Newton, MA - Carrie A. Dunsmore, of Newton, Massachusetts died on August 15, 2018 at the age of 40 from complications of colon cancer. She was born June 7, 1978, the daughter of Douglas and Mary Ellen (Niconchuk) Dunsmore.
Carrie grew up in Boxford, Massachusetts and graduated from Masconomet Regional High School, class of 1996. She continued her education at Dartmouth College, graduating with honors and a degree in history, class of 2000, and Harvard Law School, class of 2003. Carrie chose to use her many gifts, including her rare intelligence, for public service. She started her legal career as a clerk to a Federal District Court Judge, Nathaniel Gorton in Boston. Later, she was a successful trial lawyer at the US Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. for nearly a decade. In her spare time, she was a contributor and a book reviewer for the Washington Post.
Carrie interests knew no limits. She was an avid reader of all books, a voracious consumer of the best television and pop culture, and a lifelong lover of this country and especially its many National Parks. She recorded many of her thoughts and adventures on her humble and humorous website (www.queenofbooklandia.com).
But above all else, Carrie was the happy wife to her husband, Jonathan Flynn, a proud mother of three children, Nate, Peter and Nora. Her love for them was absolute and unconditional. She leaves behind her husband and three children, her parents, her sister, Devon Gallice, her brother, David Dunsmore, and the countless close friends whom she loved dearly.
A memorial mass and a celebration of her life will be held at the Church of St. Ignatius of Loyola on (the campus of Boston College in Chestnut Hill) at 2 pm on Sunday, October 14. All are welcome.
In lieu of flowers, Carrie would urge you to travel to a new national park or monument to see first hand what a beautiful and interesting country this is. She would also ask you to consider becoming a member of the National Park Conservation Association (www.npca.org), an organization dedicated to helping to protect these treasures for future generations.
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