Carolyn Bruns

Carolyn A. Bruns (Bruns)

Monday, June 18th, 1934 - Monday, May 25th, 2020
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Carolyn A. Bruns passed away in Portland on May 25, at the age of 85. The daughter of George and Eleanor Bruns, Carolyn was raised in Melrose, MA and also spent time in Rockport, MA.

She attended Lasell Junior College and graduated from Cardinal Cushing College. Carolyn spent her career in private club management, starting at the Harvard Club of Boston, moving to the Wellesley College Club and then at the Colony Club in NYC. Her job was to oversee wedding receptions, private functions and the dining rooms. She was conscientious about her work, taking pride in ensuring guests felt welcome and that events were flawless. She was always careful to choose the right decor, properly set a table and dress tastefully. Her poise and charm matched the careful planning of the events she oversaw.

After retiring in 1996, she lived in Connecticut until she relocated to Kennebunk, Maine in 2000. She lived briefly at the Atria in Scarborough and The Cedars in Portland.

Her hobbies and passions included pearl jewelry design, playing bridge and poodles. She had three miniature black poodles over the years—Demitasse, Tansy and Annie.

Carolyn Bruns is survived by her sister, Barbara (Bruns) Brackett of Rockport, MA, her nieces Jennifer and Emily Brackett of Portland, Maine and her great niece and nephew Clara and Dean Woods.

Services are private. Should friends choose, memorial donations in her name are encouraged to: Catholic Charities Maine, PO Box 10660, Portland, ME 04104-6060.

To share a memory or leave a message of condolence, please visit Carolyn’s Book of Memories Page at

Arrangements are in care of Bibber Memorial Chapel, 67 Summer Street, Kennebunk, ME 04043.
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    Oak Grove Cemetery - Medford, MA
    230 Playstead Road
    Medford, MA 02155
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    Interment will be at a later date.
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Stephanie Hamilton

Posted at 04:18pm
Carolyn was my Mother -Marion Hamilton's neighbor at Oakwood Lane. You could not have asked for a more wonderful neighbor to have for your elderly Mother. Carolyn was so thoughtful and kind and my Mother and the whole family appreciated her so much. My prayers go out to Carolyn and her family.

With my deepest condolences,
Stephanie Hamilton

Betsy Bouma

Posted at 08:32am
Barbara, Jennifer and Emily, I was so sorry to see that Carolyn has passed away. She was a very good neighbor and friend to me while I lived on Oakwood Lane and I will never forget her. She was an extremely accomplished lady who always thought of how she could do for others. Warmest regards to you and your family. I miss Maine!! Betsy Bouma

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