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1927 - 2015 Obituary Condolences
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Carroll Wentworth

1927 - 2015 BRATTLEBORO - Carroll C. Wentworth, 88, of 95 Clark Avenue, died on December 18, 2015 at Thompson House nursing home. He was born on October 5, 1927, in Brattleboro, VT, the son of the late Harland and Corena (Bell) Wentworth. He was a graduate of Brattleboro High School, class of 1945, and of Wesleyan University (CT) in 1951. He received a Master of Arts in Teaching Degree from Wesleyan in 1956. He was a veteran (Army Signal Corps) of World War II. Mr. Wentworth taught high school English for 33 years, first in Poultney, VT, and then in his native town of Brattleboro. He retired in 1992. He was a member (since 1940) of First United Methodist Church of Brattleboro, where he served as organist and choir director for many years. He is survived by his wife, Susan, whom he married at 1st Presbyterian Church of New Hartford, NY on July 7, 1962; his daughter, Linda Barnes and her husband, Reverend Robert Barnes (a United Methodist pastor in Glen Burnie, MD) of Pasadena MD; his granddaughter, Catherine Bartles, a student at Baylor Law School in TX and her husband, Zachary Bartles; his grandson, Robert Carroll Barnes (named after his grandfathers), a student of neuroscience at Baylor University in Texas, and his nephews, Kevin Wentworth of FL and Eric Wentworth of TX. His only sibling, his brother, Malcolm, died in 2011 and is survived by his loving wife, Marcia Wentworth. Carroll Wentworth was known for his dry wit, his love of reading, and his dedication to his church. He adored his family and was extremely proud of his daughter, son-in-law and grandchildren (including the newest member of the family, his grandson-in-law). He instilled a love of learning in all those around him and encouraged others to do their best in all they did. His grandson's plans to become a neurosurgeon were largely influenced by his beloved grandfather. Carroll's daughter studied in Kentucky and in Paris, France and his granddaughter has achieved a Bachelor's Degree in History and is currently attending law school. Carroll's beloved wife of over 50 years spent 5 years being the primary care-giver of her homebound husband. Even during those difficult years, they attended church nearly every Sunday and participated in a weekly Bible study in their home. This year, due to his failing health, Carroll has resided at Thompson House nursing home. SERVICES: A memorial service will be conducted on December 28, 2015 at 11a.m. at First United Methodist Church in Brattleboro, with the Rev. Robert Barnes officiating. A private burial in Morningside Cemetery will precede the service. Memorial contributions in Carroll's name may be made to First United Methodist Church, 18 Town Crier Drive, Brattleboro, VT 05301 or to Thompson House Activities Fund, 80 Maple Street, Brattleboro, VT 05301. To sign an online guestbook with messages of condolence please visit : www.atamaniuk.com
Published in Brattleboro Reformer on Dec. 24, 2015
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