Carol Mae Wraight ’69 (ENG)
Granite Falls, N.C. – Carol Mae Radwill Rozea of Granite Falls, NC, passed away Wednesday, March 17, 2021, after a brave battle with lung cancer. She was at home and surrounded by family; including her dear friend Marjorie Blubaugh, who has been an invaluable comfort to the family all through this difficult journey.
Born December 21, 1949 in Norwich, Conn., she was the daughter of the late John Radwill and Jean McAllister Radwill. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother John David Radwill and her beloved friend and mother-in-law Clare Rosebud Rozea.
Carol grew up in Norwich and graduated from Norwich Free Academy in 1967. She continued her education at UCONN where she earned a BA majoring in math and computer science. She worked at General Dynamics and taught computer classes at Adult Education. She later rejoined Computer Science Corporation as a systems programmer.
Her most important work, aside from raising two wonderful daughters and caring for all of their friends, was the charitable work and volunteering that she was constantly involved with, often through The First Congregational Church of Norwich, where she was a member for many years. She was ofter referred to by her friends as “Saint Carol”, because she was the most selfless person they knew. She put everyone else’s needs before her own, from eating the frosting-free cookies to volunteering for Hospice, the very program that assisted her and her family during her last days. She was a talented and generous seamstress and quilter, a lover of yoga, the ocean, and walking in the fresh air. Carol was easy to connect with, largely because she was authentic, kind and loving. She was immediately accessible, welcoming and warm in the most clear and true way. She touched the lives of so many people and will be greatly missed.
She is survived by her loving husband Gene Rozea of the home, daughter Erin Wraichette, “favorite” daughter-in-law, Jessie and grandson McAllister of CT, and daughter Laura Wraight of CT; sisters Cynthia Larson and husband Rich of VT, Lee Thompson and husband Fred of VT; former spouse Richard Wraight of CT; sisters-in-law, Kay Rozea of GA and Sue Oakley and husband David of CT; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and many, many dear friends that called her family.