ROCKLAND — Carrie Ann Shallow, 53, passed away Thursday, September 16, 2021, with her daughters by her side, after a long stretch of health issues tragically ending with Covid-19. Although Carrie was sick for many years, she never stopped fighting or lost the ability to see the beauty in life.
Carrie was born to Richard and Suzanne (McGowan) Neild on April 23, 1968, in Camden. Carrie resided in Rockland, the same town in which she graduated high school with the class of 1986. Midcoast Maine was her favorite area, where she planted her roots with her family and took great pride in being a homemaker.
She is survived by her mother, Suzanne and her husband, Edward Myers of Warren; three daughters, Kara Salo of Rockland, Krista Murphy of Camden, and Desiree Audette of Gardiner. She leaves behind her grandsons, Tristan, Landen, Quinten, Liam, and Stefan. She is also survived by Uncle Paul Webber of New Prague, Minnesota, Uncle Ron Fairbrother of Casco, along with many beloved cousins and friends.
Carrie was predeceased by her father, Richard Neild; grandparents Howard and Frances Neild; grandmother Audrey McGowan; half-brother Darrel Neild; and Uncle Doug Webber.
For those who were lucky enough to meet Carrie, her beautiful smile shined the brightest and her laugh was contagious. Her family was the light of her life where she found joy spending time with them and friends. She adored her daughters and grandsons, always looking forward to holidays and was known for her joyful giving Christmas spirit. Carrie enjoyed shopping outings and going to yard sales to add to her impressive knick-knack
collection, and doing crafts such as diamond art. She loved taking trips to the White Mountains in New Hampshire, going to the beach, country concerts, and following Eddie Money around in her younger years.
Carrie was an avid animal lover and she found joy in breeding Persian and Himalayan kittens. Her greatest companion, Ryaa, her Chihuahua.
Carrie will always be remembered for her beautiful smile and her willingness to do anything for anyone.
The family wishes to extend their heartfelt gratitude to the doctors and nurses who cared for their beloved Carrie.
For those who wish, in lieu of flowers, donations in Carrie’s memory may be made to the Pope Memorial Humane Society, P.O. Box 1294, Rockland, ME 04841.
Carrie’s family has chosen to remember her life privately. To share a memory or condolence with Carrie’s family please visit their Book of Memories at www.bchfh.com.
Arrangements are in the care of Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home, 110 Limerock Street, Rockland.