Born June 23, 1934
Port Leyden: Carolyn M. Trombley, 81 of Douglas Street, passed away peacefully Wednesday morning in Charlotte NC at the home of her daughter Lori, with whom she had resided for the past year.
She was born in Lowville, June 23, 1934, the daughter of Bruce and Mary LaMoine Monnat Martin and was a graduate of Beaver River High School. She married Donald Trombley Oct. 3, 1953 in St. Stephen's Catholic Church, Croghan. She was employed by the United States Postal Service as a clerk in Port Leyden and Lyons Falls for 32 years retiring Oct. 1998 and had also been employed as a cashier for Lyons Falls Great American for 29 years, retiring Dec. 2007. She was a member of St. Martin's Catholic Church, Port Leyden and was also a member of the former Port Leyden Monday Club, Red Hatters, Boonville Bowling League, Port Leyden PTO, and Adirondack Chorus.
Carolyn was an avid reader, liked to sing, and cherished time spent with her family. She loved the Christmas holiday, as was evident by her large decorative Santa Claus collection and she also collected Angel figurines. Her hobbies included shopping and spending time on facebook connecting with family and her many friends.
She is survived by her husband, Donald of Port Leyden, two sons, Bruce (Mary) Trombley of Little Falls, Christopher Trombley of Baldwinsville, three daughters; Bethany (Dale) Griffin of Weare, NH; Nan Spence of Baldwinsville and Lori (Paul) McManus of Charlotte, NC; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Carolyn was predeceased by a son, Scott. Also surviving are two sisters, Linda (Ralph) Hall of Castorland and Susan (Louis) Bottino of Syracuse; nieces, nephews, and cousins. Carolyn will be deeply missed by all that knew her and look forward to reuniting with her in Heaven.
Friends may call Friday from 4 until 7 at the Callaghan Funeral Home, LLC, Port Leyden. The funeral will be Saturday at 11:00 AM at St. Martin's Catholic Church, Port Leyden with Rev. Lawrence Marullo, pastor, officiating.
Spring burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Port Leyden. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to Hospice & Palliative Care Charlotte Region, 1420 East Seventh St. Charlotte, NC 28204 or Port Leyden Food Pantry, PO Box 431, Port Leyden, NY 13433.
A luncheon will be held at the Port Leyden Fire Hall after the funeral and food may be left at the hall on Saturday morning after 9:30 AM.