Carolyn Bilton

September 23, 1943March 2, 2014

Carolyn S. Bilton passed away on March 2 at her home in Wellfleet. Carolyn moved to Wellfleet full-time in 2012 after having visited the town, Brewster (where family lived for 20 years), and the Cape regularly for over 45 years. She was born, lived and worked in New Jersey, raising her family in Aberdeen Township before moving to Ocean Township. A registered nurse, Carolyn spent much of her career at Bayshore Community Hospital in Holmdel, NJ. She was awarded Nurse of the Year in 2000 for creating Comfort and Caring Day, which made Reiki, Reflexology, and massage available on a weekly basis to caregivers in the hospital. She also served five years as Director of Complementary Medicine at Robert Wood Johnson University Medical Center in New Brunswick, NJ, bringing complementary and alternative healing therapies to patients. Carolyn earned a Bachelor’s Degree from Columbia University in 1966 and a Master’s Degree as a Holistic Nurse Practitioner from New York University in 2003. Carolyn is survived by her husband Robert Cohen of Wellfleet, sons Michael Bilton of California and Peter Bilton of New Jersey, a brother William Sywak of California, and her two grandsons John and Henry. The family suggests donations in lieu of flowers, to VNA of Cape Cod Hospice at or 508-862-5600, or to Mass Audubon at or 800-283-8266. A visitation will be held at Nickerson Funeral Home, 340 Main Street in Wellfleet, on Friday, March 7 from 11am to noon, beginning at noon, family and friends will have a moment to speak about Carolyn. Burial to follow at 1pm in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Wellfleet. A memorial and remembrance service will be held in New Jersey at a later date.


  • Visitation Friday, March 7, 2014
  • Funeral Service Friday, March 7, 2014

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Richard and Ann Marie Seaton

March 6, 2014

Bob, Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. Carolyn embodied the genuine warmth, caring and understanding one looks for from a nurse. Our condolences.

March 4, 2014

Dear Bob, Michael and Peter,
We are so sorry to hear about Carolyn's passing. She was a great friend and wonderful nurse.
Nick and Joanna Morgera

Susan (Hoeckele) Reno

March 4, 2014

Michael, Peter and family we will be praying for peace for you. Carolyn, my cousin, was one of the sweetest and kindest individuals ever! I remember after the twins were born she called me so we could talk "twin talk!" She loved her family!

Jean and Bill Fiorelli

March 4, 2014

Bob, Michael and Peter, Please accept our sincerest condolences. Carolyn was such a sweet, gentle lady. She was a good neighbor and a trusted colleague. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

March 4, 2014

Dear Bob and Family,
My heart goes out to you in your time of grief. Carolyn was alawys a good friend to me and Gary while working at Bayshore Hospital. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Sincerely, Ellen and Gary Nixon

Susan Ruck

March 4, 2014

To Bob and family- I was so sorry to hear about Carolyn. My deepest sympathies to the family – she was a wonderful woman and very kind to everyone! A compassionate nurse too!!!

The Staff of Nickerson Funeral Home

March 4, 2014

We wish to extend our deepest sympathies at this difficult time.

David Milanowycz

March 4, 2014

Michael , Peter and Family we are so sorry to hear of the loss of your Mom. . Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficultt time!