Carolyn A. (Zelesky) Urban

Born: Sun., Sep. 3, 1944
Died: Sat., Feb. 23, 2013


4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Mon., Feb. 25, 2013
Location: Morris Funeral Home

Funeral Service

10:00 AM Tue., Feb. 26, 2013

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Carolyn A.(Zelesky) Urban, 68, of Southborough, died Saturday, February 23, 2013, in her home, surrounded by her loving family, after an illness.

She leaves her husband of 46 years, James K. Urban;  her brothers, Vincent Zelesky and his wife, Aileen of Worcester; Paul Zelesky of Southborough; John Zelesky and his wife, Ellen of Worcester and James Zelesky and his wife, Nancy of Hiram, Maine; a brother-in-law, Donald Woods of Southborough many nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by her sister, Christine Woods.  S

Born in Worcester, She was the daughter of the late Adolph and Nellie (Marcinkus) Zelesky and
has lived in Southborough for the past 40 years.  Carolyn was graduated from St Stephen’s Catholic High School and Worcester State College.

Carolyn worked as a Director of order administration at both  Data General and EMC for many years before retiring.  She created a women’s business club that promoted charity work and sponsored promising women who would move up into management positions.  Prior to that, she taught math for 15 years In Southborough.  She created the math lab at Keefe Tech in Framingham.

Carolyn was an active member of St Matthew Church of Southborough, and served on many parish committees.

She was known to be very kind and generous and a person who truly enjoyed helping others  

The funeral Mass will be held Tuesday, February 26, at 10am at St Matthew Church, Highland Street, Southborough.  Burial will be private.
Calling hours will be held Monday , February 25, from 4pm to 7pm in Morris Funeral Home, 40 Main St, Southborough.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Hypertrophic Cardomyopathy Association, BOX 306, Hibernia, NJ, 07842;  or

American Heart Association, 20 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701.

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Marti Feerick
   Posted Sun February 24, 2013
I worked for Carol at Data General back in the late '80's. She was a warm, very genuine person and I admired her greatly. While I have not seen her in years, I can still summon at will the memory of her contagious laugh! My sympathies to her family and friends; even heaven will be a brighter place with Carol in residence. May she rest in peace.

Greg Habel
   Posted Sun February 24, 2013
I am saddened to hear of Carol's passing. We worked together at Data General and I remember her clearly for her laugh and warm heart. My sympathies to her family.

jackie Mahoney
   Posted Sun February 24, 2013
Carol's friendship over many years was gift. She was a very special lady who touched and inspired me. I will keep her and Jim in my prayers.

The Martellos, The Ocean House Condominiums, York Beach, Maine
   Posted Mon February 25, 2013

Please accept our most heartfelt condolences!

Phillip Duke
   Posted Mon February 25, 2013
I worked with Carol for a couple of years during the transition from Data General to EMC. She was a pleasure to work with and a very kind hearted person. I am very saddened to hear of her passing and would like to pass my condolances to her family on this very sad loss

Ethan Allen
   Posted Mon February 25, 2013
When I joined Data General in the early '90s: Carol was one of first people I met and will always have very fond memories of working with her over the years. I was very sad to her of her passing and she will be missed.
Carol was highly regarded by all who knew her at DG as she was not only an excellent leader but also a wonderful person who truly cared about her colleagues.
My sincere sympathies and condolences to Carol's family.
Ethan Allen

Ulrica Hildingsson
   Posted Tue February 26, 2013
I worked with Carol at EMC and I can truly say that she was one of the kindest and most genuine persons I have ever known. She was an inspiration to many women and provided a guiding hand that I deeply appreciated. Even though I havent seen her for the last few years, she was often in my thoughts and my thoughts are now with you Jim in this difficult time.

Jim Ludy
   Posted Tue February 26, 2013
Sorry for your loss. I graduated with Carolyn from St. Stephen's.

william cunningham
   Posted Wed February 27, 2013
Carol was a special person and I enjoyed our close working relationship. She was bright,highly energized and a leader for her people in good times and difficult times. As a result, she was respected by everyone- subordinates, peers and superiors. My thoughts would be shared by everyone at Data General . Bill Cunningham

Paul a Smith jr.
   Posted Fri March 01, 2013
With sincere sympathy.... Paul