Carolyn Jane Gould Edmunds of Falmouth died peacefully on July 9. She was 92.

She was a former resident of Edgartown and Worcester. While living in Worcester, she was a longtime member of Worcester’s International Society, St. Luke’s Episcopal Church and the Sweet Adelines. She worked for 25 years as an admissions officer at UMass Hospital, where she was a favorite among patients.

She was a caring friend and neighbor and maintained many friendships over decades, including from high school.

She was known for her style, intellect and humor. She traveled extensively, threw terrific parties and was an excellent baker, seamstress, needleworker, singer, and pianist.

Her love of reading was legendary and her library considerable. Among the life lessons she shared were never to buy a pocketbook that didn’t fit a paperback, and not to read a book that you’re not enjoying: there are too many good ones stacking up.

Mrs. Edmunds is survived by her sister, Barbara van Houten of Middletown, Conn.; her son and daughter in law Robert and Deborah Edmunds of Edgartown; her daughters Susan O’Brien of Falmouth and Nancy Edmunds of Medford; grandchildren Matthew Edmunds of Woburn, Nathaniel Edmunds and his wife Zelda of Detroit, Mich., Caitlyn O’Brien of Cambridge, and James O’Brien, his wife Jessica and their children Mason and Jaxson, all of Falmouth. She was predeceased by her former husband, Verne C. Edmunds.

Her funeral will be held on Saturday, July 23 at 2 p.m. at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church in Falmouth. A reception to which all are welcome will follow the service.

She had a deep love of the ocean and enjoyed driving to the beach to read and be sure that the water was still there. Memorial contributions may be made to the Falmouth Beach Department, c/o Maggie Clayton, Superintendent, 59 Town Hall Square, Falmouth, MA 02540. Please write on memo line: Donation Beach Department.

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