Carol A. Stark, 65, of 10 Ridgewood Avenue, died at her home following a long illness. Born on January 5, 1946 in Massena, she was the daughter of Harold and Doris R. (Bordeaux) Le Boeuf. She was a graduate of Massena Central High school in 1963. She married Albert 0. Moquin on November 9, 1963, it ended in divorce on July 20, 1592. She then married Harold R. Stark on December 19, 1993.
Surviving besides her husband are two daughters, Lisa M. Clark of Massena, and Sheri A. Eurto of Massena; two step daughters, Sonja S. Stark, Selkirk, and Christina A. Stark of Delmar; her sister and brother in law, Mrs. Diane Marie Raoul Moquin, Massena; a brother, Harold "Bud" LeBoeuf of Rochester; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Wayne A and Joyce Stark, Massena; brother-in-law Philip L. Stark of Brasher Falls; grandson Travis A. Bartlett; granddaughter Tasha M. Bartlett; grandson Nikolas D. Eurto; granddaughter Ariel Leigh Doris Eurto of Massena and Norfolk; and three great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.
Carol enjoyed music and dancing, competitive bowling, movies and spending time with her family and friends. She enjoyed spending the winter months in Florida playing cards and dining out with close friends. She loved to travel and reveled in cross-country trips with her husband, making seasonal stops in Maine and a vacation in Hawaii.
Carols working career started at Guy’s Diner as a carhop in the early 60’s. Later, she was a CNA at St Regis Nursing Home for 15 years. Carol was a member of the Massena Rod and Gun Club and a past member of Zephyrhills Florida Moose Lodge.
Carol fought a long and courageous battle with cancer that took her to several hospitals, from Tampa General on Davis Island, Florida to Syracuse, to commuting every month to the Cancer Center of America in Zion, Illinois for four straight years. Because cancer runs in her family, she was vigilant about getting screenings every 6 months. Unfortunately, the process failed to detect any abnormalities until the disease ballooned into stage four Cancer. From that point forward, Carol and her husband became what are known as ‘empowered’ patients. Despite the odds, they searched for alternative resources and services to help her live as long as she possibly could.
Cancer is an emotional rollercoaster but Carol was that shining example of strength and inspiration to all who knew her, especially her husband. She fought bravely and courageously and will be remembered not only as a mother, wife, sister, stepmother and Aunt but also as one of the fiercest fighters her family and friends will ever know.
Funeral services will be held at the Phillips Memorial Home with Chaplain Rob Schirmer officiating. Services will be held Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at Phillips Memorial Home in Waddington. A remembrance of celebration of life will be announced at a later date. Following services everyone is invited to the Massena Community Center on Beach St. in Massena.
If friends desire, memorial contributions can be made to Hospice aid Palliative Care of St. Lawrence Valley.
Burial will be in Bixby Cemetery, Norfolk, at a later date.
Online condolences may be made to www.phillpsmemorial.com. Arrangements are under the direction of the Phillips Memorial Home in Massena.