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Carol " Dinky" Bacon
October 28, 1943 ~ October 15, 2023 (age 79) 79 Years Old
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Carol “Dinky” Bacon, 79, of Elsinboro, NJ passed away peacefully on
October 15, 2023 with her family by her side.
Dinky was born on October 28, 1943 in Salem, New Jersey to Wilfred
“Shorty” and Jean English. She excelled at her studies and was voted by
her fellow students as their graduating Class Leader at Salem High
School. She majored in Education at Trenton State College and later
received her Master’s Degree in Education from Glassboro State
College, now Rowan College. She worked with children with Down’s
Syndrome and then taught Special Education at John Fenwick School in
Salem, NJ until her retirement in 1998. Many of her fellow teachers in
Salem City schools became lifelong friends.
Dinky and Lee married in November of 1965. They frequently
entertained family and friends at their home on the river. They also
enjoyed boating down the Chesapeake Canal for dinner or just sitting
on their porch having sundowners. They traveled extensively with many
trips to Europe to visit their son and his family in Ireland and the French
Alps. After retirement, they spent winters in Jupiter, Florida.
Dinky was an avid and talented gardener. Her other hobbies included
bridge, book club, bowling, Meals on Wheels, rooting for the
Philadelphia Eagles, and assisting Lee at track meets.
Dinky and Lee were happily married for 58 years. She was a loving
mother to her daughter Melissa and son Lee, his wife Christine and an
adoring grandmother to Tyler, Michael, and Megan Aki, and Killian and
Luke Bacon. She is also survived by sister Judy Jones and brother
Edward English as well as many nieces and nephews.
The family is forever grateful to Bonnie Chappius, Linda Shute and
Heather McManus, for sharing their wisdom and offering such kindness
to Dinky and Lee. We also have no words to express how much we
especially admire and respect Mary Hampton for her loving care of her
this past year.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Elsinboro Fire Company,
35 Delaware Ave, Salem, NJ 08079 for the amazing services this
volunteer group provides to the township or to John Fenwick School to
help a teacher fund a classroom project via donorschoose.org directly
A Celebration of Life will be held in early November. Please contact the
family for details if you would like to attend.