Obituary of Consuelo Scarth (1942-2022) – Hudson, New Hampshire

of Hudson, NH, longtime resident of Chelmsford, deceased at age 79

Hudson, NH

Consuelo died in hospice care on January 30 after a 3-year battle with cancer. She was the wife of James E. Scarth.

Consuelo was born in Colombia in 1942 to Abel Carrasco Amaya and Ana Beatriz Correa de Carrasco. She was a teacher and continuing her studies in philosophy when she met a Peace Corps volunteer whom she married in December 1969.

Consuelo became a citizen three years after arriving in the United States. Around the same time, she and her husband were invited by the board of the Chelmsford Historical Society to become caretakers of the Barrett-Byam Homestead Museum, where she had taken quilting and spinning lessons. There she developed a keen interest in history, historical crafts and gardening.

In 1976 she and her husband bought a historic home, the Lucinda Manning House on Boston Road in Chelmsford. Over the next 36 years, she and her husband lovingly restored their 1860 home, including a two-story timber-frame annexe they built themselves and had a house raised with the help of friends and neighbors.

Consuelo spent four months each year processing the vegetables, berries, fruit, grapes and honey they produced on the original patios behind their home. She also learned to weave and belonged to the Spinning and Weaving Club in Chelmsford. Jim still has many sweaters she made, some were from her Angora rabbits and one from her Samoyed’s fur, as well as scarves she woven. She loved to travel and had friends in many countries.

Consuelo learned cooking and English by watching Julia Childs arrive. She loved having people from all different cultures over for meals, as evidenced by her guest book, in which people wrote and made comments. On Thanksgiving she invited over 30 people to dinner, which in later years was mostly cooked in and roasted in front of the fireplace,

For a number of years she happily sponsored runners in the Boston Marathon and later many exchange students who attended Chelmsford High School for a year.

Consuelo loved getting together, inviting friends over to enjoy guitar, violin and harp music, a brass quartet and once a puppet show.

Consuelo is survived by her two children, Adriana Lehmann and Orlando Scarth, daughter-in-law Karen, and four grandchildren, Lindsey, Chelsea, Mia, and August.

When asked to find a word to describe Consuelo, Adriana said generosity comes naturally to her, always willing to help others. Orlando spoke of her ability to make friends anywhere. Her friend Sue Dawson described Consuelo as compassionate, always thinking of the welfare of others.

We will miss you.

A memorial service will be held at a later date. The arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the BLAKE CHELMSFORD FUNERAL HOME, 24 Worthen St., CHELMSFORD. Funeral Home Paul A. Hardy, Jr. and Jennifer Hardy. For online condolences please visit CHELMSFORDFUNERALHOME.COM and find us on Facebook.

View the online memorial for Consuelo C. Scarth

Published by Lowell Sun on February 6, 2022.

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