Carole Rowland, 81

Carole Suzanne Rowland (Ricords), 81, passed away peacefully Saturday, December 5, 2020, in Ellicott City, Maryland. Born July 1, 1939, to Herbert And Margaret Ricords in Merchantville, New Jersey, she was the sister of Herbert Jr., Richard and Ann (Dare) and the family divided their time between Florida and New Jersey. Carole had the biggest heart, and worked tirelessly as a volunteer in every community she lived: cleaning and painting public housing, assisting with battered women’s shelters, health organizations in the early days of the AIDS crisis, The Innocence Project, Habitat for Humanity and cold-case files with the New Orleans Police Department. She is preceded in death by her husband and her son Robert. She is survived by her children Francine (Mark), Patrick (Lisa) and Maria; her daughter-in-law, Lesa Petri; her siblings, Herb “Sonny”, Ritchie and Ann (Dare); her grandchildren, Kate, Anthony, Nicole, Joseph, Phoebe, Taylor and Julia; and, her great-granddaughter, Evelyn. Full obituary.

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