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Carolyn Bird
  • October 23, 1942
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  • October 19, 2020

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Carolyn Wronske Bird

 

Carolyn W. Bird, 77, of Winter Park, Florida, passed away on October 19th, 2020. She was born on October 23,1942 to Arthur and Bess (van Blair) Wronske in Miami, Florida. She graduated from Coral Gables High School and Florida State University.

 

Carolyn worked in Atlanta as a Delta flight attendant during the heyday of airline travel. She met her husband, Dr. Morris T. Bird, on a blind date arranged by her roommate and close friend, Nancy Bagby, and married six months later on December 21, 1966. They relocated several times as required by Morris’ education and career and settled in Winter Park in 1974, where they raised their two daughters, Christine and Catherine.

 

Carolyn was known for her huge heart, her smile, and her infectious laugh. She was always extremely generous with her friends and her time. Carolyn supported many causes based on her love of art, nature, and animals. She was an active board member of The Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival serving in various positions with her most recent focus on the Children’s and Schools’ Exhibits. Carolyn previously served as a board member of the Polasek Museum in Winter Park. Pursuing her lifelong love for gardening, she became a certified Master Gardener in 2006. She generously volunteered her time for the benefit of many other local organizations, including the PTAs of her daughters’ schools as well as the Winter Park Police Department. 

 

Carolyn Bird is survived by her husband of 54 years, Dr. Morris T. Bird, and her two children, Christine Belin (David) of Lafayette, Colorado and Catherine Bird (Jeff Wisecup) of Columbus, Ohio; her beloved grandsons, Samuel Belin, Timothy Belin, Benjamin Wisecup, and Jackson Wisecup; and her adored Boston Terrier, Monkey Kisses.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents, Arthur and Bess Wronske, and her favorite and endlessly entertaining brother, Douglas Wronske, as well as her many cherished pets, Hubert, Agnes, Sunshine, Fatstuff (Stuffy), K.C., and Tessie.

 

A service will be held Monday, October 26, 2020 at 11am on the garden patio of the Historic Capen House at the Albin Polasek Museum and Sculpture Gardens, 633 Osceola Ave, Winter Park, FL 32789. Please wear a mask and observe the current social distancing recommendations. There will also be an online option for those unable to attend in person. Please email your name, email address, and telephone number to carolynbirdmemorial@gmail.com to receive a link to the online service.

 

In lieu of flowers, donations in Carolyn’s memory may be made to the Albin Polasek Museum and Sculpture Gardens, 633 Osceola Ave, Winter Park, FL 32789, or the Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival, P.O.Box 597, Winter Park, FL, 32790 in support of the Schools Exhibits.

 

Arrangements are being handled by Baldwin Brothers Funeral & Cremation Society. 


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  1. 26 Oct 2020
    Trudy and Jose Lara says:
    I met Carolyn many years ago through Orange County Medical Auxiliary. I was delighted to meet she and Morris as our neighbors at Baldwin Park. Whenever Carolyn met my granddaughter at the elevator she always talked to Sofia about art.
    I regret we did not have time to renew our friendship. She was a lovely person and gave so much to the Winter Park community.
    Our prayers go out to Morris , their children and grandchildren.

  2. 24 Oct 2020
    Robert and Mary Higgins says:
    We will miss Carolyn, she was such a lovely and loving woman. Our best wishes thoughts and prayers go to Morris and the girls and grandsons.

  3. 23 Oct 2020
    Judy Weaver says:
    I was so sad to learn of Carolyn’s passing. Although I haven’t known her long, I always enjoyed bumping into “Monkey’s mom”while out walking my own dog. I regret not knowing Carolyn prior to becoming her neighbor her at Westminster and am sorry our time has been cut short.

    My deepest condolences to Morris and to their children and grandchildren.

  4. 22 Oct 2020
    H Fielding Hossley says:
    Although we did not get a chance to get to know Carolyn very well, during the short time she and Morris have been our neighbors at Westminster Baldwin Park, we have been extremely impressed with Carolyn's warm personality and positive attitude. She always had a ready smile under even the most trying circumstances.

    Our thoughts and prayers are with her family at this time.

    Ralph and Fielding

  5. 22 Oct 2020
    Evelyn S. Van Rens says:
    Carolyn was a wonderful lady who loved her family dearly. I invited her to tea at my home here at Westminster Baldwin Park along with her daughter and she shared her love of art with me.

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