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Carol Anne Hester-Shipkin
  • In lieu of flowers donations in Carol's memory may be sent to
  • My Brother's Keeper
    PO Box 338
    Easton, MA 02356

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“To Carol's family and friends, Please accept my sincere condolences. I recently heard of Carol's passing. I met Carol through a mutual friend way...Read More »
1 of 16 | Posted by: Michaela Bowen Evans - Milton, MA

“We were all so sorry to hear the sad news of Carol's passing.What a great loss to all of you. She was an old and dear friend from our old...Read More »
2 of 16 | Posted by: Corinne Andersen - Berkley, MA

“To the Shipkin Family,I am very sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers ”
3 of 16 | Posted by: Lori Mullin - Duxbury, MA

“To The Shipkin Family, I am very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with your family. ”
4 of 16 | Posted by: John Morrison - Brockton, MA

“Kara and I so sorry to hear of the loss of your mom. My regrets to your brother and dad too.She must have been a wonderful mother since she has such...Read More »
5 of 16 | Posted by: Peter HIll - Weston, MA

“To The Shipkin Family,Our deepest sympathy for the loss of your Wife and Mother. May she rest in peace and watch over you always.Steve, Kerry, Kailey...Read More »
6 of 16 | Posted by: kerry pires - North Easton, MA

“My prayers and condolences are sent to the family ”
7 of 16 | Posted by: Louise Boutin Gurksnis - Stuart, FL

“Carol and I started teaching together in Norton. We carpooled to Norton from Randolph in our early years there. Carol always had so much love for...Read More »
8 of 16 | Posted by: Bonnie Tarnopol - East Taunton, MA

“To Carol's Family ~I knew Carol when she first started teaching at the Solmonese School. We taught first grade together for many years. Carol was a...Read More »
9 of 16 | Posted by: Linda Gefis - Taunton, MA

“Please accept my condolences...Carol and I worked together for 7 years at JCS. We became friends and attended each other's weddings, and had our...Read More »
10 of 16 | Posted by: Sue Moreau- Haughey - Blackstone, MA

“I am so saddened to hear of Carol's passing. As a fellow JCS teacher we spent many days together as fdiends and colleagues. She will be sorely missed...Read More »
11 of 16 | Posted by: Keith Gibson - Wrentham, MA

“Mike, Tim and Kara, I am so very sorry for your loss. Carol touched so many lives through her love of children and kindness to all. We were blessed...Read More »
12 of 16 | Posted by: Marianne Kelley - Westwood, MA

“Mike, Kara and Tim, I was so saddened to hear about Carol's passing. I always enjoyed her kind, gentle nature. In my many years here in Easton, I...Read More »
13 of 16 | Posted by: Mary Stallings

“Sending hugs and comfort to Kara and the Shipkin family <3 ”
14 of 16 | Posted by: Courtney Hopkins - Milton, MA

“My prayers and sympathy to Carol's family. I was stunned to hear the sad news.She was a very special teacher who touched many lives in her teaching...Read More »
15 of 16 | Posted by: Janice Pomerleau - Peabody, MA

“Mike, Kara and Tim,I am very saddened to hear of the loss of Carol. She was one of the most kind and giving people I have ever met and I am honored...Read More »
16 of 16 | Posted by: Kathy Megna - Berkley, MA

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EASTON———Carol Anne Hester-Shipkin, 61, a resident of Easton for the past 26 years, died Friday, March 9, 2018 at home under the care of her family. She was the wife of Michael Shipkin for 30 years.

Born in Milton, a daughter of John and Marie (Courtney) Hester of Randolph, she was raised in Randolph and was a graduate of St. Clare High School in Roslindale. Carol continued her education at Bridgewater State College earning a Bachelors in Education.

Carol was employed by the Town of Norton for 32 years and was a 1st grade teacher at the J.C. Solmonese Elementary School. She also worked part-time for the City of Quincy Police Department.

Carol was a communicant of the Holy Cross Church in Easton, a member of the Massachusetts Teachers Association and the National Teachers Association. She sustained self-fulfillment in helping others and was an active volunteer at my Brother's Keeper in Easton and School on Wheels for Homeless Children.

An avid reader she enjoyed traveling and vacationing with her family, walking and exercising.

In addition to her husband Michael and her parents John and Marie, she is survived by two children; Kara Shipkin of Easton and Timothy Shipkin of New Orleans, LA; and a sister, Diane Hester of Bedford.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral from Kane Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 605 Washington Street (Rte.138) Easton, on Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. followed by a funeral Mass in the Holy Cross Church, 225 Purchase Street, Easton, at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow in Blue Hill Cemetery, Braintree. Visiting hours on Tuesday from 4-8 p.m and Wednesday morning 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. prior to funeral mass. In lieu of flowers donations in Carol's memory may be sent to My Brothers Keeper, PO Box 338, Easton, MA. 02356 For directions or condolences visit