Carolyn Alice Mulrooney, 82, died Sunday, June 16, 2019 at St. Joseph Hospital in Nashua. She was born on June 8, 1937 in Portland, ME, daughter of the late Arthur and Vera (Tibbetts) Moody. She was predeceased by her late husband, Preston Mulrooney, who died in 2006.
Carolyn graduated valedictorian of her class at Brewer High School in Brewer, ME in 1955. She started working for MetLife Insurance Company in Bangor, ME immediately upon graduation. She transferred to the Rutland, VT office in 1964 and to Lowell, MA in 1967. In 1970 she started traveling as a field service representative out of the NYC office, having the east coast as her territory. She retired in 1982.
It was while she was at the Rutland location of Metlife in 1964 that she met her late husband, Preston. They dated for 11 years and married at the Central Congregational Church in Chelmsford, MA on May 31, 1975. They resided in Chelmsford, MA until relocating to Nashua, NH. They enjoyed traveling to Laguna, CA and Clearwater, FL during the winter months. Some of Carolyn’s favorite places to travel were Bermuda, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Quebec and cruising to St. Martin / St. Thomas.
She joined The First Church of Nashua, UCC in 1984. She served her church in a quiet yet vibrant manner. She participated in the Women’s Association for many years and took a leading role in the annual Holiday Fair. She was a recipient of the Kathryn Brigham service award for all of her selfless contributions to the church.
She was also a loyal volunteer at Southern New Hampshire Regional Medical Center Auxiliary for more than 35 years where you would find her at the front desk greeting everyone and working as an operator. To her surprise she humbly received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the President of the United States in 2018 for her lifelong commitment to building a stronger nation through volunteer service representing 4000 hours of volunteered time.
Other volunteer time was devoted to the Nashua Senior Activity Center. In addition, she enjoyed watching the Red Sox and keeping busy with her crafts. Although she was an only child and had no children, Carolyn enjoyed the love and support from many friends. A special thanks to all of the health care providers at St. Joseph Hospital, Home Health & Hospice Care and Greenbriar Healthcare who cared for Carolyn.
She is survived by nieces, nephews and several cousins.
SERVICES: Visitation will be held at Davis Funeral Home, One Lock Street in Nashua, from 4-6pm on Friday, June 28, 2019. Funeral Service will be 10am, Saturday, June 29, 2019, at The First Church UCC (Congregational), One Concord Street in Nashua. Interment will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery in Nashua. Family and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Per Carolyn’s request, those who wish to make a memorial contribution in her name are asked to consider either The First Church Scholarship Fund, One Concord Street, Nashua, NH 03064 or the Nashua Senior Activity Center, 70 Temple Street, Nashua, NH 03060.
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