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03/30/2022 12:00 AM


Old Saybrook

Carolynne Grace Foss (Nagel), 80, of Old Saybrook, formerly of Louisville, Ohio, passed away on March 28, surrounded by her family after a long struggle with congestive heart failure. She is a graduate of Lincoln High School, Aultman School of Nursing, and Malone College in Canton, Ohio.

Carolynne married her husband David in 1963, after which they raised four children with love and devotion. She worked the majority of her career as a registered nurse in the schools of Canton, Ohio. She was a strong and humble woman of God who always put others before herself. She lived her life in sacrifice and service, including work as a missionary in Haiti, Mississippi, Ohio, and Louisiana. She was also a nurse for migrant children and a volunteer for the American Cancer Society, Red Cross, and Meals on Wheels. Carolynne enjoyed gardening, pottery, and travel, especially to Cape Hatteras and later in life across the United States and internationally with her husband, David.

Carolynne is survived by David, her best friend and husband of 59 years; sister Jeanne Fox; brother-in-law Bill Foss and wife LaVaun; and her children Maria Foss Rand and husband Wayne of Old Saybrook, Robert Foss and wife Margaret of Alliance, Ohio, Laura Foss Mariol and husband Matt of Old Saybrook, and Louisa Foss Kelly and husband John of Old Saybrook. She was Grammy to Meaghan Rand and husband James Nix, Steven Rand, Taylor Rand, Ashley Tuchmann and husband Zack Tuchmann, Arden Rand and fiancé David Kalal, Michael Foss, Elizabeth Mariol, Emilia Mariol, Emmett Kelly, Carolynne Kelly, Grayson Nix, Freya Tuchmann, and Faryn Tuchmann. She has left a legacy of love to her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and countless others who will always cherish her memory.

A celebration of life will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, April 1, at First Church of Christ in Old Saybrook with a reception following at Hartlands Castle, 12 Billow Road, Old Saybrook. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Haiti Lifeline Ministries at Haitilifeline.org.