Carol Louise (Frantz) Farley

February 11, 1938 ~ October 4, 2021 (age 83)


Carol Louise Farley passed in her Chincoteague Island home on October 4, 2021, with her son David Eugene Graziano and daughter Angela Victoria Graziano by her side.  Carol was a resident of Chincoteague and a member of Saint Andrews Catholic Church where she sang soprano in the choir and the 3 Cs.  Carol was a worldwide traveler, visiting Europe and flying in the cockpit of Air Force One as well as sailing on the Presidential yacht, The Sequoia.  She was an avid opera fan and lover of the classical arts and antiques.  She loved high adventure, including traveling with her dogs, riding mules on the Bright Angel Trail in the Grand Canyon, visiting Native American reservations, and hiking the canyons of the Four Corners region of the U.S.  She loved to cook and eat… especially guacamole and margaritas.
She was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma on February 11, 1938, where she resided until she left to attend college at Indiana University where she studied music.  In addition to Oklahoma, Carol lived in Vienna Virginia; Sterling, Virginia; Mountainair, New Mexico; Bullfrog, Utah; and Lake Powell, Arizona.
Devoted mother and grandmother, and beloved sister, aunt, and friend, she is survived by her son David and her grandsons, John Walter, Christopher Mitchell and Noah Paul Graziano, her daughter Angela and daughter-in-law, Jesse Wild, and her granddaughters,Taylor Nicole and Lauren Louise Tracy, her sister Debra Frantz, her husband Sam Mecum and their sons Alex and Travis Mecum and Travis's wife, Amanda and their 2 children; her stepsons William, Michael and Chris Farley; and stepdaughters, Gail and Mary Ann Farley and their spouses and children.  Her late husband Bill Farley and her beloved dog, Abbey, preceded her in death and paved the way for her peaceful transition to the next part of her journey.
Carol’s children will be hosting a celebration of her life at a future date. 
Services entrusted to Salyer Funeral Home, Inc. on Chincoteague Island, VA.  Condolences may be made online at


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