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Caroline Faye (Brackett) Carleton

Caroline Faye (Brackett) Carleton
  • June 15, 1929 - January 14, 2017
  • Melrose, Massachusetts
  • In lieu of flowers, the Carleton family suggests memorial contributions be made to:)
  • Children's Hospital
    300 Longwood Ave.
    Boston, MA 02115

Pause Days Gone By by Bruce H. Zimmerman (ASCAP)
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“I'm so sorry to hear of Faye's passing. I have many great memories of working with Faye on the pediatric ward at MWH .She taught me a lot, we shared...Read More »
1 of 18 | Posted by: Laurie Paris - Middleton, MA

“Ken and family- we were so sad to hear about Faye's death. I have so many wonderful memories of Faye sitting at our kitchen table with my mom,...Read More »
2 of 18 | Posted by: Diane Morris - Yarmouth Port, MA

“I remember Mrs.Carleton when I was growing up on Sheffield Road in Melrose. My house was right across the street from the Carleton's. Our...Read More »
3 of 18 | Posted by: Daniel Cargill - Melrose, MA

“Sincerest condolences to Faye's family. I knew her for many years at MWH. She was a lovely lady. RIPLinda McNamara ”
4 of 18 | Posted by: Linda McNamara - Coworker

“To Seth and family, So sorry to hear of Faye's passing. She was one of my co-workers on pediatrics at Melrose-Wakefield for many years. Faye was a...Read More »
5 of 18 | Posted by: Kathy Giannelli - Melrose, MA

“Seth and family so sorry for your loss ”
6 of 18 | Posted by: Jill Cote - Salem, MA

“Ken and family,So sorry to hear of Faye's passing. She was a wonderful person, nurse and co-worker. Faye's delight was her family and she always...Read More »
7 of 18 | Posted by: Maurine ( Connolly) Garipay - MA

“Uncle Ken, Sara, Scott, Steve, Seth and extended families. So saddened to hear of Aunt Fayes passing. Keeping all of you in my thoughts and in my...Read More »
8 of 18 | Posted by: Beth Hudkins - Kennebunk, ME

“To Kenny and family ,Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time .I spent many years working with Faye on Pediatrics at Melrose...Read More »
9 of 18 | Posted by: Elaine and Doug MacDonald - MA

“Dear Ken and Carleton Family,Very sorry for your loss, such good memories of Faye, she was such a kind and good neighbor over our many years on...Read More »
10 of 18 | Posted by: Frank Garvey - Melrose, MA

“It is so difficult to say goodbye to a parent. I am sorry for your loss, and I know that your memories will continue to comfort you over time. I am...Read More »
11 of 18 | Posted by: Betsy D'Alelio - Winchester, MA

“Very sorry for your loss,Ken.I will always remember my good neighbors. ”
12 of 18 | Posted by: Peter Shinney - Charlestown, MA

“Dear Sara, Thoughts and prayers are with you, your family and all who loved your Mom at this difficult time. May love and memories sustain you as...Read More »
13 of 18 | Posted by: Sue Daly - Melrose, MA

“So sorry to lose such a dear friend & teacher. Faye will always be in my heart & mind ”
14 of 18 | Posted by: Cindy McInnis - Bluffton, SC

“Hey Mom, I miss you dearly. Thank you for loving me and being the best mom that anyone could ask for! Thank you for nurturing my boys and being...Read More »
15 of 18 | Posted by: Sara D'Alelio - Darien, CT

“In memory of a wonderful loving woman. Her "wicked" sense of humor, her love of her family and her friends. She will be missed by many in MA and in...Read More »
16 of 18 | Posted by: LIZABETH MCLAUGHLIN - MARLBOROUGH, NH

“I am so sorry to learn of this. Mrs. Carleton will be missed by many as she touched a lot of lives. ”
17 of 18 | Posted by: Bill Huntress - Melrose, MA

“The Gately Family and Staff wish to express our sincere sympathy to you. It is our hope that we may be able to make a difficult time more bearable....Read More »
18 of 18 | Posted by: John W. Gately, John H. Gately & Fred Sprague - MA


Caroline Faye (Brackett) Carleton passed away at her home in Melrose on January 14, 2017. She was 87 years of age. Faye was born in Danvers on June 15, 1929 to the late Charles & Helen (Deering) Brackett. She was raised in Melrose, graduated from Melrose High School, Class of 1947 and from Children's Hospital School of Nursing. Faye played basketball and softball at Melrose High School. Mrs. Carleton was a lifelong resident of Melrose except for a few years living in Georgia while her husband was in the Air Force and stationed there. Faye worked as a pediatric nurse for over 30 years at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. Mrs. Carleton was an avid golfer, enjoyed playing golf in Florida and was a member of Rowley Country Club for many years. She enjoyed taking trips to Bermuda, Florida, Sunapee Lake and in years past liked to go skiing. She also enjoyed going to bingo in Florida on Thursdays and at Malden catholic High School on Sundays. Faye was the beloved wife of 67 years to Kenneth B. Carleton. Loving mother of Scott Carleton & his wife Susan of Rowley, Sara D'Alelio & her husband Robert of Darien, CT, Steven Carleton & his wife Jo-Ann of Andover and Seth Carleton of Melrose. Grandmother of Ashley Bobrek & her husband John, Kimberly Kmiec & her husband Richard, Kerri Carleton, Gregory, Jeffrey & Bradley D'Alelio, Nicholas and Lindsay Carleton. Great grandmother of Lucas Bobrek. Also survived by several nieces, nephews and friends. Funeral service and interment at Wyoming Cemetery in Melrose will be private. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Faye's name to Children's Hospital, 300 Longwood Ave., Boston, MA 02115. Arrangements by Gately Funeral Home Melrose.