November 14, 1952 ~ August 18, 2012
Carolina Surface, 59, of Old Lyme, passed away on August 18, 2012 surrounded by her loving family at the Hospital of Saint Raphael. She was born in San Pablo City, Philippines on November 14, 1952 to the late Doroteo and Rosalia Artifico Bunyi. Carolina leaves her husband of 30 years, George Surface, formerly of Hamden; her precious daughters, Samantha Surface of Dallas, TX and Madylaine Lofgren and her husband Mike of Fresno, CA; six siblings, all of CA; her special nephew, CJ Corpus of San Francisco, CA and many other nieces and nephews. Carolina grew up in Manila, Philippines and is a graduate of the University of Saint Tomas. She met the love of her life when he was working for the Pepsi/ Cola Co. in Manila and then moved to California to raise their family. She has most recently lived in Old Lyme and worked at the Ralph Lauren/ Polo store in Clinton. Her spiritual Catholic beliefs and family were the most important things in her life. She was an amazing mother and great role model who will be most remembered for her strong positive outlook on life. LIFE IS GOOD! Funeral from BEECHER & BENNETT FUNERAL HOME, 2300 Whitney Ave, Hamden on Thursday, August 23rd at 9:00 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in Saint Stephen's Church, 400 Ridge Rd, Hamden, at 9:30 a.m. Interment will take place in the Philippines. Friends are also invited to visit with her family on Wednesday evening from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home, at 6:30 that evening her family will have a short, Time of Remembrance. Contributions in Carolina's memory may be sent to Life is Good Kids Foundation, 283 Newbury St., Boston, MA 02115.