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Carolyn Luce

HIGHTSTOWN, NJ — Carolyn Darrow Luce, 93, born in Saugerties NY, passed away peacefully on June 21, 2018, at Meadow Lakes, Hightstown NJ.

Daughter of George and Edith (Ricketson) Darrow, devoted wife of the late William P Luce.

Carolyn studied music at the Curtis Institute and opera at the Academy of Vocal Arts in Philadelphia. In early years she was featured as a weekly soloist on the radio and continued to sing professionally. Carolyn was a writer of a weekly column on antiques for the New York Times. For over 50 years Carolyn researched the history of Ulster County and her family ties that reach back to the 1660’s. Carolyn wrote her book, A Different View (stories from the West Bank of the Hudson River). She lived an artist’s life, loved painting, her cabin along the Esopus Creek, writing poems, gardening, and traveling.

There will be a celebration of her life with family and friends on Memorial weekend 2019. Arrangements are under the direction of the Seamon-Wilsey Funeral Home, Inc., cor. of John & Lafayette Sts. Saugerties. Family suggests donations in her memory be made to the Esopus Creek Conservancy. Expressions of condolences and addresses may be shared with the family on Carolyn’s Tribute Wall @SeamonWilseyfuneralhome.com.

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