Carolyn Hesselbach

Simple Cremation - Rochester, NY - Rochester Cremation

Rochester NY:  Carolyn M. Hesselbach made her transition on October 1, 2015 at 4:07AM. She was under the loving care of the Hildebrandt Hospice Care Center in Rochester, NY. Carolyn’s passing was not a big surprise for those of us close to her. She had been able to say her goodbyes to all those she had wished to. She had wanted to leave for a long time and yet kept beating the odds. She had a strong constitution.  Carolyn was born January 3, 1962. She worked different jobs she loved. For instance she was a baker and she was also helping in a career counseling center. Carolyn dealt with difficulties through humor and touched many of us in handling the last phase of her life. When you entered her apartment you were immediately struck by the number chimes hanging everywhere. Carolyn also had a passion for the history of the Civil War and reenactments. She was a wealth of information about what was proper at the time, and was also an accomplished seamstress for period clothing.  Survivors include her parents Carl and Kay Hesselbach, and her brother and sister-in-law Carl and Teri Hesselbach.

Carolyn did not want a memorial service; she preferred a celebration of her life service. It will be held at 4929 Collett Rd., Farmington, NY 14548, Sunday October 25, 2015 starting at 3PM. The service will be followed by potluck refreshments. 

Carolyn was allergic to most flowers so she suggests, in lieu of flowers, to send a donation to the Hildebrandt Hospice Care Center (call 585-214-1107) or to the Advent House of Perinton, NY (Contact Jeanne Kremers, Advent House Business Manager, at 585-223-6112). All donations are tax deductible.

Rochester Cremation, 4044 W. Henrietta Road, Rochester NY 14623, 359-2300,

3 Condolences

  1. Elizabeth Oathout on October 9, 2015 at 1:41 pm

    Carolyn and I became friends through her doctor’s office, where I work. A beautiful and free spirit is now truly free and one with the universe.

    Much love to you Carolyn!
    You will be missed!

  2. Helin on October 23, 2015 at 10:18 pm

    Carolyn came into my life last year. What a year it was. The first day I met her she made sure I knew EXACTLY where to place my shoes, which things NOT to touch, and how untrusting she was of having stangers in her home. Of course I fell in love with her that very day. Carolyn allowed me into her life, and what a blessing she was. She brought me laughter, insight, and healing. I will never forget her or the lessons she taught me.
    Love you Carolyn,

  3. Cindi Lipani on January 17, 2017 at 10:18 pm

    I went to high school with Carolyn and have not seen her since 1980 but have great memories…..CAROLYN WAS FUNNY!!!!!! Such a sweetie too….When I broke my leg skiing at Bristol Mountain she knew where my classes were and met me after class so she could help me with carrying my books because I was on crutches. She was energetic, animated and always smiling! Thanks for the great memories Carolyn!!!!!
    Cindi Lipani
    Penfield High School
    Class of 1980

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