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“Peter, to you and your family my sympathy. ”
1 of 7 | Posted by: Jane Cripps (Tumminelli) - NH

“I was Carolyn's SLP for 7 1/2 years at Wrentham until my retirement on Oct. 2nd...I enjoyed working with her very much, and shared her deep love of...Read More »
2 of 7 | Posted by: Ellen Morris-Manchester - Norwood, MA

“Thank you all for your kind words about my sister. I really appreciate your sincere and heartfelt condolences. I would also really like to thank...Read More »
3 of 7 | Posted by: Peter Salvucci - Milford, MA

“To all of Carolyn's Family and Friends,Carolyn was a remarkable woman. Her disabilities did not prevent her from being one of the most memorable...Read More »
4 of 7 | Posted by: Ann Witham - Waltham, MA - Friend

“Dear Peter and family My condolences on Carolyn's passing. I worked with Carolyn at Fernald for almost 18 years as her Speech-Language Pathologist....Read More »
5 of 7 | Posted by: Lisa Seretto - Friend

“Dear Peter and all of the Salvucci Family, I am very sorry to hear of Carolyn's passing. I so enjoyed working with your dear Sister at Fernald and...Read More »
6 of 7 | Posted by: Fran Silveira - Waltham, MA

“I met Carolyn in 2013 as a Recreational Therapist in her home in Wrentham, she instantly showed me that she was extremely bright, knew what she...Read More »
7 of 7 | Posted by: Paula LeMay - Wrentham, MA


Carolyn Salvucci loved life's simple things: music, cooking programs on television and watching her favorite Judge Judy program on a daily basis. She loved the New England Patriots and had a special affection for Matt Light and was able to attend one of his annual Foundation Dinners.

Carolyn J. Salvucci was born in Cambridge on October 19, 1951 a daughter of the late Joseph P. and Jean C. (Sullivan) Salvucci. She was raised in Waltham and later transitioned to residency at The Fernald School for many years. She moved to the Wrentham Developmental Center ten years ago. Carolyn was a much loved resident of both facilities where she developed friendships with residents and staff members.

Her mother, Jean, was a longtime member of the choir at Our Lady's Church and the cantor for many years at weddings and funerals. Jean would always sing Ave Maria to Carolyn and as a result it became her favorite hymn. In her younger years Carolyn's parents sent her on a pilgrimage to Lourdes with the late Cardinal Cushing in which she received wonderful blessings.

Carolyn was freed from the lifelong restrictions of cerebral palsy on Wednesday, November 4th when she died at Brigham and Women's Hospital. She was 69.

She leaves her brother, Peter E. Salvucci and his wife, Susan of Milford; her nieces & nephews, Lauren Dwyer and her husband, Wesley, Matthew Salvucci and his wife, Taylor and Scott Salvucci and his wife, Kara; great-nieces & nephews. Ava, Megan, Alice, Lincoln, Donovan and Ryan; also survived by cousins. She was predeceased by her brother, Joseph P. Salvucci Jr.

Family and friends will honor and remember Carolyn's life by gathering on Saturday, November 7th in Our Lady Comforter of the Afflicted Church, 880 Trapelo Road, Waltham where her Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery, Waltham. There are no calling hours.

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