Dr. Caroline S. Stone died on April 27, 2021 at the age of 87.
Carol was born on January 9, 1934 in Lincoln, MA, to Edith Snelling and Edward Stone. She was the youngest twin of five children, which included two sets of fraternal twins, and is survived by daughter Laura Greenberg; daughter Jennifer Sawyer (Mark); son David Green (Lisa); grandchildren, William, Robert, Jessica, Scott, Joseph, Michael; great-grandson William; rescue cat Twyla; and twin brother Malcolm (aka her “womb-mate” and partner in crime). She was married to Lawrence G. Greenberg on August 24, 1958 for 25 years, and resided in Newton before retiring to her dream home, which she called “Lindisfarne” (one of her favorite castles) in Plymouth, Massachusetts.
Carol was one of those special women whom it was a privilege to know. She was devoted to her family and profession, and was incredibly dedicated, hard working, and caring. She was a life-long nurse, earning an Associates degree from Mount Ida College ('57), an R.N. from MGH School of Nursing ('60), a B.S. from Worcester State College ('79), an M.S. from Boston College ('81), and a Doctorate of Nursing Science from Boston University ('88), all while working full-time, raising three children, and twice surviving breast cancer. She held many supervisory roles throughout her career at the old Boston Lying Inn and Brigham & Women’s hospitals in Labor & Delivery and OBGYN, and taught Nursing in the Graduate programs at the University of Massachusetts Boston and Salem State College.
Carol was known for her passion for adventure. Her desire to travel began in the 1950’s when she toured the country as a member of Sam Snyder’s Water Follies. Her love of all things royal, especially Princess Diana, brought her to England and Europe many times, where she traveled around (by RV, bus, and car) to see castles and churches, and made many new friends along the way.
Carol’s favorite spot in the whole world was on the beach in Manomet. She could often be seen practicing her synchronized swimming skills and floating in the ocean for hours. She loved watching the fireworks on the third of July, boating around the harbor with her family, and laughing with her friends in the sand. She enjoyed Saturday mornings at yard sales with her grandchildren, and Sunday mornings at church, where she participated in the Prayer Ministry and served as a Deanery representative in support of her deep religious beliefs.
Carol was a strong, intuitive, independent woman, who took care of people, and never relied on others to take care of her. She advocated for social justice and women’s rights, supported animal welfare groups, and fought to protect the climate. She was never afraid to take a stand and speak up for what is right. She was a woman ahead of her time, and an amazing role model for her family. When we picture Carol, we will remember her dressed from head to toe in aqua, a book in hand, and a black cat by her side.
A private memorial service for family only will be held in Carol's honor. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a breast cancer research organization or animal rescue of your choice.