Lydia M. CaronJanuary 7, 1945 ~ April 25, 2021 (age 76)
Lydia Mae (Jaeschke) Caron, 76 of Rehoboth MA, passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 25, 2021, with her family by her side. She was the beloved wife of Robert Caron for 52 years. Born in Philadelphia PA, she was the daughter of the late Ann (Moore) and Henry Jaeschke.
Lydia attended Mastbaum High School and then began a career as a dietician. In 1968, Lydia married U.S. Coast Guardsman, Robert Caron, and they began their life journey in Taunton, later building a home and settling down to raise their family in Rehoboth. Lydia expanded her career to include multiple facets of the food service industry and made many close friends through the years. Lydia was a loving mother to her two sons and her six grandchildren were the light of her life. Lydia was an excellent cook and was well known for her seafood chowder and her amazing potato salad. Sunday family dinners were important to her and there was always a meal simmering in the crock-pot. She loved to play cards, board games, and was an avid reader of mysteries. She enjoyed traveling to New Orleans, Ireland, and yearly visits to Martha’s Vineyard with her special group of close friends. She was an animal lover, having many pets throughout the years and leaving behind Gizmo, her Chihuahua mix.
In addition to her husband, Lydia leaves behind her sister, Ruth Ann Sarris of Harrisburg PA and her husband Bill, her sister-in-law Pauline Boynton of Assonet MA, her son Dana Caron of West Springfield and his wife Valerie, her son Andrew Caron of Lincoln RI and his partner Jennifer Flaxington, and grandchildren Sarah, Christopher, Michael, Adelaide, Avaree and Ayla Caron. She leaves her nieces and nephews, Anne & Tim Parke, Bill Sarris & Deb Mallek, Mary & Mike Towns, Alexis & Dave Kierce, Julie Boynton & Michael Stewart, Shaun & Maggie Boynton, as well as all of the children to whom she was a great-aunt. Lydia was pre-deceased by her step-father and his wife, Frank and Kay Senior, her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Alfred and Cecile Caron of Taunton MA, and her brother-in-law, Charles Boynton.
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic a celebration of Lydia’s life will be planned for the Fall of 2021. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts to the National Kidney Foundation, St. Jude’s Cancer Research Center, the M.S.P.C.A. or a charity of one’s choosing would be an excellent way to honor Lydia.
Arrangements are in the care of the Home of J.H. WILLIAMS & CO., 210 Taunton Avenue, East Providence, RI.