Carolyn Marie Dodd of Norfolk, Connecticut died peacefully at Charlotte Hungerford Hospital in Torrington on February 20, 2023.
Carolyn had bravely fought cancer and was believed cured, but had a recent recurrence which led to her unexpected passing.
Carolyn was born on July 5, 1951, to Henry Dodd, an automobile dealer and collector, and Martina (Cannon) Dodd, a registered nurse and, later, professor of nursing at UConn. Carolyn grew up in Norfolk and was a graduate of Norfolk Center School, Mount Saint Joseph Academy in West Hartford and Manhattanville College in Purchase, New York.
Following a career in insurance and employee benefits, Carolyn returned to Norfolk to care for her elderly mother. For a number of years she was the facilities manager for the Yale Summer School of Music and Art and took special pride in providing a welcoming environment to faculty, students and patrons, while offering summer job opportunities to local youth. On top of everything else Carolyn also established a personalized pet-care service and was beloved by her extended family of four-legged “fur babies” as she called them and their owners. She was the kindest, most generous, selfless person ever and will be greatly missed.
Carolyn is survived by a brother Joel Dodd of Middletown, CT; a brother and sister-in-law Martin and Susan Dodd of Canton, CT and Gloucester, MA; a niece Melanie Dodd and her fiancée Brian Hansen of Wethersfield, CT; and a niece Leila Dodd of Brooklyn, NY.
Calling hours will be held at St. Francis of Assisi Church located at 160 Main St., Torrington, CT 06790 on Saturday March 11, 2023, at 9am followed by a 10am Mass of Christian Burial. Reception to follow. Burial will be private.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donation be made to The Little Guild Animal Shelter at 285 Sharon-Goshen Turnpike, West Cornwall, CT 06796 or https://www.littleguild.org/.
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The Little Guild of St. Francis
285 Sharon Goshen Turnpike,, West Cornwall CT 06796