It is with immense sadness that we announce that our beloved daughter, Carol Elizabeth Plumer, passed away suddenly on July 11 at her home in Hyannis. Carol was born in Newburyport on May 31, 1985. Carol was the beloved daughter of Deborah and Lawrence Plumer of Byfield, a loving sister to Ensign Kevin Plumer of South Carolina and Jason Plumer, of Byfield; a devoted granddaughter to Herbert Rick Erikson of Watertown and Cary G. Plumer of Newburyport.

Carol was a creative, artistic, free spirited young lady who cherished her independence. Her favorite saying is 'shoot for the moon, even if you miss you will land among the stars.' Carol always was aiming high in her aspirations. She was a dreamer who envisioned herself going to college for art. She was studying Dutch in her hopes to travel to Holland - and indeed she loved to travel! California was a special destination as she would love to visit her aunt, Godmother and namesake, Carol Erikson Hernandez, Uncle Joaquin Hernandez and her new cousin Ricky Hernandez. Carol was surrounded by a loving family especially her aunts and uncles who will miss her dearly. Her uncles Rev. Richard Erikson, Vicar General and Moderator of the Curia for the Archdiocese of Boston and Ed Erikson of Rockville, MD were both sources of constant support and prayers. Carol helped build the family's Friendship Sloop Desiree and some of her favorite memories were made upon that boat as the family took extended trips to Maine. Carol loved the ocean and her move to Hyannis last September provided her with a wonderful period in her life. Her Aunt Nancy Plumer and Cousin Maeve Murray, both of Centerville, MA embraced Carol's move and were vital parts of Carol's life down the Cape.

Carol loved people from all walks of life. She was generous with her spirit and would always try to help someone in need. She loved animals and her loving kindness was ever present.

Carol was a brave young lady who leaves behind a grieving family. Our lives were touched in a special way by Carol's life. As we look to the stars each evening we will know in our grieving hearts that Carol has indeed reached the stars in Heaven. She was pre-deceased by her grandmother, Betty Erikson of Watertown and grandfather, Ed Plumer of Newburyport.

Carol leaves behind her aunts, uncles and cousins with whom she loved sharing Christmas: Tom, Linda and Nathaniel Small of Seabrook. NH; Leon and Donna Plumer of Middletown, CT; John Plumer of Newburyport ; James Plumer of St. Croix and Dyami Gonsalves of New York.

To honor Carol's love of education the family is asking that in lieu of flowers that donations be made to:

IC Haiti/Piche School, c/o Immaculate Conception Parish, 42 Green Street, Newburyport, MA 01950

Carol's legacy will live on in a school that is being built in Haiti in the name of the former Pastor of Immaculate Conception.

Funeral arrangements are by Twomey-LeBlanc & Conte Funeral Home, 193 High Street, Newburyport.

Visitation will be 4-8pm on Friday.

Carol's Funeral mass will be held at Immaculate Conception Church, Green Street, Newburyport at 10:30am on Saturday, July 16. Her uncle, Rev. Richard Erikson will preside.