Carol K. Inouye

Feb 10, 2021
Carol Inouye

Thomaston — Carol K. Inouye, 83, passed away peacefully with her sister by her side Friday, Feb. 5, 2021, in Rockport.

Carol was born Jan. 10, 1938 in Los Angeles, Calif., to parents Tanenobu Inouye and Misao Takagaki Inouye. Carol graduated from John Marshall High School in Los Angeles, and went on to attend U.C.L.A. as well as The California Institute of the Arts in Los Angeles.

Carol was known locally for her posters, created for the Maine Lobster Festival for the Free Press. She wrote and illustrated more than a dozen children's books. She was the art director for several major publishing houses in New York and won awards from both the New York Society of Illustrators and the Los Angeles Society of Illustrators.

Carol’s employment locally was with the Free Press Publication in Rockland for many years, in the graphics department while assisting with ad designs.

Some of Carol’s favorite pastimes was her love of cooking. She especially enjoyed gardening and she loved her two dogs, Annie and Abby, whom she adopted from the Pope Memorial Animal Shelter.

Carol will be remembered as a very creative and capable artist, as well as a warm and caring person.

Carol was predeceased by her parents. She is survived by her sister, Nobuko Von Kamecke of Thomaston, along with many friends.

Carol requested to be cremated and to allow private family and close friends to honor her life with a gathering at a future date when safe to do so.

Hall Funeral Home of Thomaston has care of the arrangements. To extend online condolences, visit her Book of Memories at

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Comments (2)
Posted by: Susanne Ward | Feb 11, 2021 09:57

I am so sorry to hear this. Carol was a wonderful artist and such a kind person.  My heart goes out to Nobuko.

Posted by: Debra Damon | Feb 11, 2021 08:02

Condolences to Nobuko, your sister was a beautiful person and will be missed greatly. I am so very sorry for your loss.

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