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Our dear mother, Caroline T. Hoosick, 89, passed away peacefully Thursday in her Maple Street home.
Born in Lawrence, Caroline was the daughter of the late George E. and Gertrude (Shatz) Maylum.
Upon graduating from high school she landed her first real job as an operator for the Bell Telephone Company -- the only telephone company in existence back then. Rumor has it that she connected with her future husband, Frederick L. Hoosick of Andover, through the phone, of course. They spent the next 65 years together until his passing one year ago.
Caroline’s legacy can be best described as a thoughtful, friendly, and authentic care giver. Her surviving children have many fond memories her. We remember all the home cooked meals she would prepare for us, the breakfast, lunch and dinners, the pantry and refrigerator stocked with everyone’s favorite foods. We remember all of our friends being treated like family and that no one went away hungry. We remember the many Sunday drives with her and dad exploring the countryside and numerous attractions of New England. We remember all the county fairs she would take us to in the fall. We remember all the vacations we spent at the lakes in Maine. We remember all the birthdays she made so special for us. We remember all the “care packages” sent from her heart that the children and grandchildren received. We remember all the thoughtful letters and pictures that were sent to us. We remember how she thoroughly supported each of us in our life’s directions and dreams. We remember how she supported each of us when we went through hardships and troubles. She was always there for us and always a cheerleader.
Caroline was gracious and outgoing and could strike up a conversation with anyone and make them feel like they had been friends forever. She took the best care of us kids and grandchildren, not a single day passed in which our needs went unmet.
We remember all that you did for us, Mom, and all the friends that you touched with your cheeriness and thoughtfulness; you are engraved in our hearts forever.
She is survived by her sons, Stephen and Chris and his wife, Laraine, and daughter, Andrea Hoosick; and sister in-law, Patty and Ben Bronsdon of Jupiter, Fla. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Leah, Ryan, Anna, Ryan, Rachel, and Haley; and great-grandson, Bryce. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her son, Andrew S. Hoosick.
A heart felt thank you to Maureen, Rachel, Sabrina, Tawnya, Odalisa, Mirabel, and Yahaira, Caroline’s home care providers who took the greatest care of her and provided support to the family during this challenging time.
In keeping with her wishes, Caroline will be celebrated in a private family memorial at Oakdale Cemetery, Middleton.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Whittier-Porter Funeral home of Ipswich. To leave a condolence, please visit www.whittier-porter.com.
Published on  December 4, 2017
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