WADDINGTON -- Mary Alice Carr, age 88, passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her loving family under the care of Hospice.
Family and friends may call at the Phillips Memorial Home, Waddington on Thursday, Dec. 28, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. & 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 29, at St. Mary’s Church, Waddington with Rev. Doug Lucia officiating. Burial will be held in the spring at Brookside Cemetery in Waddington at the convenience of the family.
Alice was born to the late Charles and Ethel (Lamoureux) Fobare on Aug. 3, 1929 in Ogdensburg. She grew up in the Coles Creek area where her father rented Gooseneck Island on the St. Lawrence River. The family lived and farmed on the island until the Seaway construction flooded the island. She graduated from Waddington High School and attended Watertown School of Commerce.
She married Wm. George Carr on Dec. 24, 1950 at St. Mary's Catholic Church Rectory in Waddington with Rev. Edward Pierce officiating, after George returned home from his military service in Korea. They purchased a farm in the Chipman area where they raised their family and later retired.
Alice is survived by a daughter and three sons, Linda and Jerry Reimer of Madrid, Larry Carr of Waddington, George and Patty Carr of Highland and Roger and Linda Carr of Waddington; eight grandchildren, several great-grandchildren, along with many nieces and nephews.
Alice was predeceased by her two sisters Rita Robinson, Eleanor Winslow, and brothers Eugene, Lawrence, and Paul Fobare and by her husband George in 2007.
She was very active on the family farm with her husband before moving to Waddington. Alice was an active community minded individual who volunteered her time and resources. She was a volunteer at the Neighborhood Center, a member of the Seaway Valley Senior Citizens, a communicant of St. Mary’s Church and a member of the Family Circle. She was a talented baker and enjoyed making pies and homemade donuts for the community. She enjoyed spending time gardening and tending to her flowers, enjoying music and dancing, and helping out people in need. Alice enjoyed life with a positive attitude, enjoying everything it had to offer.
The family request that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be shared with Hospice & Palliative Care of St. Lawrence Valley; 6805 US-11, Potsdam, NY 13676.
Online condolences and memories may be shared with the family by visiting www.PhillipsMemorial.com