Mrs. Carmen J. Carlisle, age 93, of the Deferno Road, died Sunday, May 24th, at the home of her daughter Cecile Norfolk, where she resided for the last 10 years.
The funeral will be at Noon, Wednesday, May 27th, at the T.R. Jetty Funeral Home in Clayton, with Father Arthur LaBaff officiating. Calling hours will be 10am until the time of the service. A reception will be held at the C-Way Restaurant at 1:30 following the service. Burial will be Thursday, at 11am, at Notre Dame Cemetery in Ogdensburg.
Carmen was born November 21, 1921, in Ogdensburg, the daughter of Ernest and Mable Denny Montroy. She graduated from St. Mary’s School in Clayton.
Three husbands, Earl Carlisle, James Atkins, and Chester Stokes all died before her.
Carmen worked for a time, at the State Hospital in Ogdensburg and cooked in various restaurants in the Clayton area. She also did custodial work at the Key Bank and the U.S. Post Office in Clayton.
She was a past member of the Clayton American Legion Post 821 Ladies Auxiliary.
Carmen enjoyed collecting all different sports cards, and mainly just helping everyone.
Surviving are her children, one son James (Linda) Atkins Jr. of Hamlin, NY; five daughters Cecile Norfolk of Clayton, Sally Carollo of Cape Vincent and her fiancé Wayne King; Rene (Gary) Futch of North Carolina; Carmen Ann Nutting of Dexter, and Helen (Donald) Perkins of Chaumont; many grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great great grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
One son, Ernest Stokes, died at age 11. One brother and two sisters also died before her, Gerald Montroy, Marie Fidak, and Dorothy Abbrid, all of Ogdensburg.
Donations can be made in her name to either T.I.E.R.S. or River Hospital.