Londonderry – Carol A. Stacey-Currier, formerly of North Reading, MA, passed peacefully at their home in Londonderry, NH, on the evening of February 11, 2022. Her husband Michael was at her side. She was 59 years old.
Carol was born on March 11, 1962, in Everett, MA, to Howard H. Stacey Jr. and Janice E. Stacey (Noseworthy). She attended North Reading, MA, public schools, excelling as an honors student and member of the marching band and drum squad as well as a player on the field hockey team. A favorite of her school day memories was a cross country trip with her ninth grade honors history class with her classmates and her teacher/Vice Principle, Mr. Charles Jones.
During her days in junior and senior high school she developed many friendships, including one that would prove to be an inseparable bond. That of her future husband, Michael Currier. Meeting in seventh grade, their courtship went on for another 24 years until finally culminating in marriage on July 20, 2003. Her sisters took great joy in ribbing them at their wedding by singing “You Can’t Hurry Love,” and their relationship was the brunt of many a joke from her brother and friends, all in good fun. Carol received her continued education earning a B.A. at Bentley University in Accounting and a M.A. at Virginia Technical Institute, also in Accounting. Upon graduating from Bentley, she got her feet wet in the Business and Finance field as an Auditor at prestigious firms in the Metro Boston area such as Price Waterhouse Coopers.
She went on to excel in her field resulting in her esteemed role of Chief Accountant for U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Division of Corporate Finance. While in this role she was key to helping implement the significant Sarbanes-Oxley Act reforms dealing with Finance Commissions public company financial statement filing requirements. Her professional career concluded with the appointment to the position of Vice President at The SEC Institute, and then Division Director of the same. This last role led her to travel domestically and internationally, leading conferences and workshops with high-level professionals and accounting firms across the industry. Carol was well known and respected as a professional and trusted advisor in her field. In her private life, Carol loved spending time in her vegetable garden, playing the bongos and singing on her Church Worship Team, having church friends and others over including hosting annual Church picnics at their Bedford, NH, home, and having family over for cookouts on the deck. She and Michael even allowed my husband, Kevin, and I to use their beautiful setting for our Wedding in their backyard. She enjoyed collecting carousel horses, including two original wooden antiques from a working carousel that was dismantled, and numerous ceramic figures and music boxes from her family. She also was a devoted fan of her Boston sports teams, and her beloved Virginia Tech Hokies. But her diehard devotion lay with her favorite team, the Bruins; so much so it earned her the nickname Vadne in 5th grade, labeled on her by beloved North Reading Science teacher and Basketball coach, Barry Kipnes. She also loved spending time relaxing at the lake with family and friends, enjoying the water and the camp atmosphere since spending summers there as a child. Carol leaves behind her husband, Michael; her parents Howard and Janice Stacey (Noseworthy); her sisters Barbara Doyle (Stacey) and predeceased husband Kevin Doyle and Sharon VanDell (Stacey); and ex-brother-in-law Jeffrey VanDell; her brother David Stacey and wife Peg Stacey; her ex-sister-in-law Deborah Campbell Stacey; her in-laws David F. Currier and predeceased by Kathleen M. Currier (Torrice); her Sisters-in-Law Michelle M. Currier; Monique M. Green and husband Dale Green; her nieces Katherine and Amanda Morgenstern, and Allison Stacey; her nephews Christian
VanDell, Kevin Stacey, and Zachary Fry; her dear second nephews Oliver Morgenstern and Nash Laveille; and many cousins, aunts and predeceased uncles and aunts, as well as nieces and nephews, and many other dear friends and relatives. Her devoted and faithful friend Kathy Sargent was also at her side, keeping vigil with the family until Carol passed on into her heavenly home that she so longed for.
Relatives and friends will be received on Friday, Feb. 18, from 4 to 7 p.m., at the TYNGSBOROUGH FUNERAL HOME, 4 Cassaway Dr., Tyngsborough. Her graveside service will be held on Saturday morning at 10 a.m. at the Puritan Lawn Memorial Park in Peabody. A celebration of her life will take place on Saturday at 12 p.m. at the Lighthouse Calvary Chapel, 865 Second St., Manchester, NH 03102. In lieu of flowers, a memorial donation may be made to in her memory to the Michael J. Fox Foundation, P.O. Box 5014, Hagerstown, MD 21741-5014. For online condolences or directions, please visit www.tyngsboroughfhuneralhome.com.