Carol Sinclair

May 17, 2012

The death of Carol Sinclair, who died over the weekend from the ravages of bone cancer, brings to an end the life of one of this city’s most outspoken activists.

She was only 71.

Carol Sinclair was a true fighter and a studious expert at local public policy.

For many, many years, she was a strong voice at city hall who never failed to throw a wrench into some of the best laid plans of councilors set to do something she opposed.

To some, she was a perpetual thorn in the side.

To others, she was an indispensable part of the city hall, Revere political scene.

Over the years, she ran for public office at least a half dozen times – and in one of her last campaigns several years ago for city council, she came close to finishing in the money.

Privately, she was a quiet, humble, caring woman who always had an interest in people and in Revere.

Publicly, she was a tiger, fighting and bantering with local officials, always, at city council hearings and stepping up to the plate to be heard.

The friends of Carol Sinclair, among which we number ourselves here at the Journal, are so, so sorry to hear about her death.

She was really alive and she loved life – she loved her life.

In her final years, she was the primary caregiver for her father, whom she adored and who she leaves behind.

She also leaves two sons, both of Revere.

To Carol Sinclair, Revere was a great and wonderful place which she loved, where she spent her life.

Her considerable presence is already missed.

Our condolences to her family.

  • Marina Cacici

    I met Carol when I first became a supporter of Bob Haas, back in 1981. Although, I never became close friends with her, I always found her sincerity, honesty and humor so refreshing. I hope the City of Revere lowers the flag in front of the “hall’ for one of it’s best advocates. 

  • R F Lombardi

    Carol my dear sister…my heart is broken, my grief is overwhelming. We talked every evening via phone and now silence. You were such a strong woman, you endured great pain but put it aside and carried on helping anyone who needed someone to stand up for them. I wasn’t with you when you passed and it will torment me till my demise. I lost Rose my soul mate and now you…My Sis. I will love you for eternity.

    Till next we meet

  • L M Goss – Willard

      Carol was a terrific Aunt & sister. She will be so missed by all of us. She never was a loss for words, but always had the time to listen. We will miss you with all our heart & soul!!!

  • R F Lombardi

    Sis, my life is empty with the loss of you
    I will always have you in my my heart and mind
    Where I have always known you
    Where I will keep you
    I will hear your voice in my heart
    See your face in my memories
    And in my dreams


  • Ron Lombardi

             I wrote this for you in 2010  and you loved. I feel it’s fitting to post it.
                                                My beloved Sister

                                     Today while I sit  reminiscing
                                     The time that I loved best
                                      In my vision more see
                                     You my beloved sister and me

                                      The time of happiness that only we knew
                                      Before the inpending moment that maturity grew
                                      These  memories have gone their own way
                                      Since then, my hair has turned a little grey

                                       Many  years of our life were spent apart
                                       You  my  sister and I, to new nests did part
                                        If  only my beloved sister I could hold near
                                        For  just one cherishing moment of long ago years

                                                              Love You Always

                                                               You are missed


  • Ron Lombardi

    My beloved sister…I miss you every second of the day.
    You will never be forgotten!

  • Ron Lombardi

    A belated birthday posting due to computer problems.
    Never thought I’d be posting your birthday in a obituary guest book. I miss you so much Sis! When I entered your guest book I was shocked to see only three entries! All the people you helped and the ones you tried to help….not one! Not one from any member of the city councle! Guess it’s just as well as…non-meaning clicha’s = nothing!
    You are always in my thoughts and will always be in my heart.

  • Ron Lombardi

    I can not change the way things are
    To make my soul feel better
    Nor stop the pain or mend the scars
    That will last forever
    Even though you’re not in sight Sis
    I will keep your memory alive

  • Ron Lombardi

    The words left unspoken haunts me
    Each day I watch pass by
    With an emptiness in my life
    And a hole in my heart

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