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Carol Bradley Caswell

Obituary for Carol Bradley Caswell

April 4, 1929 - December 13, 2021
Lincoln, Massachusetts | Age 92

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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.

Donations can be made in her memory to:

The Friends of the Lincoln Council on Aging,
POB 143
Lincoln, MA 01773.

Services will be held at a later date.

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Director - Glenn D. Burlamachi, CFSP
74 Belknap St.
Concord, MA 01742
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