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Obituary for Carolyn L. Edwards (Burdick)

Groton – Carolyn L. (Burdick) Edwards, 83, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on December 5, 2020 after a courageous battle with cancer.

She was the daughter of Mae Burdick Davidson and Benjamin Burdick. She was born and raised in Mystic and worked for the Stonington Public School System for many years as a teacher’s aide, a job that she thoroughly loved.

Carolyn enjoyed watching her children and grandchildren play sports. She enjoyed spending time with her family, bowling, playing Bingo with her friends at the Groton Elks and the Gales Ferry Fire Department and working on her tan.

She was predeceased by her husband of 62 years, James F. Edwards and brother, Vernon Burdick. She is survived by her two sisters, Eleanor Muller and Dorothy Lueneburg of Pawcatuck; and her children, Tammy Welsch and her husband Eric of Norwich, Karen Longley and her husband Brian of Griswold, Curtis Edwards of Taftville and Linda Lavoie and her husband Jim of Voluntown, CT. She is also survived by her 11 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.

Carolyn will be sorely missed by her beloved family as she dedicated her life to us.

A private graveside service will be held at Elm Grove Cemetery in Mystic, CT.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to the Smilow Cancer Center in Waterford, CT.
Gaffney-Dolan Funeral Home, 59 Spruce St., Westerly is in care of the arrangements. For online condolences please visit