Carole R. Langan, of Glastonbury, beloved wife of the late Gene Langan, passed away peacefully and surrounded by her three loving children on November 29 at Middlesex Hospital. She was born on July 16, 1937 in Queens, New York to the late Elizabeth (Cella) Josselyn and Merwin Josselyn.
Growing up in Jackson Heights, she met and married Gene, the love of her life, in 1957. They lived on Long Island and upstate New York before making their home in Glastonbury in 1968 to open their new automobile dealership, Gene Langan Volkswagen. They raised their three children Lori, Gene and Glenn on Coach Road where they made many dear friends. Carole and Gene were dedicated parents who never missed one of Lori’s horse shows or Gene and Glenn’s hockey and baseball games. After Gene’s sudden passing in 1984, Carole became the sole parent to her three children and the President of Gene Langan Volkswagen, a position she retained for many years.
Carole was a beautiful lady, always impeccably dressed and would never think of leaving the house without her makeup. She adored all animals, especially her Bichon ‘Rosie’ and Jack Russell Terrier, ‘Uncle Beeper’. Over the years she was ‘mom’ to many other cherished dogs, cats, horses and even a miniature Sicilian donkey, ‘Rocco Scirocco Langan’. Carole loved her house on the Cape, sharing much time and many cherished memories there with family and friends. She was an avid Hartford Whaler fan and corporate sponsor, loved to play and watch tennis and never missed doing her morning ‘Jumble’ in the Hartford Courant.
Most of all, Carole loved her family. She leaves her devoted children, daughter Lori Langan (Bob Pace) of Cromwell, and sons Gene Langan (Kimberly) of Glastonbury and Glenn Langan (Laura) of Cromwell, her two grandchildren Gene Patrick and Kelly Langan of Glastonbury, her little yorkie ‘Gabbie’, her loving sister-in-law Patricia Langan McGeary and many cherished nieces and nephews.
The Langan family would like to thank the staff at Middlesex Hospital Hospice for their compassion and the wonderful care they gave Carole during her brief time there. Funeral services will be private. Donations in Carole’s memory can be made to Middlesex Health Hospice and Palliative Care Program, 28 Crescent Street, Middletown, CT 06457 or the Protectors of Animals, 144 Main Street, East Hartford, CT 06118.