Carolyn Webster
1929 - 2020
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Carolyn (Furbush) Webster, went to her eternal home, after gracefully waging an epic battle against multiple cancers, on Tuesday December 1, 2020. Born in Ayer on September 25, 1929, Carolyn was the only child of the late Avis (Barlow) and Luther Furbush. She was the loving wife of the late Bert Webster. She spent all but five years of her life on the homestead on Bulkeley Road. 2020 marks 101 years of the family there. It was a working farm as she grew up, with chickens for friends, draft horses to work the fields, and her horse, Star, to ride. She shared a love of horses and music with her best friend Margietheir friendship stayed constant for 85+ years! In 2nd Grade her mother asked her who a new boy was. Carolyn replied, "thats Bert Webster, and Im going to marry him." Carolyn graduated from Littleton High School in 1947 and studied journalism at Becker Junior College, graduating as Valedictorian in 1949, then working at Heffernan Press in Worcester. Carolyn was the longest-tenured member of Littleton First Baptist church, having independently decided to make it her church home when she was just ten years old. She served as Administrative Coordinator, Church Moderator, Lifetime Deacon, special needs Sunday School teacher with Bert, and on regional and national American Baptist associations. She and Bert were married in the family home in 1951 and spent their first year in Great Falls, Montana, for Berts Air Force duty. Both only children, they wanted their children to have siblings, and valued family above all. Carolyn would never miss all the kids parades, plays, concerts, sports, awardscontinuing through three generations. Birthdays, holidays, vacations all hold special memories. Carolyn is survived by her children: Glenn Webster of Littleton, Dawn Gravlin (late husband David) of Littleton and their children, David Jr. (Erikka), Peter (Natasha), Jennifer (Billy) Hood, and Michael; Wayne and his wife Janetanne Hartley Trainor Webster of Littleton; Lynne and her husband Dale Swanson of Townsend and their children Lisa (Randy) Boyd, Dale Jr. (Jill), and Wendy (Jared) Swanson Wickman; and Lyle and also his wife Gretchen Otting Webster of Littleton and their sons Devon and Micah. Carolyn is also survived by her great-grandchildren Phaedra, Morgan, David III, Taylor, Autumn, Peter Jr., Josie, Jillian, Dylan, Ryan, Lydia, Aurelia, and Jack; step-grandchildren Luke, Brooklynn, Kegan, Michaella, and Declan; and one great-great-grandson, Lincoln. Hospitality may have been Carolyns greatest gift. She took in her college friend Mercedes and her daughters as they waited for their father Aldo to be able to escape communist Cuba, bonding the families for life. So many young men benefitted from a stay in her home it got nicknamed "Boys Town." They shared their PEI cottage with so many visitors it earned her a Declaration from PEIs Premier as an Honourary Islander. Not to mention all the meals and holiday hosting and sharing food to church, even keeping treats handy for the grand-dogs. Bert and Carolyn loved travel and sightseeing. A 50th anniversary gift of trips to Alaska and Hawaii completed their tour of all of the US and Canada. Many friends delighted to host them as they trekked. Being able to trace her ancestry to a 1639 arrival in America and two Acton Minutemen at the battle of the Old North Bridge gave Carolyn a passion for history, and for telling stories through her writing talent. She was a Littleton Historical Society curator. Her knowledge of local history was recorded in several Littleton publications. She wrote insightful essays for church and reflections on her beloved PEI. She retained the lost art of letter writing, maintaining connections with friends and family for decades. Donations may be made in Carolyns memory to First Baptist Church of Littleton. Arrangements under the care of Badger Funeral Home, A Life Celebration Home, Littleton. To share a memory or offer a condolence please visit: www.badgerfuneral.com.

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Published in Eagle-Independent from Dec. 4 to Dec. 18, 2020.
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December 17, 2020
My deepest sympathy to you all. What an amazing and enduring legacy she leaves...
Shannon Webster
December 13, 2020
Robert C Fuller God Bless her what a wonderful woman she was always welcoming and happy. I got to enjoy lots of time with the family. She was definitely BLESSED
Robert Fuller
Family Friend
December 13, 2020
God bless, Dorothy (Furbush) Hernandez.
Dorothy Furbush
Friend
December 7, 2020
Our thoughts are with your family. So sorry for your loss. Krista & Alex, Kaitlyn, and Michael Short
Krista Short
Family Friend
December 7, 2020
Our condolences to the family of Carolyn Webster. Our relationship with Carolyn was through my late brother Merlin who looked after the cottage in Sturgeon P E I a number of years ago. She was a well liked and loved lady who will be missed by many. We were saddened to hear of her passing. Brendon & Faye Murphy Toronto, Ontario.
BRENDON MURPHY
Friend
December 7, 2020
I am sorry I never was able to meet Carolyn in life. What a wonderful story. Condolences to the family and especially to Phaedra.
Kathryn Kogan
Teacher
December 7, 2020
Dear Webster family, I just finished watching the lovely memory video and Carolyn's live stream service and I was moved to tears at the memories that were shared and the memories that this has stirred in my mind. Your mother, grandmother, great-grandmother was a beautiful and loving woman and a blessing to all who knew her and a role-model for all of us to follow. We have been blessed and will miss her deeply.
Anne Lee Ellis
Friend
December 7, 2020
So sorry to hear of Carolyn's passing. Sending prayers for the family.
