BAUER, Carolyn (Hjerpe)
Carolyn (Hjerpe) Bauer, of Avon and formerly of Farmington, died Sunday, (August 12, 2012) at age 83. She was the daughter of the late Herbert and Evelyn (Carlson) Hjerpe formerly of West Hartford. Born in Hartford, she graduated from William Hall High School in West Hartford and Vermont Junior College in Montpelier, VT. After graduation she worked at Litchfield Petroleum in Hartford and after a few years joined her husband managing the books for their insurance agency, J.C. Bauer Insurance of Farmington. After raising their children, she went back to work at the office of Dr. Bruce Marshall at Hartford Hospital where she spent 20 years. Carolyn is survived by her husband of 60 years, Joseph C. Bauer; her three children, David Bauer and wife Lisa of Avon, Bruce Bauer and wife Gelaine of Burlington, and Lynne Pozzo and husband Tom of Avon. Her six grandchildren were the light of her life. Kristen Phelps and husband Brendan, Jeffrey Bauer, Alicia Hebert and husband Sean, Laura Prusaczyk and husband Ryan, Daniel Pozzo, Randi Daniels and husband Jimmy. Carolyn was a lifelong member of the West Hartford United Methodist Church, serving on numerous committees and running the Harvest Fair for many years. She led a life of devotion to her family and her faith. She was very close to her grandchildren, always babysitting, attending their sports activities and being totally involved in their lives and interests. Carolyn will be remembered for her love of social gatherings, especially during the Christmas season, her knack for entertaining, her kindness toward her many friends and her total devotion to her family. She will be missed.
A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, September 15, 10 a.m. at the West Hartford United Methodist Church, 1358 New Britain Avenue, West Hartford. There are no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to West Hartford United Methodist Church, 1358 New Britain Ave., West Hartford, CT 06107. The Carmon Funeral Home & Family Center of Avon is caring for the arrangements. For condolences or directions, please visit www.carmonfuneralhome.com.