Carole A. (Getchell)  Thompson
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Methuen, MA - Carole A. (Getchell) Thompson, 55 of Methuen, MA, died peacefully on Monday at High Pointe Hospice House, Haverhill, MA, surrounded by her family.
Carole was born in Methuen, MA, to the late Albert and Carol (Quigley) Getchell. She grew up, was educated, and was a lifelong resident of Methuen, MA. She was a member of St. Monica's Parish in Methuen and was a US Navy veteran. She enjoyed cooking, camping, and the beach. Shel loved to smile and laugh and was always in a great mood. Most of all, Carole loved being with her family and friends, especially her sons, who were her pride and joy.
Carole was predeceased by her husband Thomas Thompson and her brother Gregory Getchell.
She is survived by her sons: Dalton and Dustin Thompson of Methuen, MA, Siblings: Scott and his wife Gloria Getchell of Loudon, NH, Steve Getchell of Salem, NH, Jeff and his wife Phyllis Getchell of Methuen, MA, Albert and his wife Francesca Getchell of Salem, NH, Mary-Jo and her husband Bill Brandy of Salem, NH, Tim and his wife Emily Getchell of Methuen, MA, Sandee and her husband Bill Kopp of Methuen, MA, Lenny and his wife Dawn Getchell of Methuen, MA, Donna and her husband Matt Tulley of Hampstead, NH, and Dan and his wife Jennifer Getchell of Hampstead, NH, Many Nieces, Nephews, and Great Nieces and Nephews.
The family would like to thank the nurses and staff of Merrimack Valley VNA and the High Pointe Hospice House for their love and care they gave to Carole.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday, Nov. 9th at 9 AM at St. Monica's Parish, Methuen, MA. Burial will follow in Elmwood Cemetery, Methuen, MA.
Calling hours will be held Friday, Nov. 8th from 5-8 PM at the Carrier Family Funeral Home, 38 Range Rd, Windham, NH.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Greater Salem Caregivers, PO Box 2316, Salem, NH 03079. For directions or to send a message of condolence to the family, please visit
Published on November 6, 2019


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Kathy Quigley
Nov 12, 2019
How sad to lose such a beautiful person. She always had a smile on her face. I'll keep all of you in my prayes.
Paula O'Brien
Nov 12, 2019
I was so sad to hear Carole passed. It's been years since we spoke but I have such great memories of our friendship....picture her in my mind always laughing. She was such a kind person. My deepest sympathies to her family/friends.
Mary Beth Marsden
Nov 08, 2019
My deepest sympathy to the Getchell Family for your loss. I remember all the fun we had growing up with Carole she was always laughing and smiling. May she be at peace with Greg and your mother and father.
Alan Jussif
Nov 07, 2019
Heavenly Heights Bouquet was purchased for the family of Carole A. (Getchell) Thompson by Alan Jussif.  Send flowers
Tracy McCann Nelson
Nov 07, 2019
I’m so shocked & saddened to hear of Carole’s passing. Her laugh was infectious and so many great childhood memories at Nana Quigs. Prayers & hugs to all. RIP dear cousin 🙏🙏
Mary Albert — Getchell
Nov 07, 2019
I’m so sorry to hear about the loss of your sister may her soul rest in peace God bless, Mary
Tia Bistany
Nov 07, 2019
This is so sad to hear,I am so sorry my love and prayers to the family 🙏🏼♥️
Christine (Fleming) Murphy
Nov 07, 2019
Carole, you had a smile that would light up a room, beautiful inside and out, Rest In Peace! Prayers to your family!
Cynde Agnew
Nov 07, 2019
I worked with Carole in different capacities off and on over the past few years. She always had a smile and a hello for everyone she came across. We would always chat in the mornings over my daily coffee at the school. She has been and will be missed by so many. Prayers with all of her family in this time of pain. God bless.
Jason Pietsch
Nov 06, 2019
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Timothy Getchell
Nov 06, 2019
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