Charlotte Worrall Corey, 94 – Duxbury Clipper
Charlotte Worrall Corey died peacefully on May 2 in Needham. Charlotte was born in Honolulu in 1928.
She was the daughter of J. How ard Worrall and Margaret Jones Worrall, and granddaughter of missionaries. On December 7, 1941, while a student at Punahou School, Charlotte witnessed the bombing of Pearl Harbor and the start of World War II for the United States. In 1947 she graduated from Briarcliff College and in 1949 from Barnard College in New York with a BA in Sociology.
In 1968 Charlotte moved from Hawaii to Wellesley with her two daughters, Margaret and Mary, when she married her second husband, Ray Corey. Charlotte has been involved in many organizations including the Junior League, the Garden Club and her beloved St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church where she has held many positions. She loved the Boston Symphony and going to the theater.
Charlotte was also a philanthropist to several organizations whose mission centered on education and the empowerment of women and girls. These included Wellesley College, Tau Beta Beta, and the Boston Fatherless and Widows Society.
Charlotte was passionate about travel and nature photography. She and Ray have traveled to every continent in the world to take pictures of local flora and fauna. After Ray’s death, Charlotte embarked on a four-month cruise beginning in India, exploring the Indonesian islands, sailing up the west coast of Africa and ending in Egypt.
Charlotte has often presented her travel photography to local groups. Some of her photographs were featured in the book “Old Colony Wildflowers – Our Green Heritage” written by her friend and neighbor from Duxbury, Dorothy “Ducky” Kelso. And for many years, Charlotte had fun creating an annual calendar of her photographs to give to her family and friends.
Charlotte was predeceased by her first husband, Colgate G. Stockton, and her second husband E. Raymond Corey, and by stepsons Thomas C. Corey and Frederick D. Corey. She is survived by her children David P. Corey (Xandra) of Duxbury, Margaret W. Stockton of Cohasset, Joy C. Mills (Bob) of Duxbury, Mary L. Stockton (Alison) of Canton, by daughters-in-law Nancy K Harrod and Kathryn M. Corey, plus nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Services will be held June 24 at St. Andrews in Wellesley, followed by internment at Duxbury the following day. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Boston Fatherless and Widows Society.