Carolyn (Anderson) Rexford

Born: Sun., Jun. 4, 1961
Died: Sun., Feb. 7, 2021


3:00 PM to 6:00 PM, Wed., Feb. 10, 2021
Location: William D. Elkin Funeral Home

Funeral Mass

1:30 PM Thu., Feb. 11, 2021
Location: St. Gregory Church

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Carolyn (Anderson) Rexford, 59, of Erie, Pa., passed away on Sunday, February 7, 2021 at her residence. She was born on June 4, 1961 in Erie, Pennsylvania the daughter of the late Edward F. and Caroline (Alonge) Anderson. Carolyn graduated from North East High School, Jamestown Business College, and Mercyhurst College obtaining a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education. Carolyn was an elementary school teacher at Holy Family Catholic School and Blessed Sacrament School. She was also employed by the Disabled Veteran’s Solution. She was a member of the St. Peters Cathedral and St. Gregory Thaumaturgus Church. She enjoyed genealogy, baking, traveling, and historical colonial reenactments. Carolyn was an avid fan of Winnie the Pooh, and Lucille Ball. She had a passion for teaching and loved being with her family. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by several aunts, uncles, and cousins. Carolyn is survived by her beloved husband, Richard T. Rexford whom she married May 31, 2008; a sister, Mary Kay Anderson (Brianna) of Florida; a brother, Edward R. Anderson of North East; uncles, Joseph Alonge (Eleanor) of North East and Frank Alonge (Barbara) of Erie; niece, Rachel Rexford of Erie; sisters-in-law, Louise Wolfram (Charles) of Erie and Carol Rexford; as well as several cousins. Friends may call at the William D. Elkin Funeral Home, 65 South Lake Street, North East on Wednesday from 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. with full Covid-19 safety measures being observed, and are invited to a Funeral Mass on Thursday at 1:30 p.m. at St. Gregory Thaumaturgus Church. Interment will be held at St. Gregory Cemetery. Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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Leslie Lubak
   Posted Tue February 09, 2021
Mr. Rex,

So very sorry & completely heartbroken to hear of Carolyn’s passing. Just know that our thoughts & prayers are with you at this most difficult time. She was a wonderful person/teacher & she will be missed very much. She will forever be in our hearts. We now have a new precious Angel!! Rest In Peace, Carolyn.

Most sincerely,
Kevin and Leslie Lubak & Family

Barbara L. Triana
   Posted Wed February 10, 2021
I am so sorry to hear of Carolyn's passing. We taught together at St. Matthew's Lutheran Church. Our classrooms were right beside each other and even though we lost touch after St. Matthew's closed, I just wanted to reach out to her family to let them know how much I treasure those years together. She was a wonderful fun loving person to be around and I know how much you will miss her. Please know that my prayers are with you. Sincerely, Barbara and Terry Triana

Pattie and Steve Stempka and family
   Posted Fri February 12, 2021
Sending our condolences, prayers and love during this difficult time.

Ann Marie Fosco
   Posted Sun February 21, 2021
Dear Anderson and Rexford Families,
Carolyn was a wonderful person who had a great personality and was well liked by all. My deepest sympathy to you and yours at this time of sorrow. It is said that when someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure. Treasure all the good memories of her and know she will always be with you. Please know you are in my prayers. May God bless you always.
My Condolences,
Ann Marie Fosco

Michelle Tavani
   Posted Sat March 06, 2021
Dear Mr. Rexford,
I was unaware that Carolyn passed until Emele Showers told me this in school.
I’m so very sorry for your loss. You were such a loving husband. Carolyn had a way of always making others laugh. She loved her students and fellow teachers.
You did everything possible to sustain her. She knew she was blessed with a loving soulmate. God called her home. It is heartbreaking. May memories comfort you. In sympathy, Michelle Tavani

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