Carol D. Spengler, 70

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Carol D. Spengler, 70, died December 18, 2010 after a six year courageous battle with Breast cancer. She was the wife of David S. Spengler, to whom she was married for 36 years. Born in Brooklyn, NY, she was the daughter of the late Frederick and Lois (Hollely) Dodson.

She graduated as valedictorian of the Hopkinton High School class of 1958. She was also a 1962 graduate of Barnard College, as a religion major. She also studied the organ in New York City with Seth Bingham at Julliard. She worked as a music teacher in the Hopkinton Public School system where she directed many high school musical productions. She also taught at Fay School, where she was head of the lower school. She was a founding member of the Hopkinton Chamber Orchestra and served as organist at both the Hopkinton Congregational and St. Paul's Episcopal Churches. She was involved with the Healing Garden in Harvard, MA for Breast Cancer survivors.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by her daughter Christine Graham Taylor of Hopkinton and her brothers Peter Dodson and his wife Deborah Tabor of Wellesley, and Bruce Dodson and his wife Nancy of CT. She also leaves many nieces and nephews.

A Eucharistic service will be held Thursday, December 23, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. in St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 61 Wood St, Hopkinton. Burial will follow at Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Hopkinton. Calling hours are Wednesday, December 22, 2010 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Callanan-Cronin Funeral Home, 34 Church St., Hopkinton (

Donations may be made to Dana Farber C.S., 10 Brookline Place, Brookline, MA 02445 or St. Paul's Organ Fund, 61 Wood Street, Hopkinton, MA 01748.