Sunday, November 28, 2021


Carol Ann Knapp


Carol Ann Knapp, age 76, a longtime resident of Deep River, passed into eternal life on April 18. Carol was born in New Haven on Jan. 20, 1944, to the late Loretta (Reynolds) Knapp and Lester L. Knapp.

Carol was predeceased by her brother Thomas Knapp of Meriden. She is the beloved sister of Sharon Knapp of Ivoryton, Richard Knapp of East Haven, Lester Knapp of Meriden, James Knapp (Josephine) of Branford, and Pamela Knapp (Robert Schwall) of Branford.

Throughout her lifetime, Carol loved to write poetry and mystery stories. She saw an exquisite beauty in nature, in animals and in the kindness of some extraordinary people who crossed her path, and this was reflected in her writings. She leaves behind more than 500 poems and numerous mystery stories.

What Keeps a Heart Beating


What keeps a heart beating

When it’s been broken so many times

Maybe a new love

Will keep it beating

Maybe the birth of a baby

Will keep it beating

Maybe the breath of a new day

Will keep it beating

Maybe the sun shining every day

Will keep it beating

Maybe the rain

Will keep it beating

Maybe the dew in the morning grass

Will keep it beating

Maybe to see a flower bloom

Will keep it beating

But, most of all,

Faith in God

Keeps it beating

Because even though your heart

May have been broken many times

God can heal.

—Carol Knapp

The family appreciates Apple Rehab of Saybrook and The Middlesex Hospital Comfort Care Unit for their compassionate care of Carol. Now, Carol is cradled in the arms of Jesus, in pure unconditional love for all eternity.

A private funeral service will be held at Center Cemetery in Branford under the care of the Clancy-Palumbo Funeral Home, 43 Kirkham St., East Haven. Donations in memory of Carol may be made to the charity of one’s choice.

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