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Carol Audrey (Turcotte) Bannister, 80 years old, passed away February 14, 2017, at her home surrounded by her loving family. Daughter of the late Jere and Juliette (Cyr) Turcotte, and wife of the late Robert James Bannister, Carol was born and raised in Salem, Mass. She worked for Parker Brothers and EG&G until her retirement.

Carol had a true zest for life. She was a loving and a devoted mother and wife. Her greatest pleasure in life was her children and grandchildren. She and her husband enjoyed spending their summers with their children at the family cabin on Lake Winnipesaukee. After her retirement, Carol became a snowbird and spent her winters in Florida where she had a great group of friends. She loved playing cards and competing in friendly games.

Carol is survived by her son, Robert Bannister of Salem; her daughter, Julie-Ann Carrick and her husband, Matthew of Peabody; her daughter, Nadene LaChance and her husband, Kenneth of Peabody; her son, Mark Bannister and his wife, Judith McCormack of Salem; her grandsons, Brett Carrick and his fiancé, Kara, Shaun Carrick and his wife, Laura, Michael LaChance, James Bannister; and granddaughter, Macayla LaChance. She also leaves her three great-grandchildren, Chloe, Caleb and Mellani Carrick; and her sister, Francine (Turcotte) Pike and her husband, Richard of Estero, Fla.
Visiting hours for Carol will take place on Sunday, February 19, 2017, from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Murphy Funeral Home, 85 Federal St. (corner of North St.), Salem, MA 01970. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at St. Thomas Church on Monday at 10:30 a.m. at 1 Margin St., Peabody, MA 01960. Interment will take place at Greenlawn Cemetery, 57 Orne St., Salem, MA 01970. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a memorial contribution in Carol's memory to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123 or the National Kidney Foundation, 85 Astor Avenue, Suite 2, Norwood, MA 02062. For additional information or online guestbook, please visit www.MurphyFuneralHome.com or call 978-744-0497.
Published on February 18, 2017
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