Caroline (Terni) Battisto, 74, of Bristol, wife of Joseph Battisto, passed away March 29, 2019 at John Dempsy Hospital in Farmington. Born on August 27, 1944 in Norwich, CT, she was the daughter of the late Vincent and Josephine (De Palo) Terni. As a wife, Carol’s love for Joe was on display every minute of every day and that love was clearly reciprocated. Married for 45 years, each year as good as the first. As a mother, notes left at your bed side in the early morning everyday helped you push through the school day knowing we would all be together later that night. A fierce cheerleader at her son’s sporting events. Proud was a word she shared with her sons daily. That same love was given to her grandchildren, an unmatched love that one can’t even begin to describe. Carol was an accomplished art teacher at Norwich Free Academy for over 40 years. She was well known for helping students express themselves and achieve a level of creativity they didn’t know they had. These traits show in the notes, cards, and messages she received over the years from her students. Living in Bristol created over an hour commute each way to get to school which showed her dedication to her craft and students. It helped that she had all those cool sports cars to take her to and from. There are no words to describe the void that we all feel now and probably for the rest of our lives. However, we are not at a loss for words in remembering who Carol was: devoted, loving, caring, generous, and kind. She was talented beyond comprehension. We would joke that she had more talent in her pinky then we had in our entire selves. She was an educator, a helper, a listener, and when necessary, straight to the point! She was an artist in all aspects of her life whether she was creating art or simply cooking a meal. She showed us what courage is and how to fight for things you want and love. A disease that takes many lives in only three years Carol fought for over 10! Her last days with us where so very hard knowing she was fighting for us not for herself. We would all trade anything for one more conversation, one more hug, one more laugh, one more meal together, but we know she is finally resting comfortably. That void we all feel will always be there, but we know to fill it with infinite cherished memories we have of her. Remembering Carol as a wife, mother, teacher, friend and now an Angel looking after all of us. WE LOVE YOU forever, rest easy. Besides her husband Joseph, Caroline leaves two sons and daughters-in-law Craig and Amy Battisto of Burlington, CT and Ryan and Aliza Battisto of Bristol, CT; one brother Vincent Terni and his wife Betty from Uncasville, CT; three grandchildren Giona and Guiliana Battisto and Brett Maynard and several nieces and nephews. A mass of Christian burial will be held Thursday, April 4, 2019 at 10:00am at St. Anthony Church, 111 School St., Bristol. Entombment will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery’s Holy Family Chapel Mausoleum. Calling hours will be held Wednesday, April 3rd from 5:30- 7:30pm at DuPont Funeral Home, 25 Bellevue Ave., Bristol.
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