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Carolyn  M. (Wedholm)  Ambrose

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“I was so very sad to hear of Carolyn's passing. I met her several years ago at an early morning fitness class at the Core Connection. She was always...Read More »
1 of 36 | Posted by: Sue Smith - Westborough, MA

“To The Ambrose Family, We are all so saddened for the loss of a neighbor who was always a light shining bright, even thru cancer treatment. Your...Read More »
2 of 36 | Posted by: Annmarie Quinlivan - Shrewsbury, MA

“I am so sorry for your loss. I was a grade above her at Ridge but remember her well. Her smile was contagious, her energy was never-ending. She lit...Read More »
3 of 36 | Posted by: Maria Pulice - Toms River, NJ

“Kathie, So sorry to hear of your loss. Prayers and condolences to you and your family. ”
4 of 36 | Posted by: Carol Loll - Bowie, MD - Teacher

Lovely tulip at Tower Hill Botanical Garden May 7, 2019
5 of 36 | Posted by: Raluca (iuster) - Shrewsbury, MA

Carolyn at Tower Hill Botanical Garden May 7, 2019 (visited with friend & neighbor, Raluca)
6 of 36 | Posted by: Raluca (iuster) - Shrewsbury, MA

“Carolyn and I bonded as neighbors, and friends, over our mutual love of flowers. We visited each other's gardens, exchanged perennials, and...Read More »
7 of 36 | Posted by: Raluca (iuster) - Shrewsbury, MA

“Great lady , will be greatly missed ”
8 of 36 | Posted by: Charlie Roche - Shrewsbury

“Carolyn always had a smile on her face. Knew her since oak street grade school. ”
9 of 36 | Posted by: Brian McMahon - Bloomsbury, NJ

“I am so sorry for your loss. Carolyn was a friend from High School. We didn't always hang out but when we did she was always so kind and fun. So...Read More »
10 of 36 | Posted by: Mary Zurlo - Washington, NJ

“So very sorry to hear of Carolyn's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with her husband, children and siblings as she was taken too soon. ”
11 of 36 | Posted by: Barbara Kleinert - NJ

“So sorry to hear this news ... to the Ambrose and Wedholm families, my sincere condolences.Our moms taught together at Cedar Hill.We went to school...Read More »
12 of 36 | Posted by: Lisa McLaughlin - Red Bank, NJ

“Family Camp would not be complete without our Shrewsbury/Scituate Love. I am grateful I was able to share a slice of life with Carolyn and her crew....Read More »
13 of 36 | Posted by: Darcy Conlin - SCITUATE, MA

“Dearest Greg, Alexandra, Peter & Chad...We know there are no words that will ease your pain at this difficult time, but you know as well as we do...Read More »
14 of 36 | Posted by: Tracy Heller - College Grove, TN

“A star has left the stage.I feel honored to have known the always delightful, Carolyn. We shared laughs and lunches, "Her" Farm, and "Our" theatre...Read More »
15 of 36 | Posted by: Mary DeFeudis - Northborough, MA

“To the Ambrose Family,I write with sincere condolences regarding Carolyn's passing. I had never met her but she graciously donated tickets and...Read More »
16 of 36 | Posted by: Brianne Spellane - Worcester, MA

“So sorry to hear of Carolyn's passing. Our thoughts, prayers and condolences to all the family. ”
17 of 36 | Posted by: Miralis Family - Apollo Beach, FL

“Carolyn always made me smile as we shared stories of the 'hood'. She was warm, kind and caring. We are very sorry for your loss, and saddened by...Read More »
18 of 36 | Posted by: Debbie Papa - Shrewsbury, MA

“My deepest sympathy to the Ambrose family. Greg I am so glad that we all were able to meet up on Maratha's Vineyard these past years. I will always...Read More »
19 of 36 | Posted by: Stephen Brighton - Andover, MA

“My thoughts are with the Ambrose family during this difficult time. There are no words to share that might assuage your grief. I remember Carolyn...Read More »
20 of 36 | Posted by: Heather Thompson - Millbury, MA

“To the Ambrose/Wedholm clan, I am so sad to hear about Carolyn's passing. I knew Carolyn from Ridge growing up a year ahead of her with Kathy. I...Read More »
21 of 36 | Posted by: KIM STRATTON - San Clemente, CA

“Carolyn lit up every room she entered with her smile. Her positive attitude and amazing outlook on life was inspirational. She was a wonderful...Read More »
22 of 36 | Posted by: Lillian Irwin - Worcester, MA

“What an honor to have known you. May you Rest In Peace. ”
23 of 36 | Posted by: Amy Cutler - Shrewsbury, MA

“My condolences and prayers go out to Carolyn's family. I feel blessed and fortunate to have been born during a time and to have lived in a place...Read More »
24 of 36 | Posted by: Denise Satterfield (Fair) - MA

“Our prayers are with you Greg, Alex, Pete, and Chad. Love ”
25 of 36 | Posted by: Phyllis Dornseif - Avon, CO

“Peace, love and courage to the family and friends of Carolyn. When I first met and worked with Carolyn, she was already challenged by cancer, yet...Read More »
26 of 36 | Posted by: Monica Wagner Elefterion

“Carolyn was a wonderful lady. She was a fighter for sure. Never complained and always had a beautiful smile. Caring about her family was always on...Read More »
27 of 36 | Posted by: Linda Adams - Worcester, MA

“I met Carolyn at the gym and instantly liked her. Such an upbeat person with a great attitude, she made our workouts fun and enjoyable. She always...Read More »
28 of 36 | Posted by: MaryPat Calderwood - Shrewsbury, MA

