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Obituary: Carol Lynn Mandle, 65


By Kathleen Sullivan | Chronicle Staff

Published: May 9, 2013

Retired Connell School of Nursing faculty member Carol Lynn Mandle died on April 11. She was 65.

Dr. Mandle joined Boston College in 1978 as an instructor in the Connell School and rose to the rank of associate professor. She retired in 2006 due to illness.

Dr. Mandle was the co-author of Health Promotion Throughout the Life Span, which earned an American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year Award in 2002. The eighth edition of this influential textbook will be published later this year.

CSON Professor and Nurse Theorist Sister Callista Roy, CSJ, recalled her longtime colleague and friend as “a dedicated teacher who gave tirelessly to her students. In addition to teaching masters’ students in her clinical field of Adult Health Nursing, Dr. Mandle successfully directed seven PhD dissertations in the CSON between 1993 and 2005. Her work on mind and body connections and interventions made her a sought-after advisor and her influence was felt throughout the nursing profession.”

“What I remember most about Carol was her kind spirit and total dedication to the well-being and quality of life for her patients. This was further illustrated in her involvement with the Mind Body Institute at Beth Israel,” said retired CSON faculty member Sandra Mott, a nurse scientist and consultant at Boston Children’s Hospital.

“We lost Carol twice, when illness cut short her career and again when we heard of her recent death,” added Sister Roy. “We are saddened that Carol died too young, but we trust that our loving God holds her in peace.”

Dr. Mandle is survived by her husband Robert and her children Jonathan and Elizabeth. Her son David predeceased her. Donations in Dr. Mandle’s memory can be made to Peace First.