Carol A. Southmayd

Carol Southmayd, 81, of Manchester, died Saturday, September 16, 2017 at the Crestfield Rehabilitation Center in Manchester. The beloved life partner of Arthur Back, he died August 31, 2012. She was born on December 19, 1935 in East Lyme, daughter of the late Grace Southmayd.

Carol worked as a Housemaid at the Laurel Living Center and as a Bagger for Stop and Shop in Manchester. She was very active with the Special Olympics for 40 years; Bocce Ball was her sport and she played in the 1995 World Games in New Haven Connecticut. She was a very kind and giving person. Carol was a participant in MARC in Manchester and attended the senior center. She will be dearly missed by her DDS staff. She leaves many Friends.

Calling hours will be Thursday, September 21, 2017 from 10:00 to 11:00 AM with a service at 11:00 at Smith and Walker Funeral Home, 148 Grove Street, Putnam, CT, burial to follow in Center Cemetery, Woodstock, CT. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Special Olympics, 2666 State Street, Suite 1, Hamden, CT 06517. Share a memory at