Lynne Bouchard
Family
December 7, 2020
Carolyn was a friend that was always there when I needed her I will miss her and the lovely memories she gave me I give my deepest sympathy to here family
Harriet DiLuzio
Friend
December 6, 2020
Dear members of Carolyn’s family, ah, memories, so many through our friendship and ‘working’ ( or I should say, ‘serving’) relationship both through the American Baptist Churches and American Baptist Women’s Ministries. Carolyn was always available, true to her word, always inviting others to join, affirming others’ gifts and callings. She was a treasure. Sadly, Tom and I never had the chance to follow through on her invitations to visit PEI. Her life was lived as a testimony to God, her service was a pleasing aroma to Him. She is now delighting in His presence. Thank you for sharing her with us!!
Joyce Goldthwaite
Friend
December 6, 2020
My sincerest condolences to the Webster family and all of Carolyn's many friends. She will be a huge loss to so many. She was certainly a dear friend to Mom and Dad. They eagerly looked forward to her weekly letters after they returned to the Island. Those letters helped foster and maintain their lifelong relationships with so many friends at FBC. And Dad received them right up until the week of his death! Her and her family's many visits to the Island strengthened bonds begun when Mom and Dad lived in Littleton, not only with the Websters but with the many mutual friends they brought to the Island. It afforded Mom and Dad the best of both worlds. I will never go to the Ceilidh in Stugeon without thinking of Carolyn. She was a blessing to all.
Laverne MacInnis
Family Friend
December 6, 2020
My earliest memories of "Mrs. Webster" were as a child in her Sunday School class at The First Baptist Church. She always had her guitar with her at the church, and would use it regularly as a part of the service. Carolyn was a lovely, supportive influence. My thoughts and prayers go to the family at this time.
Zoe Germain
Friend
December 6, 2020
Our Sympathies and prayers to you all from your Island family. Until we meet again.
Gerard and Mavis Landrigan
Family Friend
December 5, 2020
I'm very sorry to hear of your loss. I will hold your family in my prayers.
Susan Hernandez Beardslee
Family
December 5, 2020
To the Webster family, we are thinking and praying for you during this difficult time in you lives. Carolyn was a special lady and was loved by everyone. Ivan M said it all. She was steadfast. Love and blessings to you. .
Judy and Bill Rodenhizer
Family Friend
December 5, 2020
To the Webster family, we are so sorry for your loss. Our prayers go out to you.
Frank Lynne Johnson
December 5, 2020
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Marco Ventresca
December 5, 2020
Auntie, such a wonderful and special friend. You are now at the right hand of God and the love of your life, Uncle Bert. You meant a lot to a lot of people but you had a special place in my heart and you allowed me to call you Auntie. You once told me that enjoyed me calling you my aunt and it meant a lot to me. You also had a bond with my mom and dad and you and Uncle along with them celebrated many birthavseries. R. I. P. I love you. Marion Purslow. Dec. 5, 2020
Marion Purslow
Family Friend
December 4, 2020
What a remarkable woman and a spectacular life well lived! And her legacy endures in all of you. Sending my deepest condolences

Shannon Webster
Shannon Webster
Teacher
December 4, 2020
We send our sincere condolences on your loss.Caroyln was one of the sweetest and kindest ladies we ever met ,Weclomed us to her cottage on P.E.I .and we always enjoyed talking to her and Bert. Take care xo.
Karen Hay
Family Friend
December 4, 2020
Carolyn was a remarkable woman who lived a long and productive life. How special it is that she was able to be at home in the presence of loved ones right up until she breathed her last. Sending love and prayers to the family.
Tracey Zeckhausen
Family Friend
December 4, 2020
Love and hugs and prayers for all the Websters, what a gift your mom has been!
greg garvan
Friend
December 3, 2020
Best friend for over 85 years! You’ll always be in my heart.
Marjorie Morey
Friend
December 3, 2020
I was Carolyn's hairdresser for many years and she also was my secretary. Whenever I need a formal letter to be written or a newspaper ad. I would call on her she was brilliant. I will miss her lovely smile and her great friendship always so kind and a real lady. She will be missed! Joyce Halloran, Littleton
Joyce Halloran
Friend
December 3, 2020
To the Webster family, I was distrbed by the sad news of Carolyn's passing, my condolences to you for the loss of a gentle soul. The world is poorer place with her gone. She was a kind, loyal and dependable friend to not only mom and dad but to our whole family for the better part of sixty years. She was unswerving in her faith and did many good things for the LFBC, almost always a few minutes late in arriving but never hesitant to stay after the service to serve wherever she could. She was an anchor for so many, not for any praise but because of her ability to recognize those who needed help and being willing to offer it with no strings attached. I know that both mom and dad felt the comfort of the bond with Carolyn on many occasions and greatly appreciated it. No fuss, just simple help to so many over the years, exemplifying the golden rule by her actions. Carolyn was true, humble and probably the best word to describe her; steadfast. Steadfast, that's a good word. Ivan MacInnis
Ivan MacInnis
Friend
December 2, 2020
My sincerest condolences go out to the entire Webster family on the passing of Carolyn, she was the epitome of a true family friend. She was extremely important in the lives of my parents and family which always enjoyed reading her weekly letters about the adventures of the Webster family. She will always be fondly remembered.
Roger McInnis
Family Friend
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