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Carolyn J. Tooke

November 27, 1939 ~ September 10, 2018 (age 78)
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Mohawk -  Carolyn Jean Tooke of Mohawk, finished the last chapter in the book of her life on Monday, September 10, 2018. She was 78. “The heart knows when its’ journey is complete.”

   She was the third child of Joseph Stanley Stott and Veleda (Clarkson) Stott of Skaneateles, NY. This is where she spent her childhood and attended school. 

   Carolyn has been a resident of the quiet village of Mohawk since 1956 where she and her husband raised three children of their own. She enjoyed many years as Librarian at the Weller Library in Mohawk. Her interests included a lifetime of reading, writing, poetry, and spirituality. She loved the many trips with her family around the country. Carolyn particularly enjoyed a quiet lunch out with her friends. 

   She is survived by the father of her children Stanley N. Tooke, a native of Sherill, NY; her daughter Janice Burdick and son-in-law Edward of Webster, NY; her son Ronald Tooke and daughter-in-law Judith, of Central Square, NY; her brother Joseph N. Stott of Skaneateles; and sister Charlotte A. Nuzum of Spokane, WA.

    Carolyn is pre-deceased by her second child, Sheryl Lynn Arida, of Virginia Beach, VA. She also leaves behind a son-in-law Joseph Arida of Virginia Beach as well as two grandchildren, Branden DiDonna of Hunter, NY and Joseph Arida Jr. of Virginia Beach, VA. Carolyn also had many nieces and nephews that she loved like her own children. 

   Carol was a special presence. All who knew her will agree that she was kind, giving, and loving to her family and friends. Ever spiritually minded and with unconditional love, she listened without judgment and lifted ones heart with words and secret prayers. She was a valued gift to her loved ones.

     A celebration of Carol’s life will be held at 1:00 pm on Saturday September 15, 2018 at the Vincent A. Enea Funeral Service, (next to NBT Bank), 527 East Albany Street, Herkimer, NY 13350, 315-866-1500. The family will be receiving relatives and friends on Saturday September 15, 2018 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm at the funeral home. Please bring stories, poems, quips, and words to share in the celebration. 

Please feel free to donate to a cause of your choice in lieu of flowers.

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