November 15, 2017 at 2:00pm

Caroline Brown Tinkham Memorial for Caroline Brown Tinkham ’51

Boston, MA – Caroline Brown Tinkham of Boston, Massachusetts, died peacefully in the home she loved so well on November 15, 2017. She was born on June 7th, 1928 in Springfield, IL to the late Owsley and Mary B. Brown.

She graduated from Millikin University and moved to Boston where she earned a master's degree in social work and counseling from Simmons College. It was in Boston that she met her future husband, William K. Tinkham, a history professor at a local college. He preceded her in death in 2009.

For many years Caroline practiced her profession at Massachusetts General Hospital until she went into semi retirement and established a small private practice in her home for another ten years.

She is survived by one sister, Owsley Brown Thunman of Springfield and two nephews, Miles Blunt of Avondale, PA, and Christoper O. Blunt of New York City. Another sister, Catherine Brown Blunt of Grosse Pointe, MI, died in 1987.

Caroline was a wise and courageous woman with an abundance of charm and a touching appreciation for the small pleasures to be found in daily life. Her family and friends were privileged to have known and loved her.

Burial services will be held in New Bedford, MA.

Published in Print in The State Journal-Register from Nov. 21 to Nov. 22, 2017

Class Year: 
1951