Carol A. Blodgett

Dec 31, 2018
Carol Blodgett

Waldoboro — Carol Ann (Ahearn) Blodgett passed away Saturday morning, Dec. 29, 2018. Carol was born Oct. 11, 1938, the only child of Charles and Rita Ahearn, both of whom predeceased her. She was born in New York City and grew up on Rae Avenue in Needham, Mass. After graduating from Needham High School, she attended Becker College and received her associate degree as a medical secretary in 1958. After graduation, she went to work at Newton-Wellesley Hospital.

On Dec. 1, 1962, Carol went on a blind date with Bill. After that they were together for the next 56 years, marrying Aug. 24, 1963. After marrying, Carol and Bill made Waldoboro their home, where Carol passed away surrounded by her loving family after a year-long courageous battle with lung cancer.

Over the years Carol and Bill raised their children, Seth (Cindy) of Waldoboro, John (Tanya) of Waldoboro, Theresa Dube (Roger) of Winthrop and Kathleen Leeman (Wayne) of Nobleboro. They also have 10 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

When her children were young, Carol worked as a teacher aid at Miller Elementary School. When the kids became teenagers, she began her career at Miles Memorial Hospital as a medical secretary and retired after 28 years in 2010. She remained close with her work family and enjoyed seeing them even as she became ill.

Carol served as the secretary for the Waldoborough Historical Society, vice president for the Waldoboro Woman’s Club and in various offices for the Waldoboro Lions Club. She also volunteered at Democratic functions when needed. Carol also taught catechism in Waldoboro and was a member of St. Bernard’s Roman Catholic Church in Rockland.

A celebration of life will be held Friday, Jan. 4, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Hall Funeral Home, 949 Main St., Waldoboro, and a funeral Mass will be held Saturday, Jan. 5, at 11 a.m. at St. Bernard’s Roman Catholic Church, 150 Broadway, Rockland.

The family would like to thank all the wonderful family and friends who have reached out during this difficult time, but also those who have been supportive through her illness.

She would be the first to say, “I love you all.”

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