Carol Bradley Caswell

  • Born: April 4, 1929
  • Died: December 13, 2021
  • Location: Lincoln, Massachusetts

Concord Funeral Home

Director - Glenn D. Burlamachi, CFSP
74 Belknap St.
Concord, MA 01742
Tel. (978) 369-3388

Tribute & Message From The Family

Carol Bradley Caswell passed away on December 13th, 2021 in Lincoln, Massachusetts at the age of 92.

Born Carolyn Fontaine Bradley in Washington, D.C., she attended the Potomac School, the Madeira School and Briarcliff Jr. College. After marrying John Caswell, also of Washington, they lived in Cambridge, Massachusetts for a short period and moved to southern California for five years.

Carol and John moved back to the east coast and settled into Lincoln, where they raised their five children. Carol was active in the Junior League of Boston, loved her plants, and enjoyed playing and watching tennis. Her grandchildren love seeing the picture published from time to time by the Boston Globe of Carol hiding out of sight behind Julia Child on the kitchen set of WGBH, where she volunteered collecting and cleaning her cooking utensils.

Carol and John also spent 2 years on Kwajalein in the South Pacific while John managed the Raytheon installation there. She loved staying connected to her family, both near and far, and for many years she and John spent a part of their winters on Longboat Key, Florida. As a child, she treasured her time at Rockywold-Deephaven Camps on Squam Lake, New Hampshire, a tradition that has continued with her own family and her brother's family ever since. The house in Westport Island, Maine, where she and John loved to visit, continues to nurture and grow the bonds of family.

As a volunteer, she was the assistant tax collector for the town of Lincoln for several years, an active member of the Saint Anne's Church Altar Guild, the Chairman of the Commission of Trust Funds and volunteered for a number of other town organizations. Upon becoming one of the first residents of The Commons in Lincoln, she was active on the Resident's Committee, continuing her tie to the town that lasted more than 64 years.

'Cici' cherished her children and grandchildren above all else. Her greatest desire was to spend time with them and hear their adventures and achievements. She was so gracious that she always asked about you and how you were rather than telling you about herself. Her self-deprecating humor and wry wit could catch you by surprise until you saw the mischievous twinkle in her eye. Her lasting legacy and one of the greatest joys of her life was annually hosting her family together for a week away, building a bond of love and caring throughout the generations.

She was predeceased by her younger brother Frederick Bradley and her husband of 60 years, John Ross Caswell. She leaves her dear friend Dr. Jerome Perry and his family who have added years to her life and life to her years after the passing of her husband, John.

Carol is survived by her brother Thomas Bradley and his wife Anna (Washington, DC), her children Brad & Fran (Pennington, NJ), Chris and Patricia (Sarasota, FL), Fred and Pam (South Freeport, ME), Wally and Brenda (Randolph, VT), Carolyn and Jonathan Dwyer (Lincoln, MA), fourteen grandchildren and two great children, niece Christina Bradley and her husband Larry Sampas, nephew Tom Bradley, and nephew Philip and his wife Susan Bradley.

Family and friends will gather to honor and remember Carol on Saturday, April 30, 2022 at 11:00 am at St. Anne's-in-the-Fields Church, 147 Concord Rd., Lincoln, MA. Burial in Lincoln Cemetery private.

To watch the video recording of Carol's service, please follow the link below:

Donations can be made in her memory to:
The Friends of the Lincoln Council on Aging,
POB 143
Lincoln, MA 01773.

Arrangements under the care of Concord Funeral Home, 74 Belknap St., Concord, MA 01742 978-369-3388


Condolence & Memory Journal

Carol and John were members of the Hobby Greenhouse Association for many years. Carol served as President from 2007-09. She is remembered by members for her sweet smile and her generosity with so many plants. Our condolences to her family.

Posted by Joan Blackett    April 12, 2022

Sorry to hear of her passing. We have several of her indoor plants thriving as well as the Christianing crab apple tree.

Posted by Susan Taylor    December 15, 2021

Our heartfelt condolences go out to Carol's family at this time of your loss. The times we spent with Carol were full of laughter, kindness, and welcome. As Wally Caswell' s In-laws, we know that she was so important to all of you, and will remain so as the years go by. Please accept our deepest sympathy.

Posted by David and Sylvia Hutchinson - Troy, VT - Friend   December 15, 2021

Oh Mrs Caswell, I am so saddened to hear of your passing. You were my sunshine every Wednesday and any day of the week. You always knew how to brighten my day. You were so kind and thoughtful to me always. I will truly miss you always. My sincerest condolences to all your family. Love always Gail ❤ Heaven has gained a beautiful, caring, loving angel.

Posted by Gail Marinaccio - Friend   December 14, 2021

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