Carol Yennaco, the community leader in whose memory the scholarship is provided

Carol Yennaco, the community leader in whose memory the scholarship is provided


Our community was deeply saddened at the loss of Carol Ann (Travis) Yennaco who passed away in April of 2012. Carol served as a community leader and inspirational business woman who was truly dedicated to our town. We created our scholarship in her name to honor the work she did for our community as well as recognize how her life as a business woman, wife, mother, daughter and aunt mirrors the dedication of our members.

A lifelong resident of Windham NH, Carol graduated from McIntosh Business School in Dover NH, and was a partner with her husband, Doug, in marriage and a family awning business. She also had a passion for real estate and a savvy business instinct. She created her own land development company, C.A.Y. Corporation, which was responsible for much of the development of today's Windham NH.

In addition to her business acumen, Carol was dedicated to serving her community in local government. Remembered for her "handshake" campaign, where she introduced herself personally to every Windham resident she could find, Carol proudly served two terms in the New Hampshire State Senate representing Windham NH and never missing a vote in Concord.

Carol's community dedication also included volunteerism with the Lion's Club, where she was noted as founding and serving as President for the Ladies Lion's Club of Windham NH.

But even with all that to take her time, Carol's greatest love was always her family which she prioritized over all else. She raised three children, all of whom currently reside in Windham NH, including founding member Debby Yennaco Peretz. She was the loving wife of Doug, a Windham resident and local business man, for over 47 years. She is also remembered as the grandmother to 7 beautiful grandchildren she adored, all of whom are raised to know the motivation she is to so many in her community.

The WWBC is proud to have such an inspirational business woman to represent our scholarship in name. As members, we all strive to live to the example she set: finding business rewards from hard work and committment, community dedication to improve our town, and life balance to enjoy it all.