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Carolyn Ruth (Spalding) Lahanas

Carolyn Ruth (Spalding) Lahanas

Tuesday, October 1st, 2019
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Harvard, MA

Carolyn Ruth (Spalding) Lahanas, 91, of Harvard, MA passed away peacefully at home on October 1, 2019. Carol was born in 1928 in Fitchburg, MA to Roland and Esther (Amsden) Spalding, and grew up in Leominster, MA. Like many young girls at that time, she loved horses and went riding whenever she was able. She also was a member of the Rainbow Girls, where she became Worthy Advisor. Carol graduated with honors from Leominster High School in 1946, where she was a member of the high school band, playing the baritone horn. She continued her studies at Boston University, and received a degree in Business Administration in 1950. During the summer months of her college days, Carol worked as a waitress in the historic Wentworth By the Sea Hotel Resort in New Hampshire, and upon graduating from BU, she worked at an advertising agency in Boston. While living in Boston, she met her future husband, Constantine (Gus) Lahanas, and they were married in 1953. After living in Wellesley Hills, MA and Framingham, MA for a short period of time, Carol moved to Harvard in 1960, where she raised her five children and spent almost sixty happy years with her family.

Carol is survived by her children: James R. Lahanas of Harvard; Jayne C. (Lahanas) Rowe and husband Thomas, also of Harvard; Kathryn J. Mallow of Orange Park, Florida; Kenneth J. Lahanas of Austin, Texas; Karl R. Lahanas of Stow, Massachusetts. She also leaves her brother, Eliot (Al) Spalding and his wife Sue of Freeport, Maine, and her three grandsons: Jordan K. Lahanas, Tyler R. Lahanas, and Matthew P. Rowe. Carol was predeceased by her husband, Constantine (Gus) Lahanas.

Carol was a member of the Congregational Church in Harvard for many years, a volunteer driver for Harvard Help, and an accomplished musician. She enjoyed playing the piano, knitting, and hosting holidays for her children and grandchildren. Carol also very much loved spending the summer months with her family at her family cottage on Bustins Island in Maine, where she enjoyed swimming, boat rides, reading, and nightly board games.

Visiting hours Friday, Oct. 4, 2019 from 4:00-8:00 P.M. at the Acton Funeral Home, 470 Massachusetts Avenue, (Rt. 111), Acton, MA 01720. Graveside Service and Urn burial will be held on Saturday, October 5, 2019 at 9:30 a.m. in Bellevue Cemetery, Still River Road, (RT. 110), Harvard, MA.

In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to Bustins and Bay Foundation, Inc. (c/o Baker Braverman & Barbadoro, P.C., 300 Crown Colony Drive #500, Quincy, MA 02169), or the Harvard Council on Aging, Harvard, Massachusetts, 01451.

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  • Visitation

    Friday, October 4th, 2019 | 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    Friday, October 4th, 2019 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    Acton Funeral Home
    470 Massachusetts Avenue
    ACTON, MA 01720
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    In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to Bustins and Bay Foundation, Inc. (c/o Baker Braverman & Barbadoro, P.C., 300 Crown Colony Drive #500, Quincy, MA 02169), or the Harvard Council on Aging, Harvard, Massachusetts, 01451.
  • Interment

    Saturday, October 5th, 2019 | 9:30am
    Saturday, October 5th, 2019 9:30am
    Bellevue Cemetery
    Route 110
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    Graveside service and Urn burial will be held Saturday, October 5, 2019 at 9:30 am.


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