Carolyn A. Hunter

Date of Passing:

May 11, 2024

Carolyn A. Hunter
10-18-1966 to 5-11-2024

It is with profound soundness that the family of Carolyn A. Hunter announce her passing following a courageous battle with cancer. A resident of North Grafton, MA, Carolyn grew up in Barrington, RI and was a graduate of Barrington High School (‘84) and Babson College (‘88). She had a long career as a Financial Analyst at National Grid.

Carolyn is predeceased by her parents George and Nancy (Duggan) Hunter. She is survived by her siblings Kenneth and Colleen Hunter; Ellen and Robert Morin; and Patricia and John Robertson. She also leaves behind four nephews and nieces and their families, as well as a plethora of loving cousins and extended family.

Carolyn loved to travel and enjoyed many trips covering five continents. She especially loved spending time at the family summer home on Lake Winnipesaukee, NH. She was known for keeping the “family list” covering five generations of history that kept us tethered together; she was number B34. Carolyn was extremely generous in giving, often doing for others what she would not do for herself. She hand-picked items that would lift people’s spirits or make time together more fun. Carolyn was also known for her baking, particularly the famous chocolate cake and the tins of Christmas cookies that had a favorite for everybody.

The family wishes to express their sincere appreciation to the nurses and staff of UMass Hospital Memorial Campus, Floor West 2 for their exceptional care, kindness and attentiveness to both Carolyn and the family.

Calling Hours will be held on Saturday May 18, 2024 from 8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. in the W. RAYMOND WATSON FUNERAL HOME, 350 Willett Avenue, Riverside, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in Holy Angels Church, 341 Maple Avenue, Barrington at 10:00 a.m. Burial will follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, East Providence.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Lakes Region Food Pantry, P.O. Box 1132, Moultonborough, NH 03254, or The Loon Preservation Committee, P.O. Box 604, Moultonborough, NH 03254.

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  1. Dedicated to her work, an expert in her subject matter, a trusted team member, Carolyn was easily the favorite person of all across many teams at National Grid, of-course for her knowledge and professionalism but even more so for her patience to listen, respect, care. She was a very pleasant person to work with. 🙏 Often, always, and by far, the last ones, Carolyn and I would walk out of the Res Woods campus parking lots having conquered what we could have for the day, and looking forward to what the next day would have in store. Epitome of loyalty to her work and National Grid, even to the last day, before checking into the hospital Carolyn was still answering work queries trying to help people; She will be missed at NG. 🙏 Thank you, Carolyn, for all your help, support and guidance, through these past many years. The only solace I have, and it must be true that they need good people in Heaven too. I feel fortunate to have had a chance to work with you and will treasure the memories of our work together. Om Shanti 🙏

  2. Lots of love and prayers to all of you . Thank you Caroline, for all the fond memories throughout the years. The Murphy’s kids will never forget being tossed around Lake Winni. on the taco, your famous chex mix , and amazing desserts ❣️ Peace and love ❤️ 🙏

  3. Carolyn was kind, patient, and gracious. She was generous, sharing her expertise, always willing to answer a dozen questions or explore a what-if scenario. I always admired her calm manner, no matter the situation. My deepest sympathies for your loss.

  4. Correcting a typo in my comment: Carolyn was always conscientious, never contentious.

  5. Carolyn was one of those rare people who had a calm demeanor even during the most challenging times. She was extremely contentious and willing to provide assistance with any kind of detail at work. In our conversations her face would light up sharing about family time at the Lake. It was obvious how much family meant to her. I’m so sad to hear of her passing and will always remember her kindness.

  6. I had the pleasure to get to work with Carolyn on several projects at National Grid and she was always my go to person when I needed help and Carolyn was always there explaining things away to me even if it was for the umpteenth time, just like it was the first. She was always willing to help out and with a smile on her face no matter what and feel like one of the lucky people who got to meet Carolyn. She will truly be missed. My deepest condolences and my thoughts are with her family during this difficult time.

  7. My sincere condolences on this sad news. I have worked with Carolyn for over a decade and always found her to be such a pleasure to interact with! She was extremely helpful and would go out of her way to assist us. Carolyn was a kind, thoughtful, soft spoken, patient, and positive person. She was an expert in SAP and would always help the income tax team above and beyond her responsibilities. Whenever she came down to NYC she would make it a point to stop by to say hello and have a pleasant chat. My deepest sympathies.

