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Carolyn Joyce (Hallem) Taraborelli-Sheppard

November 22, 1941 ~ December 24, 2021 (age 80)

Obituary

Carolyn J. Taraborelli-Sheppard, 80, of Hope Valley, RI, passed away on Friday December 24, 2021. She was the wife of the late Benjamin Arthur Taraborelli and the late Ronald Eugene Sheppard.

Born in Providence she was the daughter of the late William and Helen ( Imperatore ) Hallem.

Mrs. Sheppard was the broker/owner of Carolyn Realty in Warwick from 1968 until her retirement in 2002. She was an avid shopper who believed in supporting local business’s. She also enjoyed camping, fishing and spending time with her family and pets.

Carolyn is survived by her children, Kimberly A. Silva and her husband Arthur of Hope Valley, Tonia A. Taraborelli-Murphy and her partner Nathaniel Rundlett of Hope Valley, Cheryl A. Kiser and her husband Richard of Conroe, TX, Carolyn A. Taraborelli-Baxter and her husband William of Exeter, her grandchildren, Kevin A. Silva and his wife Francesca of Coventry, Kristy A. Phillips and her husband Shane of Hope Valley, Maegan A. Melo and her husband Patrick of Warwick, Chelsea E. Calore and her husband Edward of Warwick, Keeley L. Baxter of Exeter, Benjamin W. Baxter of Exeter, Joshua A. Baxter of Exeter and her loving great grandchildren, Keaton F. Rounds, Elena S. Calore, Vincent P. Melo, Madelyn V. Melo, Gracelyn M. Silva, Garrett A. Silva and Elliott G. Phillips.

She also leaves behind her beloved pets, her dog Dillon and her bird Bernie.

Family and friends may call Thursday December 30, 2021 from 10:00-12:00pm in the Russell J. Boyle and Son Funeral Home, 142 Centerville Road, Warwick. A Funeral Service will be held at 12:00pm followed by burial in St. Ann Cemetery, Cranston.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Carolyn’s name may be made to the Rhode Island SPCA, 186 Amaral St, Riverside, RI 02915 or online at https://secure.qgiv.com/for/end-ofap20

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Services

Visitation
Thursday
December 30, 2021

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Russell J. Boyle & Son Funeral Home
142 Centerville Road
Warwick, RI 02886

Funeral Service
Thursday
December 30, 2021

12:00 PM
Russell J. Boyle & Son Funeral Home
142 Centerville Road
Warwick, RI 02886

Burial
Thursday
December 30, 2021

12:45 PM
St. Ann Cemetery, Rhode Island

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