Carol Ann Gittles, age 73, passed away on November 13, 2022 at Baystate Medical Center. She was born on May 27, 1949 in Springfield, a daughter of the late Richard L. Meuse Jr., and Eleanor (Seymour) Woods. A graduate of Cathedral High School and STCC, Carol worked as a phlebotomist for many years before moving on to become an insurance claims adjuster for Mass Mutual and subsidiaries until her retirement. She enjoyed listening to seventies music, playing cards, going on cruises, long rides down back roads as a passenger on a motorcycle, cooking for holiday parties and spending time with her family. She is predeceased by her husband Anthony T. Gittles, her daughter Julie Maynard and her beloved grandson Anthony J. Maynard. She is survived by her son Richard and his wife Celia of Chicopee; 4 sisters, Barbara Ferris of Cape Cod, Maryellen Caloon of Chicopee, Patricia Hurley of Chicopee and Jerilyn Meuse of Chicopee, 4 grandchildren, Samantha Maynard and her partner Tommy Wilson and Hannah Maynard and her partner Marcus Stevenson, Mark Trahan and Alyssa Trahan, one sister-in-law, Linda Salsberry of TN along with many nieces and nephews. Calling hours will be held on Friday, November 18, 2022 from 9:00 – 11:00 AM at the Grise Funeral Home followed by an in house prayer service at 11:00 AM. Burial will follow in St Michael’s Cemetery, Springfield. For online condolences, please visit www.GriseFH.com.