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Carole (Handley) Aubut

Longtime Dracut resident;

Carole (Handley) Aubut, 88, of Dracut passed away suddenly but peacefully on Monday, February 24, 2020, surrounded by her loving family.

She was pre-deceased by Raymond J. Aubut, her devoted husband of almost 65 years who left us on June 11, 2016.  They resided in Dracut for over 50 years where they raised their three daughters and also resided in Naples, FL & Lowell, MA.

Born in Lowell Massachusetts on January 15, 1932, a daughter of the late Alfred F. and Gladys M. (Greene) Handley, she was a 1950 graduate of Dracut High School.

She was the older of 2 daughters. Her dear younger sister Viola (Handley) Anderson sadly pre-deceased her on December 21, 2019.

She was a loving mother, wife, daughter, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, sister-in-law, aunt and friend to so many.

Carole & Ray did almost everything as a couple. Ray being a square dance caller and teacher, Carole danced and assisted in teaching square dancing for close to 40 years. She and Ray became members of the Town Travelers Square Dance Club in 1967 and soon were involved as dance leaders and club president. They were involved with New England Square and Round Dance Conventions, Tri-State Callers Association, New England Council of Caller Association (NECCA) where she was the only female NECCA specialist, CALLERLAB, and the Square Dance Foundation of New England, Inc. Together they were part of Slips N’Clutches, Skirts & Flirts, Calico Steppers and Alpine Squares. They were proud recipients of the Yankee Clipper award & were inducted into the Square Dance Hall of Fame.

Carole & Ray together published the New England Square Dance Caller Magazine for 12 years. She was particularly proud of her column “Carole’s Corner”.

They also loved bowling with the Alpine Bowling League of Lowell and she and Ray were members of the Longmeadow and Vesper Country Clubs. Carole was a Girl Scout leader for 15 years and an Avon lady for 10 years.

It was her pleasure to create greeting cards on her computer for anyone who was ailing, celebrating a birthday, an anniversary or just to let someone know she was thinking of them. She had many life-long friends.

Besides her husband Ray, whom she missed every minute of every day, she was survived by her three daughters Nancy (Aubut) Lafontaine and her husband Lee of Winter Springs FL, Betty Aubut of Asheville, NC and Peggy (Aubut)(D’Addario)(Patenaude) Osbaldeston and her husband Joe of Amesbury, Ma; 5 grandchildren Paul Lafontaine and his wife Carrie of Oviedo, FL, Janet (Lafontaine) Plummer and her husband Steven of Oviedo, FL, Stephen D’Addario of Andover, MA, Justin D’Addario of Methuen, MA and Deven D’Addario of Celebration, FL. She is also survived by 4 great grandchildren whom she adored: Danica & Alaina Plummer and Reid & Elin Lafontaine. In addition, she is survived by her brother-in-law Donald Anderson of Dracut, Nephew Donald Anderson Jr and his wife Antonette of Salem, NH, Niece Carole Ann (Anderson) Roberts of Dracut, MA and Sharon O’Brien and her husband Jim of Virginia, great-nieces Kaitlyn Roberts, Stephanie Anderson and great nephew Michael Anderson.

Friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. in Lowell from 4 to 7 P.M. Thursday. Her Funeral Service will take place Friday morning at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME at 10 o’clock followed by her Committal Prayers at St. Patrick Cemetery. E-condolences/directions at Those wishing may make contributions in her memory to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN., 38101. Arrangements by Funeral Director James F. O’Donnell, Jr. (978) 458-8768.       






Condolences (9)
  • Kathleen flynn  - Gollf buddy
    I had the pleasure of playing several rounds of golf with Carole. She was always good company, not taking the game too seriously. I enjoyed the company of both Carole and Ray very much. I especially remember being with Carole when she excitedly pulled out a cell phone to check the progress of the impending birth of a new grandchild! Until that point I had not been in the company of anyone using a cell phone. I was very impressed. Rest in peace with your beloved, Ray
  • Sandra Johnson
    So sorry to learn of Carole's passing. She and Ray were great friends of my Mom and Dad (Carl and Laura Anderson). Ray called at my parent's 50th wedding anniversary and they visited my Mom during her last days. Carole and Ray sent me an ornaaament that year titled "I'm spending Christmas with Jesus this year". When I put it on the tree each Christmas it reminds me of their friendship and love for each other. Wonderful memories.
  • Paula, Mark and Fred Pultar  - Friends at the arbors
    You were one of the first my dad met at the arbors. Thank you for your kindness and friendship, you will be missed everyday. Rip
  • Paula McCabe  - Sladen Street Neighbors
    Dear Peggy, Nancy, and Betty, Please know that we are thinking of you. We have fond memories of life on Sladen Street and we will never forget your folks passion for going out square dancing. We will always remember your Dad also for building the doll house out back where we all had fun as kids. They were great people and will remain in our thoughts Paula and Kathy McCabe
  • Paula, Mark and Fred Pultar  - Friends at the arbors
    No word can express the sadness of your passing. Your smiling face will be missed everyday! You were one of the first and forever friend my dad met at the arbors, thank you for your friendship.
  • Norma and Emile Maille  - Carole Aubut
    To Nancy, Betty and Peggy, Our sincere sympathy, we were so sorry to hear of her passing, she was so active and was a friend to so many right up until the Lord called her home. She is the indeed at Peace. Sincerely, Norma and Emile Maille
  • Paul Gregoire  - Nancy, Betty and Peggy
    I remember a dear lady who meant the world to her family. Though our paths crossed only too briefly, I share your loss more than you can know. I hope pleasant memories sustain and comfort you.
  • Alice Lemoine  - Life long friend
    Even though in later years we moved a distance apart, we were never any further than a phone call away. How I will miss that ring on my phone. She was a friend to everyone and will be missed by many. Alice in Florida
  • Jeannette Chamberlain
    So sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. I will forward the information to TT friends
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