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Carolyn Navarro

Carolyn Navarro, 89, of Topsfield Road, Ipswich, died peacefully Sunday, May 29, 2011 at home following a battle with brain cancer.

Born 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.

She 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.

She is 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.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Ipswich Council on Aging, Friends of the Ipswich Elderly, P.O.  Box 213, Ipswich, MA, 01938.  


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