren. She had a love of reading, watching her weekly programs and loved going out to eat with her family and friends.

She was a member of St. Michael Roman Catholic Church in Beacon Falls, where she found fulfillment being a member of the Ladies Guild.

She was predeceased by her parents, Samuel and Rose Papariello of Bridgeport, and her son Matthew Cline of Beacon Falls. She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Gerald Cline of Beacon Falls; daughter, Kristen Guillet of Oxford (Ryan); son, Jeremy Cline of Beacon Falls; and her three cherished grandchildren, Ana Rose, Kayden and Jacob Guillet of Oxford; her loving sisters Rosemarie of Shelton, Michele Gill of Beacon Falls, and Susan Grillo of Plymouth, N.H.; along with several nieces and nephews.

Though her family remains deep in grief, they can take comfort in knowing that after four long years she is finally in the arms of her beloved son Matthew.

A funeral service in celebration of Carol’s life will was to be Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2024, at 6 p.m. in the chapel of the Miller Macari Family Funeral Home, 260 Bank St. (Route 67, across from Klarides Village), in Seymour, with the Rev. Joy Jacob, SDB, pastor of St. Michael RC Church, Beacon Falls, officiating. Friends and family were invited to call Tuesday, Jan. 30, from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m.

If you wish to make a donation in her memory, Carol believed in the work of the Wheeler Clinic of CT. (
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