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Caroline Mahony Smoak Legare
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Birth: unknown
Charleston County
South Carolina, USA
Death: Feb. 17, 2011
Mount Pleasant
Charleston County
South Carolina, USA

Caroline Mahony Smoak Legare, of Mt. Pleasant, a dear daughter, sister, mother, grandmother, aunt and friend, passed away February 17, 2011.

Born to Caroline and Bayfield Smoak in Mercy Hospital on Bee Street, Caroline was quickly given the nickname Tookie by her father.

Tookie's early years were spent playing with her two younger brothers, Bayfield and Norwood, and many cousins on Sullivans Island - often throwing her brother "Naughty" off the rocks to see if he could swim.

She met Rupert Walker Legare Jr., the love of her life and best friend, when she was just 11 years old and was his bride for over 60 years. Together, they led a life of love and adventure - following Rupert's Navy squadron across the Mediterranean and the world, spending quality time and money on Rupert's "damn" boat, and becoming parents, grandparents and great-grandparents.

Bridge was a passion of her life, and everyone knew Thursday was Tookie's day for playing cards with friends - old and new. Tookie truly lived her life with zest. As a mother and grandmother, she taught her children, Carol and Robert, and six grandchildren, Alex, Mary, Clayton, Robert, Caroline and Catherine, and their families many things - how to correctly wash their hands, that spaghetti is best enjoyed as a large family meal, the comforts of 1940's music, and the importance of extended family. Sweet Caroline played her final bridge hand in Mt. Pleasant, where she will rest next to her Rupert.

The adage "Happiness is being Kookie" hangs on Tookie's kitchen wall. For everyone who had the pleasure of knowing her and hugging her neck, true happiness was knowing and loving Tookie.

Interment: Mt. Pleasant Memorial Gardens. 
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  Rupert Walker Legare (1923 - 2006)
Mount Pleasant Memorial Gardens
Mount Pleasant
Charleston County
South Carolina, USA
Created by: Just another taphophile
Record added: Feb 18, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 65792365
Caroline Mahony <i>Smoak</i> Legare
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Caroline Mahony <i>Smoak</i> Legare
Added by: Juanda Owens B.
Caroline Mahony <i>Smoak</i> Legare
Added by: Juanda Owens B.
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A wonderful woman, a beautiful soul ~ you are now with your dear Rupert again but you will be greatly missed here. May you both rest in Heavenly blessed peace always.
- Lisa
 Added: Feb. 18, 2011

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