Carol Nellany

Funeral Service

Time: 3pm

Date: Wednesday 29th November 2023

Service Details:
The service and committal will be held at Accrington Crematorium, Burnley Road, Accrington BB5 6HA.

Carol Nellany

Peacefully in hospital on 16th November 2023. Aged 76. A loving wife to the late Peter. Proud mum to Bernadette, Derek, Joanne, the late Paul and Michelle. Devoted grandma to Rachael, Ava, Katie, Olivia, Aaron, Thomas, Charlie, Harrison, Darcie, Nikita, Sasha and Jack. Step grandma to Josh and Rhea and lots of great-grandchildren too. Let’s not forget Mitzie, her King Charles spaniel who was her devoted canine companion after she lost Peter.

Throughout her diverse career, Carol navigated through various jobs with dedication and a strong work ethic. From her early days in a shoe factory in Rishton to her time at the iconic OXO company, and her service at the Towngate Café in Harwood. Carol’s commitment and enthusiasm left a lasting impact on those around her. Later in life, she found fulfilment and purpose as a caretaker at St Wulstan’s Gt. Harwood, where her nurturing qualities extended far beyond her family to the pupils she cared for.

Carol’s zest for life was beautifully reflected in her love for bus trips, bingo and domino nights, and some unforgettable holidays. Christine Robinson was a shadow constantly by her side at bingo.

She cherished the memories of her trips to Greece with the late Peter, where they shared moments filled with laughter and love. She loved and adored holidays abroad with her late dear friend Kath Monk.

Equally dear to her heart were her two very best friends Patsy and Eileen, she formed unbreakable bonds with these ladies, friends for almost fifty years ago. These ladies have lived, laughed, and cried together over the years.

Among the many titles she held, Carol was most recently affectionately known as “Madge from Benidorm” a nickname given to her by Darcie after Carol’s newfound freedom and adventure riding an electric disability scooter, complete with cigarette in hand. Her grandchildren also fondly referred to her as “Grandma Chocolate” because of her sweet tradition of giving them bars of chocolate whenever they visited. This simple yet heartfelt gesture became a cherished tradition, creating sweet memories that will endure in the hearts of her loved ones.

Carol had a fantastic sense of humour and a great wit, even when she was ill in hospital.

As we reflect on Carol’s life, let us carry forward the joy in these simple pleasures and the love she showered on her family and friends. Leaving behind a legacy of warmth and beautiful memories for so many. Carol will be missed by all her family and friends. May you rest in peace Carol.

Donations are being gratefully received in lieu of flowers, on behalf of Rosemere Cancer Foundation. To donate, please click the blue donate button at the bottom of this page.

Please feel free to leave a message for Carol’s online memorial book by completing the form below.

    Lynn Lowe

    To all Carol’s family I just wish there was something I could say or do to help mend all your broken hearts.  Rest in peace Carol you were the Best when it came to Mother and Grandmother you will be sadly missed by many. God Bless Lynn xx

    Karen Kemp

    So sad to hear this. Back with your beloved Peter, Paul and Michelle. Very fond memories of you, will be sadly missed x RIP Carol x

    Ken, Evelyn, Glen, Yvonne & Calen

    Carol you were a true friend  and an inspiration to all who knew you and will be sadly missed by us all. We hope this tribute will bring comfort to you and your family especially Harrison and Darcie who idolised their Grandma.  May you rest in peace Carol and the memories we have live on xx


    Rest in peace Grandma 🪽 you will forever be in our hearts. Love and miss you always 🤍

    Julie McEwan

    Carol you were such a lovely mother in law, and treated me like  family all these years on. You had a beautiful send off today and it was so lovely hearing darcie, harrison and charlie speak such  lovely words  and how they all looked up to you. You always had a special place in my heart. Rest in peace carol. You will be forever in mine and katie lous thoughts. Good night God Bless ❤️ xx