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Carol Ann (Stratton) Muro, loving wife of Michael Louis Muro, passed away peacefully on September 24, 2018, at the age of 82, surrounded by her loving family. Carol, born in Norwalk on February 9, 1936, was a life-long resident. She is the daughter of the late Norwalk Assistant Fire Chief, Frank S. Stratton and the late Anna Mae (Williamson) Stratton. In addition to Carol’s loving husband, Michael, of 66 wonderful years, Carol is survived by three loving daughters, a wonderful son-in-law and a sweetheart granddaughter: Cynthia Ann (Cindy Muro) Tamburri, Cindy’s husband, Dominick Daniel Tamburri, Kimberly Ann (Kimi) Muro, Michele Frances (Shelly) Muro and Shelly’s daughter, Michaela Frances Nunez, Carol’s granddaughter.
Carol is a graduate of Norwalk High School, class of 1954, where she met her husband, Michael, in grade 11 at the age of 16. They were married at the age of 20 and blessed with twin daughters at the age of 21 (Cindy and Kimi) and further blessed with another daughter at the age of 34 (Shelly).
Carol’s most favorite past-time was spending time with her husband and best friend (Michael), her family and her friends. She enjoyed reading, ice skating, horseback riding, playing the piano, watching the New York Yankees and walking the beaches for sunsets and seashells.
Carol’s husband, Michael, credits her for the educational opportunities leading to his Doctorate in Education, Norwalk School Teacher and Assistant Superintendent for Administrative Services for 40 years, by her willingness to sacrifice her own career opportunities, by being full-time mother, shopper, cook, cleaner, bookkeeper, etc., thus freeing Michael to be able to pursue his studies, for which Michael has said on many occasions, that he is eternally grateful to Carol.
Carol and Michael grew up together, sharing and spending time together with family and friends. They enjoyed their waterfront vacation home in St. Petersburg, Florida, walking the beaches, seashell hunting and admiring the beautiful sunsets as they recalled the beautiful memories they shared.
The Magner Funeral Home of 12 Mott Avenue in Norwalk, CT is overseeing all arrangements. There will be no calling hours. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations in Carol’s name may be made to the Whittingham Cancer Center at the Norwalk Hospital, to St. Matthew Church in Norwalk, to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital or to the Paralyzed Veterans of America. Carol and her family appreciated the outstanding care of the staff of VITAS Healthcare Hospice, 488 Main Ave., 3rd Floor, Norwalk, CT 06851.
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