Carol Denison

Obituary of Carol L. Denison

Ilion Carol L. Denison 72, passed away unexpectedly at home on Sunday December 20, 2020. She was born on November 7, 1948 in Ilion, the daughter of Tuthill (Ted) and Marion (Edick) Denison. Carol worked for the Ilion School district until her retirement. She continued to dedicate her time to helping the district for many years after by, volunteering to work the polls at the local elections, working as a bus monitor and coming in on occasion when a position needed filling. She loved the job and she loved the people she worked with and made many lifelong friends that she considered family. Although she was never blessed with children of her own, she was always so grateful that she got to be an ‘Auntie’ at a very early age. She loved every one of her nieces and nephews as if they were her own, and took great pride in spending as much time as she could with them. Eventually having to travel near and far, whether it be Connecticut, Arizona or everywhere in between, as they all grew and went on to have lives of their own. She would go there, just to get to spend one more day with them, as she was so happy to get to see as many of her great and great great nieces and nephews as she could. Being the children of one of Carol’s younger siblings, she had a unique relationship with her nieces Sara Denison of Little Falls and Shannon (Denison) Stewart of Ilion. Carol was always proud of how close the girls were to her and how much of their lives they got to share with her and their grandmother, in the home the two resided in together, for most of their lives. Carol was an almost daily part in their lives, and continued to be an important part in the lives of Shannon’s children, Fiona & Royal. She could often be seen at a school concert or in the bleachers at one of their games or just coming by to do a puzzle and spend the day. She cherished their time together and it was always worth it to see how happy it made her and to see how much it made her laugh and enjoy life. Carol had many friends that she enjoyed doing exciting things with, like traveling, shopping, dinners in and nights out. But she also enjoyed the simple things like long walks and sitting by the ocean. Once an avid bowler, she enjoyed participating in a bowling league. She also took great pride in her dedication to fundraising for ‘Team Cassandra’ for the Relay For Life. Carol was survived by three brothers, Gordon and wife Gale, Gary and wife Enola, all of Ilion, Keith of Arizona, and a sister-in-law Marie, of Ilion. She also leaves her beloved fur babies Sophie and Bella. She was predeceased by her parents, her brothers James and Ronald and her nephew Billy. Carol’s service will take place in the spring, at a time later to be announced, due to COVID concerns. Family and friends are asked to please consider memorial donations to the Herkimer County Humane Society at 514 NY-5S Mohawk NY 13407 Arrangements are with Whiter-Hendrix Funeral Home Inc. in Ilion. To send Carol’s family an please go to www.whiter-hendrix.com.
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