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.