February 26, 1940 ~ January 24, 2022

Born in: Meriden, CT
Resided in: Haddam, CT

Carolyn Priebe Thompson, 81, of Haddam, CT, wife of Robert W. Thompson, passed away on January 24, 2022 at the Saybrook at Haddam in the Safe Harbor Memory Care section. She was born on February 26, 1940 to the late Walter and Catherine Bisek Priebe. Carolyn grew up in Meriden, graduating from St. Rose Grammar School and the Meriden High School class of 1958. In 1961 she received her Registered Nurse Degree from Meriden Hospital School of Nursing. Carolyn was employed by the State of Connecticut Department of Health Services for thirty years, first as a head nurse at Cedarcrest Hospital in Newington, and for the last 15 years as a nurse consultant with the hospital and medicare division. She was always striving to improve the quality of care provided to residents of long-term care facilities. She was married in 1965 to Robert W. Thompson, sharing with him a beautiful life. Carolyn enjoyed cooking, entertaining and boating, especially the trips to Newport, RI and Nantucket. Spending time on Sanibel Island in Florida, walking the beaches collecting sea shells, was another favorite. She also enjoyed just being at home in Haddam with her husband. Besides her husband Bob, she is survived by a brother-in-law, Bill Thompson and his wife Pat of Durham, NC, a sister-in-law, Penny Jones and her husband Keel of Villanova, PA, and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service celebrating Carolyn’s life will be held at a later date.

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  1. I will always have wonderful memories of Carolyn, and the times we had. She was a beautiful lady and a dear friend.

  2. Dear Bob,
    I met Carolyn in 1985 when I joined the Department of Public Health. I had the good fortune to have Carolyn as my mentor. She got me off to a good start willingly sharing her knowledge and answering my endless questions. She was perfect in every way…beautiful inside and out. I never met anyone else like Carolyn and was enriched having the opportunity to know her.
    Rest in Peace Carolyn
    Your friend, Valerie

  3. Dear Bob,
    Our deepest condolences on the loss of Carolyn. May she rest in peace and may you find comfort.

    Bill & Myrlene Krock

  4. My deepest sympathy to Carolyn’s family and friends, but most sincerely to her husband Robert. As a classmate of Bob, we got to know Carolyn over many years and enjoyed her company at many reunions. The two of you were always a couple that we knew and looked forward to seeing. I was saddened Bob, to hear of Carolyn’s passing and your deep personal loss. Please know that your friends, classmates and family are here for you and are in our prayers.

  5. Our last visit with Aunt Carolyn and Uncle Bob was at the shore enjoying a lobster lunch. She had a wonderful life with Uncle Bob and will be lovingly remembered.

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