Carol S. deBettencourt


Carol S. deBettencourt (Merry) died the evening of Nov. 22, 2020, with her children by her side.

Carol was beyond devoted to her children, close friends, and family. Fortunately she was able to be a stay-at-home mom, while also managing her husband’s business, Bink’s Auto. There wasn’t a sporting event or club meeting she missed.

When her kids were grown, she became a home health aide, a foster parent, and a sitter for generations of family and friends. No one went without if Carol knew about it. Many of those she helped became close, lifelong friends.

Another passion that brought her great enjoyment was her outdoor furry and feathered friends, watching them at the multiple feeders in the yard. Her yard was a showplace, and she spent countless hours tending and planting beautiful shrubs and flowers.

She is survived by her children, Nora Jardin (Gary), Louise Dahill, Will deBettencourt III (Susan), and Todd deBettencourt (Katie); and by her beloved grandchildren, Heidi Tirro, Brittany Boulerice, Bethany Hammond, Will deBettencourt IV, and Kayla deBettencourt; and seven precious great-grandchildren. Additionally she leaves her brother, David Merry (Jean); and sisters Joan Merry (Don Lyons) and Debbie Magnuson (Eric) from West Tisbury; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and in-laws. She was predeceased by her husband, William (“Bink”) deBettencourt Jr., and her brother Billy Merry.

Her graveside service was held on Nov. 28, and officiated by the Rev. Chip Seadale.

Donations in Carol Sue’s memory may be made to an animal rescue or shelter of one’s choice.

Arrangements are under the care of the Chapman, Cole and Gleason Funeral Home, Edgartown Road, Oak Bluffs. Visit for online guestbook and information.