Weir Mac Cuish Family Funeral Home

144 Salem Street, Malden, MA 02148

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Carolyn J. Rachels

1932 - 2018

Carolyn J. (Spencer) Rachels, a longtime resident of Malden, passed away on May 6th in Boston after a brief illness. Carolyn was born in 1932, the daughter of Albert and Caroline Spencer. She was raised in Everett and graduated from Everett High School with the Class of 1950 In 1955, she married her sweetheart, Dick Rachels, and the two settled down in Malden together to raise their family. They shared 40 years of marriage together until Dick's passing in 1995. She was an avid sports fan who enjoyed watching the Red Sox and Patriots. She also enjoyed jazz and county music. Carolyn was especially proud of the grandchildren earning their Masters degrees.

She is survived by her children, Callie L. Rachels of Malden, Richard E. Rachels Jr. of Middleton, and Janice M. Willcox of W. Peabody, her sister Barbara E. Mini of Malden, and her grandchildren, Vanessa, Sheila and Keith.

Carolyn was preceded in death by her brother Albert Spencer.

Funeral services will be held at the Weir-MacCuish Golden Rule Funeral Home, 144 Salem St, Malden on Thur., May 10th, at 10 AM, followed by interment in Puritan Lawn Cemetery, Peabody. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Wed, May 9th, from 4 – 8 PM.

In lieu of flowers, kindly consider making a donation in Carolyn’s memory to the Shriners Burn Institute, Attn: Office of Development, 2900 N. Rocky Point Dr. Tampa, FL 33607


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