Cartwright Funeral Homes


VAUGHAN, Carolyn E., of Braintree, formerly of New Canaan, CT, Waitsfield, VT and Santa Fe, New Mexico, passed away unexpectedly on January 11, 2022, at the age of 51. Born in Manhattan, NY, Carolyn grew up in Connecticut and graduated from New Canaan High School. She then went on to earn her bachelor’s degree from the University of Vermont and her MBA from Boston College. Most recently, Carolyn was working as a Fundraiser for Zoo New England for the past 6 years. Carolyn had many passions in life, however, being a mother to her beautiful daughter, Delaney, is what she cherished most. A devoted wife, mother, sister, daughter and friend, Carolyn will be sorely missed by all who were blessed to have known her. Carolyn was the beloved wife of Paul Smith and loving mother of Delaney Smith of Braintree. Dear daughter of Mary E. Vaughan of New Canaan, CT and the late Smith Vaughan. Devoted sister of Smith Vaughan, Jr of VT. Daughter-in-law of the late Paul and Caroline Smith of Dorchester. Sister-in-law of Deborah Holleran and her husband William of Braintree and Thomas Smith of Dorchester. Also survived by many other dear family and friends. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend visiting hours on Tuesday, January 18th from 4:00 – 8:00 PM in the Cartwright-Venuti Funeral Home, 845 Washington St., Braintree. A Funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday, January 19th at 10:00 AM in St. Francis of Assisi Church, Braintree. Burial will follow in Blue Hill Cemetery, Braintree. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in her name to Perkins School for the Blind, 175 N Beacon St, Watertown, MA 02472 or to the Alzheimer’s Association, 309 Waverley Oaks Rd, Waltham, MA 02452. For directions or to leave a sympathy message for the family, visit

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