Carol R. Brooklyn

DATELINE: Cranston

Brooklyn, Carol R., 88, died Thursday, July 9, 2020 at Stillwater Assisted Living, Greenville. She was the beloved wife of Edwin Brooklyn for 65 years. Born in Providence, a daughter of the late John and Annette (Berger) Rouslin, she had lived in Cranston for 60 years, previously living in Providence. Carol was a Commercial real estate agent. She was a graduate of Brown University, President of the Brown University Resumed Education Alumni Association, former member of Temple Sinai – serving as Vice President, a member of the Cranston School Committee for 12 years, Vice Chairman of the City of Cranston Charter Review Commission, a Girl Scout leader, member of the RI School Board Association, former President of Volunteers in RI Schools, former President of the Cranston League of Women Voters,  member of the NCJW – RI Section, and the RI Attorney General’s Domestic Violence Task Force. Carol loved to travel with Edwin and her four children.  One of the most memorable was the 3-week car ride around the Southwestern US in a rented station wagon in the 70’s.  We will ever forget the tale of the missed train on a trip to Europe.  Family was so important and there were many happy gatherings through the years.

Devoted mother of John R. Brooklyn and his partner, Cara Hart, of Burlington, VT, Alex Brooklyn and his partner, Teri Molloy, of Saunderstown, RI, Nancy Brooklyn of Bountiful, UT, and Susan Brooklyn of East Greenwich, RI. Dear sister of the late Richard Rouslin. Loving grandmother of Chelsea, Amanda, Roshi, Brooklyn, Emma, and Kensington.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to NCJW, 2055 L St. SW, Suite 650, Washington, DC 20036 or your favorite charity.  Funeral services and Shiva will be private.


  1. Susette Rabinowitz
    Jul 12, 2020

    I was sorry to read about Carol’s passing. She was an amazing woman who was passionate about everything that she was involved with. She made a difference in many organizations
    May she rest in peace

    • Edwin G. Brooklyn
      Jul 15, 2020

      Thanks for thinking of us during this sad time, Your comments and reply are greatly appreciated.

  2. Mike DePaul
    Jul 12, 2020

    My deepest condolences to the family. Thoughts and prayers are with you all.. Mike

    • Edwin G. Brooklyn
      Jul 15, 2020

      Thanks for thinking of us during this sad time. Your reply and comments are greatly appreciated.

  3. Harold&Jean Cameron
    Jul 12, 2020

    Dear Ed and family, We are so sorry to hear of Carol’s passing. She was such a nice and accomplished women. We will never forget all the Holidays we all made our famous doughboys for The Cranston Kiwanis Club! May she Rest In Peace.

    • Edwin G. Brooklyn
      Jul 15, 2020

      Thanks for thinking of us during this sad time. Your reply and comments are greatly appreciated.

      • Edwin G. Brooklyn
        Jul 15, 2020

        Thank you for reply and kind comments. Your thinking of us during this sad time is greatly appreciated.

  4. Marcia and Ed Rouslin
    Jul 13, 2020

    Dear Ed and family,

    Ed and I were so sorry to hear about Carol. She was such a lovely person,so active and involved with so many different causes.

    Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this difficult time.

  5. Jake and Rita Bedrosian
    Jul 13, 2020

    Dear Mr. Brooklyn, Nancy, Susan, and family,
    Our deepest sympathy to all of you on the loss of your dear wife and mother. Carol was a lovely person.

  6. Dana Lewis
    Jul 17, 2020

    Dear Brooklyn family, I am so very sorry. Carol was one of the finest women I have ever met, a very special lady. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  7. Anne London
    Jul 20, 2020

    Carol was a dear lady. Our NCJW friendship goes back many years. She was a truly gracious host when I came to visit for our organizational business. She gave me a recipe for biscotti that I make often. I will think of her With a smile each time I make it going forward I loved her Facebook posts about her family all the time. She will be missed

    Anne London

  8. Susan LaPidus
    Jul 25, 2020

    I didn’t know.
    Enormous loss to us all.
    Sharing the sorrow.

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