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With profound sadness we announce the passing of Carole Rose Firlie, age 79, who unexpectedly passed away at The Villages Regional Hospital on September 28, 2019. She left us way too soon.
Carole was born on November 9, 1939 in Cumberland, Maryland. She is survived by her husband of 58 years, P. Edward Firlie, her three sons and spouses, Michael & Leslie of Zurich of Switzerland, Marc & Marialena of Timonium, Maryland, Danny & Brenda of Sarasota, Florida and her beautiful daughter Meghan of Richmond, Virginia, twelve very loved grandchildren: Marissa, Lucas, Brendan, Julialyn, Alexis, Renate, Cole, Benjamin, Jade, Mikayla, Quinn, & Parker, and her only living sibling Danny Keller. She is preceded in death by her parents Wallace and Mary Agnes Keller, sister Jeannine (Joe) Monteleone and brother Wallace Keller Jr.
Prior to moving to The Villages Carole and Ed lived in Cumberland, Maryland for 66 years. After raising their four children and leaving a legacy of Firlies and Kellers (maiden name), they moved to The Villages for the next adventurous chapter of their lives. Carole was very active in The Villages. She was active in numerous clubs: yoga, book, bunco, belly dancing, clogging, mahjong, water aerobics, and most recently the beach club. Never a dull moment. She attended Saint Timothy Catholic Church and was a member of the Women’s Guild. In her spare time, she enjoyed reading, cheering loudly for her favorite baseball Tampa Bay Rays, and football team, the Redskins, puzzles, watercolor painting, decorating, shopping and most importantly spending time with her friends and family. Carole was a devoted and fun-loving spouse, incredible mother and spectacular grandmother aka “GiGi”.
Ed & Carole recently celebrated their 58th wedding anniversary. Carole was just shy of her 80th birthday. Please come join us in celebrating the wonderful life of Carole Rose Firlie, she will be sorely missed by all!
Memorial services will be conducted at 10:00 AM Thursday, October 3, 2019 at Saint Mark The Evangelist Catholic Church.