Carol A. (Phelan) Justice, age 83, of Hudson, formerly of Maynard and Waltham, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Thursday, December 31, 2020.
Born in Brookline, Massachusetts on October 29. 1937, she was the daughter of the late Charles A. Phelan Jr., and Marjorie (Lowell) Phillips. Raised and educated in Waltham, Carol grew up on Maple Street, part of the "Maple Street Gang". She graduated from Waltham High School, class of 1953, and from there joined the Air Force, from which she was honorably discharged.
Carol was a talented and sought-after seamstress; she made costumes for multiple dance, theatre, and ice skating companies. Always a humanitarian, Carol also knitted hats for the homeless.
Family was most important to Carol. She loved spending time with them, as well as her close friends. Carol enjoyed cooking and sharing her home-made Irish soda bread. She loved hugs and watching the Hallmark Channel. Carol was a parishioner of the International Church of Christ in Worcester for more than twenty-five years. She had a passion for her church, and was grateful for the friends she made there.
Carol is survived by her children, Matthew Justice of Hudson, MA; Anne Rahm and husband Brad of Bucyrus, Ohio; Margay Roberge of Plainville, MA; Patricia Agostinho of West Boylston, MA; Liberty E. (McHugh) Pilsch and husband Michael of Maynard, MA; her brother, James Phelan and partner Linda of Carver, MA; many grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her son Preston Justice and siblings Charles A. Phelan III, Gail Partridge, Jill Phelan, and BethLynn Lowell.
Due to current restrictions, a Celebration of Carol's life will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, gifts in Carol's memory may be made to American Heart Association 300 5th Ave, Waltham, MA 02451.