“So sorry for the loss of Carolyn.Thoughts and prayers sent to the family. ”
29 of 36 | Posted by: Linda Nelson - Worcester, MA

“My condolences. May Carolyn's memory be eternal. ”
30 of 36 | Posted by: Sandi Theros - Auburn, MA

“A beautiful person inside and out, with a fabulous smile. Our thoughts to Greg and family. Many happy memories of book club nights with her. Peace,...Read More »
31 of 36 | Posted by: Donna Sansoucy - Paxton, MA

“You are one of kind Carolyn with your hearty laugh, engaging spirit, and ability to light up a room with contagious laughter. You exemplified the...Read More »
32 of 36 | Posted by: Deanna Vigliotta - Clermont, FL

“Kathy, we are so sorry the loss of your sister. Always know she will watch over you and your family from her place in Gods loving arms. You and your...Read More »
33 of 36 | Posted by: Nick Pessagno - Harwood, MD

“Rest In Peace my beautiful friend. I love you and will remember you always. Thanks for all the love and laughter My sincerest condolences to your...Read More »
34 of 36 | Posted by: Sandy Gerardo - Fort Lauderdale, FL

“So sorry to hear of Carolyn's passing. Thoughts and prayers being sent out to her family and all who loved her. ”
35 of 36 | Posted by: Maria Clifford - Lopatcong Twp, NJ

“So glad we saw Carolyn at the beach Memorial Day weekend. Thinking of you Greg and the kids. ”
36 of 36 | Posted by: Maura McAvoy Santos - Walpole, MA


Carolyn Ambrose would always tell her children, whom she adored 'Make good choices'! Sage advice not only for them, but also for each of us who take some time to read about what an amazing woman was this wife, mother, sister...and best of all friend to everyone. In a room filled only with love and surrounded by family and close friends Carolyn died on Friday, June 7, 2019 at The Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. As in life...her valiant fight with cancer concluded with indomitable grace and humor. She was 56 years old.

Carolyn M. Wedholm was born on January 8, 1963 in Boston a daughter to the late Ralph and Barbara (Coughlin) Wedholm. Raised in Hingham, she moved to New Jersey as a young child where she graduated from Ridge High School in Basking Ridge and then earned her Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Keene State College. While attending Keene, she was a member of Sigma Rho Upsilon sorority and played its women's soccer team.

While working as a server in the popular establishment 'The Office' in Morristown, New Jersey Carolyn met Greg Ambrose whom she would quickly refer to as her 'forever boyfriend.' They later married on June 15, 1991 in The Church of Christ the King in New Vernon, New Jersey. Home was New Jersey for a short time until returning to her native New England in 1997 where they made Shrewsbury their home.

Professionally, Carolyn began work as an intern in London for Nestle before moving back to the states where she worked at J. Crew and Coach Leatherworks in New York City. She enjoyed a rewarding career in marketing and corporate development for non-profit organizations including The Hanover Theater in Worcester and most recently for The Community Harvest Project in Grafton, where she brought enthusiasm and unwavering spirit to increase community involvement. Her partners and coworkers at the Community Harvest Project describe her as one of those people who made our community an even better place to live. Her work and friendships from the Junior League in Worcester, where she served as President, were memorable times doing what she loved by volunteering.

Long before her diagnosis of colon cancer Carolyn always enjoyed life to the fullest. Hobbies and passions included gardening, spending time with friends, reading books, traveling, vacationing on Cape Cod with her family at local Bayview Beach in Dennis, and of course enjoying a cold Corona Light with lime or Tanqueray and tonic in her backyard oasis coined 'Carolynville'. Spending her spare time with dirty hands in the soil would produce beautiful things. Like gardening Carolyn was similar in that flowers brought joy and color into the world. Let us be grateful for the people like Carolyn who make us happy. She was one of those charming gardeners that made our souls blossom. Perhaps, one of her wittiest hobbies was selecting the perfect greeting card for family or friends. She could skillfully seek out the card that was often times non-traditional to send, but undoubtedly made for a great belly laugh! Most recently, she came home in her new fire engine red soft top Jeep Wrangler. She walked in the kitchen, placing the keys on the table telling her forever boyfriend her new car was in the driveway and asked if he wanted to go for ride. Carpe diem!

Carolyn constantly and successfully put smiles on the faces of her family, friends and strangers through her humble and infectious spirit. She always seemed to have this uncanny ability to brighten up the room she entered. Her hearty laugh always heard throughout the room, followed by a little dance jig and big smile. Her contagious sense of humor and genuine care for others drew people close to her and made them instantly feel comfortable.

In addition to her 'boyfriend', Greg she leaves their children. Carolyn was their mother first...and their best friend second. Alexandra, Peter and Chad know they were blessed with one the world's best mothers. She leaves her siblings, Christopher Wedholm (Pamela Helms), Kathleen Eppinger (Michael), Kenneth Wedholm (Cindy); in-laws Clifford Ambrose (Therese) (late Frances), Eric Ambrose, Marc Ambrose (Lorraine Spiro); nieces and nephews to whom she was lovingly known as 'Fun Aunt Cally' and a host of wonderful friends.

Family and friends will honor and remember Carolyn's life by gathering for calling hours in Saint Mary's Church, 640 Main Street, Shrewsbury on Thursday, June 13th from 4 to 8 p.m. Her funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, June 14th at 10 a.m. in the church. Burial is private.

Memorials in her name may be made to The Community Harvest Project, 37 Wheeler Road, North Grafton, MA 01536 www.community-harvest.org or The Hanover Theater, 2 Southbridge Street, Worcester, MA 01608 www.thehanovertheatre.org.

'Make good choices!'