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Carolyn M. (Papps) MacDonald SURRY — Carolyn Mae (Papps) MacDonald passed away peacefully at her home with her daughters at her side on Monday, May 18, 2020. She was the beloved wife of Malcolm Fraser MacDonald who predeceased her in 2017. Carolyn was born in Claremont, New Hampshire, the daughter of Clyde Earl Papps and Esther Irma (Hurd) Papps. She graduated from Stevens High School in 1949. Carolyn was trained as a nurse at Mary (Dartmouth) Hitchcock Hospital in Hanover, New Hampshire, Later, she became a travel agent and tour guide. She spent over 30 years raising her children while staying involved in her many interests: art, photography, skiing, bicycling, crafts, sewing, square dancing, singing, music, Stevens Alumni. community theater and gardening. She had been a longtime member of the Episcopal Church. To read her full obituary, please visit: https://www.stringerfh.com/obituary/carolyn-macdonald. She is survived by her sister, Patricia Hopkins (Theodore Hopkins) of Claremont, New Hampshire; and her six children, Charles MacDonald (Debbie MacDonald) of Monroeville, New Jersey, Catherine Barg (Randall Barg) of Ipswich, Massachusetts, Elizabeth Jaszczyszyn (George Jaszczyszyn) of Holyoke, Massachusetts, Margaret “Peggy” MacDonald (Larry Lewack) of Burlington, Vermont, Christine Matos (Henry Matos) of Somerset, Massachusetts, and Daphne Gawne (Michael Gawne) of St. Albans, Vermont. Carolyn is also survived by 12 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and a nephew. A small private service will be at Stringer Funeral Home, Claremont, New Hampshire. We regret that in these pandemic times, we cannot include her friends. The family will plan a celebration of her life when circumstances allow. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to The Surry Players at surryplayers@gmail.com to support community theater. The family is forever grateful for the support of: Dr. Thomas Connelly, Hospice case manager; the American House, Keene, New Hampshire, for a winter of loving support; and D+S Home Care team of Walpole, New Hampshire, for being there day and night for all of us.

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