Carolyn Wojcik Scerra

Carolyn Wojcik Scerra (36) passed away due to cancer on May 22, 2017, surrounded by her family. Carolyn is survived by her husband Matthew and daughter Isabel (2); her father and mother, Stephen and June (Russell) Wojcik; brother and sister, Stephen Wojcik and Jessie Wojcik; grandparents, Eileen Wojcik, and Edwin and Gloria Russell; father- and mother-in-law, William and Mary (Fitzgerald) Scerra; brother- and sister-in-laws, Michael and Kara (Scerra) Yee, and Jeremy and Jennifer (Coyne) Scerra; nieces and nephews, Esther Yee (12), Hannah Yee (9), and Oden Wojcik (6); and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Carolyn graduated from Christian Academy of Guatemala after a rich and varied education ranging from private, public, international, and home schooling. She attended Gordon College, where she earned a BS in Biology, with a concentration in marine biology, in 2003. After working in industry for a few years, she returned to Gordon College as both an adjunct faculty member and a graduate student in Education. She earned her M.Ed in Education in 2009 and started teaching Honors and AP Chemistry, along with Marine Biology, at North Andover High School. She married Matthew Scerra in 2012, and settled in Tewksbury, MA. In 2014, Isabel Elizabeth was born.

Carolyn was an amazing person—adventurous, intelligent, thoughtful, generous, and loving—who lived life to the fullest and highly valued her family and faith. She was a bold world-traveler, from her missions work in Ecuador, Guatemala, Appalachia, and Echo, Florida to her sightseeing trips throughout Central America, South East Asia, and Europe. In addition to being a multi-talented artist, game enthusiast, gardener, entrepreneur and chef, she had a vibrant and active social life, full of many deep and meaningful friendships. Carolyn was a dedicated, deeply caring, and talented teacher, who strove to help her students succeed both inside and outside the classroom, and was highly regarded by her students and fellow teachers. As a scientist, she had a passion for marine biology, conservation, and scientific pedagogy, in conjunction with a love for all of God’s creation and truth. She and Matthew were active in their church, Grace Chapel in Wilmington, and often helped with nursery and Sunday School. She was a beloved daughter, sister, granddaughter, niece, cousin, and aunt, along with being a perfect match for Matthew and an extraordinary mother to Isabel.

A viewing is scheduled for Friday, May 26, 2017, from 10 am – 12 pm, at Grace Chapel in Wilmington, 128 West St, Wilmington, MA 01887. A memorial service is scheduled for Sunday, May 28, 2017, from 2 pm – 3 pm at Grace Chapel in Wilmington, 128 West St, Wilmington, MA 01887, with a reception to follow. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Carolyn’s life.

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  1. Chris & Rosemond Essel on May 25, 2017 at 10:37 pm

    Jesus said, He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live. And whoever lives and believes in Me shall never die. Do you believe this?”
    Carolyn has changed address, no longer a resident of planet earth, but now a resident, citizen of heaven with her Lord Jesus Christ. Citizen of heaven where there is no more pain, no more sorrow, no more poverty, no more crying.
    We do miss you but we know at the Lord’s appointed time we see you again.

    You are blessed.

  2. Derek & Anita Sam on May 25, 2017 at 11:20 pm

    Words alone cannot express the deep sorrow that we felt upon hearing this news.
    We can take consolation in the fact that you have gone on to be with the Lord.
    Rest in perfect peace.

  3. Lauren Noyes on May 26, 2017 at 1:01 am

    ❤? You will continue to inspire and encourage me, even though you’re with God now. I love you, Carrie. Thank you for sharing life with me. You’ve shaped my life so much. ❤

  4. The Ojukwus on May 26, 2017 at 2:06 am

    Although our hearts are saddened​, we believe Carolyn is with the good Lord. Cancer will never have a place again in her life. We do miss you but one thing is sure, we will meet again where nothing will separate us.

  5. The Abes on May 26, 2017 at 9:55 pm

    We will all miss you but, we know you have gone to be with the Lord. Your pleasent memory will always be in our minds. Rest in peace.

  6. Alexandra Mezzina on May 27, 2017 at 12:10 pm

    Carolyn was chemistry teacher to two of our daughters at NA High School, Isabel and Claire. We will always be grateful for Carolyn’s ability to both push and encourage our girls to persist in reaching their potential as students and as people of character, optimism and grace. Carolyn was also a special supporter of and advocate for Isabel in her pursuit of advanced sciences, and instrumental in Isabel’s achievement of her goal to attend engineering college this fall. Our family was devastated by this news. But we are blessed to have known Carolyn, and would like her brief but special place in our life to be known to those for whom she was most important and by whom she will be deeply missed. God’s peace to Carolyn and her family.

  7. Francis and Ida Avoryie on May 27, 2017 at 10:48 pm

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to your family. This is a difficult time, but the Lord will see us all through. Carolyn was a blessing to all that she met, and we treasure the moments that we spent with her. She lives on through her husband and daughter, and we thank God for her life. Rest In Peace.

  8. Ray Avis on May 28, 2017 at 2:17 pm

    We are all greatfull to have been able to know and be blessed by Carolyn’s life while she was here. She will be sadly missed. While we are sad at her departure we rest in our hearts knowing she is with the Lord Jesus.

  9. Katina brown on May 28, 2017 at 4:03 pm

    Carolyn was my take over biology teacher and my chemistry teacher as well, she picked me up when I was struggling and had such a teaching style that inspired me to major in a science field as well and I will forevor be thankful and I will always miss you just like the rest of your students at North Andover high.

  10. Rebecca raza on May 28, 2017 at 5:33 pm

    Even though some of my friends had Mrs.wojick as a teacher and I didn’t have her she seemed like a great teacher and will be missed

  11. Bryan sabet on May 28, 2017 at 10:55 pm

    Never had Mrs wojcik as a teacher, but there wasn’t a single time I had walked passed her without her saying hello to me. Truly wish there was more like her, forever my condolences

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