Barbara J. Carrio, 65, Highland Avenue died Saturday evening, September 17, 2011 at Oswego Hospital as a result of an automobile accident.
Born February 25, 1946 in Ogdensburg, she was the daughter of Calla Holland Malinowski and the late Stephen Malinowski. She was adopted at age 5 by her step father, the Rev. Azad H. Gabriel, after his marriage to Calla. She graduated from Indian River High School in Philadelphia in 1964, Canton ATC, Canton and Rothel Business School of Ogdensburg. She married Larry Van Tassel who died as a result of an accident May 27, 1994. A marriage to Peter Benson ended in divorce. Later she married Keith Carrio, of Depauville on December 14, 2002.
Mrs. Carrio was the owner and operator of an automotive supply company for many years. She also owned and operated Carrio’s Market and The House of Joy in Theresa.
She was a former member of the Theresa Planning Board, past Village and Town Clerk for Morristown and a member of the Oxbow Presbyterian Church, where she was the organist and music director.
Survivors include her husband, Keith; her mother, Calla Holland Gabriel, Hilton; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Andrew and Lynette Van Tassel and Tracy Van Tassel, all of Morristown; two daughters and their husbands, Jennifer and Robert Chayka, Columbia, NJ and Kimberlee and Michael Hawthorne, Watertown; seven grandchildren, Robert , Joey and Timmy Chayka, Addison and Cooper Van Tassel, and Thomas and Christien Hawthorne; four sisters and their husbands, Patricia and Joseph Murphy, Morristown, Dianne and James Balch, North Rose, Marsha and Harold Brown, Alexandria, Pearl and John Bloom, Hilton; and a brother-in-law, Lloyd Clark, Bethany.
A sister, Kathleen Clark died before her.
A celebration of life will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Oxbow Presbyterian Church with Pastor Ron Sinclair officiating. A reception will follow the service at the church. Burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery, Theresa at a later date.
Calling hours are 1 to 3 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Frederick Bros. Funeral Home, Inc., Theresa.
Donations may be made to Reach Out For Christ Church, 318 Johnson Road, Freeville, NY, 13068. Write “Project Hope” in the memo.
Condolences may be made online at www.frederickbrosfuneralhome.com.