Carole Ruth Gallancy Slepian, 4/19/42-4/2/20, died peacefully with her daughters beside her, after a lengthy illness. She was the devoted daughter of the late Daniel and Adeline (Gallant) Gallancy, beloved wife of Jacob Zeiger Slepian, loving mother of Danielle Slepian (Bonnie Rosenbaum) of Jamaica Plain, MA and Beth Slepian (Ellen Finney) of Brooklyn, NY, cherished grandmother of Sylvie Rosenbaum and Guthrie Finney. Dear sister of Arthur Gallancy. Daughter-in-law of the late Philip and Violet Slepian. Sister-in-law of Florence Slepian, Serena Robb, and Lynne Slepian, as well as of the late Paul Slepian, John Douglas Robb, Jack Ritenhouse, and Barnett Slepian. Aunt to Daniel Gallancy and wife Shawna, Laura Slepian, Jean Slepian, Amanda Robb and husband Andrew Chesler, Jonna AuCoin and husband David, Andrew Slepian, Brian Slepian, Michael Slepian and wife Lauren, and Philip Slepian. She had six grandnieces and grandnephews, as well as many cousins and treasured friends. A woman of keen intellect, endless humor, and a big heart, she was a lifelong poet and a fierce competitor in Scrabble and Mahjong. Carole was born and raised in Rochester, NY. She attended the University of Michigan and graduated from the University of Rochester with a degree in English. She received her Master’s in Library Science from Columbia University and worked as a music librarian, medical librarian, and children’s librarian. She married Jacob Zeiger Slepian on March 23rd, 1968. They lived in Italy while he completed medical school and then lived in New York and Washington, D.C., before moving to Connecticut, where they raised their family. During this time, she served as president of her local Hadassah chapter, wrote for the Orange Bulletin, and was a recreation therapist at the Masonic Home in Wallingford, CT. Carole was an avid reader, a chocolate connoisseur, a composer of parodies, and loved to sing Karaoke duets with her husband. She was an excellent friend, and maintained close ties with those she met throughout her life. She and Jake moved to Beachwood, OH in 2005 where they enjoyed their golden years, attending theater, visiting art museums, taking cruises around the world, and building a new community. She will be deeply missed by all who knew her. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to InMotion: 4829 Galaxy Parkway – Suite M, Warrensville Heights Ohio 44128, beinmotion.org or Hadassah, 40 Wall Street, New York, NY 10005, hadassah.org. Private services will be held at 2 pm on Tuesday, April 7th, at Sharon Memorial Park at 40 Dedham Street in Sharon, MA. Shiva details forthcoming.
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