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TINKHAM, Caroline Brown 1928-2017 Caroline Brown Tinkham died peacefully in her sleep in the home she loved on November 15, 2017. She graduated from Millikan University and moved to Boston where she earned a masters degree in social work and counseling from Simmons College. It was in Boston that she met her future husband, William K. Tinkham, a history professor at a local college. He preceded her in death in 2009. For many years Caroline practiced her profession at Mass General. She is survived by her sister, Owsley Brown Thunman of Springfield, IL and her two nephews, Miles Blunt of Avondale, PA and Chris Blunt of New York City. Another sister, Catherine Brown Blunt died in 1987. Caroline was a wise and courageous woman with an abundance of charm and a touching appreciation for the small pleasures in daily life. Her family and friends were privileged to have known and loved her. She is buried next to her Bill in New Bedford, MA.

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Published in Boston Globe from Dec. 22 to Dec. 29, 2017.
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February 2, 2020
I just learned of Caroline's passing from a friend . She was a wonderful brilliant inspirational woman in my life. I was a social work
career student at MGH in 1961 and Caroline was my supervisor. We
remained dear friends for years. I remember the weekend when she met Bill for the first time. She was thrilled. The man of her dreams and they were happily married for years.

Caroline was wonderful to my mother a social worker when she moved unexpectedly to Boston in her later years. I feel deeply saddened that i lost touch with Caroline. Sadly, due to multiple
illnesses I did not stay connected recently.

I I know how much she loved her sister and her dear nephews. She loved the small things in life, she loved to read, to listen to music,
to take her bible bath, to have Tea every day with Bill . She loved her
beautiful home and the furnishings from her Midwestern roots.
She will be sorely missed.
With much love
Alma R Berson
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