Navarro, 89, of Topsfield Road, Ipswich, died peacefully Sunday, May
29, 2011 at home following a battle with brain cancer.
February 16, 1931, she was the daughter of James and Hester (Pratt)
Butler of Peabody. She is a graduate of Saugus High School and
Melrose Wakefield School of Nursing. She was employed as an
Emergency Room Nurse at Cable Memorial Hospital until 1977 when she
went to Lynn Union Hospital until her retirement in 1996.
moved to Ipswich in 1959 with former husband Joseph Navarro and
raised their family here, enjoying many summers of boating and
camping. Carolyn was an avid golfer. She was a member of the
Meadowlark Golf League and took several golf vacations to Bermuda
with longtime friend Phillip Charrette. She loved to travel. Her
trips with the Ipswich Council on Aging include, “Seven trips across
the pond”, Alaska and the Canadian Rockies. She was a bowler and
long time member of the Monday Morning Bowling League. She also
enjoyed playing cards and rumikube. Carolyn was very active in her
church and was a Deacon until six months ago.
survived by her three children, her daughters Terry Manning and
Sandy Navarro of Ipswich, and one son, James Navarro of New York.
She is also survived by three granddaughters, Nicole and Robin Moody
of Wilmington, NC and Stacey Moody of Ipswich, one
great-granddaughter, Sophia Buckingham of Wilmington NC, and one
sister Marilyn McKenney of Goffstown NH. She was predeceased by her
sister Priscilla Beeman.
Visiting hours will be Friday June 3 from 4 to 7pm at Whittier
Porter Funeral Home, 6 High Street Ipswich. Relatives and friends
are respectfully invited. Her funeral service will be held at 1pm
Sunday June 5 at the First Congregational Church, Meetinghouse
Green, Ipswich. A graveside service will be held at the Locust Grove
Cemetery in Rockport on Monday June 6 at 10AM.
of flowers, contributions may be made to the Ipswich Council on
Aging, Friends of the Ipswich Elderly, P.O. Box 213, Ipswich, MA,