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Colwell, Carole J.

Carole Jeanne (Adams) Colwell, a longtime resident of Westwood, died Sunday, October 6, 2019 at the Norwood Hospital in Norwood, Massachusetts.  She was 84.  Carole was born November 5, 1934 in Portland, Maine, the daughter of Vernon Tarbox and Hazel Ethel (Coleman) Adams.  She graduated from Needham High School with the Class of 1952 and attended Chamberlain College.  After the birth of her children she was a Girl Scout and Cub Scout den leader.  She taught Sunday School at the Islington Community Church where she was a longtime member. When the Islington Church closed she became an active member of the First Baptist Church in Westwood. After raising her family, Carole worked for many years at Mitre Corp in Bedford.  She was very proud of the contributions she made as a lead programmer in the development of the AWAC radar system used by the US military. Carole was active with many charities and in her down time enjoyed cooking, sewing, and boating at their home on Lake Winnipesauke where she spent every Summer since 1957.  Carole is survived by her husband of 65 years, Calvin Wesley Colwell; her son, Scott W. Colwell, and his wife Julie, of Medfield; her daughter Laurie Colwell of Palm City, Florida; her four grandchildren, Jennifer Benson, Stephanie Diamond, Ryan Colwell, and Cameron Colwell; her great granddaughter, Quinn Colwell; her niece, Linda Stufflebean, and her nephew, Michael Sabo.  Visiting hours will be held Wednesday, October 9th from 4 to 8 pm at the Folsom Funeral Home, 649 High Street, (Route 109) Westwood.  Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Memorial Service Thursday, October 10th at 11 am at the First Baptist Church, 808 High Street, Westwood.  Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers donations to the Lakes Region Conservation Trust, PO Box 766, Center Harbor, NH, 03226 would be appreciated.

Guestbook Entries

  1. Emerson J. Clauss III
    October 8th, 2019 | 8:07 am


    So sorry to hear of the passing of your Mom. Please pass that sentiment to your Dad, as I know how profound both of your losses are. Cherish all of the great memories you made during her stay here, and know she will be taken care of in her next journey. I will keep you and your family in my prayers. Emerson

  2. Paul Sullivan
    October 8th, 2019 | 10:47 pm

    Dear Scott,

    I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.


  3. Karen Turi
    October 9th, 2019 | 10:40 am


    We are so sorry to hear of your loss. We know the loss a parent is difficult, no matter our age. Our deepest condolences to you and your family.

    Your friends at the Norfolk Building Department

  4. Frank Medeiros
    October 9th, 2019 | 1:20 pm

    Dear Scott,

    I am very sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers
    are with you and your family at this time.

    Frank Medeiros

  5. Dave Rice
    October 13th, 2019 | 2:46 pm

    Scott, Laurie and Colwell Family,

    Sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. Thoughts, prayers, condolences at this time of loss. Peace be with you.

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