  8. Ken, Ellen & Trish, I am late to post but have had the benefit of reading all of the heartfelt tributes and accolades from Carolyn’s friends, neighbors and colleagues. Knowing Carolyn as a treaured member of the family was a joy but as I read all the glowing praise she earned from so many, I am reminded that I knew only a part of this lovely person. Carolyn touched many lives with her humor, humility and hard work. May she rest in God’s peace. Mary Meade Ambrefe (b33)

  9. Kenny, Ellen + Trish,
    Cousin Joan reminded me that Carolyn was with your mom for Mother’s Day, it made me smile thinking of the two of them up there creating a feast for the Duggan/Hunter clan. May your memories bring you comfort as you grieve your sweet Caroline. Love you,
    Cousin Kim, B10

  10. This is such sad news to hear. My condolences to the family. Carolyn was always willing to help me and share her knowledge even if she was super busy and I had urgent requests/questions. It was like her goal was to literally help everyone regardless of how much of her time it took up and took away from her tasks. I will always know her as Queen of the Codeblock because she literally knew everything about it. She will be truly missed and her selflessness is unmatched.

  11. Ken, Ellen and Trish….wow, this is too young to be wishing you condolences for the loss of a sibling. In speaking with Ken today, it is comforting to know that she will be resting beside your Mom and Dad, two wonderful parents themselves. Carolyn was a warm and loving person that Marilyn and I have always enjoyed catching up with at all of the Hunter events! We hope that your many, many fond memories will help you through these difficult times. Rest in peace Carolyn!

  12. In so sorry for your loss! Ken, Ellen and Trish. I’ve know you all since 1977. Actually Ken since 1974. I’ve known Carolyn since she was 10. She was a wonderful warm hearted person! I remember she used to collect the soldier nut crackers. I had 2 that I gave her to add to he collection. I will always have such fond memories of her! So many Christmas at the Hunter home. Multiple celebratory events along with the sad events we shared together. God bless you Carolyn knowing your with your wonderful Mom and Dad makes this somewhat easier do deal wrong. RIP.

  13. So sorry to hear about Carolyn’s passing. My condolences to her family. I enjoyed the many conversations I had with her during my years at National Grid. She was extremely dedicated and always willing to do whatever it took to help. She will be missed

  14. I am very sorry for your loss. I had the pleasure to have known and worked with Carolyn for many years at National Grid. She was such a special person. She would always share her time and talents on any project when asked. She will be greatly missed.

  15. Carolyn was undoubtedly an unsung hero of the NG Finance team. She was always so generous with her time and sharing knowledge. Most of all she was a wonderful person who always put others’ needs before her own.

    I can’t tell you the number of times Carolyn patiently helped and guided me and never once said, I am sure I have explained this to you before!

    Carolyn will be fondly remembered and sorely missed.

  16. My thoughts and prayers are with Carolyn’s family. I am so saddened over this news. She was such a nice person, caring, considerate and helpful. I have worked with her over the years at National Grid.

  17. I had the sincere pleasure of working with Carolyn on several projects as well as routine activities. She was always willing to answer questions and educate her peers.
    Her smile and friendship will be enduring. She was irrepressible and is irreplaceable. There will always be a whole in our hearts.

  18. Ken, Ellen & Trish
    Our prayers and thoughts are with you at this time of sorrow.
    Deepest sympathy to you and family.

    Leo and Rita Renaud

  19. I had the pleasure of working with Carolyn for 10 years and she reported to me for a few years. Carolyn was always willing to help team members and other employees outside of our team who had questions. Her goal was always to do a phenomenal job and make things easier for everyone. GOAL always achieved! My condolences to her family and she will be with us all in our memories.

  20. I don’t think I ever knew Carolyn not to have a smile and light heart. Working with her was always a dream, venting with each other over a project or just shaking our heads with each other over a decision. If she brought even half of the sunshine she brought to work, to those outside, she would have lit up their hearts.

  21. So many of us will miss Carolyn at the office. With her knowledge and patience, she was always there to help bring order to chaos. She would drop everything she was doing to help with anything. No job was too big or small. She was truly a selfless person.

  22. I had the pleasure of working with Carolyn at National Grid. I always found her to be very knowledgeable, and I loved her sense of humor!
    I’m sorry for your loss, as I know she will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

  23. Carolyn was sweet heart and an amazing talented person. She is always ready to help no matter how busy she is. She was my life saver during the closing time. She was such a special person and She will be greatly missed by all of us. I am very sorry for your loss.

  24. To the family of Carolyn – no words can comfort at this incredibly difficult time. I knew Carolyn very briefly as her neighbor and only wish peace to the hearts of those she has left behind. Even when she was not feeling well, she opened her home for a brief visit. Sending everyone touched by Carolyn’s grace, my deepest sympathies.

  25. My sincere condolences to Carolyn’s family during this time of grief. I had the honor of working with her for almost two years. I agree with my colleague Lydia Doss, this is extremely hard to believe, and words cannot express Carolyn’s true grace and kindness. She was always willing to share her wealth of knowledge generously. May she rest in peace beside God in heaven.

