Carol A. VanHoesen
Carol A. VanHoesen
  • December 21, 1929 - February 25, 2017
  • Oneonta, New York

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Carol A. Van Hoesen, 87, of Oneonta, passed away on Saturday, February 25, 2017 at Chestnut Park Rehab and Nursing in Oneonta.

She was born on December 21, 1929 in Mechanicville, N.Y., the daughter of Harold J. and Eleanor (Baird) Brown.

Carol was employed for many years as Administrative Assistant to the President at SUNY Delhi.

She was a member of St. Mary's Church in Oneonta, the Young At Heart Dance Troupe in Oneonta, and the Red Hat Society.
She enjoyed her time with friends at "No Place," having her favorite drink: the Coco Loco. She loved her cats.

Carol is survived by her children, Judy and Wally Pelkey of Alburg, VT, Janet O'Kelly and Marie D'Entrone of Troy, Jonathan and Lidia O'Kelly of Saranac Lake, and Jeri Lynne O'Kelly of Sanger, CA; stepchildren, June Butler of Crystal River, Florida, Linda Culver of Maryland, N.Y., Phylis and Gary Becker of Oneonta, and Donna Van Hoesen of Stamford; 8 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren; brothers, Norman and Connie Brown of Clearwater, Florida, and Alan T. Brown of Clifton Park; sister in law, Beverly Thomson of Mt. Vision; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was predeceased by her first husband, John O'Kelly; her second husband, Donald Van Hoesen; and her brothers, Donald and Ronald Brown.

Friends may call on Friday, March 3, 2017, from 5 to 7 pm at the Lester R. Grummons Funeral Home, 14 Grand St, Oneonta.

A funeral mass will be celebrated on Saturday, March 4, 2017, at 11 a.m. at St. Mary's Church, 39 Walnut Street, Oneonta with Rev. David Mickiewicz, pastor, officiating.

Interment will be in the spring at Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Emmons.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Susquehanna Animal Shelter, 4841 St Hwy 28, Cooperstown, NY 13326.

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Arrangements are by the Lester R. Grummons Funeral Home, Oneonta.