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OBITUARY: Carolyn Helen Devonshire

Blog Posted:8/7/2021 3:21:00 PM


Carolyn Helen Devonshire (70) of Ormond Beach, Florida, died on August 3, 2021, only three weeks after being diagnosed with cancer.  She had been ill with various undiagnosed or misdiagnosed complaints for at least several years prior.

Carolyn was born on July 14, 1951, in Irvington, New Jersey, to Arthur and Wanda Schwarz.  After graduating from Monmouth College (NJ), where she played leading roles in various dramatic productions, she embarked on a career in journalism working for newspapers in Asbury Park, NJ, and Tallahassee, FLA.  Carolyn was also a novelist and an accomplished poet, whose work has been published internationally in poetry magazines and anthologies.

Carolyn is predeceased by her parents, Arthur and Wanda Schwarz.  She is survived by her brother, Arthur Joseph Schwarz of Middletown, New Jersey; and her sister, Barbara Voglino, wife of Dr. James T. Voglino, of Wayne, New Jersey, and Key Biscayne, Florida.  She also leaves behind nine nieces and nephews.

There will be no viewing or memorial services for Carolyn.  In accordance with her wishes, she is to be cremated and her ashes will be sprinkled in the ocean.

Carolyn Helen Devonshire was an active member of PoetrySoup for over 12 years.

