Harwich - Carol Ann (Vaughan) Jefferson loving wife, mother, mother-in-law, sister and grandmother died on Thursday, April 26th at Boston Medical Center after a long battle with multiple illnesses. She was the daughter of Theodore and Florence Vaughan formally of Carver and Cohasset, MA.
Carol is survived by her daughter Cheryl Pichel and husband Philip Pichel of Hopkinton, MA and daughter-in-law Diana Jefferson Pichel of Cumberland, RI. She is also survived by 3 wonderful grandchildren, Philip Jr., Taylor, and Dylan. Carol’s husband, G. Raymond Jefferson passed away 5 years ago on September 8th from Leukemia and her son, Raymond Scott, passed away 10 years ago on August 24th from heart complications.
Carol was born on May 9th, 1940 at Jordan Hospital in Plymouth, MA growing up in both Carver and Cohasset. Carol worked in Boston for the phone company after high school and married Ray, an Engineering graduate from Mass Maritime. Ray served in the Navy for 4 years performing duties in Pensacola, FL, Japan, Philippines, and Boston with Carol at his side. Ray and Carol’s children were both born at the Subic Bay Naval base in the Philippines and upon moving back to the states, Ray and Carol raised their two children in Vernon, Marlborough and Glastonbury, CT. Carol loved horses from a young age, riding with her brother Bruce at Turkey Hill Farm. In Marlborough, Carol not only raised her two children but also raised and trained horses plus added a couple dogs, cats and guinea pigs to the clan. She loved riding her horse Misty through the pastures and trails of Foote’s farm in Marlborough as long as she didn’t run into any snakes (she hated snakes).
Carol was also very involved with her grandchildren. She enjoyed spending as much time as possible with them and took care of both Philip, Jr and Taylor when they were infants and loved to watch Dylan play. Pictures of her grandchildren are posted everywhere in Carol’s home.
Upon retirement, Carol and Ray moved to Harwich and built their dream home to enjoy their later years. Carol enjoyed doing puzzles with her friend Liz and going out to dinner as much as possible. Her favorite restaurant was Brax Landing in Harwich where she would always order the grilled shrimp pesto linguine, sit by the window and watch the boats, birds and flowering plants at the harbor side.
Carol will be greatly missed by her family and friends. A private memorial will be held at the end of June with Carol’s family.