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WILLIAMSBURG, Va. – Carol Vaughan Landon was born on September 1, 1936, in Boston, Mass. She died on June 10, 2023, in Williamsburg, Va. Carol was raised in Larchmont, N.Y., graduated from The Ursuline School, in New Rochelle, N.Y., in 1954 and earned a BA in History from Newton College of Sacred Heart in 1958 (now consolidated into Boston College). After graduation, she worked for Newsweek and Lufthansa where she met Dick Landon. They married in 1963 and lived in Wilton, Conn., until 1991. Carol earned a Master of Science in Social Work in 1984 and worked for Catholic Charities of Bridgeport, Conn., for several years. A lifelong quilter, Carol donated most of her quilts to charities, usually to churches and hospitals to be given to families with newborn babies. She was a prolific painter producing hundreds of vibrant scenes of beauty around the homes she was so deeply attached to in Greensboro, Vt., Taos, N.M., Ipswich, Mass., and Williamsburg, Va. An avid gardener, she studied gardening techniques used in Colonial Williamsburg and planted a flower garden wherever she lived.

Carol is survived by her sister, Julie Empson, her brother James Vaughan, her sons, Paul and Sean Landon, two stepchildren, Wren and Jennifer Landon, and seven grandchildren.

An outdoor service will be held at noon, Saturday, June 8, at St. Michael Church in Greensboro Bend with a gathering at the Mountain View Country Club at 1:30 p.m.

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