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Date: 8/15/2021 4:35:00 PM
Carolyn commented many times with great skill and compassion on my work. Each remark was thought through to help with no intent to advance herself. Our exchanges were most cordial, light hearted and fun. Her own work was unique and masterful. She had no fear as a poet and she tried and succeeded at writing novel pieces. She was a delight and a favorite for me. But, of course, for you who knew her well, this is old news. I will miss her but will hold her poetic consciousness close for as long as I can.
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Date: 8/13/2021 12:38:00 PM
Team Poetry Soup, "Thank You" for this "OBITUARY" write. She was a wonderful friend here on soup and will be greatly missed. Now she has found peace from her pain. Carolyn Be Blessed..................
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Date: 8/12/2021 10:48:00 AM
Thank you PS team for posting the obituary for Carolyn. A sad day when I heard the news. She was a friend to many of us here on the soup and will be truly missed. She was an excellent writer and always encouraging others in their writings. Farewell to a lovely poetess. Rest in peace my friend. love phyl
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Date: 8/10/2021 9:05:00 AM
A Sad day for me and poetry for the lady whom took me under her wing when I started writing passed away. My writing isn't great compared to others, but for me it improved immensely when a certain American Authoress/Poetess/Journalist 'Carolyn Devonshire' took me under her wing. We grew close as she encouraged me to get deeper into forms and poetry, and always encouraged my imagination to wander as people whom have read my poems will witness, and to the extent, she asked me to write an introductory poem for her book 'Colonizing Atlantis' the New Earth' Sweet dreams 'Miss Devonshire' your going to be missed by so many, and thank you for all the collaborative poetry we wrote together <3 to <3
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Date: 8/9/2021 11:08:00 PM
Thanks for this information, PS Team. God bless you. I just posted a tribute poem to Carolyn...
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Date: 8/9/2021 10:19:00 AM
OMG what a shock ~ thank you so much for letting us know. RIP sweet lady ~
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Date: 8/8/2021 7:17:00 PM
Team Poetry Soup, thank you so much for posting Carolyn's OBITUARY. This is very kind of you. We had been friends for years and I know that Carolyn loved the ocean so it is fitting that her ashes will be sprinkled there. I find that very soothing to know ~ peace and tranquility _Constance
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Date: 8/8/2021 6:01:00 PM
Well, we celebrate her life, a muse of a muse. My condolences to her family and friends, and here on PoetrySoup™, she was a great writer. PoetrySoup, thank you ever so much for this announcement of her obituary, commendable of you to do so. R.I.P. Carolyn now writes your poems to the Trinity. Best of Wishes, William
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Date: 8/8/2021 2:38:00 PM
God bless you Carolyn may you now be at peace. Thank you PS for posting Carolyn's obituary. With kindest thoughts Ann
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Date: 8/8/2021 1:30:00 PM
We never met just exchanged a few brief kind comments, thank you PS for posting Carolyns obituary, cheers David
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Date: 8/8/2021 12:51:00 PM
A good deed done, and a promise kept. Thank you for this post PS. And thank you Carolyn for the twelve and twelve hundred. -Richard
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Date: 8/8/2021 12:27:00 PM
Thank you for your thoughtful presentation of this sad news - Rest in peace Carolyn!
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Date: 8/8/2021 11:40:00 AM
Aloha (Love) Carolyn, Ke Akua pu (God Bless), and mahalo (Thanks) Poetry Soup!
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Date: 8/8/2021 10:23:00 AM
Thank you Team PoetrySoup for the obituary for our dear Carolyn. A very inspiring poetess she had been throughout, loved by I knew about her from other friends. I am just sad I didn't get to know of much. Her poetry will live FOREVER. May her soul rest in peace... ~ Ani
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Date: 8/8/2021 9:09:00 AM
Although she's no longer here with us, she's left her poetry on here for us to enjoy, all one thousand two hundred and twenty two of them. Clicking on her name at the bottom of the obituary takes you to her home page. Rest in peace Carolyn. Tom
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Date: 8/8/2021 7:05:00 AM
Rip Carolyn. Will miss you. Thanks Team poetry soup.
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Date: 8/8/2021 6:09:00 AM
Thank you poetry soup. God Bless Carolyn. She is missed here at soup.
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Date: 8/8/2021 5:09:00 AM
RIP Carolyn. You were special.
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Date: 8/8/2021 4:30:00 AM
Very thoughtful of you Team PS to do an obituary in honour of lovely Carolyn, she will be sorely missed by PS family..
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Date: 8/8/2021 3:30:00 AM
This is very thoughtful of you, TeamPoetrySoup. Thank you for posting!
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Date: 8/8/2021 2:49:00 AM
Thanks, Poetry Soup.
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Date: 8/8/2021 2:36:00 AM
Thank you poetry soup for posting this. Carolyn was an amazing member of this community. She will be missed immensely.
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Date: 8/8/2021 1:56:00 AM
'Where are the mowers,who,as they dwell/of our boat passing heav'd the river grass,/Stood with suspended scythe to see us pass?-/They are all gone,and thou art gone as well' MATHEW ARNOLD
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Date: 8/8/2021 1:08:00 AM
Rest in eternal peace Carolyn! Thank you for all you have done during your earthly life! Thank you Poetry Soup for your thoughtful posting to share more about Carolyn. That she knew that the end was near and she contacted PS team fills me with both sadness and greater respect for Carolyn! RIP
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Date: 8/7/2021 11:19:00 PM
Thank you for posting this. She knew her time was short. Panagiota
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Date: 8/7/2021 10:13:00 PM
Thank you for this information, Team Soup.
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Date: 8/7/2021 10:02:00 PM
A beautiful, gifted women whose journey here on Earth, left all of use who knew her, a better person. I will miss you, my friend.
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Date: 8/7/2021 8:45:00 PM
So sorry to hear of Carolyn’s passing. Although I personally did not know her very well, I know she was a talented and long standing, involved Souper here, and she will be greatly missed. May her poetry live on in our hearts. May God be with you, Carolyn RIP.
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Date: 8/7/2021 8:23:00 PM
Thank you PoetrySoup. God bless you forever Carolyn, sleep in heavenly peace… Belle
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Date: 8/7/2021 7:17:00 PM
Thank you, Poetry Soup, for posting Carolyn’s obituary. We weep as her poetry community.
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Date: 8/7/2021 4:38:00 PM
Thanks for the formal obituary notice, Team Poetry Soup and for putting it up for everyone to see on the home page. I am sure even until now that some of the members who don't see blogs were still not aware of this sad event. It was really thoughtful of you to do this. I could not even find all this information as it is stated here! But it seems accurate, and the poor dear had much suffering in the months leading up to the formal diagnosis of cancer.
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Date: 8/7/2021 5:29:00 PM
I did not know she contacted you. I am grateful that she did.
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Date: 8/7/2021 5:28:00 PM
Thanks. She contacted us not too long before she died, maybe a few weeks or so, and told us her situation. Of course, we were extremely saddened. She will be missed and was one of the principle members of PoetrySoup; as you well know.
Date: 8/7/2021 3:57:00 PM
I am shocked and saddened. She was such a nice person. My thoughts and prayers go out to her family. She will be missed by the soup family.
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