Age 88, of Wilmington, Delaware, longtime resident of Claymont, Delaware, passed away on November 22, 2012, at Forwood Manor, surrounded by her family.
Carol was born in Racine, Wisconsin, on April 17, 1924, the daughter of the late John C. Vandebunt, Sr. and Agnes (Miles) Vandebunt. Carol was a graduate of Park College, in Parkville, Missouri and later did post-graduate studies in social work, at the University of Delaware. She worked for many years as a social worker for Child Protective Services of the State of Delaware.
In addition to spending time with her family and watching her grandchildren, she enjoyed ballroom and square dancing with her husband, traveling, and spending time at the beach. She was a Deacon at Hanover Presbyterian Church in Wilmington, Delaware. After she retired from Child Protective Services, Carol ran the Clothes Closet and the Food Pantry at Hanover for many years.
Carol will be greatly missed by her husband of 27 years, George R. Fawkes, Jr., her sons David C. Canfield and his wife Lisa of, Broomfield, CO; Douglas B. Canfield and his wife Mary Ann Matuszewski, of Wilmington, and grandchildren Kimberly, Joseph and Brian Canfield. She was predeceased by her brother John C. Vandebunt, Jr.
There will be a celebration of her life at Hanover Presbyterian Church, 1801 N. Jefferson Street, Wilmington, on Sunday, December 2nd at 2 p.m., followed by a memorial service at 3:30 p.m. at Forwood Manor, 1912 Marsh Road, Wilmington.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to
, Delaware Valley Chapter, 399 Market Street, Suite 102, Philadelphia, PA 19106, or Hanover Presbyterian Church, 1801 N. Jefferson Street, Wilmington, DE 19802.
Published in The News Journal from Nov. 29 to Nov. 30, 2012