Andover — Carolyn Smith Hazlett, 71, loving mother, sister, aunt and friend, lost her battle with cancer on Thursday, March 27, 2014. As the second oldest of a family with eight children, caring and responsibility was inherent to Carolyn and it was a natural transition for her when she decided to go to nursing school. Graduating from St. Luke’s School of Nursing in New Bedford in 1965, Carolyn dedicated the next 40 years of her life to caring for and advocating for others. Carolyn loved people, in her own words, “People are what I am all about."
Carolyn was a proud mother of two sons and wonderful aunt to 12 nieces and nephews. In addition to being a nurse, Carolyn was always joining community groups and even started her own. In the early 90s, Carolyn started “Dinner for Eight," one of the first singles dinner service in her town of Andover, Mass.
Later in her life, she joined a group called Tong Ren, which is a form of energy therapy for restoring health and vitality. Through this group, Carolyn met people who would become near and dear to her heart and give her the strength to fight her battle with cancer.
If you would like to contact the family, you may call Carolyn’s sister, Bonnie at 774-254-3583.
ARRANGEMENTS: A celebration of Carolyn’s life will be held on Saturday, May 17, at 2 p.m. at the First Congregational Church, 100 Winter St., Norwood, Mass. Prior to that, a private interment will take place at Maple Grove Cemetery, Walpole.
Ginley Funeral Home - Walpole (www.ginleyfuneralhomes.com).