On Wednesday, July 4, 2018, Caroll Jean Bancel, beloved wife, mother, daughter, and sister, passed away in her home in Ridgefield, Connecticut. She was 62 years old.
Caroll’s life was devoted to her family, friends, and community. A native of Greenwich, Connecticut, she graduated from Greenwich High School in 1974 before receiving a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Connecticut in Clinical Dietetics in 1979. Along with her twenty-five plus years of Registered Dietician employment in nursing facilities and hospitals throughout Connecticut, she found tremendous fulfillment as the Director of Operations at Meals on Wheels of Ridgefield from 2005 to 2015.
She was never more contented than when in the saddle. She was a pillar of the Bedford Riding Lanes Association—a volunteer organization dedicated to the maintenance of the historic riding trail system throughout Bedford and Pound Ridge, New York. Here she blended her passion for community and horseback riding for over thirty years. Her hard work was most visible during the B.R.L.A’s legendary Hunter Paces, twice-annual events she organized which have brought countless riders of all ages to the trails.
Caroll will be lovingly remembered by her husband Chris, and their children, Terence and Ashleigh, by her mother Joan Carhart, and her sisters Sue Humphrey and husband Jim Humphrey, Diane Carhart and husband Jay Ankenbrock. Caroll will also be missed by nieces Jill Humphrey, Sara and Sophie Senter, her nephew Bobby Humphrey, her great nephew Jack Gallagher, her extended family and many, many friends.
A service will be held at St. Catherine of Siena Church, in Riverside Connecticut, on Saturday July 14, 2018 at 11 o’clock in the morning.
All are welcome.