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Carol Ann Willis

May 23, 1944 ~ February 8, 2020 (age 75)


Carol A (Lallier) Willis, 75, of Manchester, beloved wife of 55 years of John “Jack” Willis, passed away peacefully, Saturday, February 8, 2020 after a long battle with cancer. She was born May 23, 1944 in Hartford, CT.  She was the daughter of the late Julia (Polinick) Demo and Norman Lallier.  Carol grew up in Glastonbury, attended local schools and was a graduate of Glastonbury High School, class of 1962.  After high school she worked at Pratt & Whitney as a secretary.  She took time off to raise her family.  She went back to work at St. Bridget Rectory and eventually worked for the Town of Manchester where she started in Social Services and ultimately retired from the Manchester Police Department.  After retiring, she worked part time at the Manchester Town Hall in Customer Service. She enjoyed long Sunday rides with her husband, scrapbooking, walking the beach, and being with friends and family.  She was an avid fan of UCONN women’s basketball. She will be greatly missed by her husband, Jack, daughter, Deborah Willis and her boyfriend Steven Heal of Lebanon, CT, her son, Donald Willis and his wife Kimberley of Willington, CT, three grandsons, Jeremy Blair, Joseph Blair and Zachary Willis.  Also her sisters, Shirley Schwarm and her husband Donald of Vernon, Laura McGoldrick and her boyfriend Robert of Coventry, her brother Joseph Lallier of FL.  She also leaves 2 sister-in-laws and a brother-in-law, Gail Zanlungo of FL and Diane Willis of Manchester, Edward Costa of RI, her aunt, Edith Carey of NC, and many cousins, especially Audrey Maffassoli and her husband, Louie.  She also leaves many nieces and nephews and their families, along with many wonderful and close friends, especially her dear friend Nancy Scott.  She was predeceased by her brothers William Lallier and Dennis Demo, and her sister Nancy Costa and 3 brother-in-laws, Charles Zanlungo, Robert Willis and Jerry McGoldrick.  Calling hours will be will be held Thursday, February 13, 2020 from 3:00 – 6:00 pm at the Holmes-Watkins Funeral Home, 400 Main St, Manchester.  Funeral will be Friday, February 14, 2020, 11:00 am at Holmes-Watkins Funeral Home.  Burial to follow at Neipsic Cemetery, Glastonbury. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The America Cancer Society. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Cancer Society. To leave a memory or message of condolence please visit

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Calling Hours
February 13, 2020

3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Holmes-Watkins Funeral Home
400 Main Street
Manchester, Connecticut 06040

Funeral Service
February 14, 2020

11:00 AM
Holmes-Watkins Funeral Home
400 Main Street
Manchester, Connecticut 06040

Burial following services

Neipsic Cemetery
1341 Neipsic Road
Glastonbury, CT 06033

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