Caroland Alice Hudson McFarlane

October 16, 1951 - February 19, 2022
Caroland Alice Hudson McFarlane


Caroland Alice Hudson McFarlane 70, of Wilmington, NC died Saturday, February 19, 2022 at Lower Cape Fear Hospice after a 2 year battle with ALS.

Caroland was born in Germany on October 16, 1951 to the late Harvey Ashley and Alice Anna Marie Mnich Hudson. As part of a military family, Caroland and her siblings moved around quite a bit, but she continued her travels into her 20s living in states such as Colorado, California and Texas before settling with her folks in Wilmington. In 1985, Caroland, her brother Harvey, and mother Alice, opened the German Café in the Cotton Exchange. After her mother’s passing in 2000, Caroland and Harvey continued to run the business where her talent for baking shone bright.

Caroland’s love for travel was always present and she enjoyed the trips she took visit her family in Germany. She also loved inviting her German relatives to visit the family restaurant for delicious food, drinks and desserts when they made their way to the States.

Left to cherish her memory are her husband of 47 years Larry McFarlane; sons Nicholas McFarlane and wife Caitlin; Devin McFarlane wife Ayla; brothers Michael Hudson and wife Sandy; Joey Hudson and wife Vickie; Harvey Hudson, Jr. and wife Annie; sisters Evelyn Hawthorne and husband David; Lisa Hudson; Jennifer MacNeish and husband Mac, and her four grandchildren Evan, Mia, Harper and Ella McFarlane.

Caroland was preceded in death by her son, Charles Hudson, with whom she shared her love of music.

A memorial service to celebrate her life will be held 11:00 AM Saturday, February 26, 2022 at Basilica of Saint Mary where she was a faithful member. The family invites friends to gather in the Upper Room of the Tileston Building across the street from the church.

The family would like memorials be directed to Basilica of Saint Mary at 412 Ann Street, Wilmington, NC 28401.

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation – Wilmington Chapel – 1535 S. 41st Street Wilmington, NC 28403 910.791.9099


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  • February 22, 2022
    Clare Zumwalt says:
    Caroland McFarlane was the wife of my middle school social studies teacher Mr. McFarlane. I remember that once I got to meet her at the German cafe and she gave me a rubber ducky in German clothes. She was a very sweet woman who loved what she was doing and made the best Napoleon's and other delicacies. We had been praying for her at my church and we will continue to pray for her family.

  • February 22, 2022
    Patricia Taylor says:
    Deepest condolences to this family. I hope there will be some comfort in knowing Caroland is now at peace and with her Charles. My heart is with you all.

  • February 23, 2022
    Richard Gottlieb says:
    Deepest condolences for the family.

  • February 23, 2022
    Richard Gottlieb says:
    My respect and admiration for all the family.

  • February 23, 2022
    Pamela A Cannon says:
    The streets of Heaven gained a beautiful Angel with Caroland. Prayers and love to Larry and family. Always, Pam