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Carole Schanley
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Manchester by the Sea - Carole T. (Taylor) Schanley 81, beloved wife of Darvin L. Schanley, died Monday, April 9, 2018 at the Beverly Hospital. Born in Bryn Mawr, PA, she was the daughter of the late Thomas S. and Arlene (Goshen) Taylor. She was raised in Pennsylvania with stopovers in Wrentham, MA and Arnold Mills, RI. She earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of New Hampshire, where she was a sorority sister of Chi Omega. Carole organized and operated an aerobic exercise program in Manchester by the Sea called “Move it to Music” for forty years until the time of her retirement in 2015. She loved the outdoors and was an avid skier, tennis player and golfer. She also loved spending time on the family boat, “Challenge.” Each January she and Darvin would travel to St. Croix to celebrate their wedding anniversary. An active member of the Manchester community, Carole was named Manchester Volunteer of the Year in 2008. She dedicated her time to Meals on Wheels, the Welcome Wagon, the Body and Soul Walking Group and managed ticket sales for Summershow. She also served as a Den Mother and President of the Woman’s Club. A lover of music, she enjoyed playing the organ and was a member of the Manchester Singers. A longtime and active member of the First Parish Church in Manchester, Carole served on several committees and was a member of the Board of Trustees. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, step-grandmother and friend who will be missed by all who knew her. In addition to her husband, with whom she shared fifty eight years of marriage, Carole is survived by three sons: Thomas L. Schanley and his wife, Lisa of Santa Monica, CA, Jeffrey A. Schanley of Manchester and Scott C. Schanley and his wife, Maria of Manchester, granddaughter, Rowan T.S. Schanley, step-grandchildren, Katherine A. Lester, Andrew J. Lester, Kenny R. Davis, and Konner G. Davis. Her funeral service will be held at the First Parish Church Congregational, 10 Central St. Manchester by the Sea, Saturday, April 28, 2018 at 11 a.m., followed by a reception at the American Legion Hall, 14 Church St. Manchester by the Sea. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Arrangements, by the Campbell Funeral Home, 525 Cabot Street, Beverly. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her memory to the First Parish Church, P.O. Box 187, Manchester by the Sea, MA 01944. Information, directions, condolences at www.campbellfuneral.com.


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11:00 AM
First Parish Church Congregational

10 Central Street
Manchester, MA 1944

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