She was born in Weymouth, MA, on June 25, 1945, the daughter of Clifton and Edith (Sharpleigh) Jacob.
Married for almost 47 years, Carole and Gerry took many trips to Maine where they visited Wells Beach, Perkins Cove, and Nubble Lighthouse. They enjoyed simple rides along the Vermont countryside, raising three kids, and spending time with grandchildren.
Carole previously worked for the town of Weathersfield and volunteered at the Ascutney Middle School. She loved to read, knit, crochet, and play cards with friends.
She is survived by her mother, Edith Jacob of MA; two daughters, Janice Dow and her husband, Mark of Hartland, VT and Laurie Fitzherbert and her husband, Dewaine of Springfield, VT; one son, Gerald Best II and his wife, Denise of Charlestown, NH; seven grandchildren, Meghan Brown, Katelyn Wilson, Jacob Wilson, Jaymie Dow, Jody Whitman, Lindsey Best and Hannah Best; four great grandchildren, Maddox, Ryan, Ailey and Maxim; three brothers, Larry Jacob, Don Jacob, Clifton Jacob, Jr.; one sister, Lyn Curtin also many nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband, Gerald Guy Best, whom she married on September 12, 1964; he died on April 20, 2011; her father, Clifton Jacob and two brothers, Richard Jacob and Jon Jacob.
Visiting hours will be held at the Stringer Funeral Home, 146 Broad Street in Claremont on Monday evening, January 29th from 5 to 7 PM.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Mary Church in Claremont on Tuesday, January 30th at 11 AM. Burial will be held at a later date in Hartland Village Cemetery in Hartland, VT.
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