Carolyn J. (Thayer) Hyland, 66, of Bristol, wife of James Hyland of Bristol, passed away Sunday, August 14, 2016 at Bristol Hospital. She was born June 22, 1950 in Bristol and was a daughter of the late Ernest and Gloria (Stanley) Thayer. She worked at the Bristol Press in the advertising department for many years. She was a member of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, Bristol. Besides her husband Jim, she leaves a son and daughter-in-law, Jason and Beth Hyland of West Hartford, a daughter Melissa Green of Bristol, two brothers and a sister-in-law, David Thayer of Bristol, and Thomas Thayer and Terri Boyko of Bristol, a sister, Linda Petrillo of Southington, two granddaughters, Ashley Green and Ava Hyland, her mother-in-law, Janet Hyland of Farmington and several nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by a brother-in-law, Anthony Petrillo. The funeral will be held Wednesday, August 17, 2016 at 10am in Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 355 Camp St., Bristol. Rev. James Reemts, pastor will officiate. Calling hours will be held Tuesday from 5-7pm at DuPont Funeral Home, 25 Bellevue Ave., Bristol. To leave a condolence message in Carolyn’s guestbook please visit www.dupontfuneralhome.com.