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Carolyn (Cheney) Wolfe

December 19, 2019


Hartford/Woodstock....Carolyn (Cheney) Wolfe, of Hartford and formerly of Woodstock, passed away peacefully on December 19, days after her 92nd birthday.

Carolyn was the daughter of Stanley and Muriel (Wharton) Cheney, of Southbridge, and later the stepdaughter of Claire (Maxwell) Cheney.  She was a graduate of Northfield Mount Hermon School and Tufts University.  

Carolyn’s early years were spent playing on her grandfather’s Southbridge property, Laurel Ledge Farm, where she developed her strong self-reliance and love of adventure.  She married fellow Tufts graduate Ralph J. Wolfe and raised their three children in Watertown and Wayland, MA and Riverside, CT before relocating to Woodstock, where she lived for many years. In 2015 she moved to West Hartford to be near family.  

Family was the central focus of Carolyn’s life. Her pride and delight in the accomplishments and antics of her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren was evident to all who knew her. She enjoyed making friends, cooking, gardening, playing bridge, traveling and of course UCONN women’s basketball and the Red Sox.   

Carolyn was predeceased by her sister, Sarah Buell, and is survived by her brother Philip Cheney, and his wife Caroline, of Woodstock.  She leaves behind three children: Muriel and Bill Brown of West Hartford, Tom and Linda Wolfe of Branford, CT, and Cynthia Wolfe of Stow, MA.  

Carolyn asked to be remembered without ceremony.  There will be a celebration of her life at a later date.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Carolyn’s memory to The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp (

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