Woodstock – Caroline Kenney, 28, passed away on August 18, 2022, at Baystate Memorial Hospital in Springfield, MA surrounded by those who loved her. She passed pain free after battling with Cystic Fibrosis.
Caroline was born in Willimantic, CT. She was the cherished daughter of Jerry and Lisa (Hall) Kenney, and sister to Kaitlyn Kenney and Jason Kenney. Caroline attended St. Mary School in Putnam, class of 2008, The Woodstock Academy, class of 2012, and received Highest Honors when graduating with her bachelor’s degree from Assumption College, class of 2016. Caroline worked as an editor for AARL. Although she worked as a full-time editor, her dream was to become a published author.
While attending St. Mary School, she was active in the community. She was the youngest female altar server at the time, was an active participant in and president of Interact, and enjoyed Photo Club. Caroline also enjoyed playing softball on the St. Mary team and little league team with her sister.
At Woodstock Academy, Caroline was in the top 5 in her class. She participated in climbing club, peer tutoring, National Honor Society, was Co-Captain of the Interact Relay for Life team, and found a love of pottery.
She thrived at Assumption College where she wrote for the Catholic Digest and was sponsored by role models she met at St. Mary School. Caroline also wrote for the college newspaper and became an English tutor. Assumption allowed her to visit one of her favorite locations in the world, London. There she felt in her element and loved to explore.
Those who worked with Caroline spoke highly of her dedication to her role and talent as an editor. When she was working in the office, she would leave people small messages and origami, letting them know that she had stopped by. Her career also allowed her to travel and attend conferences across the country.
Caroline was smart, spunky, mischievous, and kind. She loved giving gifts; she was thoughtful and knew exactly what to do to make you smile. Little did she know that she was the real gift to her family and friends. Caroline loved thunderstorms in the summer, going high speed on jet skis, anything London related, and having tea or coffee while catching up with friends or family.
Caroline is survived by her parents, Jerry and Lisa Kenney of Woodstock; her sister Kaitlyn Kenney of Wellesley Hills MA; her loving partner Anthony Devlin of Chicopee MA; her brother Jason and wife Christine Kenney of Fenton MI; as well as nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles, and numerous friends and family all across Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Michigan.
Caroline passed knowing just how much everyone loved her and cared for her. She will be remembered as a beautiful person who blessed others with her smile and kindness.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Caroline’s family from 9:30 am to 10:45 am on Saturday, August 27, 2022, in the Gilman Funeral Home, 104 Church St, Putnam, CT. A Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11:00 am in St Mary Church of the Visitation, 218 Providence St., Putnam, CT.
In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in Caroline’s name to the Boomer Esiason Foundation at esiason.org/donate. Caroline was gifted a college scholarship through this foundation when she was attending Assumption College.