Carolyn “Carnie” J. (DeLong) Hansen

May 14, 2020

Carolyn “Carnie” J. (DeLong)  Hansen

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Carolyn “Carnie” J. (DeLong) Hansen – of Woburn, May 14th, at the age of seventy-two. Loving mother of Cheri Dennett, her husband Ed Dennett and the late Scott Vasquezi, his wife Nicole. Adored grandmother of Anthony Vasquezi, Marlie and Parker Dennett. Dear sister of Paul H. Delong, his wife Pam. Cherished aunt of Farrah Stohner and Valinda Neely. Due to the current situation we are experiencing with the Corona Virus, arrangements are private and under the direction of the Lynch – Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn. In Lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Carolyn’s memory to the Michael J. Fox Foundation, P.O. Box 5014, Hagerstown, MD 21741-5014

Carolyn “Carnie” J. (DeLong) Hansen – a life long resident of Woburn, died peacefully, May 14th, at the age of seventy-two.

Born and raised in Woburn, Carolyn was a daughter of the late Henry and Ruth (Smythe) DeLong. She was educated in Woburn and a graduate of Woburn High School. At the age of 40, Carolyn pursed a college degree. She earned a bachelors degree from Gordon college and later a master’s degree in Social Work from Boston College. She was quite bright, but also had tremendous ambition.

For many years, she worked at Beverly Hospital in the Special Care Nursery, taking care of the mothers and babies. She had so much compassion for people, which made her perfect for this job.

She loved to play tennis and golf and was a member of both a golf team and a tennis team for many, many years. She also loved time with her girlfriends and always looked forward to a “girl’s weekends” away, going up North, visiting the mountains and rivers. They golfed and played together every chance they had and made many memories!

Carolyn loved her family immensely! Her “grand babies” were her pride and joy, and called her “Mimi”. She would take them everywhere; the beach, amusement parks, museums and fairs. Anywhere there was an adventure to be had, she would go. She loved to entertain, and hosting the family during the holiday seasons always made her so happy.

Carolyn and her daughter Cheri were the best of friends and did everything together. She was her number one supporter and confidant and had the ability to make everyone feel so special. She was always the one people went to, to talk about their troubles and they always left her feeling better.

She had a wonderful sense of humor, loved to smile and had more belly laughs throughout her life.  She was such a special soul and had a way of making everyone feel so comfortable, accepted and loved. She was positive and warm and strong. She handled her illness with courage and determination and still managed to laugh every chance she got. She quite simply was the biggest blessing to all who had the honor to be close to her and will be deeply missed!

Loving mother of Cheri Dennett, her husband Ed Dennett and the late Scott Vasquezi, his wife Nicole. Adored grandmother of Anthony Vasquezi, Marlie and Parker Dennett. Dear sister of Paul H. Delong, his wife Pam. Cherished aunt of Farrah Stohner and Valinda Neely.

Due to the current situation we are experiencing with the Corona Virus, arrangements are private and under the direction of the Lynch – Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn. In Lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Carolyn’s memory to the Michael J. Fox Foundation, P.O. Box 5014, Hagerstown, MD 21741-5014

Due to the current situation we are experiencing with the Corona Virus, arrangements are private and under the direction of the Lynch – Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn. In Lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Carolyn’s memory to the Michael J. Fox Foundation, P.O. Box 5014, Hagerstown, MD 21741-5014

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  1. I knew Carnie – not long enough. We met at Gordon College in Wenham. I like to believe we needed each other to endure and complete our studies. She more than me kept things in perspective. A positive and caring person with lots of patience and and a keen sense of humor. These traits were obvious when talking with her father. They bantered back and forth while Henry reported his daily activities I witnessed her love of family for a long time. Carnie was a proud daughter, sister, mother and grandmother. A great friend to all. Carolina, en mi corazon vive.

  2. Steve & Eleanor Tague

    Carnie was a cherished friend. We enjoyed many fun activities as girlfriends and couples. My most precious memories were our afternoon tea parties when our children were growing up.

  3. Cindy Smyth Sassenrath

    I will never forget Carnie. I loved to have her as our babysitter when my sister and I were young. She always played with us and usually let us stay up past our bedtime. My condolences to all and may you find comfort and peace knowing she is with Jesus and the rest of the family. May God bless us all.

  4. Wayne & Donna Leigh

    Our deepest sympathy in the loss of our dear friend Carnie. Our friendship dates back to living on Heritage Way in Burlington and continued through the years.She was an amazing woman and we were so very fortunate to have shared in hearing her wonderful laughter so many times through the years. Rest in peace sweet lady.

  5. Charlie & Sue Coe

    Carnie was a truly remarkable family member with a positive outlook on life. She will be missed by the entire family

  6. Jennifer Andrade

    From our family to yours, we are heart fully sorry for your loss. May the memories bring a smile to your face & peace to your heart💜

  7. Carolyn Vecchry

    Carnie I will never forget your beautiful infectious smile along with your incredible funny sense of humor. If you were there in our circle of friends there would be laughter for sure! You had the gift of turning a sad or bad situation around into a joyful time of laughter. You had a loving heart bigger than most always reaching out and tirelessly mentoring and giving to others.
    We’ll all miss you girlfriend, but it’s comforting to know you no longer suffer but are in the arms of Jesus!!
    My sincerest condolences go out to all the family and close friends.

  8. Sandy and Don webber

    Carnie you always a loving kind person. Always ready for a party any time. Make up some cookies and blow up the balloons. I’m so glad you were in my life. Kindness and forgiveness and a big smile and love. You will be great missed. You are in heaven with Scott now. God bless you both

  9. Roberta Miller Boyd King

    I was so sorry to learn of Carnie’s passing. I have wonderful memories of her and her family during our days at Montvale Church. I left Woburn many years ago, but frequently thought of her and wondered where life had taken her. I hope her days were filled with love and joy to match her beautiful smile. Sending love to all her friends and family.

  10. Amber Crowley

    I am blessed to have know. Your mother Cheri and know she is resting at peace with your brother and Magnus. We are all here for you during this time. 💕
    Amber, Dennis, Denny, Liam, Caitlin and NeeNee and Pa

  11. Linda Farrell Kuhnen

    Carnie was a beloved cousin and part of the wonderful extended “Smyth” clan. I have so many memories of vacations, sleepovers, family meals, Thanksgiving feasts, water skiing, etc. over our years of growing up together. The uncles, aunts, and cousins played a very positive and important part of my youth. Our sympathy to Carnie’s extended family.

  12. Beth & Rich Mazzocca

    What a tremendous, heartbreaking, loss; our deepest sympathies to you, Cheri, Ed, Marlie & Parker.

  13. My sister, acquired the nickname “Carnie” because, as toddler, I couldn’t pronounce Carolyn. The name stuck and gave her a unique identity that served her well. She was a very happy, optimist, and upbeat person for whom the glass was always 3/4 full. She will be missed.

  14. Deborah Deputat

    My deepest condolences to Carnie’s family for the loss of this lovely lady. Debbie Deputat, Flying Birdies Golf League TCC

  15. Julianne DeAngelis

    My sincerest condolences. Carnie and I were friends in high school. Sounds like a long time ago but I’ve thought of her often.

  16. I’ve never known a more caring, Christian woman than Carnie. She was a beloved “GG” and will be forever remembered and missed. Rest with the Lord and enjoy hugs with Scotty once again. I won’t forget you.

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