  26. From my first interaction with Carolyn a decade ago, she has maintained her calm demeanor and patience. I am saddened by her passing but resolved that she set the standard for teammates and colleagues. My sincere condolences to her family, close friends, and NG FIDATA Team in this challenging time of your loss.

  27. Carolyn was a true National Grid legend.
    I worked have worked with her for over 25 years and she was always a pleasure to work with and an incredibly knowledgeable person with an enjoyable sense of humor!
    It is a huge loss to her NG family as I am sure it is to all who knew her.
    See will be greatly missed.

  28. Carolyn was an amazing and talented person. She was always helping others. So sorry for your loss and may God guide you in your healing.

  29. Carolyn was a true treasure…a kind & generous woman, who would could always be counted on to share her vast expertise; and make a stressful situation just a little bit (and often a lot) less so. She is already missed by so many. My heart goes out to her family & friends.

  30. My deepest condolences to the family. Carolyn was a great friend and colleague. She will be missed.

  31. I feel lucky to have know and worked with Carolyn for many years. She was such a special person. I am very sorry for your loss.

  32. My sincere condolences on your loss of Carolyn. She was such an amazing person. She will be greatly missed by all.
    So sorry for your loss!

  33. Ken,Ellen Trish. I am so sorry to hear of your sisters passing I have watched you all grow up. Console yourself that she is now with your parents..

  34. Carolyn’s smile and laugh were my favorite things about her- one person I could count on to laugh at my silly jokes at our work team meetings! She was always kind to me – well to everyone, explaining things gently (sometimes multiple times when I didn’t pick up as fast as her mind worked). She had fantastic patience and deep insights and was selfless with her knowledge. She is sorely missed by her National Grid family. Thinking of you all x

  35. I had the honor of working with Carolyn at National Grid. She was so smart, kind, and generous in sharing her time and talents, and we will all miss her deeply. My thoughts are with you all.

  36. I am on Carolyn’s team now. Still in disbelief/denial, and just don’t want to believe it.

    In 2019 I was in a different team and I had my health challenges where I had to go through an operation and treatment. Carolyn was a great support to me, she wanted to do part of my job on my behalf, an area of her expertise.
    She she said, let me do this part for you and you submit it as if it was you who did it. That was just her.

    She is a loss beyond imagination to all of us . I pray for the family and for us, her NG family, that God fills the gap she is leaving behind.

    I remind myself of the happiness she has now as God called her home telling her :

    “His master replied, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!’ “. Mathews 25:23

  37. Carolyn was always one of my favorite people to run into at National Grid. No matter how busy either of us was, we could find time for a good catch up. I will truly miss her.

  38. Carolyn was respected & loved by so many at National Grid. She would never hesitate to help educate others on her expert knowledge of finance systems & always made sure to go the extra mile to get things done correctly for the benefit of the organization. She will be sorely missed, with her memory & impact always remembered. Sending strength, peace & compassion to her family during this time.

  39. Carolyn was always a pleasure to work with and super friendly. She was generous with her knowledge and patient as others tried figure stuff out. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  40. Ken, Ellen, and Trish my condolences, a sad day indeed !

    Cousin Carolyn will be missed, taken from us way too early.

    Know she is “home” safely with Nana D. and the “A” team…

    Cousin Tom B-32

  41. Carolyn was a trusted colleague and true friend at National Grid. She was actually one of the first people I met when I joined NG 15 years ago – and we clicked right away. She always went the extra mile and her dedication to her role was unmatched. It was an absolute pleasure to interact with Carolyn – her sunny personality and calm demeanor made even the most tedious or arduous task less so – and my heart is broken learning of her passing. When I clicked on her obituary – and saw her smiling face once again – I burst into tears. Carolyn was 1 in a million. Please accept my sincerest condolences – and know that I will keep all of you in my prayers.

  42. My very deepest condolences on your loss of Carolyn. She will be greatly missed as a friend, a neighbor and a long time National Grid colleague. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  43. Kenny, Ellen and Trish…
    We are deeply saddened by the loss of cousin Carolyn. She was the most sentimental and thoughtful person, who truly enjoyed making others happy!
    You are all in our prayers and we love you…
    Cousin John and family

  44. Carolyn was a true treasure. I had the pleasure of working with Carolyn for many years at National Grid. She was always part of the heart of our finance team and will be greatly missed. My thoughts are with her family.

  45. Cousin Carolyn was the very definition of grace and kindness. She was loved by many and will be missed.
    Kenny, Ellen, Trish, my very deepest condolences on the loss of your loving sister.
    Cousin Christine

  46. Kenneth, Ellen & Trish,
    Carolyn was such a kind and generous person. Always a smile. And wow how she “racked and stacked” us! What a gift she gave to all of us.
    I am so very sorry.
    Cousin Kathy (B1)

  47. Kenneth, Ellen, and Trish, So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Cousin Connie (b3)

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