Caryl Joyce Chaisson
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Venice, FL - Caryl J. (Pratt) Chaisson, 81, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family, March 8, 2020, in Venice, Fla., after a long and fearless battle with cancer.
Caryl was the first born to John and Jeannette Pratt of Amesbury, Massachusetts; graduated from Immaculate Conception, Newburyport and went on to Beauty school.
With an adventurous spirit, Caryl and her beloved husband Paul G. Chaisson became world travelers; made a move to England. Following eight years in England, moved to Glen Burnie, MD, then to Madrid, Spain for three years, returning to the USA and settled in Maryland. Caryl made friends wherever she went.
Caryl and Paul moved to North Port, Fla. and recently to Venice, FL. Caryl participated in church activities to deepen her faith, enjoyed line dancing, reading, gardening and was an accomplished seamstress.
Caryl is survived by the love of her life, husband, Paul G. Chaisson. They were married for 60 years and continuously celebrated their love for each other. Caryl lives on through her family - children: Laurie Pierce, Amesbury, MA.; Diane (Dave) Buckenheimer, Beaver, Pa., Paul (Jean) Chaisson, Glenwood, MD. She was a proud grandmother and great-grandmother and cherished her time with them who include Andrea Kelley, David, Stephanie and Kristi Buckenheimer; Kelly, Thomas, Monica and John Chaisson. Great grandchildren include Camren Taylor and David J. Buckenheimer. Caryl also left behind two brothers, William (Patricia) Pratt, Ocala, Fla. and Timothy Pratt, Sarasota, Fla. and had a special bond with her two sisters, Karen (Brent) Cronin and Sheila (Steve) Ryan, both of Venice, FL.
Memorials may be made in Caryl's name to: Moffitt Cancer Center Foundation, P.O. Box 23827, Tampa, FL. 33623-3287 or St. Jude Children's Hospital, Memorial Giving, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN, 38105.
Calling hours were held Sunday, March 15, in Venice, Fla. On Monday, March 16 a Memorial Mass was held at the Epiphany Cathedral in Venice. Caryl was then laid to rest at the VA Sarasota National Cemetery, Florida.
Published on March 20, 2020


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Karl Shook
Mar 20, 2020
Rode the bus with Caryl from Amesbury to I C in Newburyport for a few years. We shared 4 years of high school. She will always be fondly remembered.
Effie Roy Velardo
Mar 20, 2020
Caryl and I were in the same class in High school. When she would come North in the summer we would get together with other classmates for breakfast. Always enjoyed our time together. Our condolences to Paul who we love dearly. and to the kids Love Effie
Cathy Vichill
Mar 20, 2020
We are very sorry to hear of Mom’s passing.
With Sympathy,
Cathy and Kenny Vichill