Carole B. Ward passed away peacefully on April 11, 2021 in Clermont, FL at the Cornerstone Mike Conley Hospice House. She was a life-long resident of Croton on Hudson. She was born on July 24, 1942 to James and Dorothy Cunningham Byers. Carole attended Holy Name of Mary School when it was a 4-room schoolhouse accommodating first through eighth grades in the original Church building. She graduated from Croton Harmon High School and became a Certified Residential Specialist at the Realtors Institute. She was a real estate broker from the late 1960’s through the late 1980’s.
Carole is survived by her husband Alfred N. Ward, whom she married on September 10, 1960. During their retirement years, they enjoyed spending the winters at the Elite Resort at Citrus Valley in Clermont, FL. She loved attending the clubhouse activities with the many friends she had there as well as frequently going to the Disney Parks which were close by. Carole also enjoyed going on cruises, the most memorable was when they went through the Panama Canal to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary.
Carole is also survived by their sons James and Paul, and her beloved granddaughters - Rachel, Jenna, Erin, and Leslie all of whom she helped raise - as well as by great granddaughter Anastasia.
In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations in her memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or your local animal shelter.
Arrangements will be through Leach & Thomas with private burial at Bethel Cemetery in Croton on Hudson.
LEACH & THOMAS FUNERAL HOME
45 S. Highland Ave
Ossining, New York 10562
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