Carole T. Brown

Published: 12/6/2019 3:00:31 AM
Modified: 12/6/2019 3:00:20 AM

NORTH POMFRET, VT — Carole T. Brown, 71, died peacefully at her home in North Pomfret, VT on December 2nd after a long, courageous battle with cancer. She was born in Newark, NJ, the daughter of Dr. William A. Themann II and Alyce (Nuse) Themann. She attended The Gill School and earned degrees from Green Mountain College and Columbia University. She met her husband, Steve, during her senior year at Columbia and they married the following year. After initially living in Hartland, they made their home in North Pomfret. A dedicated wife, mother, grandmother, and community member, Carole was active in Woodstock Ski Runners and Upper Valley Pony Club while raising her children. Her love for children drew her into the teaching profession through the Upper Valley Teacher Institute. She lived out her passion as a dedicated, loving second grade teacher at the Windsor State Street School for 20 years. She was loved and respected by all her students and the faculty. She would give tirelessly to all who asked.

Carole enjoyed traveling to ski, ride horses, hike and riding the waves on her home shores of NJ. She was particularly fond of the Canadian Rockies and skiing at Whistler. She enjoyed snorkeling in the Caribbean and, of course, a beach anywhere! After retirement she volunteered at the Red Logan Dental Clinic, APD Hospital, Abbott Memorial Library, and would often be found walking her dog Shadow and greeting everyone with a smile.

Carole's family was the center of her universe. She is survived by her loving husband Steve; daughter Marcy (Brown) Potter, her husband Jim and their children Zachary and Patrick, of North Pomfret; son Jeremiah Brown, his wife Jessica and their children Noah, Ava, and Ezra. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Carole Brown to support the Whitfield Growdon Research Fund. Gifts can be made online at Checks made payable to Massachusetts General Hospital can be mailed to: MGH Development Office, 125 Nashua Street, Suite 540, Boston, MA 02114-1101

A private service will be held at the convenience of the family.

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