, Salem, MA

February 11, 2014

Carol Jean (Tardy) Thomsen, 57

Acton, formerly of Peabody, MA — Carol Jean (Tardy) Thomsen, 57, died on February 9, 2014, at Emerson Hospital, after a sudden and brief illness. Carol grew up in Peabody, Mass., and was the daughter of Harold J. Tardy Jr. and Bernice E. (Darsney) Tardy. She graduated from Peabody Veterans Memorial High School in 1974, and attended Salem State College, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in 1978. A former resident of Waltham, Burlington and Pepperell, she lived in Acton for over 20 years. Her greatest joy was her family, and she especially loved referring to herself as a "stay-at-home Nana." She is survived by her husband of 35 years, Daniel Thomsen of Acton; two daughters, Amanda Bryce and husband, Nathan, of Hudson, Mass., and Alyssa McFeeters and husband, Patrick, of Shirley; and three beloved grandchildren, Arianna and Alyanna Bryce of Hudson, and Chace McFeeters of Shirley.

ARRANGEMENTS: The family will be receiving guests on Wednesday, February 12t, at the family home, 54 Maple Street, Acton. Please stop by between 2 and 7 p.m., to share your condolences and memories of Carol. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial gifts be made to Give Kids the World, 210 South Bass Road, Kissimmee, FL 34746, or at

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