150x191-Sampson,_Carole_croppedCarole H. (Carlson) Sampson, 77, died after several years of declining health, Tuesday, October 22, 2013, with her loving family by her side.

She leaves her devoted husband and best friend of 54 years, David Sampson, Sr., her loving children, Melissa Seymour and her husband, Robert, David Sampson, Jr., and his companion, Dawn Crawford, Sharon Sampson and her fiancé James M. Devlin, Kerstin Sampson and her husband, Joseph S. Frascolla, all of Auburn; five grandchildren, Amy Levausseur, Kimberly Mahlert, Thomas Seymour, Diana Rusakovich and Rebecca Ryan; and two great grandchildren, Lilly-Kate and Khloe Malhert.

Carole was born in Worcester and a lifelong resident of Auburn. She was the daughter of the late Arthur and Helen (Ryan) Carlson and predeceased by her brother, Arthur Paul Carlson. Carole was raised on the family farm that she loved. The farm is now home to three of her children.

She graduated from Auburn High School and Becker College. Carole worked for over 23 years as an Executive Secretary at Memorial Campus of UMass Memorial Medical Center.

Carole loved spending time with her family. She and her family took many vacations together in Woodstock, VT and down the Cape in South Yarmouth, MA. Carole enjoyed gardening, swimming and watching the snow fall. She was a New England Patriot and Boston Bruins fan. She got so excited to watch the Patriots play on TV and took many trips to Canada to go to hockey games.

Carole was active in her church, the First Congregational Church in Auburn, where she was a board member of Here We Grow Nursery School and a member of the Pastoral Search Committee.

The Sampson family would like to especially thank, Dr. Doreen Brettler, Faith Livingstone, Kelly Morton, Al Mercado, staff of South 5 and CCU at the Memorial Campus for all of their care and compassion shown to Carole and her family during her illness.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend funeral services celebrating Carole’s life on Saturday, October 26, 2013 at 10 AM in the First Congregational Church, 128 Central Street, Auburn. Burial will follow in the family lot in Hillside Cemetery, Auburn. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Memorial Fund at the First Congregational Church, 128 Central St., Auburn, MA 01501.