Carol-Anne Eldridge

  • Born: May 14, 1937
  • Died: October 16, 2019
  • Location: West Dover, Vermont

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Tribute & Message From The Family


Loving Wife, Mother and Grandmother

Carol-Anne (Scharch) Eldridge, Ed. D. 82, passed away on Wednesday, October 16th after her courageous battle with cancer. Carol-Anne was born on May 14th, 1937, in Groton, MA the daughter of the late Dorothy L. Scharch and Paul E. Scharch. She grew up in Pepperell, MA.
Carol-Anne attended Keuka College in New York where she attained her bachelor's degree in religious education and then went on to get her MA in Education and her Doctorate in Computer Science at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She first served as Director of Religious Education at St. George's Episcopal Church, Maplewood, NJ before moving to St. Louis, MO where she became a public school teacher. She spent most of her career as an educator, retiring after 25 years of teaching in the Nashua, NH school district. She was named to Who's Who in American Education in 1993.
Carol-Anne was a wife, a mother, a sister, a friend, and a Nana, survived by her husband, Elsom Eldridge Jr., her children Elsom Eldridge III, Mark Eldridge, and Beth Dakoulas, her sister Paula Taggart, and 10 grandchildren.
She loved being outdoors and in the summer you could find her kayaking or walking the Oxbow Road in Heath, MA. In the winter you would find her at Mt. Snow in West Dover, VT, where she served as a ski ambassador for over 10 years. Over the years she was very active with her Church, the Springfield Choral Society and the Heath Historical Society. Compiling her family genealogy was a long-time passion for Carol-Anne, trips to German and Canada aided in the compilation of her genealogy work.
There are no calling hours. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Monday, October 21st at The Episcopal Church of Saints James and Andrew, 8 Church Street, Greenfield, MA. The burial will follow immediately at Center Cemetery in Heath, MA. Friends are invited to attend.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Norris Cotton Cancer Center: https://www.dartmouth-hitchcock.org/donate/norris-cotton-cancer-center.html