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Old Lyme - Carolina Surface, 59, of Old Lyme, passed away on Aug. 18, 2012, surrounded by her loving family at the Hospital of Saint Raphael.

She was born in San Pablo City, Philippines, on Nov. 14, 1952, to the late Doroteo and Rosalia (Artifico) Bunyi.

Carolina leaves her husband of 30 years, George Surface, formerly of Hamden; her precious daughters, Samantha Surface of Dallas, Texas, and Madylaine Lofgren and her husband, Mike, of Fresno, Calif.; six siblings, all of California; her special nephew, CJ Corpus of San Francisco, Calif.; and many other nieces and nephews.

Carolina grew up in Manila, Philippines and is a graduate of the University of Saint Tomas. She met the love of her life when he was working for Pepsi-Cola Co. in Manila and then moved to California to raise their family. She most recently lived in Old Lyme and worked at the Ralph Lauren/Polo store in Clinton. Her spiritual Catholic beliefs and family were the most important things in her life. She was an amazing mother and great role model who will be most remembered for her strong positive outlook on life. Life is Good!

Her funeral will be at 9 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 23, from Beecher & Bennett Funeral Home, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m in Saint Stephen's Church, 400 Ridge Road, Hamden. Interment will take place in the Philippines. Friends are also invited to visit with her family from 4 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home. Her family will have a short, Time of Remembrance at 6:30 that evening.

Contributions in Carolina's memory may be sent to Life is Good Kids Foundation, 283 Newbury St., Boston, MA 02115 or www.lifeisgood.com/playmakers/donate.

To send a condolence, please see www.beecherandbennett.com
Published in The Day on Aug. 22, 2012
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