2013-11-08 / Obituaries

Delia Carswell

Delia (De) Carswell, 58, of Milton Mills, N.H., died Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013, surrounded by her loving family. She was eased into the arms of angels by life long friend Linda Brown, after a very short, unexpected illness.

Born in Waterbury, Conn., June 27, 1955, to Arthur and Lina (Marquis) Caron, she was educated in Biddeford.

De was self-employed for the last 12 years, as Delia’s Professional Maid Service. Prior to that she was employed with the former Textron in Farmington and Dover.

She was a doting wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend. De was married to Robert Carswell on Aug. 7, 1982. She was a caring and nurturing person, whose many talents included cooking, baking and making homemade crafts. She loved teaching her nieces and family how to sew and do crafts. One of her greatest passions was putting on the best Halloween costume parties. She became famous for her cake decorating skills.

De loved going camping with her family and she was legendary for her homemade gifts.

She is survived by her husband of 31 years, Robert (Crash) Carswell; her daughter, Wendylee Cantara; grandsons, Ronnie and Gauge Cantara; nine siblings, Roland and his wife Debra Caron, Mike and wife, Dena Caron, Jan and husband, Steve Roberts, Joy and husband, Dana Smail, Theresa and husband, Mike Boucher,

Ed and his wife, Lisa Caron, Paul and wife, BJ Caron, Lisa and husband, Mark Bossie, David and wife, Chrissy Caron; father-in-law, Kippy and wife Diana Carswell; in-laws Betty and husband, Steve Peterson, Brian and wife, Laurie Carswell, Ed Amerman and companion Bev; many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and hundreds of loving friends, whom she touched during her short life.

She is predeceased by her parents, and in-laws, Neil Carswell and Linda Amerman.

A celebration of her life will be held 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9 at Wakefield Congregational Church, 2718 Wakefield Road, Wakefield, N.H.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to The Delia Carswell Memorial Fund, c/o Robert Carswell, PO Box 49 Main St., Milton Mills, N.H. 03852.

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