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Carolyn A. Rich

March 11, 1946 ~ March 22, 2019 (age 73)

Carolyn A. (Holt) Rich, 73, of Manchester, daughter of Donald and Genevive Holt left this earth on March 22, 2019 at home. She was born in Keesville, NY home of Au Sable Chasms that were owned by her family.

She came to Connecticut as a young adult and worked for many years at the Metropolitan District Commission in Hartford. There, she met her husband to be, Philip J. Rich, who pre-deceased her 28 years ago.

Carolyn was a member of St. Bridget Church and for many years a friend of Bill and an avid supporter of Protectors of Animals. She loved camping, the ocean, her cats, reading and driving her VWs around town.

She was also predeceased by her two sisters, Katherine and Betty and two brothers Alan and Jim and her step-son Philip Rich Jr. She is survived by her nieces, Amy and Catherine of New York and a nephew Everett. Also left to mourn her is her cousin Alice Conway of St. Louis, her sister-in-law Ruthmary of New York and and her step-daughter, Kathi Rich of Manchester with whom she resided.

The family expresses great gratitude to the MMH staff of 1-East where an accurate diagnosis of supra-nuclear palsy was finally made and the Hospice staff of Hartford Health Care at Home and Kate and Nate. Also our heartfelt thank you to Louise Leitao for her love and kindness throughout this difficult time.

Services will be held at Second Congregational Church, 385 N. Main St., Manchester, at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, March 26, 2019. Burial will be private and at the convenience of her family. Holmes-Watkins Funeral Home, Manchester, is entrusted with her arrangements. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Protectors of Animals, 144 Main St., East Hartford, CT 06118. This would be greatly appreciated. To leave a message of condolence for her family, please visit www.holmeswatkins.com.

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