Carol Troxell, 57, of Framingham, Massachusetts went home to be with her Lord on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 after suffering a brief illness.
Born November 13, 1960 in Shamokin, PA she was the daughter of William Troxell of Shamokin and the late Margaret Troxell. She was a 1978 graduate of Shamokin High School and a 1982 graduate of Messiah College.
Carol was an accomplished businesswoman who owned five businesses at the Faneuil Hall Marketplace in Boston. She inspired so many people with her entrepreneurial spirit and vision, leading with love and laughter. Carol gifted Boston by creating the Northeast’s largest Christmas tree lighting and “Blink!” synchronized light and sound holiday show to kick off the season each year.
She was also the co-founder of the nonprofit organization Pitching in For Kids, that supports children throughout New England. As one friend described her, Carol was one of Boston’s most prolific and understated philanthropists who worked tirelessly to improve the lives of children.
She will be remembered by all of the lives she touched for her unending optimism, infectious laugh, and generous heart. Carol spread laughter, love, and joy to everyone that knew her.
Carol is survived by her sister and business partner Sara Youngelson of Framingham, Massachusetts; her father William, of Shamokin; her sister Susan Wills and her husband, Barry, of Sunbury; and her brother, Gary and his wife Dawn, of Ephrata; her Maltipoo friend and companion, Lilly; and several cousins, nieces, and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at noon on Monday at the Farrow Funeral Home with the Rev. Daniel Verrengia presiding. Burial will be in the Northumberland Memorial Park. A celebration of her life will be held in Massachusetts at a later date. Details, when available, will be posted on www.pitchinginforkids.org. In lieu of flowers, the family requests help continuing Carol’s legacy with donations to Pitching in For Kids, 1 S. Market, 4th Floor, Faneuil Hall Marketplace, Boston, MA 02109.