Born, raised, and educated in Holden, the daughter of the late Raymond and Edith (Parker) Carey, Carolyn was a 1950 graduate of Holden High School. After high school she worked as a retail clerk at Goldstein Swank & Gordon for nine years.
Carolyn and Ralph were married in 1959 and settled in Shrewsbury where they raised their family.
She is survived by one daughter, Nancy Eaton of Shrewsbury; her granddaughter, Jillian Eaton of Rhode Island; her twin sister, Marilyn Johnson of Shrewsbury; and her nephew, Donald Johnson and his family of Boylston. Carolyn was predeceased by her son, Russell Eaton.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Carolyn’s family Friday, June 1, beginning at 12 p.m., followed by her funeral service at 2 p.m. in the Chapel of the BRITTON-SHREWSBURY FUNERAL HOME, 648 Main St., Shrewsbury.
In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the Christ Lutheran Church, 112 Crescent St., West Boylston, MA 01583.