Carol Greenfield

Carol D. Greenfield (Dunbar)

Friday, January 4th, 1935 - Sunday, September 27th, 2020
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Carol (Dunbar) Greenfield, 85, of Suffield, peacefully passed away at home, on Sunday September 27, 2020. She was predeceased by her husband, Ralph Sweet, in 2019. Born in Springfield, MA on January 4, 1935, Carol was the daughter of the late Edson and Pauline (Foerster) Dunbar. Her many passions in life were music, art, poetry, word games, and learning languages. Carol was a graduate of the Eastman School of Music and was a talented flutist. She composed harmonies and published the Fifer’s Delightful Companion, to accompany her husband’s book. She did shipping and sales work for the Sweetheart Flute Co. She taught at many schools throughout her career and was a member of several bands, including the 22nd Infantry Band in Holyoke, 10th Mass. of Northampton, the Elks Band in Springfield, and the American Legion Post 21 Band in Westfield. Carol was also the Manager/Director of the Pioneer Valley Community Band. Carol was past matron of the Order of the Eastern Star Golden Chapter no. 5 of Westfield, and active member of Corona Chapter no. 205 of E. Longmeadow, MA. Carol was also a Girl Scout leader in Pioneer Valley.

Carol is survived by her children, John Zieman and his wife Jessie Mezzacappa of Manhattan, NY, Heather Maddox of SC, and Pauline “Polly” Sweet and her boyfriend Richard Benoit of Enfield; 2 step-children, 8 grandchildren, 12 step-grandchildren; and her beloved feline companions, Melodie and Cassandra.

Her family will receive relatives and friends on Friday October 2, 2020 from 5 to 7 pm at Leete-Stevens Enfield Chapels, 61 South Rd, Enfield. A funeral service will be celebrated for Carol at 10 am on Saturday, October 3, 2020 at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Springfield Cemetery. Colorful attire is welcome. Donations in Carol’s memory may be made to the Enfield Community Cat Project, PO Box 614, Enfield, CT 06088, or at For online condolences, please visit
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  • Visitation

    Friday, October 2nd, 2020 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Friday, October 2nd, 2020 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Leete Stevens Enfield Chapels
    61 South Rd.
    Enfield, CT 06082
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    Order of the Eastern Star service will begin at 6:30 pm. Masks are required and social distancing should be observed. A limit of 50 attendees will be permitted at any given time. Please be prepared to potentially wait outside if capacity has been reached. Guests will be rotated in upon departure of prior guests.
  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, October 3rd, 2020 | 10:00am
    Saturday, October 3rd, 2020 10:00am
    Leete Stevens Enfield Chapels
    61 South Rd.
    Enfield, CT 06082
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Masks are required and social distancing should be practiced for all attendees. A maximum of 50 persons can be accommodated under current restriction guidelines
  • Interment

    Springfield Cemetery, Crematory, & Columbarium
    Address Not Available
    Springfield, MA - Massachusetts
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  • Order of the Eastern Star


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John Christie

Posted at 10:40am
Carol was a fine musicaian and a caring person. We will all miss her greatly.
John Christie

Love, John

Posted at 03:20pm
May you be comforted by the outpouring of love surrounding you.
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Aloysius Yanas

Posted at 03:36pm
Last time I seen her inside the building for the viewing of Ralph we talked for a while about a lot of things she held my hand for a long time with all the good surgery newsI Felt that I would see her again

Tina Finelli

Posted at 02:56pm
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