Carol-Anne Eldridge

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

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Brattleboro, VT 05301
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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:


Condolence & Memory Journal


Sending our condolences for the passing of a great woman. Carol Anne was a wonderful friend to my mother, Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.

Posted by Tom Flynn Family - Heath, MA, MA - Friend   October 22, 2019

Dear Beth and family,
My heart goes out to you. I lost my mom 12 years ago and there isn't a day that goes by that I don't think of her and how she changed the world. Your mom sounds so much like my mom. It will be hard but with time and fond memories, you will go on without her. Smile and do good things that will make her proud. Hugs,Storme Odell

Posted by Storme Odell - FL - Friend   October 22, 2019

Carol Anne will be missed by her mount snow ambassador family,and by me on the trail in west dover and at the anchor for dinner. Rest easy my friend.

Posted by Sharon Klass    October 21, 2019

Carol-Anne may you Rest In Peace. I will always hold you in my heart forever as you were one of the strongest women I have ever met. In so many ways you showed me how to be strong regardless of what life throws at you. And the chocolate chip cookies you will be making in heaven will be delicious. My deepest Condolences to the Eldridge family. My heart and prayers are with you all.❤

Posted by Lyn-Dee Eldridge - Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Friend   October 21, 2019

Oh my dear Mount Snow Ambassador you are now at peace. An angel to watch over us all. I will miss our morning coffee and chats at the mountain. Heartfelt condolences to your loving family who you spoke of often. A true gentlewoman. Godspeed my friend. Michele.

Posted by Michele Moffitt - Friend   October 20, 2019

Elsom and Kris, I'm very sorry for your loss, and at this time in your life, knowing the other significant losses, that you've have to carry. My love and prayers are with you, especially tomorrow. Con.

Posted by CON NADEAU - GREEN VALLEY, AZ - Family   October 20, 2019

Our thoughts n prayers are with Beth, Mark and family in your loss. Jimmy n Kathy

Posted by Jimmy Dakoulas - Raymond, NH - Family   October 20, 2019

So very sorry for your family's loss. We are sending our love and healing thoughts.

The Neesen's

Posted by K Neesen    October 20, 2019

Carol-Ann was always a nice quiet woman. Condolences to her family. Linda

Posted by Linda Dexter    October 19, 2019

Carol-Ann was always a nice quiet woman. Condolences to her family. Linda

Posted by A friend   October 19, 2019

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