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Carolyn (Vance) Wormwood

October 18, 1925 ~ January 18, 2021 (age 95)


Carolyn Wormwood, age 95, passed away peacefully at VITAS Hospice in Lake Mary, FL on January 18, 2021.

 Born, in Natick, MA, to William and Olive Vance on October 18, 1925. She graduated from Sargent's College, Boston University in physical therapy in 1946.

She married her husband of 60 years Wayne Wormwood in 1947 and moved with him back to North Berwick, ME. Carolyn taught grade 4 for over 40 years in the local school system and sang in the First Congregationalist Church Choir for nearly 4 decades. She had many passions beyond her deep love for family and friends. Her life was spent devoted to volunteerism. After surviving breast cancer, she assisted other patients with “Reach to Recovery” as a physical therapist. Along with husband Wayne, Irene Allen, and Jed Court, they founded Camp Waban, now known as Waban Projects in Sanford, ME. She was the waterfront director there and coached the Maine Special Olympic Swim Team for several years. Along with Wayne, volunteerism continued in retirement to include the Walt Disney World Marathon and WDW golf tournaments while living in Haynes City, FL. They also volunteered thousands of hours at Advent Health Heart of Florida Hospital, Davenport, FL.

 Carolyn was predeceased by husband Wayne in 2006. She is survived by her son Vance and wife Cynthia of Scarborough, ME; grandson Erik Wormwood and wife Joyce, great granddaughters Lily and Ruby of Arlington MA; grandson Andrew Wormwood of Madbury, NH; and son Brian and wife Judith Pickering of Orlando, FL and step grandson Cyrus Gould of Friendship, ME

 We wish to thank her caregivers of the Lake Mary Health and Rehabilitation Center, Lake Mary, FL. A Celebration of Life service is planned in August for both Carolyn and Wayne at Hillside Cemetery, North Berwick, ME  Condolences may be expressed at

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Hillside Cemetery, North Berwick

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