Carolyn C. Schena

Published 4:53 am Saturday, October 13, 2018

Carolyn C. Schena, 51, of Buxton died Wednesday, October 10 at her home. Born in Ontario, N.Y. on July 12, 1967, she was the daughter of Nancy Kahl and the late Gleason Cleveland.

Carolyn earned her master’s degree in environmental education and was the co-owner and operator with her husband and artist of Studio 12 and Samantha’s Coffee Smoothie in Avon.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by her husband, Gary Schena; daughter Samantha C. Schena and siblings Cathy and Doug.

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A prayer service will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 13 at Our Lady of the Seas Catholic Church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hatteras Island Cancer Foundation, PO Box 442, Hatteras, NC 27943 or online at

Twiford Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences may be expressed at