Carol L. Callahan

  • Born: November 30, 1942
  • Died: December 29, 2018
  • Location: Rockland, Massachusetts

Magoun-Biggins Funeral Home

135 Union Street
Rockland, MA 02370

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Carol L. (Adam) Callahan, 76 of Rockland.  Died peacefully at her home on December 29, 2018 after a bout with cancer.  She was born on November 30, 1942 to the late Ralph and Mary (Decoste) Adam in Weymouth, MA.  Carol was raised and educated in Weymouth. In grammar school she was given the title of Ms. Elden B. Johnson and was a graduate of Weymouth High School.  She was the loving wife of Joseph Callahan Jr.

Carol worked for many years as a manager for the Salvation Army.  Earlier in her life she was a den mother for Troop 36 and later in life a member of the Foxes Den camping group.  She loved gardening or"playing in the dirt", rug braiding, doing puzzles and mostly spending time with her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Along with her husband Joseph, Carol was the loving mother of Joseph Callahan III of Norwell, James Callahan Sr. of Rockland, Jay Michael Callahan of Plymouth and John Callahan of Carver.  She was the sister of Rosemary Simmons of Pembroke and the late Geraldine Tirrell of Florida.  Carol will be dearly missed by her fourteen grandchildreen and ten great grandchildren.  She also leaves behind several nieces and nephews, including Erika Simmons Gold.

The family welcomes friends and loved ones to celebrate her life on Friday January 4, 2019 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the Magoun-Biggins Funeral Home, 135 Union Street Rockland, MA 02370.  A Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday January 5, 2019 at 11:00 AM at Holy Family Church.  Donations in Carol's name can be made to the Dana Farber Cancer Institute.


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To the Callahan Family,

I was so sorry read that Carol has passed. I went to Bicknell Junior High and Weymouth High with Carol. On behalf of Class of 1960, she will be missed. Prayers going out to all.

Posted by MaryAnn McLean - Mesa, AZ   January 04, 2019

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Dear Callahan family. I'm so sorry for your loss. Mine prayers for your family.

Posted by Denice Lourenco - Interlachen, FL - Friend   January 04, 2019

To the Callahan family. My condolences to you and your loved ones at this sad time. Being with family at this most difficult time is so important right now. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Dale Noland

Posted by Dale Noland - Kingston, MA - Friend   January 03, 2019

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Dear Joe and family. Please accept my condolences. I am sure Carol will be sorely missed by by her family. I always enjoyed her presence at Holy Family, always with Joe by her side. I'm not sure I ever saw them apart. Her smile brightened up my day with every "hello" of hers. Please find comfort in your faith. Her faith I am sure brought her to the loving embrace that God has promised all that love Him. Her love for Him was so real, so obvious. May that love lift your spirits and all your memories bring you joy. Peace & Love, Bob

Posted by Bob Coughlin - Rockland, MA - Friend   January 03, 2019

Things that I remember: spending Saturdays at your house when I was a kid, going to the Salvation Army to look for bargains, spending time at the cottages, Boston bruins sweaters, listening to you tell me how Nana Adam loved to cheat at cards, you teaching me how to clean when you and aunty Rosie came to our house after my mom, your sister, had her first heart attack, traveling with you and uncle Joe to Florida to see Grampa before he passed when I was in college, genealogy research, looking for ancestors at the cemetery... so many memories, so much time together... I bet you are at this moment, catching my mom up on all she has missed in the last 15 years... Rest In Peace, Aunty Carol.

Posted by Lin Lippacher - Johnsonville, NY - Family   January 02, 2019

Aunt Carol, we will miss your sweet smile, always looking forward to seeing you at Bunny Bash every Easter. the world has lost one of the sweetest and gracious persons ever, Heaven has gained an Angel walking along side Nana Adam and my Mom Gerry. all of my family's thoughts are with you Uncle Joe, Joey , Jamie , Michael , Johnny, and all your families.

Posted by kyle tirrell - port richey, FL - Family   January 01, 2019

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Dear Callahan Family,

I wanted to express my deepest sympathy at the passing of Carol. I did not know her personally, but as the Cantor at the 9:00 mass, she and Mr. Callahan are very familiar faces that I would see many, many Sundays. I am truly sorry for your loss. May God give you peace and comfort as you face these difficult days without her. God bless you.

Posted by Kathy Botelho Kawa - Whitman, MA - Acquaintance   December 31, 2018

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To the entire Callahan family. We are so sorry for your loss. Your mom and grandmother was a beautiful, warm and caring woman. She will truly be missed. Thought and prayer during this most difficult time.
Scott & Glenda Haggerty

Posted by Glenda Haggerty - Rockland, MA - Friend   December 31, 2018


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Please accept my sincere condolence. Jehovah God will soon eliminate all grief and provide a permanent consolation when “all those in the memorial tombs hear the voice of his son, Jesus Christ and, come out.” (John 5:28, 29)
Things that I remember: spending Saturdays at your house when I was a kid, going to the Salvation Army to look for bargains, spending time at the cottages, Boston bruins sweaters, listening to you tell me how Nana Adam loved to cheat at cards, you teaching me how to clean when you and aunty Rosie came to our house after my mom, your sister, had her first heart attack, traveling with you and uncle Joe to Florida to see Grampa before he passed when I was in college, genealogy research, looking for ancestors at the cemetery... so many memories, so much time together... I bet you are at this moment, catching my mom up on all she has missed in the last 15 years... Rest In Peace, Aunty Carol.