GloucesterTimes.com, Gloucester, MA

July 22, 2013

Carroll W. Wonson DMD


Northbridge, MA — Northbridge, MA – Carroll W. Wonson DMD, 91, passed away Friday, June 28, 2013, in the Beaumont Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of the late Audrey H. (Goucher) Wonson, who died in 1986, and the late Barbara (Laumann) Polley Wonson, who died in 1995.

He was born May 29, 1922, in Gloucester the son of the late Carlton W. and Ruth P. (Burnham) Wonson. He was a resident of Gloucester for most of his life, retiring to Orr’s Island, Maine, in 1986. He resided in Northbridge for the past two years.

Carroll was a graduate of the Berkshire School in Sheffield, Mass., and attended Colgate University in Hamilton, N.Y. He graduated from Tufts University Medical and Dental School in 1942.

He was a veteran of WW II, and served as a dentist in the US Army. After leaving the Army, he opened his own dental practice in Gloucester. Carroll was a member and Past Master of the Acacia Lodge of Masons AF & AM in Gloucester, a member of the Scottish Rite Chapter of Maine, and a member of the Shriners of Maine. He was an avid golfer and played well into his 80s. Carroll loved sailing and was a Commodore of the Eastern Point Yacht Club of Gloucester.

He is survived by his children, Richard G. and his wife, Cynthia, of Hilton Head Island, S.C., Wendy L. and her husband, Rowland Hill of Whitinsville, Natalie B. and her husband, Charles McQuade of Uxbridge; stepdaughter, Susan Dauphinee and her husband, Ed O’Hara of Sarasota, Fla.; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by two sisters, Priscilla Hahn and his twin, Elizabeth Black.

ARRANGEMENTS: A Memorial Service with Full Military Honors will be held on Saturday, July 27, at 11 a.m., in the BUMA Funderal Home, 480 Church Street, Whitinsville, Mass. Burial will be private, and held in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Gloucester.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Shriners Hospital for Children/Boston, 51 Blossom St., Boston, MA 02114-2699. www.bumafuneralhome.com.